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High School Friends
Mental Health Care for

Adolescents and Young Adults

The transition from childhood through adolescence to early adulthood is a time of great change, For many the passage can be difficult as they negotiate their developing sense of self, sexuality, peer relationships, growing responsibility, academic pressures and family relationships.  That is why we have developed the Janus Centre for Adolescent Mental Health.  As the Roman god of transitions, passages and gateways, Janus represented the journey from childhood to adulthood.

We provide assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention to assist  adolescents and families during this stage of life. We use appropriate, targeted age-based psychometric testing and thorough interviewing to identify and clarify issues facing each individual young person and use evidence-based best-practice therapies to offer positive outcomes. We offer a safe, adolescent friendly environment in our Ballarat office and can support young people and parents via telehealth or home visits within the region. Our clinicians keep abreast of Australian and International research on adolescent mental health and issues placing pressure on young people.

Some of the most common mental health issues we assist young people and their families with are:

  • Anxiety including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Phobias and Specific Phobias.

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders, including body dysphoria

  • Personality Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, Anti Social Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • Bi Polar Disorder

  • Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning issues

  • F

    amily relationship issues
  • Parenting issues and support

  • Behavioural issues including bullying, anger and school refusal

Best of all we are parents of teenagers too.  So we understand just what parenting is like and can support you with empathy, 

We are taking new adolescent clients (12-22 years) now with no long waiting lists.

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