Children & Youth

Psychological Therapy

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Learning Links’ experienced child psychologists are dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents, to ensure they have the best possible opportunities to learn and thrive at school – regardless of their circumstance.

We understand that taking the first step to seek support can be difficult. That’s why we work in close partnership with families, to truly understand each child’s needs and see life from their perspective.

Our goal is to empower children to gain the specific skills and strategies they need to build confidence, expand their social skills, and enhance their ability to cope with the challenges that life throws at us.

Supporting a range of needs

Our child psychologists specialise in diagnosing and providing evidence-based psychological therapy for a range of concerns, including:

Learning Links is a registered NDIS provider and our team is experienced in supporting children with complex needs.

A tailored, strengths-based approach

Our approach to child psychology puts the individual strengths, interests and needs of each child or adolescent at the centre of our practice. We work in partnership to set goals and develop a tailored program that utilises a number of evidence-based psychological therapies to help your child build the specific skills and strategies they need to reach them. These therapies may include:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment strategy for a range of mental and emotional health challenges. The approach aims to help individuals identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts or feelings to learn practical self-help skills.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach that places focus and importance on discussing solutions to deal with problems.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is a creative technique where the child psychologist engages the child and encourages them to express, regulate, communicate, practice and master new skills and emotional responses through play.

Our range of child psychology services

Psychological Therapy

Our psychologists offer individual face-to-face support sessions in our learning centres across Sydney. Speak to our team today and find out how we can empower your child to learn, develop and reach their full potential at school.

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Telehealth Support

One-on-one telehealth support sessions are available over the phone or online via Zoom. This can be a great option for families who are unable to travel to one of our centres and for children who may be more comfortable engaging with one of our child psychologists in the familiar home environment.

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Assessments

We offer a range of assessments to help identify children’s strengths, needs and learning style. 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.

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Family Counselling

To ensure children are supported in the best possible way, our psychologists also offer counselling for parents and family members as required to assist with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationships and stress.

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Social Skills Programs

We run social skills programs for pre-school and primary school aged children to empower them to build the skills and confidence to communicate, interact with others and build meaningful relationships.

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Parenting Programs

We run face-to-face and online programs to help parents and carers to build their capacity and confidence to support children’s behaviour, relationships and wellbeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Online video or phone telehealth sessions are also available – see below for more information.

 Sessions are run Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.00pm and Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm (this may vary by location).

Depending on the needs and situation of your child and family, sessions with our child psychologists are offered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis for 50 minutes.

If your child has a disability or developmental delay, you may be able to access psychology 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 under 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  with Mental Health Care Plan through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program – which entitles you to 10 subsidised mental health sessions each calendar year.

Our psychologists offer 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 uses the Zoom video platform to deliver online 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 or this method is preferred.