Adolescence can be a challenging time due to developmental changes, peer pressures and the demands associated with school and studies affecting teenagers’ ability to manage their emotional reactions and interpersonal relationships. Our clinical psychologists are highly qualified to work with teenagers experiencing excessive worry, stress and anxiety, depression and self-harm, as well as, teenagers struggling to adjust to loss and trauma associated with death of a loved one, peer ruptures and/or family breakdown.

If your teenager is experiencing any emotional or behavioural difficulties we can help them overcome their challenges in order for them to engage more fully and adaptively in their life. To achieve change as quickly as possible we tailor treatment to meet your teenager’s individual needs using evidence-based therapies which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, Attachment-based Interventions such as Circle of Security, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

Emotional and behavioural issues facing adolescents:

  Behavioural problems such as aggression and impulsivity

  Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, excessive anger, and sensitivity

  Interpersonal difficulties with peers and/or family members

  Lack of assertiveness

  Procrastination and Study Stress

  Attention and concentration difficulties

  Sexuality

  Teasing and bullying

  School Refusal

  Self-harm

  Adjustment to parent separation and divorce

  Sleeping problems

  Grief and bereavement

 

ADOLESCENTS

The Mind Clinic acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First People and The Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and their continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. The Mind Clinic is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and families.

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