The Child and Youth Psychology team at DPV Health is committed to providing a quality service for young children and youth aged up to 25 years of age who are living, working or studying in the City of Hume. We work within a family-centred and community building approach.
Seeing a Psychologist is private and confidential, and an initial telephone conversation will assess and determine if your needs are appropriate for our services.
Why see a Psychologist? They can assist you to deal with:
- Anxiety; fear/phobias
- Low mood
- Difficulties with emotions
- Behaviour difficulties
- Sleep difficulties
- Relationship issues (such as parent-child conflict, sibling rivalry, poor peer relationship)
- Social-emotional difficulties/self-esteem issues
- Grief and loss
- Parenting difficulties
A Psychologist can identify, assess and understand your areas of concern, help you to develop useful strategies, provide guidance and support, and facilitate improvement in your relationships.
Counselling helps to improve communication within your family unit, enhance relationships and strengthen bonds, build your self-esteem, and improve your mental and physical health.
Our services include:
- Psychological assessment
- Psychological intervention and counselling (to children and/or parents/carers)
- Consultation with other professionals
- Educational sessions
- Parenting groups; Tuning into Kids, Tuning into Teens
DPV Health offers a range of services for children and young people (aged birth to 25 years) and their parents/carers.
Our services are available to people living, working or studying in the Hume Local Government area.
DPV Health Child and Youth Psychology services are offered as a free service.
To make an appointment, please contact our Hume Central Intake team on 1300 234 263.
Please note that clients will be triaged to ascertain eligibility, and placed on a waiting list.
We also accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from your GP, paediatricians, specialists, early years educators and schools. Please note: Children under the age of 18 years require parental consent.
Interpreters are available free of charge.