Working with children and adolescents requires a therapist who has a thorough knowledge of human development and the skills to interpret how young clients make sense of the world.
The therapists at YoungMinds Health & Development Network have been trained in a range of techniques to ensure they are able to cultivate a warm and nurturing environment so that children and adolescents feel that they can talk openly and honestly about their thoughts and feelings.
As a professional service our practitioners will almost certainly work closely with parents, and at times schools, to help promote healthy family relationships and support young people through change.
It’s important to also note that the process of therapy including confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality are explained to individuals and parents at the commencement of services so that everyone is informed about how things work.
YoungMinds offer a number of different services to support the mental health of adults across the lifespan.
Our health network team consists of psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, a social worker and a dietician. Our highly professional team are here to help clients struggling to cope with a range of issues. Some of which may include:
Our team is also highly skilled in the assessment of cognitive ability, academic performance, psycho-social and neuro-developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We are dedicated to providing high quality professional therapy to meet the mental health needs of the whole family. Hence, we offer a range of multidisciplinary services under the one roof. This makes it a lot easier for client with complex issues who require a managed approach to their care.
The child and adolescent psychologists at YoungMinds Network appreciate that parenting can be very challenging at times.
Parenting is full of wonderful surprises at each and every developmental stage. However, new parents often struggle with differentiating between emotional and behavioural difficulties and deliberate naughty behaviour. Experienced parents are sometimes challenged by the differences between their first and subsequent children.
Many of our experienced child psychologists have received specific facilitator training in parenting strategies known to produce results. Some of these include well known programs such as: Circle of Security, Triple P Parenting and 1-2-3 Magic. Your psychologist will be more then happy to help you develop a parenting approach the is easy to use in your home environment.
Our approach will help you:
Access to a paediatric occupational therapist or speech pathology is available at all our Brisbane sites and may be recommended in some cases.
The thought of visiting a psychologist for the first time may make some people feel a bit nervous. The first thing to remember is that lots of people visit psychologists, particularly when they need a little support to get through a stressful period in their life. Psychologists are generally very caring people who want to hear your story and work with you to develop strategies to help you get your life back on track.
The first session usually involves a lot of talking and information-gathering. This helps your psychologist understand what has been happening for you. You will hear all about the confidentiality policy and there is a chance you may be asked to practice some strategies at home. Your psychologist will collaborate with you to find the best therapeutic techniques for your situation and lifestyle.
Sessions last for about 50 minutes and most people find 4-10 sessions is enough to get them back on track. Generally, Medicare or private health fund rebates are available depending on your referral or the level of extras covered by your private health.
At Young Minds our psychologists have loads of experience with people of all ages. They are dedicated professionals who strive to provide a safe, relaxed and non-judgmental space in which clients can share their very personal stories. If you have decided you would like to talk to someone about your feelings or about something that has been troubling you, then making an appointment is your first step.