Thriving Children & Families

can help you build a stronger family and raise happy, independent children.

Our Psychologists are passionate about working with children, adolescents and parents to support their growth and help them thrive in life.

Principal Psychologist, Larissa McKay, is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Larissa is also an approved supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and provides supervision to other psychologists.

The psychologists at Thriving Children & Families are Registered with The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and are registered Medicare Providers.

What We Can Help With:

Child and adolescent therapy

Our team of experienced Psychologists work with children, adolescents and parents to develop practical skills to address emotional, behavioural and social challenges including

  • Worries/Anxiety/Phobias
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Grief and loss
  • Parental separation/divorce
  • Low mood/depression
  • Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Giftedness
  • Social skills
  • Peer relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Peak performance study skills

Support for Parents

Parenting is a challenging job, and we work respectfully with parents to build their parenting toolbox, increase confidence and develop strong family connections. We work with adults to address parenting concerns and/ or to manage their own issues including

  • Worries/Anxiety/Phobias
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Grief and loss
  • Ante and Postnatal Depression
  • Adjustment to becoming a parent
  • Anxiety
  • Birth trauma or premature birth
  • Parent-child bonding and relationships

How We Can Help

Therapy for children involves expressing emotions and developing new skills through Play Therapy. For adolescents and adults a range of evidence- based treatments are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. For example, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy may be used to develop more healthy thoughts and behaviours. Interpersonal therapy may be used to develop healthy relationships. Mindfulness strategies can assist individuals in managing strong emotions and reducing stress.

Help to Fund Your Treatment

Medicare rebates are available for counselling services with a valid referral from your medical practitioner (GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist) under a Mental Healthcare Plan or Autism Plan. Rebates from Private Healthcare Funds may apply. Please call us to discuss further details about our services, fees and possible rebates.


Operating from Greensborough:

16 Flintoff Street, Greensborough, Victoria


Phone: 0431 773 486