Children & Youth

Psychological Therapy

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At Learning Links, our experienced team of psychologists work with children to empower them with the skills and strategies to help build their confidence, expand their social skills, and enhance their emotional wellbeing. Learning Links provides psychology services and programs to children, adolescents and schools across Sydney, and online, so we can help to best support your child to learn, grow and thrive.

Supporting children’s development and wellbeing

Some children struggle with emotional and social development, which can impact on their learning and friendships. Our experienced psychologists work with children and families using evidence-based therapies to support a range of concerns including:

  • Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem
  • Building resilience
  • Improving social skills
  • Behaviour and emotional regulation
  • ADHD
  • Making transitions
  • Dealing with family matters like separation and divorce

Our approach

Learning Links’ psychologists utilise a number of evidence-based therapies in our psychological therapy programs and services to help children build skills and confidence. Depending on the unique strengths and needs of each child, these can include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Brief Solutions and Play Therapy.

Learning Links offers tailored individual and group psychological support to children at our centres across Sydney in Alexandria, Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst. Online appointments are also available for children to receive psychological support from home. 

Our team also works closely with early childhood settings and schools to deliver specialist individual and group psychology programs to support children’s social emotional wellbeing. This can be facilitated by both registered and provisionally registered psychologists, with specialist interventions targeting areas such as anxiety, depression, social skills and interactions and anger or behaviour management.

We offer counselling services to parents and family members as required, to assist with a range of concerns.

We can help families with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting strategies/techniques
  • Challenging relationships
  • Stress

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Psychological Assessments

Learning Links’ experienced psychologists also offer a range of diagnostic assessments to help identify children’s strengths and needs. 

An assessment can be an important first step in ensuring your child receives the help they need at home, in the classroom and from professionals who support them. A psychological assessment allows our psychologists to identify and diagnose challenges and tailor appropriate interventions to best support your child. Assessments also enable our psychologists to provide useful strategies for the home and classroom helping you and your child’s teachers to empower your child to thrive. Our range of assessments include: cognitive, academic, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism, behavioural and memory. 

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Online Telehealth Services

Learning Links’ team of psychologists are now offering telehealth psychological therapy sessions via video and phone, to ensure children facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing can be supported from home.

Online psychology sessions are as effective as face-to-face support and can offer a range of benefits, including:

  • A flexible and convenient way for your child to receive continued support, without the need for travel
  • A familiar and comfortable environment for your child to build a strong relationship with their psychologist
  • Opportunities for the psychologist to use your child’s interests to engage them in sessions
  • Different ways for parents to be more involved and gain strategies for providing support in the home

Learning Links is using the Zoom video platform to deliver online psychological therapy sessions. Once your booking is confirmed, our team will email a unique Zoom link to access each session. Sessions can also be run over the phone if technology is unavailable.

Health Funds and Government Initiatives

If your child has a disability or developmental delay, you may be able to access psychological therapy services through support that is funded by the government, either fully or in part.

Psychologists at Learning Links are registered for the NDIS, private health fund rebates and Medicare for the Chronic Disease Management Plan (formally EPC) and Better Access to Mental Health Care initiatives.

A referral from your GP is required if you are seeking to claim Medicare rebates through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program.

How to Access our Psychological Therapy Services

Face-to-face sessions: Face-to-face psychology services are available at our Learning Centres in Alexandria, Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst.

Online Sessions: Online video or phone telehealth sessions are available with our team of experienced psychologists.

Days of Operation:  Monday to Saturday

Call us on 1300 003 900  or click on the button below to enquire.