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North Star Family Psychology

Address: 245 Sturt St, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone number: 0437 89....
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Trading/Opening hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sat: ---
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North Star Family Psychology is a specialist child and family psychology practice located in Adelaide CBD.

A comprehensive range of assessments and treatment services are offered for children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families, and consultation provided to organisations (E.g. Schools, Child Care Centres). Clients appreciate the shared approach to therapy.

Services for children and adolescents include:
- Emotional problems e.g. anxiety, depression, anger
- Behavioural problems e.g. tantrums, aggression, opposition, defiance
- Trauma and abuse
- Body image issues and eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Family breakdown
- Bullying management and assertiveness
- Study skills and exam stress
- Making friends and social skills

Services for young adults include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Study stress
- Relationship problems
- Eating disorders and body image issues

Services for parents include:
- Parenting strategies and support
- Adjustment to parenthood
- Peri- and postnatal depression and anxiety

Comprehensive Assessments include:
- Autism spectrum disorder (Formal Assessment accredited by Autism SA)
- School readiness
- Giftedness
- Learning difficulties
- Developmental delay
- Intellectual disabilities

What is the difference between a â€oeClinical” Psychologist and a Psychologist?

A Psychologist has a minimum of an undergraduate degree and two years of supervised clinical experience. Most Clinical Psychologists have 4 years of postgraduate University based-training that is done only after completing their undergraduate degree in Psychology. Often a large component of the coarse is intensive clinical work with supervision. The government recognises this difference and offers higher Medicare rebates to patients attending those with â€oeClinical” accreditation.

Do I need a referral?
A referral is not required for an appointment at North Star Family Psychology. However, you may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate of $124.50 per session (max 10 sessions per year) if you have a referral from your GP and a Mental Health Care Plan.


North Star Family Psychology was established by Dr Sharifa Syed. She has over fifteen years experience as a Psychologist helping clients with difficulties that they are facing in a non-judgemental and encouraging environment.

Sharifa is a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (registration #PSY0001161528). Her academic qualifications include a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Science from the University of Sydney in addition to a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours) from the University of Western Australia.

Sharifa works from a compassionate, strength based approach and has specialised training in a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and mindfulness.

Approach to Intervention:
While only evidence-based therapeutic techniques are employed at North Star, the treatment method employed is one that best suits your personal and family needs.

Service tags

Psychological Therapy

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