Natasha van der Wall is a psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with children and their families within a broad range of clinical settings including early intervention, disability and community health, psycho-educational assessment, hospitals, schools and private practice.
Natasha is committed to supporting children and young people adjust to the challenges of childhood and growing up within their major contexts of school, family and friendships. Such challenges may include parent-child relationships, bereavement and loss (including parent separation), anxiety/worry, development and learning, social and friendship issues, transition & change (e.g. starting new school, moving, school camps, new siblings), self-esteem & emotional health, behaviour management, and parenting.
She is passionate about demonstrating the life-long benefits of understanding and managing one’s emotional health and sees her practice as a vital element to the well-being and resilience of children and young people throughout their lifespan. Through a range of therapeutic styles/techniques and skill development, children and their families can create positive behaviours that allow them to face their current concerns, future challenges and most importantly the ability to know when and how to seek support at such times. When working with children and young people, the role of the parent and other important adults (e.g. teachers, other therapists, doctors, coaches) is crucial to supporting the child and young person. Natasha values her years of experience working on multi-disciplinary teams in providing the best quality care over the long term.
Natasha has joined the team at Schroth Scoliosis Physiotherapy Clinic to continue this work as well as to provide support to patients with scoliosis (children, young people and their parents). At times, scoliosis can present challenges that are not always immediately visible yet can be an obstacle to the successful outcomes of physical treatment programs.