Expert help for children and teenagers with emotional, social or learning issues
Deborah Jepsen has been in private practice for over ten years and we have helped clients overcome challenges so they can reach their full potential…at school and in life!
Are you concerned about any of these common issues:
- Anxiety or excessive worry
- Learning difficulties
- Study skills, exam skills and motivation
- Anger or emotional outbursts
- Social skills
- Friendships issues or bullying
- Depression or grief
- Social media use
- Video game addiction
- Difficult behaviour
- School readiness
- Choosing a school
If so, read on to discover if our service might be a good fit for your needs…
Our psychologists have postgraduate training in Educational and Developmental Psychology and experience working in schools and in private practice.
We’ve helped hundreds of children and teenagers overcome many common challenges, improve learning outcomes and develop valuable life skills…
And – if possible – we would love to help you, too!
But our small team of child psychologists only have a limited number of appointments available each week – particularly the after school time slots…
And we take care to make sure each client we see is genuinely suited to our specific skills and experience…
So for this reason we are unable to help with any of the following issues:
- Serious clinical disorders
- Global intellectual delay
- Low-functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder*
- Legal reports for child custody matters
(*For high-functioning ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome, we offer help with managing anxiety, improving social skills and parent support.)
This allows us to devote our full attention and care to those clients who are most likely to benefit from our help.
So if you think our service might be a good fit?
We’d love to hear from you!
The first step is to book an initial parent consultation with a psychologist to discuss your needs in detail and get the right advice for your child.
The initial parent consultation is an opportunity for parents to:
- Discuss the issues in detail
- Ask questions and get expert advice
- Make sure it is a good fit
If you’re ready to do so, click below and follow the prompts to choose your appointment time:
Otherwise, read on to learn more about the service…
Learn more about our child psychology services
Does your child suffer from excessive worry or anxiety? Is this interfering with their ability to learn, play and develop? Is anxiety stopping your child from reaching their full potential? We offer an evidence-based counselling program to help with this common challenge.
Does your child need help with any personal challenges? Are they depressed? Do they have problems managing emotions such as anger? Counselling can help with depression, social problems, bullying, self-esteem, anger and difficult behaviour.
Would you like help with parenting, navigating the school system or dealing with any challenging aspects of family life? We will provide you with support, counselling and action plans so you can help your kids learn to overcome challenges at school, at home and in life.
Is your child reaching their full potential at school? Are they disorganised? Low in motivation? Need help with study skills or stress management? Educational coaching teaches vital skills for success including goal setting, planning, time management, exam and study skills.
Does your child struggle with reading, spelling or writing? Or perhaps they have trouble with numbers, symbols and maths? If so, they may suffer from a learning disorder such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. Expert testing will reveal the information you need to help them achieve their best.
Is your child truly fulfilling their learning potential? Perhaps they are hitting ‘roadblocks’ in certain areas? Or just coasting along? Would you like to find out the reasons why they learn the way they do and how to improve their learning effectiveness?
Starting school is a big step… In Victoria, your child must turn five by the 30th of April in the year they start school. School readiness assessment helps you make an informed decision about starting school and may support an early entry application.
Is your child bored in class but easily able to complete the work? Do they enjoy taking on more challenging work than their classmates? Are they frustrated with the ‘slow’ pace of teaching at school? If so, they might be showing signs of intellectual giftedness.