Development, Health, and Identity

We're here to help with a range of issues related to development, health and identity

Scroll down to explore a range of issues; developmental issues, attention deficits, pain, chronic illness, attachment, and personality, along with identity issues related to LGBTQI and gender diversity.

We hope this page is helpful and we look forward to talking with you, with appointments available during business hours and after hours including some Saturdays.

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Developmental Issues

It is common for some children to take more time than others to develop emotional, behavioural or social skills. Our child psychologists can bring clarity and offer evidence-based guidance.


In psychology, the term “identity” is most commonly used to describe personal identity, or the distinctive qualities or traits that make an individual unique. Identities are strongly associated with self-concept, self-image (one’s mental model of oneself), self-esteem, and individuality.


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.


Is your child showing signs of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in their behaviour? We help families understand and manage ADHD and behavioural issues in children.

Attachment Issues

Our work in separation anxiety, also known as attachment issues, is grounded in the understanding that your children need you to be their safe base. 

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder refers to a long-term pattern of thinking, behaviour and emotion that is dysfunctional, extreme and inflexible. It causes distress and makes it difficult to function in everyday life. 


Collectively, LGBTQI+ people experience more mental health challenges than other Australians, not because of their sexuality, sex or gender identity, but because of the discrimination, prejudice and exclusion they face.

Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity refers to people with gender identities that do not coincide with their birth assigned sex. Examples include nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and transgender people. 


Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage, and the role of psychology is supplemental to medicine.


A psychological injury arises from a traumatic event or physical injury, such abusive behavior, whistleblower retaliation, bullying, kidnapping, rape, motor vehicular collision or other negligent action.

Chronic Illness

A chronic illness is an illness that either has no cure or will last for a long time. Living with a chronic illness means having to adjust to the symptoms of the illness and the therapies used to treat the condition.

Other issues we help clients with at Attuned Psychology

Anxiety Therapy Adelaide

At Attuned Psychology Adelaide, our anxiety therapy harnesses expert management techniques across various anxiety disorders, employing a spectrum of therapeutic approaches tailored each individual’s journey towards tranquillity.

Couple Therapy in Adelaide

Our couple therapy in Adelaide stands out for its empathetic approach to resolving common relational issues, weaving success stories through improved communication, understanding, and renewed connection among partners.

Child Psychology Services

Attuned Psychology’s child psychology services offer a comprehensive suite encompassing early intervention, behavioural strategies, and emotional support, ensuring every child’s developmental journey is nurtured with care and expertise.

Teenagers & Adolescents

Focused on the distinctive hurdles of adolescence, our psychology services cater specifically to teenagers, providing guidance and support through their unique developmental challenges towards building resilience and self-understanding.

Grief and Loss Counselling

Our grief and loss counseling in Adelaide is marked by a deeply compassionate approach, guiding individuals through their sorrow with understanding and empathy, towards a path of healing and acceptance, at North Adelaide, Glenelg, or online.

Performance Psychology

Showcasing excellence in performance psychology, Attuned Psychology Adelaide enhances peak performance across sports, arts, and professional realms, using cutting-edge techniques to unlock your potential on stage, on the field, at work, or in a classroom.

Depression, Anxiety and Mood

Click through to explore a range of issues, from various types of anxiety to fears, panic attacks, phobias, stress, and disorders, to grief, loss, self-worth, and trauma.

Development, Health and Identity

Developmental issues, attention deficits, pain, chronic illness, attachment, and personality, along with identity issues related to LGBTQI and gender diversity.


We can work with you through a range of relationship issues from couple and family therapy to identity, separation, grief and loss.

Performance Psychology

We’re here to help you perform at your best, whether that means doing well in exams, delivering presentations, or performing on stage. 


As psychologists and therapists, we offer a confidential objective sounding board for you.

We listen to you without judgement and work with you to provide practical strategies, support and insight based on up to date scientific research to help support change and better manage any emotional and mental health issues.

We also support you if you are wanting to improve your performance.  

Use the contact form on this page to make an enquiry today or feel free to call us to discuss your needs. 

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