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Our services are designed to give children and teens the tools and platform they need to help them navigate through life and have access to the support they need to become their best self. 
At YOU Are The Focus Community Care , we use a holistic approach to assess the Behavioural, Social- Emotional and Psychological factors that affect you, in your day-to-day life.

Our holistic care approach involves taking a whole-body approach to build the mind, body, and soul not only just looking at your diagnosis.  We are committed to support individuals to be empowered to achieve all they desire in life and not be defined  by their disability.

We offer global online tele-health support services and upon request offer face to face support services in Southeast Queensland, Australia on the Gold Coast

Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy refers to a set of therapeutic interventions that aim to eliminate maladaptive, self-defeating behaviours and replace them with healthy, adaptive behaviours.


We use this form of therapy for children and adolescents to identify and help change potentially challenging or unhealthy behaviours. This is based on the idea that all behaviours are learned and that behaviours can be changed.  The focus of treatment is how to change the behaviour by identifying what happened before the behaviour, the function of the behaviour (why it happens) and what happens after the behaviour.

BT therapy involves teaching different methods of responding to situations more positively. A key part of this therapy is rewarding adaptive behaviours that benefit a child/teens functioning and discourage maladaptive behaviours, or those that interfere with young people’s best possible functioning.

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For example: Imagine a child who has difficulty completing homework. To encourage desired behaviours (e.g., homework completion), the parents organise reward plan that includes earning points each day that homework is completed that can be traded in for a desired reward at the end of the week (e.g., having a play date with a friend). The reward must be something the  child wants, and it should be specifically linked to a specific goal (homework completion). At first the child works for the external reward, but over time, the task itself becomes easier and the reward can be faded out. Then, new goals can be generated.

BT therapy often requires multiple people in a child/teens environment to be committed to the process, including parents, teachers, and other important figures.

  • Suitable for children and teens with challenging behaviours (verbal, physical aggression, self – harm ), Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Phobias, and Learning disorders.

  • 8- 12 weekly one to one sessions recommended dependent of needs and goals.


We offer this therapy online and face to face.

Behavioural Therapy
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT helps to recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, combining Behaviour Therapy.  CBT is a type of psychotherapy that works to identify thoughts that contribute to the child/teens emotional distress and influence the young person to behave in negative ways.

For instance, believing others are judging you can contribute to a child or teens social anxiety and could lead them to avoid others, thus losing opportunities to form social relationships and develop beneficial sources of social support. Treatment is centred around how the young person’s thoughts and beliefs influence their actions and moods. It often focuses on the current problems and how to solve them. The long-term goal is to build thinking and behavioural patterns that help the you person achieve a better quality of life.

  • Suitable for children and teens.  

  • Supports Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Anger, limiting beliefs, social anxiety, difficulty having interpersonal relationships, dysregulated emotions and behaviour, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and Phobias.

  • 12-16 weekly one to one sessions recommended dependent of needs and goals.


We offer this therapy online and face to face.


Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

REBT aims to alter a person’s underlying belief about themselves, those around them, or life in general. This theory highlights the irrational, or self-defeating behaviours of a person such as shame, guilt, pity, or any other negative lines of thinking. 

REBT is a form of psychotherapy that can support young people to take control of their thoughts and emotions. Further working to empower the young person to actively challenge those thoughts and replace them with more rational, realistic ones.

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Suitable for children and teens

  • Supports Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Anger, low confidence, low self-esteem, irrational beliefs, negative thinking and dysregulated emotions and behaviour.

  • 12-16 weekly one to one sessions recommended dependent of needs and goals.


We offer this therapy online and face to face.

Mind Body Psycho Therapies
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Mind Body Psycho Therapies

A combination of holistic and psychotherapy techniques that focus on improving the mind and body functioning inducing relaxation as a way to improve mental health of young people. Depending on the young person’s need and goal, a few techniques are chosen and directly incorporated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

Techniques include:

Mindfulness: The practice of becoming more fully aware of the present moment, non-judgmentally and completely - rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future.

Affirmations and Gratitude: The practice of positive self-talk, changing what people say to themselves, both internally and out loud. As well as learning thoughtful reflection of the aspects of one’s life that brings happiness, causing feelings of gratefulness rather reflecting on what is out of reach.

Meditation: Guided or self-directed meditation that helps gain a greater awareness of the body, thoughts, and breathing.

Breathwork: Focus on the conscious awareness of inhales and exhales. These exercises use deep, focused breathing that lasts a specific amount of time.

Body scan exercise: Paying attention to parts of the body and bodily sensations in a gradual sequence from feet to head.

Mindful stretching: This activity involves stretching mindfully to help bring awareness to both the body and mind helping to lower stress,  release heavy energy, and strengthen mind-body connection.

Sound bath: a way of managing anxiety, soothing the nervous system, and blocking all the ideas and thoughts out of your consciousness as you connect with your body, by the use of a crystal bowl that make deep, resonating vibrations.

  • Suitable for children and teens

  • Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, low mood, unhappiness, stress, trauma, negative thinking.

  • 6-12 weekly one to one  sessions recommended dependent of needs and goals.


We offer this therapy online and face to face.


Online (SAS) Secret Agent Society Program

Ages 8-12

Four skill areas in one


Secret Agent Society (SAS) Program is an evidence-based breakthrough approach to teach children:

 1. Emotion Recognition (in other people and self).

2. Emotion Regulation (particularly anxiety and anger).

3. Diverse Social Skills (including for both friendship and teamwork).

4. Problem Solving (as an individual and in a group).

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SAS is effective for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, social/emotional  behavioural challenges.

 Key areas include: 

  • Recognise emotions in themselves and others;

  • Express their feelings in appropriate ways;

  • Cope with feelings of anger and anxiety;

  • Communicate and play with others;

  • Cope with mistakes, transitions and challenges;

  • Build and maintain friendships;

  • Solve social problems;

  • Prevent and manage bullying and teasing and

  • Acknowledge their personal strengths.

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Online Peers® Program

PEERS® (Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills) for Adolescents is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in primary and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends and developing or improving social skills. PEERS® may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social and behavioural disorders.

Suitable for ages 13 - 17.

Positive Parent Coaching

Positive Parent Coaching

Our Positive Parent coaching helps to educate parents to change and manage routines, emotional, social  and behavioural challenges. We do this by enhancing parenting knowledge, skills and confidence through positive parenting strategies. 

If you need support with your child/teen in one or all these areas, then Parent Therapy Coaching is for you.

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Areas of concern: 
•    Not listening, following instructions and difficultly saying staying focused. 
•    Difficulty to initiate a task, stay on task and complete task. 
•    Refusal of completing homework, daily chores and routine. 
•    Low motivation, self- esteem and self-confidence. 
•    Difficulty identifying and understanding body language and using appropriate boday language. 
•    Difficulty expressing and understanding emotions. 
•    Difficulty setting, keeping and respecting boundaries. 
•    Respecting & understanding family values, ideas and principles. 
•    Management of challenging behaviours. 

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