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Futures in Mind is a private paediatric allied health practice which is specifically designed for the needs of children, adolescents and young adults.
Based in Narre Warren, Futures in Mind will open a second clinic in Dandenong in early 2018 to meet growing demand.
Director and Principal Psychologist Felicity Ferber established the clinic to meet the needs of families in the City of Casey and its surrounds.
“Many of our families have been accessing a variety of services for their children across different suburbs. This is time consuming and costly.
“Futures in Mind provides allied health services in one clinic for the convenience of local families,” Ms Ferber said.
Services offered at Futures in Mind include psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, art and play therapy, family therapy and mental health social work.
Professional development for teachers, parenting groups and kids’ groups are also run regularly. Practitioners are highly skilled and have expertise specific to working with young people.
At this private clinic a variety of funding options are available for sessions including Medicare, Private Health and Better Start / FaHCSIA funding.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolling-out to the City of Casey in September 2018, Futures in Mind is already a registered NDIS provider.
“We are already helping children successfully reach their true potential through an individually tailor-made therapy plan designed especially for each child in conjunction with their NDIS goals,” Ms Ferber said.
Futures in Mind also provides psychologists and mental health social workers to primary and secondary schools. This is a free service to students who have a GP referral (bulk billed).
“We currently provide practitioners to 24 schools in South East Melbourne and our list is growing.
“It is so important to provide these services to families that otherwise cannot access psychological support for their children,” Ms Ferber said.
Further information about how Futures in Mind can assist child development and help them meet their potential is available from www.futuresinmind.com.au.

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