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Robyn Tongue

PAWS Psychology
Psychologist
Accepting new patients
82 Kalbar Road, Eltham VIC, Australia
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PAWS Psychology clinic welcomes children, parents and adults who are seeking support with any ADHD-related challenges and any co-occuring diagnoses such as anxiety or Autism. Robyn has intentionally designed a clinic that has large open spaces for walks or more active games with children seeking movement. There are also comfortable indoor rooms with a large storeroom of art and craft and games. Two gorgeous and affectionate groodle therapy dogs are also included if clients would enjoy this experience and support.

Robyn has lived experience with the suicide of her beloved younger brother and with ADHD. Robyn believes that establishing a trusting relationship with clients is critical and engages children and young people with preferred activities and play, whilst using more of a coaching and mentoring approach with her adult clients.

Robyn has a background working in the organisational psychology field that equipped her with skills to assess and develop skillsets around executive functions, interpersonal and management skills as well as emotional intelligence. She also supported staff with career coaching. In addition, she worked to design and deliver training and presentations as well as guiding managers with culture and staff issues to ensure people were supported effectively to reach their potential. Robyn also program-managed the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, chaired by Christine Morgan, and that included the CEO's from key Mental Health Australian organisations that met to promote positive workplace policies and strategies regarding mental health support at work. This experience helps Robyn to coach adults with workplace challenges.

Robyn worked at headspace training school staff, allied health and parents with mental health challenges young people experienced and in the provision of supports. She also developed wellbeing curriculums for schools and provided counselling to students and staff.

More recently Robyn has worked in the private practice space where she enjoys working with people to provide support across a range of challenges, but has a special interest in ADHD tools and strategies. She also provides assessments for those exploring the possibility of ADHD.

Robyn can see clients with a Mental Health Care Plan, Private Paying (Private Health rebates to be checked and managed by clients) or those Self Managing or Plan Managed with NDIS. She can also assist adults in the workplace to access funding for sessions if they are open to this.

Client Types

  • Adults
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents/Caregivers

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Client Centred
  • Strengths Based
  • Solutions Focused
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoeducation
  • Coaching

Accreditations

  • AHPRA

Professional Memberships

  • APS
  • APS COP Affiliate
  • APS ADHD Interest Group
  • AAPi
  • AADPA Associate member

Other Information

  • Telehealth Access
  • Lived Experience
  • LGBTQIA+

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