Psychology Services

Our team of highly trained and experienced psychologists offer a range of psychological services for children, adults and families.

Intervention for children and families

The psychologists at Wellbeing in Mind have completed extensive training in a number of psychological therapies and interventions. This means that we are able to ensure you receive the most appropriate approach to assist you with difficulties such as:

Developmental & cognitive difficulties

  • Developing emotional regulation skills

 

  • ​Developing impulse control

  • Social skills training

 

  • Developing Insight and self-awareness

 

  • Developing planning and problem-solving skills

  • ​Behavioural problems

Emotional difficulties in children and adolescents

  • Depression

  • Anxiety (e.g. panic disorder, fears and phobias)

 

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Grief and loss​

  • Anger management

Parents and families

  • Peri-natal or Post-natal depression/anxiety

  • Parent training (Parents Under Pressure)

 

  • Positive behavioural support

  • Issues related to separation and divorce

  • Adjusting to living with disability or chronic illness

  • Support for families in crisis

 

Assessments for children

The purpose of an assessment is to identify your child’s areas of strength and weakness and to provide specific recommendations around what supports they might need.  

 

Assessments may include interviews with parents and other stakeholders, meeting your child and asking them questions, playing and completing specific tasks with your child, observations of your child at home or school, consulting with your child’s teacher and/or asking you and other stakeholders to complete questionnaires about your child. 

We use gold standard diagnostic assessments and provide detailed reports with thorough recommendations to schools, parents and other treatment providers.

Developmental disorders

Our psychologists provide gold standard diagnostic assessments for a variety​ of neuro-developmental disorders such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Global developmental delay

  • Intellectual disability

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Cognitive and neurosychological assessments

Cognitive and neuropsychological assessments can be helpful to understand your child's pattern of strengths and weaknesses and to allow for effective treatment planning.  Such assessments may include tests measuring your child's:

  • Intellectual functioning (including giftedness)

  • Attention 

  • Memory

  • Language

  • Visuo-perceptual ability

  • Executive Function

Emotional and behavioural assessments

Our psychologists are available to perform a comprehensive assessment of your child's emotional well-being and to assess for disorders such as:

  • Mood disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder)

  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. Panic Disorder. Separation Anxiety Disorder, Phobias)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

 

School readiness assessments

School readiness assessment

Knowing whether your child is ready for Prep can prove to be a difficult decision. Not only must children be academically ready for the transition, but they also must possess adequate social and emotional skills to support them to successfully develop relationships with their peers and teachers.   We understand these challenges that parents commonly face and can help you make an informed decision for your child based on their individual needs, through our school readiness assessment package.

 

In some cases, children are deemed eligible to commence their schooling earlier than usually required (early entry to Prep). A school readiness assessment can also be useful in determining whether this is an option for your child.

 

Further information about early school entry requirements can be found on the Queensland Department of Education website.

 

A School Readiness Assessment typically includes:

  1. Parent interview to review your child’s educational and developmental history, and to ensure the school readiness assessment is appropriate.

  2. Administration of a standardised cognitive assessment (WPPSI-IV), and distribution of questionnaires assessing the child’s behaviour and skills to parents/kindy teachers.

  3. A detailed report with tailored recommendations for your child.

  4. Parent feedback session (30 minutes).

  5. A Letter to the Queensland Department of Education to support early school entry – if eligible.

 

The process:

  1. An initial consultation (1 x 50 minute parent only session) with the Psychologist.

  2. Where a School Readiness Assessment is deemed suitable and appropriate for your child, the School Readiness Assessment package includes:

    • A 2-hour assessment session for the child with the Psychologist (mornings preferred)

    • A tailored report written by the Psychologist

    • 1 x 30-minute parent only feedback session with the Child Psychologist (2 weeks after the final assessment session)

 

If you have any queries or questions relating to any of our school readiness assessment processes, including the fees for the initial consultation and/or the School Readiness Assessment package, please give us a call on:

(07) 3734 7194.

 

Intervention, Support and Assessments for adults and older adults

Our team of highly trained and experienced psychologists offer a range of psychological services for adults and older adults.   

Intervention for adults

Our approach to therapy is informed by current research and international best-practice and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. We offer therapy, counselling and treatment for a range of difficulties and mental health issues such as:

 

  • Coping with the impact of Covid-19

  • Adjusting to negative life events

  • Managing stress and life transitions

  • Improving relationships at work or home

  • Mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder)

  • Anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety)

  • Processing past traumas

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Grief & loss

  • Anger management

Support for older adults

Older adults and the elderly have their own set of circumstances, challenges, and risk factors related to their mental health and wellbeing that differ from other age groups.

 

Australian studies have revealed that the major areas of stress for older people are:

  • Poor physical health/living with chronic illness

  • Social isolation and loneliness

  • Changing living arrangements

  • Financial stresses

 

A challenge common to many older adults is the experience of grief and loss around their independence, working life, and mobility. Older adults might need help managing day-to-day activities that they used to do themselves. This can lead to frustration, anger, and family conflicts. Grieving a life partner is often another reality of growing older.  Many also have to cope with chronic physical ailments, pains, and changes in their cognitive function, which could lead to feelings of stress and anxiety.

 

The psychologists at Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Services are experienced in providing care to older adults and to support them in increasing their well-being.   

Assessments for adults and older adults

Our psychologists at Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Services have a special interest in working with clients who are experiencing cognitive problems secondary to various conditions such as:

  • Acquired brain injury (e.g. Stroke, traumatic brain injury)

  • Dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease)

  • Seizures

  • Substance use

  • General psychiatric conditions

This assessment aims to provide diagnostic clarification to both you and your treating team. In addition, this assessment provides insight into the functional impact of your difficulties, guiding treatment and intervention decisions.