Childhood 5-12 Years – Cassandra Gist

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

Early Childhood 5-12 Years: Psychological development progresses steadily as children exercise their imaginative, linguistic, motor and social skills in the playground and refine their cognitive aptitudes for attending, learning, remembering and solving problems in the classroom.  However, some children may display weaknesses in areas during this development. Cassandra can assist with a range of childhood issues, including grief and loss following parental separation, behavioural issues, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), learning difficulties, self-esteem, social skills, anxiety and depression.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra approaches therapy with young clients slowly to provide security and confidence in the sessions.  Cassandra uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic techniques to emerge with clients in order to achieve positive outcomes. Additionally, Cassandra has specialised skills in psychological assessments to assist schools with learning methods for children to best meet their weaknesses and strengths in order to improve learning outcomes.

 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!