Dr. Kimberley Carder
Dr. Kimberley Carder
Clinical Psychology services for individuals, children, teens and families

Treatment

Therapy looks a little bit different for everyone, because when it comes to mental health you cannot have a “one-size-fits-all approach”. There is a general structure that is followed for most people and an ongoing treatment plan that is put in place and shared from day one.

 

FOR aDULTS

Individual Talk Therapy

Why Individual Therapy?

Talk therapy is a powerful tool for creating insight in a safe, confidential and caring environment. Understanding where our thoughts and behavioural patterns come from is much easier said than done. Therapy provides the environment to address our needs. Sometimes anxiety, depression and stress have been in the driver’s seat of our functioning that they are managing us instead of us managing them.

 It can be scary to be seen, but it is also scary to get to the end of our lives and think, ‘what if I had shown up?’

Brene Brown

 

Treatment for:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adjustment through Change

  • Mood Discomfort

  • Chronic Stress and Burnout

  • Relationship Hurdles

  • Past Trauma

 

For Teens

Talk Therapy

 Why Teen Therapy?

The teenage years can be tough on both the teen experiencing huge amounts of hormonal and social differences, as well as the family navigating the new chapter of development. Growing up in Hong Kong can be a highly stressful place with academic and social pressures unique to the city. Having a therapeutic alliance to support teens through changing social dynamics and their internal understanding as their identity develops can be the support they need to thrive. When appropriate, family and siblings sessions are also a part of the process.

 

Teenage therapy services are available for a wide range of issues including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Family Adjustment

  • Friendship and Social Challenges

  • Self-harm

 
 
 

FOR ALL

Family Therapy

 
 
 
 

Why Family Therapy?

Home is where the heart is, so when there is tension at home it has an effect on everyone’s livelihood. At times, it can feel like one family member is responsible for the chaos being felt by the family unit. Irrespective of causality, solution occurs when the family unit cohesively works together towards strategic goals.  

Family sessions allow each family member to be a part of the understanding, insight and narrative created in therapy.

Dr. Carder has a rich amount of experience working with families going through divorce, adapting to change and special needs families. She fundamentally believes that healing happens at home and that all family members are a part of the solution.

 

Family sessions are available for :

  • Divorce Adjustment

  • Migration Adjustment

  • Conflict at Home

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Special-Needs Integration

Sessions last 75 minutes

FOR CHILDREN

Play Therapy

Why Play Therapy? 

Children communicate through play. By creating an environment of complete expression, children allow us into their world. Through developing a strong relationship, built on trust and play, appropriate interventions can take place as we understand how children make sense of their world.

 

Play therapy is an effective form of treatment for:

  • Aggression

  • Special Needs

  • Past trauma

  • Adjustment to Divorce and Change

  • Behavioural Challenges

 
 
 

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Psycho-educational Assessment

 
 
 
 

Why have a Psychological Educational Assessment?

Assessments allow us to highlight areas of intellectual strength and weakness - essentially showing which areas of cognition your child is leading with. The battery of tests are analyzed and compared, discrepancies highlight learning difficulties and strengths. Behavioural questionnaires ensure the possibility of underlying or symptomatic behaviours at home and or school attributing to the bigger picture of who your child is.

Assessments provide quantifiable answers, which for some parents confirm what they have been seeing since birth. It provides a useful snapshot of who your child is in regards to cognitive levels and learning (unfortunately not other useful skills like humour and compassion).

Assessments also provide a standardized communication channel between teachers and parents, supporting Individualized Education Plans.


  • Full Psychological Assessment to highlight learning profile; including Learning Differences, Giftedness, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, ASD

  • Debrief with parents and school