Have you seen changes in your teen’s behaviour – highly strung, lashing out or a bad attitude?
Is your teenager avoiding you, feels the pressure, stressed out - and you don’t know how to manage their reactions?
Have you ever had your child dig their heels in at a party, and you feel like you’ve got to drag them in?
Has your daughter had a meltdown the night before her class speech or the school dance?
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Are you a parent, feeling lost as to why you’re not as close with your child anymore?
Has your child grown more distant as they get older, and you don’t know how to reconnect?
Do you have an unmotivated teenager, who won’t do anything you ask?
Are they resistant to doing their chores, and have difficulty completing tasks?
Are you feeling defeated? Not losing the weight you after trying so hard?
Do you know that your eating habits are unhealthy, and feel you’re resorting to more drastic measures to lose the weight?
It is common to feel nervous before seeing a psychologist, especially if it is your first time. Spending some time thinking ...Details »
Have you ever walked away from an appointment thinking what just happened? I can’t remember what he just said, it was all too quick and he lost me at “you have………” You make time to schedule an important health appointment, take time out of your day because you’re concerned. The problem ...Details »
Do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster? Are your emotions dominating your decisions? Reacting more to events than others? Why is it that so-called ‘negative’ emotions, seem to hinder our life? You finish your day, feeling tense, and as you head home a weight bares down on you. ...Details »
Does your son or daughter have unrealistic high standards? Do they show signs of Perfectionism? Do they often not feel good enough, or think they should have worked harder? Perfectionistic tendencies are often seen in teenagers and young adults studying for their school exams or at university. They can often feel ...Details »
Ever feel like it’s a losing battle to get your teen to interact socially? Do you constantly feel like you are fighting against their social online world? As a parent, we all want our teenagers to learn the social skills to cooperate, negotiate conflicts, develop perspective, as well as make ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College?
HSC stress - it's a reality for many Australian teengers. The adolescents of today ...Details »
We have been creating change in people's lives for 7 years now, but have you often wondered what to expect from a session with one of our psychologists? Creating Change is proud to be the Hills Districts largest team of Psychologists and Counsellors. If you’ve recently made the decision to change your ...Details »
Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that ...Details »
Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% ...Details »
Did you know that healthy eating affects anxiety and depression? We always hear about how you should eat well – it’s good for you, gives you energy and makes you feel better. However there are many ways healthy eating can help your mental health too, including anxiety and depression. Australian’s every year ...Details »
Is your teen feeling lost and unsure of who they are? Do you have the tools to support them in deciding what they want to be in the future? Are you worried social media is bogging them down as they endeavour to keep up with their peers or save face? Details »
Are you feeling frazzled knowing exam time is here? Or maybe you leave everything to the last minute, still have to show up for your job and always fall apart by the time you get to STUVAC. Are the people around you noticing differences in your mood? Are you irritable or avoiding friends you enjoyed ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College? The adolescents of today will become part of one of the most educated generations in Australia’s history. While we hope that helpful, consistent messages are being sent to our ...Details »
Knowing when your child’s shyness is a phase or a real problem It can be a challenge to determine whether a child is an introvert by nature or has developed fears around social interactions. Empowering you as a parent to know what to look for and how to effectively manage anxiety ...Details »
We live in an ever-changing world where technological advances and the internet have become a necessary part of everyday life. Perhaps it is not surprising that a growing number of children and adults alike are spending a significant amount of time engaging with social media and video gaming. How then, do we know ...Details »