Child Psychologist Brisbane

Did you know that 14% of Australian children and adolescents aged between 4-17 have mental health or behavioural problems? And, even amongst young people with the most severe mental health problems, only 50% receive professional help?

Do you need a child psychologist in Brisbane?

Good mental health in childhood paves the way for positive mental health and wellbeing in the future – so, if you are experiencing problems with your child, is is very important that you seek help.

In particular, you should consider seeking the help of a psychologist if you are:

  • Concerned about your child’s development or educational progress
  • Having difficulty parenting your child
  • Concerned about the effect that a life event (like a death, significant change or divorce) may have on your child

Not sure whether your child’s behaviour warrants a psychologist? Well, if you feel that you child’s problems are:

  • Intense
  • Persistent
  • Inappropriate for their age
  • Interfering with his/her daily life and the family functioning
  • Making you feel helpless as a parent
  • Placing strain on the whole family

Then we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment.

How can a child psychologist help?

Our psychologist can help you and your child to manage a wide range of problems and concerns, including:

Mental health issues child-psychologist-brisbane-children
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Childhood trauma/abuse
  • Attachment disorders
  • Excessive fears and phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Early onset of adult mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia)
Developmental concerns child-psychologist-brisbane-developmental-concerns
  • Cognitive or executive functioning problems
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Social and/or communication problems
  • Attachment problems
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ADHD)
  • Intellectual disability
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Developmental delays due to chronic medical conditions

Behavioural problems child-psychologist-brisbane-teenage-problems
  • Age-inappropriate behaviours
  • Excessive use of computers, gaming or social media
  • Risky behaviour
  • Aggression/violence
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Self-harming
  • Defiant or oppositional behaviours
  • Youth crime
Problems at school
  • School readiness (prep)
  • Learning and achievement problems
  • Giftedness and learning extension needs
  • Performance anxiety
  • Study skills and stress management
  • Problems with peers (e.g. bullying)
  • School-based behaviour problems
  • School avoidance or anxiety
  • Problems with transition
  • School or learning disengagement
  • Truancy or school refusal
Teenage concerns
  • Peer pressure
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality issues
  • Body image
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Self-esteem and identity issues
  • Career guidance and planning
  • Sexual health and pregnancy
  • Early school leavers
  • Transition to adulthood
  • General teen angst
  • Other personal issues
Parental concerns
  • Parent-child relationship issues
  • Discipline and behaviour management
  • Parent-teen conflict
  • Parenting plans for co-parents
  • Parent with a mental illness or intellectual disability
  • Child protection and safety issues
Family concerns and conflicts
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Family conflict
  • Family trauma, grief or loss
  • Adjusting to divorce or separation
  • New family structures (e.g. blended)
  • Family member with chronic illness
  • Family violence

If you are concerned about the behaviour of your child, we highly recommend that you book an appointment with our registered Brisbane child psychologist, Danielle Copplin.

Book an appointment with our Brisbane Child Psychologist

Danielle Copplin specialises in assessing developmental, learning and behavioural difficulties, diagnosing disabilities and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, designing effective treatment programs for a range of psychological concerns and counselling for anxiety, depression, social skills, parenting and attachment.

At Scope Clinical Services, We pride ourselves on providing the people of Brisbane with access to an experienced, registered and compassionate psychologist. We endeavour to help you through life’s difficulties and reach your full potential.

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