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Ms Yael Clark

Developmental Psychologist

Supporting Parents

Parenting is hard work! My aim is to help parents feel good about their role, to feel competent and valued. I firmly believe that young children need the support of their parents much more than they need the support of a psychologist or counsellor. In my work I try to find out what children need and then help their parents to meet that need themselves as much as possible. I hope to support parents so they can support their children.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 1/162 McKinnon Rd, McKinnon, Melbourne VIC 3024 0438 559 601

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Assessment, Workplace Training, Professional Training 
  • I assess children's psychological, social and educational strengths and needs from a Systems perspective, working with the child's family and school where appropriate.

    I am passionate about working with families who have experienced trauma and/or loss and helping parents to feel good about their role so they can help themselves and their children.

    I specialise in perinatal psychology, supporting expectant and new parents, and counselling for pregnancy and perinatal loss.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Adoption / Foster Care, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Behavioural Issues, Childhood Issues, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills, Trauma Recovery 
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Developmental, Imago Relationship, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented

    Assessment uses standardised psychometric tests and diagnostic interviews. Follow-up therapy or intervention draws on a variety of approaches as I choose the modality to fit the unique needs of each client. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Expressive Therapies, "Talk Therapy" and Parent Education.

    I use sandplay, painting, drawing, role-plays, worksheets, games, stories (fairy tales, movies), and picture books.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • BA
    • BSc Psychology (Hons)
    • Grad Dip Education (Secondary)
    • Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

      Background

      I am a school teacher and Psychologist with 21 years experience working with children, adolescents and parents. I initially trained as an Instructor for Parent Effectiveness Training Inc. and Teacher Effectiveness Training Inc. and went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education and a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. My work has included teaching and counselling in schools, assessing children under five and counselling their parents for DHS.

      Appointments

      Please call the clinic to arrange a suitable time.
      I offer after-school and after-work hours twice a week.

      Transport and Parking

      2 hour parking on street at front.

      Fees

      $170.00 for the initial consultation
      $155.00 per session thereafter (50 minutes).
      $130.00 per session for concession card holders.
      ($135 for initial consult)

      Medicare rebate with GP or Paediatrician referral ($83.20 per session).

      Payment Options

      Cash, cheque or EFTPOS



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      Yael Clark

      Developmental Psychologist

      Parenting is hard work!

      My aim is to help parents feel good about their role, to feel competent and valued. I firmly believe that young children need the support of their parents much more than they need the support of a psychologist or counsellor.

      In my work I try to find out what children need and then help their parents to meet that need themselves as much as possible. I hope to support parents so they can support their children.

      www.supportingparents.com.au
      • McKinnon
      • ACT, CBT, Developmental, Imago Relationship, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Solution Oriented