The teen years can be a confusing time of change. Young people face increasing expectations and responsibility, hormonal change and physical development. They are tasked with developing a sense of who they are, and who they might like to be as adults. Young people tend to express more and have stronger emotions, be impulsive, and take more risks compared to adults. Teens are especially sensitive to fitting in, pressures of school & HSC can weigh heavily and figuring out what comes next can be confusing. It is not surprising that young people and their families might find these years challenging at times. Despite all of this, the teen years can be full of great times, friendships and connection. Learning to navigate the challenges can help find the joy of the teen years.
What we do
Supporting you through the teenage years
At RWA Psychology we work with Individuals, Groups, Parents and schools to help navigate the teen years.
Our psychologists are mindful of the need for openness, authenticity and trust when working with young people.
Talk to us about the support we can provide for teens and parents.
Dr Katie ChungClinical Psychologist
Katie is a warm and empathic psychologist, who creates a safe and collaborative environment for clients to understand and break free from distressing patterns. She employs various therapeutic approaches to address issues such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, low self-worth, and more. Katie's extensive qualifications and expertise make her an invaluable member of our psychometric Assessment Team.
Tess JagielloClinical Psychologist
Tess is a compassionate psychologist with a special interest in supporting individuals and families through challenges at all stages of life. Tess has experience and training in working with adolescents and their families, building trust, respect, and collaboration to enhance personal strengths and skills. Tess employs evidence-based treatments for various concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and more.
Dr Heather DalbyMental Health Social Worker - Family Therapist
Heather has over three decades of experience working with children, young people, couples, and families. As a systemic family therapist, Heather has a special interest in supporting children and young people within the context of their family system and has experience working with young people who struggle with anxiety, depression (including self-harm), behavioural challenges, and school refusal.
Michelle SinghClinical Psychologist
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with nearly 25 years of experience and is passionate about optimising the psychological, social, emotional, and educational well-being of children, young people, and their families. She has a special interest in addressing various challenges, such as anxiety, mood disorders, behavioural issues, and complex trauma. She has a background in trauma-informed care, attachment theory, and systemic family therapy.
Tanu JoshiClinical Psychologist
Tanu is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in working with children, families, and diverse cultures. She provides assessments and evidence-based treatments for presentations such as Autism, ADHD, and early trauma. Tanu prioritises collaborative care, working closely with doctors, teachers, and allied health clinicians, particularly for children from different cultural backgrounds and those in Out of Home Care.
Roderick is a registered psychologist and visiting University lecturer who brings expertise to the practice. As a Board-Approved Supervisor, he mentors psychologists in training and emphasises a non-judgmental, compassionate approach in his practice. With a special interest in men's health and substance use, Roderick utilises a person-centred, evidence-based approach to address issues like depression, gender, sexuality and self-esteem.
*Roderick works with Adolescent males, 16 and over.
Maria Morte-SanorjoClinical Psychologist
Maria is a compassionate and experienced therapist with a special interest in perinatal mental health and early childhood development. She employs attachment-based approaches to assist clients in navigating the challenges of early parenthood. Maria utilises evidence-based treatments in a collaborative, supportive setting and promotes resilience and vitality while addressing concerns like perinatal anxiety, parenting stress and trauma.