Child and Adolescent Services (8-18 years)

Child and Adolescent Services (8-18 years)

Child & Adolescent Psychological Services

Enabling your children aged 6 to 18 to unlock their optimal potential

As parents, we constantly want the best for our children. However, the saying goes, “Children do not come with any instruction manual.” Our adolescent and child psychologists and therapists aim to provide caregivers and parents with professional support in raising and assisting their children in overcoming life’s struggles.

The key difference between psychological services for children, adolescents, and adults is the need to switch therapy methods to cater to the individual’s emotional and cognitive development level. This may include the fact that younger children are not as capable of verbally conveying their thoughts and emotions. Hence, they are not as likely to realise that they are going through particular struggles.

ImPossible Psychological Services is home to some of the most experienced adolescent and child behaviour psychologists in Singapore, who are also dedicated to helping every child and adolescent reach their optimal potential in achieving a rewarding and fulfilling life.

We recognise and understand the many struggles and challenges that families face daily. Hence, to ensure maximum results, we take a holistic approach by working collaboratively with the child’s or adolescent’s teachers, parents, and other caregivers in their life. This strategy allows us to come up with therapy solutions and strategies that are specifically tailored to your child’s needs.

What can we do?

Our team of adolescent and child behaviour psychologists and therapists are experienced in providing evidence-based therapies, psycho-educational evaluations, and comprehensive diagnostics in Singapore.

They are experienced in managing the following growing-up concerns:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Social and interpersonal skills
  • Effective parenting
  • Coping with family conflicts
  • Bullying
  • Behaviour issues
  • Sex-related issues
  • ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Motivation and academic challenges
  • Separation anxiety
  • Eating and body image disorders
  • Emotional regulations

Some of the services we provide are:

  • One-to-one counselling sessions for adolescents and children
  • Group therapy for adolescents and children (e.g. anger management and social skills training)
  • Family counselling
  • Parenting skills training conducted by child psychologists
  • Psychological assessments (Developmental, Psycho-educational, and Diagnostic) conducted by licensed child psychologists

Why is child & adolescent psychology critical?

As an individual matures, they have to go through several developmental stages that can be easily affected by several factors, such as environmental, cultural, and genetics. Child and adolescent psychology is crucial, more so when they are younger, because it enables parents and other key caregivers to understand better what causes their children to tick, as well as equip them with practical knowledge and skills to support their children better as they grow up.

This is where adolescent and child psychiatrists and therapists come in. Apart from aiding parents and key caregivers in developing essential, valuable skills, they also can identify any psychological abnormality, such as hyperactivity, dyslexia, and ADHD, early. Early detection means early prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of the abnormalities.

Why choose us?

We are focused At ImPossible Psychological Services, we employ a whole-person approach that involves multidisciplinary contribution and developing assessment batteries and individualised therapies targeted to address specific needs.

We are experienced Our team of adolescent and child psychologists and therapists have helped many families overcome life’s struggles.

We provide a safe environment We are committed to providing an open, secure, and safe environment for you and your loved ones to go through therapy.

Contact us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I determine if my child needs therapy or evaluation?

    It is important to pay attention to changes in your child’s behaviour, emotions, and functioning. Signs that may indicate the need for a child therapist include sudden and significant shifts in behaviour, withdrawal from family and friends, declining school performance, or persistent emotional distress. If you are unsure, it is advisable to consult with a child psychologist in Singapore who can assess your child’s specific needs and recommend the appropriate course of action.

  • How long does a typical therapy session last, and how often are the sessions scheduled?

    The duration of a therapy session and its frequency can vary depending on your child’s age and the specific issues being addressed. Typically, sessions last around 45 minutes to an hour. Initially, sessions might be scheduled more frequently, such as weekly or bi-weekly, and as progress is made, they may become less frequent. Your child’s therapist will work with you to establish a suitable schedule that aligns with their needs.

  • Can I be involved in the sessions with my child, and to what extent?

    Yes, your involvement in your child’s therapy can be valuable. The extent of your involvement depends on factors such as your child’s age and the nature of their concerns. In many cases, parents are encouraged to participate in some sessions to gain insight into their child’s progress and learn effective strategies to support them outside of therapy. The child psychologist will collaborate with you to determine the best level of involvement for your child’s specific situation.

  • What can I expect for my child’s first therapy appointment?

    During your child’s first therapy appointment, the psychologist will focus on building rapport and gathering essential information. You and your child will have the opportunity to share concerns and goals. The child psychologist will ask questions about your child’s history, emotions, and behaviours to better understand their needs. It is also a chance for your child to become familiar with the therapist and the therapy environment.

  • Will my child require medication as part of the treatment?

    Medication is not always necessary. Child psychologists in Singapore primarily use talk therapy and behavioural strategies. Medication, if needed, is usually prescribed by a psychiatrist. The psychologist will discuss with the parents first to understand your views about getting psychiatric medication to support your child.

  • What are the signs I should look out for to see if therapy is helping my child?

    Signs that therapy is helping your child may include improved mood, behaviour and functioning. You may notice your child is better equipped to manage emotions, communicate more effectively, and engage positively with family and friends. Enhanced school performance and more stable relationships can also indicate progress. It is important to discuss your observations with your child therapist to ensure that therapy remains on track.

  • How can I support my child during and after therapy?

    Supporting your child during therapy involves creating a nurturing and understanding home environment. Encourage your child to practise the skills and strategies learned in therapy. Maintain open and empathetic communication with your child, and be patient as they work through challenges. After therapy, continue to monitor their progress and provide ongoing emotional support as needed.

  • What if my child doesn’t seem to connect with the psychologist or therapist, or isn’t benefiting from therapy?

    If your child doesn’t seem to connect with the psychologist or isn’t experiencing the impacted benefits from therapy, it is essential to communicate your concerns with the therapist. Sometimes, finding the right fit can take time. Your child psychologist can explore alternative approaches or consider referring you to another professional who may be better suited to your child’s needs.