Child and Adolescent Anxiety – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett      Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Child and Adolescent Anxiety: Anxiety is a difficult experience for anyone no matter their age. For a young person, anxiety can be crippling and impact on their lives from home to school, interfering with ability to make friends, complete schoolwork, or sleep in their own bed. It can be difficult to recognize anxiety in a young person due to their efforts to hide it and appear “confident.” Early detection and seeking support is very important in helping young people with anxiety achieve their full potential.

Counselling Approach: Rose works with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat anxiety with children and young people. She believes understanding of anxiety and how it is maintained is vital, followed through with clear, effective skill building to treat the physical, behavioural, and cognitive symptoms.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Infant Mental Health – Cassandra Gist

Cassandra Gist  –  Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Applied Psychology (Health)

Infant Mental Health: Infant mental health is very important for young children as it is the baseline for their future mental health. Research shows that children’s abilities to effectively manage their emotions is one of the most important factors for success in school, work, and relationships in the long-term. Babies are influenced by genetics from their biological parents and by the environment they are born into. For example if the baby’s mother has mental health issues, this can increase the likelihood that the child will be at risk of mental health issues. Additionally, how the child is raised, what they are exposed to during developmental stages, can also effect their mental health. This infers that the mental health of the parent is critical factor in the mental health of the child. Studies show that early childhood trauma left untreated for long time periods, can increase the intensity of a mental health condition later on in life.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra believes that it is important to integrate therapy with both the parent and the child, especially a young child. Cassandra provides a warm, empathetic approach to explore the issues with the whole family. She utilises evidence based therapeutic methods that are proven to achieve positive outcomes. Quite often, treating a parent’s mental health condition or distress, can have a positive effect on the child. Ideally, if the psychologist can provide skills to the parent across some therapy sessions, then the parent can interact and manage their child on their own using these new techniques. As we know it is the parent who spends a greater amount of time with their children and can pass on their skills to their children. Parents can be provided with psychoeducation, cognitive behaviour therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), while play therapy and Cognitive behavioural therapy can be integrated between the child and parent.

Fees:
 Usually $180/hr (initial appt $220). Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Availability: Usually within a week including evening appointments.

Practice Location: M1 Psychology, 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, QLD.

Appointments: 3067 9129 or book with Cassandra Gist online now!

Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Rose Gillett

Rose Gillett      Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Parenting a young child is not easy, parenting a young child with difficulties which impact the child, their parents, extended family, and outside environments such as school. These challenges can interfere with daily life, making it hard to go on holidays, or even have friends over. These difficulties may include but are not limited to: anger or aggression expressed as tantrums or rage, grief and loss, Autism, ADHD, oppositional behavior, bullying and social problems, anxiety, toileting issues and fussy eating.

Counselling Approach: Rose likes to provide a warm, open approach to explore the difficulties with the whole family, utilizing evidence-based therapeutic methods to achieve good outcomes which are sustainable over time. Treatment approaches Rose is experienced with include Cogntive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, family therapies and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Autism – Cassandra Gist

Cassandra Gist  –  Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Applied Psychology (Health)

Autism: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined as lifelong development disabilities characterised by marked difficulties in social interaction, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours and sensory activities (Autism Spectrum Australia).  Even though ASD is a lifelong condition, social, communication and sensory difficulties may be remediated by methods of intervention therapy and structured support.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra is experienced in administering neurological assessments required for diagnosis of ASD. This may involve an Intelligence test (IQ test) and an adaptive functioning assessment which assesses the child’s daily functioning abilities. The diagnosis process can be guided by Cassandra, in function with the child’s GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist, the child’s school and with the family.   Following diagnosis, Cassandra utilises evidence based therapeutic methods that are proven to achieve positive outcomes.

Fees:
 Usually $180/hr (initial appt $220). Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Availability: Usually within a week including evening appointments.

Practice Location: M1 Psychology, 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, QLD.

Appointments: 3067 9129 or book with Cassandra Gist online now!