YLO Psychology Clinic is a team of experienced and caring psychologists who work with children, adolescents and families to promote wellness, recovery and growth. Sometimes in life, children, adolescents and families may get overwhelmed – there might be difficulties with family relationships, difficulties at school and changes within the family environment. At these times, it can be helpful to have some extra help and support both for individual members of the family or the family as a whole. A psychologist is someone who can provide that additional guidance and support and help children, adolescents and families through a difficult period.
What is a Psychologist?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour and using this knowledge to assist children and adults with a range of difficulties. They are trained in scientific methods to study the factors that influence the way that people think, feel and learn. Psychologists offer a range of clinical services including psychological assessment, individual counselling as well as family intervention. Psychologists can work with children and adults across the life-span across a range of settings. A psychologist has been trained in evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health concerns and can offer individualised treatment that is founded in scientific research and results.
Why should I see a Psychologist?
For some people deciding to get help from a psychologist is difficult. Acknowledging that you may need some extra support in a certain area is the first step. It is important to remember:
- You are not alone – emotional, behavioural and interpersonal problems are very common. In fact, around one in five people in Australia experience a mental health problem every year.
- Psychologists can help children and adults with all sorts of problems, ranging from moderate to severe. Often people seek assistance from a psychologist when they are feeling depressed, worried or are having difficulty coping with a particular issue or change in their life or are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness.
YLO Psychology Clinic provides assessment and clinical intervention for a range of psychological, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties experienced by children, adolescents, and their families.