PSYCHOLOGY

Talking therapy

Our psychologists work with children and adolescents who may be struggling with social, emotional or behavioural concerns. Children and adolescents experience stressors, just as adults do, however they often don't know how to handle their stress or emotions. A psychologist works with the child to implement coping strategies to deal with things such as school transitions, family matters, adjustment and more. 

 

Examples of what our psychologists can help with are:

  • Bullying or social problems

  • Self-esteem

  • Conflict between adolescents and parents

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Phobias

  • Adjustment disorder

  • School support

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Trauma

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Educational Psychology

Educational psychology is a branch of psychology aimed at helping children overcome challenges they may be experiencing with their education. This could include learning and attention difficulties, performance issues, school avoidance, transition to high school, career guidance and much more.

To learn about educational assessments, please see our assessments page. 

 

NDIS

Our policy for managing NDIS accounts, is for the account to be paid in full on the day, and then the receipt issued can then be uploaded to the NDIS portal if you are self-funded, or can be sent to your fund manager for your reimbursement.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that a minimum of 24hrs is required to cancel an appointment.  As we have extensive waiting lists, this enables us to offer a much needed appointment to another family.  If notice is not received, a cancellation fee of $100 will be charged.  This fee is required to be paid before another appointment can be booked.  Under NDIA guidelines, a $207 cancellation fee will be charged to NDIS participants for a missed appointment.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Please note that only the child listed under a mental health care plan (MHCP), can use that plan for billing under Medicare.  For parents wishing to have parent only appointments, without the child present, a MHCP will need to be provided in the parent’s name.  This is a Medicare requirement.

ABLE Clinic
3 Brighton Road 

Glenelg SA 5045

Parking & Entry - VIA SCOTT STREET

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

9:00am-5.00pm

Contact:


08 8294 1640

08 8294 1566

reception@ableclinic.com.au

If you are in need of urgent care, we suggest that you present to your closest emergency department or contact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)