Has your child or teen been recommended or referred to seek support from a child psychologist in Perth? It can be a stressful time for them. And for you. It’s natural for you to feel concerned and emotional about the way ahead. In fact, it can be unsettling for the whole family. Finding a skilled, experienced child psychologist helps your child or teen take a step towards a more positive future. And should you need family therapy, we can help with that too.
At Gateway Psychological Services, we have child psychologists in our team who specialise in supporting children and adolescents to manage their mental health.
Counselling Psychology Registrar
Counselling Psychology Registrar
Psychological therapy for children and teens only, including: Anxiety Bullying and peer issues Children and adolescent therapy Depression Gender and sexuality issues Low self-esteemPersonality disorders Relationship difficulties and family conflict Sexual and physical abuse Stress Trauma-related disorders
I specialise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and am interested in working with children who have experienced different types of trauma.I also help teens and young adults to manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Master of Psychology (Counselling) Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)
I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story.
Psychological therapy for: Children aged 8+ Families with young children needing support with behaviour, sleep, toileting or other issues Anxiety or depression in adults
SAS Group Program Qualified facilitator for this evidence-based small group program for children (8-12 years) with ASD, ADHD or social and emotional difficulties.
I love working collaboratively with families, schools and other stakeholders to get the best outcomes for children.The fantastic SAS Group Program is in high demand in WA. I am delighted to be able to bring it to more people through Gateway Psychological Services.
Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology)
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
Counseling Psychologist Registrar
Children (7yrs +) Adolescents Young adults and adults Family therapy Couples therapy Trauma and PTSD Anxiety and phobias Depression Bipolar Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Hoarding Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Disorder Post-natal DepressionInfertility Issues Relationship issues ADHD in adults Anger management Life transition and Adjustment difficulties Stress Bereavement, grief, and loss Self-harm and suicidal ideation Domestic violence Personality disorders Gender and sexuality issues Sexual difficulties Low self-esteem and self-development Shyness and social skills deficits
Liz has specialist knowledge and experience in working with children, young people, and adults, impacted by complex trauma, particularly from life events such as sexual abuse and violence. She also provides assessment, formulation, diagnosis, and treatment for a range of other psychological problems and life issues including adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, panic, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, phobias, addiction and dependence, personality disorders and gender/sexuality.
Liz utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing and Attachment Theory depending on the unique needs of the client. Liz’s approach is collaborative and places primary focus on the therapeutic relationship and building a safe and non-judgemental space for clients. This allows clients to explore their difficulties at their pace, gain insight, establish positive coping strategies, process, and heal from past traumas, all resulting in enhanced wellbeing.
I'm not crazy, I was abused. I'm not shy, I'm protecting myself. I'm not bitter, I'm speaking the truth. I'm not hanging onto the past, I've been damaged. I'm not delusional, I lived a nightmare. I'm not weak, I was trusting. I'm not giving up, I'm healing. I'm not incapable of love, I'm giving. I'm not alone. I see you all here. I'm fighting this.”
From diagnosis to mental health management, our practitioners genuinely care about helping your child or teen improve their wellbeing. We work with them in the following ways:
this enables us to examine your child’s behaviour and emotions. It allows us to better understand what your child or teen is dealing with so we can diagnose their condition.
the assessment outcomes provide a psychological diagnosis that becomes a starting point for management and treatment of your child or teen’s condition.
our psychologists will create a personalised treatment plan for your child or teen. So, we can begin to ease some of their distress. Treatment may combine therapy with tools such as CBT, DBT or ACT to help your child understand and cope with current and future issues.
Like adults, children and adolescents can benefit from therapy to help deal with a range of mental health conditions. Some of the more common ones we work with are:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Bullying and peer issues
Gender and sexuality issues
Sexual or physical abuse
If you or another family member needs support, you have the convenience of working with a different psychologist within our practice. You’ll already be familiar with how we work and feel confident you’ll receive the highest standard of care. If you speak to our friendly reception team, they’ll do everything possible to find you the most convenient appointment times.
Enquire about a child psychologist to support your child or teen today