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Young Minds Psychology
Olya Kolyaduke
Child and Family Psychologist

Young Minds Psychology is a private mental health practice based in Taupo and online, specialising in supporting children, adolescents, and families.  

Olya Kolyaduke is an experienced Child Psychologist who has worked in both public mental health as well as private practice settings. She specialises in supporting children and adolescents with a range of psychological and neurodevelopmental challenges. Olya has a warm and compassionate approach to therapy and believes in the importance of establishing a trusting relationship. She helps children and adolescents make sense of their current experiences, and works with the whole family to make sustainable changes. Drawing from a range of evidence-based treatment strategies, Olya adapts therapy to fit individual needs and goals. Olya has experience working with children and adolescents with mental health, behavioural, and social skills challenges, and works with the family to support children and young people towards their goals.

Olya Kolyaduke

Specializing in supporting Children and Adolescents with:

  • Neuropsychological & cognitive assessments
  • Tics and Tourette's Disorder
  • Habit Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Social and behavioural challenges
  • Sleep & toileting difficulties
  • Gender dysphoria & gender identity
  • Parenting support
  • Family therapy
Children playing

Make an Appointment

Initial assessment sessions usually last 80 minutes and cost $290.

Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes and cost $180. Shorter sessions of 25 minutes are $90. Read more here.

In-person appointments are based at 6 Motutaiko Street, Taupo. Telehealth sessions are available via video. To see if telehealth is suitable for you, find out more here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Initial appointments of 80mins are $290.


Standard therapy sessions of 50mins are $180.

Neuropsychological & cognitive assessments are tailored to the individual, price on request.

More about fees and eligibility for funding here.

What ages do you see?

I specialise in working with children & adolescents up to 18 years of age. I also work with parents and families. I do not offer individual therapy or assessments to adults.

Is there a wait to be seen?

I am not currently accepting new clients.

What if I can't make my appointment?

You can cancel or reschedule your appointment free of charge as long as you give at least 24 hours' notice. Due to high level of demand, cancellations within 24 hours or no-shows will incur a full charge. If you are unwell, we can change this to a teletherapy appointment. Please note that I am unable to extend the session time if you are running late, due to the impact this has on other appointments.

Who needs to be at the first appointment?

For the initial assessment appointment, it is important to have both the young person and at least one caregiver present. There is the opportunity to meet individually, however input from both the parent and the individual perspective is important.

How many sessions will we need?

The number of sessions required will depend on your individual needs. Some families do well with short-term intervention (4-8 sessions) and others require more intensive supports (12+ sessions). We will discuss what is right for you at your initial assessment session.

Thank you so so much for the work that you did with her.  I think it was fantastic for her to be able to be heard.

- Mum



The Lake Clinic

6 Motutaiko Street


8:30am - 4:30pm

Thursdays & Fridays