Lauren is a Clinical Psychologist in Ballarat who is dedicated to providing the highest level of psychological care to all members of society. Lauren has extensive experience working with infants, children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues across the public mental health, private practice, school and hospital settings.
Lauren aims to work collaboratively with families to find practical strategies that enhance the strengths that children already possess, whilst looking to reduce any issues they identify as problematic.
Lauren has a strong commitment to ongoing research and believes in providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment for her clients such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Lauren is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has specialist endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
Medicare rebate of $122.15 per 50 minute consultation is now available for clients with an appropriate GP referral, psychiatrist referral or paediatrician referral. Up to 10 Medicare rebatable visits per calander year (16 visits in exceptional circumstances).
Lauren provides psychological therapy services to infants and children aged 0-12 years and their families to address a wide range of difficulties. Services include (but are not limited to):
Helping infants and children with:
- Attachment, bonding and separation difficulties
- Emotional problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and sensitivity)
- Behavioural problems, (e.g., distressed infants, ‘toddler taming’ issues, non-compliance)
- Attention and concentration difficulties
- Sleep problems (e.g., bed time struggles, night terrors/nightmares)
- Toilet training and soiling
- Anger and aggressive behaviours
- Interpersonal and communication skills (e.g., making friends, social skills, assertive skills)
- Problems at school with peers and bullying
- Eating disorders
- Adjustment issues (e.g., coping with changes in a family)
- Grief and loss
- Cognitive and educational assessments on request.
Helping parents and families with:
- Understanding the nature of a child’s difficulties
- Difficulties with parenting and managing behaviour
- Infant-parent bonding
- Parent-child relationship issues
- Sibling issues.