About the Kids Clinic

Investing in mental health and wellbeing early gives children the best opportunity to thrive across the early years and into adolescence and young adulthood. Strong resilience will help to build better relationships with others, forge independence, and build emotional intelligence so your child can have the confidence to take on personal challenges.

Kid-friendly approach to therapy

Today, Marsden Health is a dedicated team of + 20 experts and support staff who have been working in the field of child development and mental health services for over 20 years. Focused on our local community and its constantly evolving needs, our approach has always been to research problems within the community, assess individual needs and develop action-oriented community-based programs, while taking up the challenge of keeping up to date with the best practices, assessment tools and latest discoveries in the field. 

Our Vision

“The vision that I have had for the Kids Clinic has been helped along by my own kids. When my son asked me ‘What do you do at work, Daddy?’ I had to stop and think. I had to convey some relatively complex things in a way that a preschooler would understand. Try explaining ‘psychology’ to a three-year-old! I eventually settled with ‘I help people to be happy. Aside from being proud of meeting the ‘simplicity’ brief, the more I thought about it the more this explanation resonated with me. As a child development clinician (and in my case, clinical psychologist), if we are not ultimately contributing to the improved happiness and wellbeing of others, then we are not doing our job.”

Dr Nick Marsden (Clinical Psychologist)

What to expect

Making your first appointment

Once you’ve decided to try therapy, call our kind and caring admin team on (02) 9139 0126 to discuss what you are having difficulty with and book your first appointment.

Attending the initial consultation

In the initial consultation, your therapist is looking to build a picture of how you’ve come to where you are today and what you are looking to get out of therapy. Your therapist will do their best to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

Creating a treatment plan together

Over the first three sessions, your therapist will work collaboratively with you to establish goals for therapy. They are designed to be specific, realistic, and tailored to your needs.

Undergoing therapy

As your therapy goes on, you will continue the process of building a trusting relationship with your therapist. You will work with them to find alternative ways of thinking and behaving, build resilience and learn new skills that will help to see yourself and the world differently, and promote helpful actions in life.

Make a booking today


Meet our Team

Marsden Health’s Kids Clinic is made up of an experienced team of Clinical and Neuro Psychologists, Family Therapists, allied health, therapy assistants and support staff dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centred care to foster meaningful and lasting change in the lives of children and their families.


Our Approach

Compassionate thoughts. Compassionate words. Compassionate heart. 

Compassion is an essential aspect of wellbeing. There are many wonderful ways to cultivate compassion. At Marsden Health, we aim to create a safe and caring space for the community, guided by our clinical training and experience. 

Ready to see a psychologist?

There can be lots of questions that come up when you’re trying to make a decision about whether to seek help. If you have a question that we haven’t answered in our FAQ, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on (02) 9139 0126  or email . Our friendly support team will get back to you within one business day.