how we can help parents & families


As well as supporting the individual needs of children and young people, at YLO Psychology Clinic we recognise the need to provide support and intervention to parents, sibling group and the family unit as a whole. This is important, as issues faced with one member of the family, can often impact others and cause some stress to how the family functions day-to-day. 


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Some common issues faced by parents and families that we can assist with are:

  • Sibling rivalry
  • Parent-child relationship issues
  • Parent-child conflict   how we can help parents and families - stressed parent
  • Coping with separation and divorce
  • Coping with the illness or death of a family member
  • Family trauma, grief and loss
  • Significant life or family stresses
  • Family violence
  • Postnatal depression
  • Parenting skills and stress management
  • Managing difficult behaviours
  • Family mediation
  • Child protection and safety concerns
  • Co-parenting and Blended families


Early intervention is a key component in addressing issues before they become bigger and more serious. At YLO Psychology Clinic our psychologists can support parents and families to:


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  *** Build stronger relationships between parents and their children
  *** Improve communication skills within the family in order to decrease conflict and support needs being met
  *** Implement rules, boundaries, structure and routine into the family home to help everyday run more smoothly and less chaotic
  *** Decrease negative or unhelpful behaviours by learning the best ways to respond
  *** Learn practical ways to deal with family stresses, not only now but in the future