Hi @vron7 and welcome to the forums! It sounds like you have a teen who has been diagnosed with ADHD. How are you all coping with the news? It can be quite a lot to process and is often accompanied with a mixture of emotions. We have a range of resources regarding ADHD that your teen might find helpful here . There are a few ways you can access a psychologist that specialises in teens with ADHD and your GP is usually the first port of call. Your GP can refer your young person to a psychologist in your community under a mental health care plan. If you have a care plan, the Government will pay for some of the cost of up to 20 sessions in a calendar year via a Medicare rebate. You can also find a suitable psychologist in your community here that specialises in young people with ADHD. We wish your family all the best and please feel free to connect with us again at any time.
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Hi @Angie55555 Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing today? It sounds like you have been juggling so much on your own for a long time now and I am really glad you found us to talk through some of what you and your teenage children have been experiencing.
I also noticed that you mentioned you were having difficulty finding an available psychologist. I am not sure if you have already come across this service before, but Headspace offer affordable therapy for young people and also support parents as well. There is also a National database of psychologists you can search here that may also assist as you look for the right professional to support your son. Many workplaces have EAP programs that can provide free and confidential counselling for employees and their families, which may be worth investigating with your workplaces as well. If you have any more difficulties finding the right support, feel free to check in with us and we can look into more options for you and your family. Take care and wishing you and your family all the best.
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