Children and their families come to Aranda Clinic to solve problems and create better outcomes for their happiness, family relationships, education, social world and friendships.
Psychologists are able to help in many ways -
- through cognitive behaviour therapy (feeling,thinking,behaving)
- traditional sand play therapy (feelings, narrative stories)
- social friendship skills (self esteem and identity)
- assertiveness skills for bullying problems
- Some children and adolescents need support to help them recover from grief and traumatic events (accidents, alcohol, abuse).
Adolescents are challenged by mood problems, social demands, learning challenges, and finding their own identity in the world. Leaving home issues emerge in college age young adults and 'old' clients can return to therapy to work out their university and career decisions.
Children, adolescents and their families find Aranda Clinic a helpful and useful support for making changes at each developmental stage of family life.
It is usual for families and children to work in therapy for awhile ,and then return in another year to tackle a new challenge or change. Dr Clark has supported many children and families over long periords of time from grade school through to university completion.
Most problems can be treated satisfactorily in a short time frame.
After a GP referral of a Mental Health Care Plan 2710, Medicare Benefits Schedule rebates help to support up to 10 sessions (6 + 4) of individual psychological therapy service per year per person under the Better Access Initiative. As well, Medicare rebates support 10 sessions of group psychological therapy for an individual per year.
As a NDIS registered Psychologist (Provider Registration Number 21757034), services are available with Dr Clark for individual child support therapy items (behaviour and therapeutic) and parenting concerns.