Families In Mind Psychology

About Our Organisation

Families in Mind is a Canberra based specialist psychological practice experienced in working with expectant families or families with young children who are showing behavioural or emotional difficulties.

Research tells us that in order to address these issues, we need to look at the broader picture. Our therapeutic approach takes into account family relationships — both as a way of understanding these challenges, and working with you to make things better.

Our own experience with becoming parents and raising our children gives us some understanding of how it feels to adjust to parenthood, and the struggles that parenting sometimes brings.

Sometimes children’s behaviour can be confusing — but we’ve learnt that their behaviour is the way they communicate how they feel and what they need from us. Some children and families have had a difficult start or experienced setbacks, which can make things harder.

We’re here to help by working with you to get a better understanding of what might be going on for your child. If you’re expecting a child, we can help smooth the transition to parenthood.

Working Together

We can tailor the way we work to meet the needs of families or professionals. We are able to provide individual consultation, group programs as well as supervision, assessment, training, consultancy and research collaboration.

See more on our Services Page.

Our associates

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Jo Vickers

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Miranda Boal

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Vicky Garling

Specialist Skills

  • We are registered psychologists with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • We are members of the Australian Psychology Society
  • We are all registered providers under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • We have specialist knowledge and skills in:
    • perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health
    • mental health issues affecting parents
    • parenting
    • parent-child relationship assessment, including assessment of child attachment
    • understanding and working with trauma in young children and adults
  • We are certified providers of Circle of Security individualised therapeutic intervention and Circle of Security Parenting.