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Kids Behaviour Clinic

The Karitane Kids Behaviour Clinic offers families a variety of evidence-based behavioural treatment strategies to support families with children 3 - 5 years of age with emotional and behavioural challenges.

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Treatment strategies are designed to target individual challenges, promote children’s ongoing resilience, and prepare families with a toolbox of strategies to better understand and strengthen healthy development.

Who uses the service

The Karitane Kids Behaviour Clinic works with families with children 3 – 5 years of age with behavioural and emotional challenges, including:

  • Tantrums
  • Non-compliance
  • Verbal and physical aggression
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Depressive Symptoms
  • Poor Attention and Focus


Age Range

Children 3 – 5 years of age. To allow for conclusion of therapy by the child's 5th birthday, ideally children will not be older than 4 and 6 months at the time of referral.



As all appointments are offered via telehealth, in order to access your appointments you will need:

  • High speed internet
  • A working mobile phone
  • A device (laptop/iPad) to be used as a screen
  • Bluetooth headphones


Mental Healthcare Plan

All clients wishing to attend the Kids Behaviour Clinic require a mental healthcare plan and referral for their child from either a GP, Paediatrician, or Psychiatrist. This allows Karitane to bulk-bill all appointments with no gap payment. You will need to renew your mental healthcare plan following your sixth session at the Kids Behaviour Clinic.


How to Get Started

Refer online here.

Alternatively, call the Karitane Intake team on 02 9794 2300.

Once a referral has been made, we will be in touch to discuss how we can best support your family.


We are a COVID safe organisation and the safety and wellbeing of children and their families is always our highest priority. Our COVID-19 update is here.

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 A quick tip

This clinic is offered on Fridays only, and all appointments are virtual (telehealth).