Sydney Child and Adolescent Psychologists With Change In Mind
Get Help For Your Child That Creates Real Change
Childhood brings with it a lot of challenges that your child may sometimes need help navigating. Our North Shore based child psychologists provide evidence-based treatments to help your child get on with living their best life.
We provide treatment for children and adolescents aged 3 to 17. Our aim is that every child who works with us makes sustainable change in their life and has some fun in the process.
Psychological Assessments and Interventions
Our professional child psychologists focus on understanding the social and emotional needs of your child. We aim to see things from your child’s perspective and create bespoke treatment plans that meet the family’s goals.
We have a range of assessment tools including screening questionnaires to help get things moving as quickly as possible.
Our Child Psychologists' Focus
Life can throw a lot at your little ones. The areas we’re really good at helping them manage include:
- Behavioural difficulties
- Generalised anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Panic disorder
- School refusal
- Separation anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Social skills
The School Connection
Our child psychologists have spent years working within the school system and so are perfectly placed to help you liaise with you child’s school to help promote the type of environment where they can thrive!
Face-To-Face and Online Sydney Child Psychologists
No matter where you are in Sydney or Australia we’re able to provide assistance for your child. Our Child Psychologists are trained to be able to provide even the most complex of treatments online. And of course we’re always here in our North Sydney offices for any child that would benefit more from a face-to-face intervention.
Child Psychologist Fees and Rebates
Cadence Psychology’s professional child psychologist team charge $240 per session for sessions between 9am-5pm. This is significantly less than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended rate of $280 per session.
Children with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP are able to also access a rebate of $93.35 per session for up to 10 sessions per year.
We are also able to process private health insurance rebates on site with our HICAPS system.
Sydney Child Psychologist FAQs
The first session is a parent/caregiver only session and will be for 50 minutes and will focus on getting an understanding of why help is needed, your childs strengths and goals and the outcomes you hope to achieve.
Following the initial parent session, sessions may involve a child alone, parents/caregivers alone, or parents/caregivers and children together depending on the nature of the difficulties and the skills that need to be developed. This will be discussed in the first session. Sessions are 50mins in length.
Sometimes it is helpful to make recommendations to the teacher about how best to support a child in the classroom or playground, or it is helpful to gather information from a teacher about what is happening at school. If this is the case for your child, this will be discussed with you first and you will be asked to sign a consent to consult form to give your psychologist permission to speak to the teacher. Cost details for this service are specified in the Fee Information provided at intake.
Reports can be written for a specific purpose such as school recommendations. Cost details for this service are specified in the Fee Information provided at intake.
Note: Cadence Psychology does not provide medico-legal reports or for other court purposes.
Cadence Psychology does not provide conduct formal psychometric assessments for school or other purposes.
For children under age of 16, the parent is technically the client. As such Psychologists will try to communicate the important developments of therapy with parents where it is appropriate.
All personal information disclosed will remain confidential except when:
- It is subpoenaed by a court
- Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at risk to life, health or safety; or
- Your prior approval has been obtained to:
- a) provide a written report to another professional or agency, eg. a GP; or
- b) discuss the material with another person, e.g. a doctor or employer; or
- Disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.
Contact Our Child Psychologists
Ready to help your child or adolescent reach their potential? Then email us using the form below or ring us on 0478 876 678 and our Principal Child Psychologist, Elizabeth Giles, will provide a free intake call to see if we’re the best people to create change for you family.