Kate Kartikeyan – Psychologist

Kate Kartikeyan – Psychologist


Kate is a highly experienced psychologist who combines her role as a Senior Psychologist with the NSW Department of Education with her membership of the Kids First children’s health team. Kate is also a fully qualified and experienced Special Education teacher and so she has unique insight into the challenges that children with learning and behavioural differences face in the classroom and playground.

During her long career, Kate has worked with children and families with a variety of needs. She believes firmly in the power of partnerships between parents and professionals and has a particular commitment to supporting families who are under varying kinds of complex pressures.

Kate offers calm, kind and common-sense support to parents and carers so that they gain the strategies they need to help their kids. She also works closely with children of all ages to overcome the challenges they experience with issues like anxiety, friendships, changes to family relationships and low confidence.

Kate’s deep understanding of schools, funding models and the support needed in educational settings allows her to offer practical advice to parents who are making important choices about their child’s schooling. Her experience in conducting formal Psychometric and Educational Assessments also enables her to confirm if a child is Gifted or has Specific Learning Difficulties.

Kate’s services are eligible for NDIS and health fund rebates. She also provides support to children and families whose GP has established a Medicare Plan (Better Access to Mental Health Care) on their behalf.

Kate works at Kids First on Saturdays.

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