Are you wondering whether you should make an appointment with a child psychologist?
Childhood and teenage years are fraught with many challenges. As a parent you want what is best for your child. Still, despite your best efforts, there may come a time when you need help. Thankfully, we are here to help with a full range of psychology services for you and your loved ones.
Our certified team of caring and attentive psychologists have extensive expertise in child and teen psychology, and build relationships of trust aimed at getting to the root of the challenges your child is facing.
Our devoted professionals are also there to give you advice, support, and guidance to help you better understand your child’s problems and provide adequate day to day support.
Your child may require a consultation for one of the following reasons:
- Difficulty managing stress
- Difficulty at school
- Difficulty in relationships
- Difficulty accepting: bereavement, parental divorce, blended family
- Difficulty adapting: daycare, new school, transition to high school
- Low self-esteem
- Learning disabilities
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Anxiety disorder
- Aggression, anger, opposition, violence
- Difficult sibling relationships
- Difficult parent/child relationships
- Mental health problems
- Acute and chronic illnesses, etc.
What happens during a consultation with a child psychologist?
Your first appointment is an evaluation meeting. The psychologist will ask you and your child questions to better understand the issue they are experiencing, and assess their psychological functioning. The psychologist will also be able to tell you whether the challenges your child is experiencing are normal or whether they require follow-up. In all cases, they will discuss their recommendations tailored to your child’s needs. Visits normally last between 50 and 60 minutes.
During follow-up sessions, our professionals forge an atmosphere of trust and work with your child to find solutions. The number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend on your child’s situation. Follow-up appointments last around 50 minutes.