We think from a child’s perspective and use the creative, award-winning tools we’ve designed to improve and optimise their mental health.
We’re constantly inspired by our young clients and draw on our experiences with them to make our psychological interventions fun and engaging.
Backed by close to two decades of experience and expertise, we collaborate with families, schools and organisations to find the best solutions for them.
Our mission is to enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of children around the world. We’re proud to empower young people, parents and educators in our clinics, online and with our innovative educational resources.
Our 'Tell Me A Story' cards are back and better than ever. It's a useful tool to facilitate communication and highlight strengths.
We were thrilled to have been accepted to the AlPHA program at the 2018 RISE Conference held in Hong Kong. We had a great time meeting, learning, and collaborating with our colleagues!
We proudly sponsored the College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists during their 2017 Conference held in Brisbane.
Our principal psychologist presented her Ph.D. findings for the first public forum at the AARE Conference (Australian Association for Research in Education).
Learn about our CEO and principal psychologist's mission to Everest Base Camp in March 2016, designed to raise awareness and funds for important causes.
Meet our team of expert child psychologists who are committed
to making a difference in children’s lives.
Principal Child Psychologist
Dr Kimberley O'Brien is one of Australia’s most trusted and recognised child psychologists with a knack for solving issues from the child’s perspective. In 2016, Dr Kimberley completed a PhD on “Belonging and socioemotional wellbeing among students in the transition from primary to secondary school”. With 20 years of experience working locally and internationally, she is the co-founder of the Quirky Kid Clinic and an expert in child development and mental health.
Amber Burden-Hill is a Clinical Psychologist at the Quirky Kid Clinic in Wollongong. She works primarily with children and adolescents presenting with depression and anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Selective Mutism, emerging personality disorders, learning difficulties and behavioural concerns.
Jennifer is a Registered Psychologist at the Quirky Kid Clinic in Wollongong. She has a passion for working with children and their families, supporting them to improve their ability to understand each other and work together. She has 14 years experience working with young people and their families, in a variety of settings, including early intervention support, across primary and high school settings and as a psychologist in private practice.
Our programs and resources have been independently verified and have won an array of local and international awards. We’re proud to deliver high-quality programs that promote children’s wellbeing.
The child psychology experts at Quirky Kid work tirelessly to bring you the most effective tools based on the latest research. From books and workshops
to an innovative app, our dedication to improving children’s lives is second
With several decades of combined clinical experience, our psychologists have a deep understanding of children’s emotions and behaviour. They use their knowledge to help families around the world solve issues and flourish through a vast array of mediums.
Our social and emotional learning programs have been successfully implemented in schools around the globe with fantastic results. Educators love our beautifully packaged programs that come with everything they need to improve their students’ wellbeing.
We’re constantly analysing the latest research and data to develop and improve our resources. From powerful psychometric tools to artificial intelligence, we harness the power of technology to enhance children’s lives in every way we can.