Psychological Therapy Services

Individual Psychological Therapy

We have a number of Child Psychologists providing services at CDSA.  Our individual therapy services can be accessed face to face and may attract rebates through Medicare, health funds, Access Plus or NDIS.  Please see our “Fees, funding and rebates" tab for more information.

 

Our Psychologists specialise in treating a range of difficulties in children, young people and parents including:

 

  • Post-natal depression;

  • Generalised anxiety;

  • Trauma;

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;

  • Autism and Autistic Spectrum;

  • ADHD;

  • Depression;

  • Phobias;

  • Mood Disorders;

  • Eating Disorders;

  • Tic disorders;

  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (skin picking, hair pulling);

  • Social Skills;

  • Pregnancy Support;

  • Parenting Support;

  • Self esteem;

  • Confidence;

  • Stress Management.

Individual Therapy for Speech and Language

There are a broad spectrum of issues that our Speech Pathologist's can help your child overcome.  These cover the broad range of communication and learning skills such as:

  • Articulation issues (clarity of speech);

  • Stuttering;

  • Difficulties learning to read;

  • Comprehension and following instructions;

  • Problems constructing meaningful sentences;

  • Practical use of language (e.g. in social settings);

  • Voice problems (e.g. too loud, intonation and pitch);

  • Dribbling.

If you have concerns with regards to your child's communication or learning please contact us for an initial consultation. Our Speech Pathologist can help with all of the above and has many years working with children and families to achieve their communication goals.

Occupational Therapy

Whether the focus is on developing a new skill, recovering a lost skill or improving a skill, our Occupational Therapist is passionate about supporting kids and young people achieve independence in their lives. Our Occupational Therapy services cover a broad array of physical, educational, social and emotional skills.

Services include:

  • Handwriting and other fine motor skill support;

  • Sensory processing;

  • Eating and feeding issues;

  • Social skills support;

  • Emotional regulation;

  • School readiness;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and related issues;

  • Cognitive Skills;

  • Mental Health Support.

Our centre is well resourced to achieve therapeutic outcomes, and we also offer a mobile service for those individuals who are unable to make it into our centre for regular therapy. If you are requiring an Occupational Therapist who operates under NDIS funding, we are able to support this for Plan and Self Managed clients.

Nutrition Consultations

Our Nutritionist is available for individual consultations with regard to obtaining information relevant to a number of areas of concern.  These might include:

  • Addressing picky eating;

  • Identifying and managing food intolerances;

  • Establishing healthy eating routines;

  • Weight management;

  • Managing allergies;

  • Addressing behavioural concerns through diet.

Our nutritionist is a mother herself and can appreciate the challenges associated with meal times in families.  Her empathetic and "real world" approach to supporting you and your family will leave you with practical and applicable strategies for addressing your nutritional concerns.

Telehealth Services

For many people living in Rural and Remote areas, gaining access to a Child Psychologist, Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist can be challenging.  Thus, all of our treatment services mentioned above, can be accessed via tele-health.  Our Child Psychologist services can now be accessed by rural and remote clients under a recently released medicare initiative.  Please click on the image to be taken to information in relation to tele-health for rural and remote clients.

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