Child & Family Psychologists

Everyone (including children) can experience periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. Psychologists are mental health experts who provide psychological therapy to assist people to overcome a range of difficulties they may be challenged with in their everyday life.

Psychology can assist people to develop coping strategies to better understand issues or concerns that they are experiencing. These issues can range from reactive problems (stress, excessive worry, grief, low mood) to more significant issues (depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive behaviours, relationship breakdown and trauma).

If you are unsure whether you or your child might need to see a psychologist ask your doctor for more information.

Vanessa Wadih

Vanessa Wadih

Child & Family Psychologist

Vanessa is a Registered Psychologist with APHRA and an associate member of The Australian Psychological Society. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Degree from Macquarie University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from UWS.

Vanessa in an engaging, compassionate and caring psychologist with over 17 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families in both a private practice and educational settings. Vanessa works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sleep problems, ADHD and behaviour management.

Vanessa implements a range of evidenced based practice in her work, including CBT and Acceptance Plus Commitment Therapy (ACT). Vanessa also has extensive experience in Educational Assessment.

Vanessa has been with The Children’s Doctor for 5 years.

Elissa Fisher

Elissa Fisher

Child & Family Psychologist

Elissa is a Registered Psychologist with APHRA and has over 17 years experience providing psychological services in both government and non-government services. She has considerable experience in delivering group based programs in public and private practice settings.

Elissa’s qualifications include a Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology and Diploma of Counselling and Communication, as well as a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. Elissa has had specialised training in pregnancy related issues and is able to provide Pregnancy Support Counselling via Medicare.

Elissa is a passionate, engaging and approachable psychologist who specialises in working with parents of children and adolescents. She uses a range of evidenced based therapeutic models, in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and perinatal issues.

Elissa has been with The Children’s Doctor for 3 years.