Child and Adolescent Therapy Services
At Cassidy Psychology we recognise that a unique, fun and relaxed approach must be taken when working with children and adolescent’s with mental health concerns. We provide an engaging but evidence based treatment approach to teach children skills and strategies that they will use throughout their lives. We tailor our treatments to meet the needs of your child.
Common issues we treat include:
- Depression and Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Adjustment to life stressors
- Low Self-esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Anger Management Problems
- Eating Disorders
- Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
- Grief and loss
- Postnatal depression and women’s health
- Anxiety and Panic
- Fears and Phobias
- Separation Anxiety
- Behavioural Problems
- Parenting and Family Relationship Difficulties
- Peer Relationship Difficulties and Bullying
- Enuresis and Encopresis
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
There is a deep need to address a breadth of emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders while at the same time promoting change. A need to integrate the science of psychology to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat complex human problems.
Cassidy Psychology provides evidence-based treatment options when approaching an individual’s area of need. Treatment approaches regularly used at Cassidy Psychology include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and attachment-based approaches such as Circle of Security.
Clinical psychologists work therapeutically to help people process emotions, thought patterns and help them toward developing new ways of thinking and behaving. They help people recover from various mental health disorders or difficult life circumstances by assisting them to work toward making positive changes in their lives.
Cassidy Psychology uses a number of different treatment approaches that are carefully matched to clients presenting problems. Some of the well-researched and evidenced based treatment we use at the clinic are listed below.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT assists you to identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns that may be contributing to unpleasant emotions. CBT is a very well researched and evidenced based treatment for a variety of mental health difficulties.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a new form of cognitive and behavioural therapy which can assist you to you to live a more rich and meaningful life. Its aim is to cultivate health, vitality and well-being through mindful values-based living.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
IPT as its name suggests is designed to help manage interpersonal difficulties that may be associated with depression. IPT focuses on unresolved grief, role conflicts, role transitions and social isolation.
Schema therapy is an integrative approach to treatment that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. The goal of schema therapy is to help clients meet their basic emotional needs by changing self-defeating life patterns and learning new coping responses.
Circle of Security (COS)
COS is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. The COS intervention helps parents raise their children with love, warmth, and emotional intelligence.
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