GVDC aims to cater locally for people of all ages who have developmental and associated mental health difficulties and need assessment and/or ongoing support.
'No need to travel to Melbourne' is our motto.
We take pride in our understanding of neurodiversity as well as our ability to assess and support people of all ages, across the lifespan, from infancy and childhood through adolescence into adulthood.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of clinicians who have had many years of experience in the public sectors.
Our counselling psychologist, Susan, occupational therapist, Hayley, and clinical psychologist Tracy, were members of the former GV Autism Spectrum Assessment Team (ASAT) at GV Health (GVH) under the clinical leadership of Dr Michael Welham, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Tracy and Susan were coordinators of GV ASAT for many years. Our speech pathologist, Kate is now a member of the local FASD Clinic (see below).
Our Clinic is represented on the GVH Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic's Community Resource Group. The FASD Clinic is the first of its kind in Victoria and we have been proud supporters of this very important local initiative.
Our experienced allied and mental health professionals put your needs first. With years of experience, our multidisciplinary team provides assessment and support services that are right for you, regardless of your age. Our aim is to help you function and feel better.
Susan Galambos Colmer, Counselling Psychologist has had a small private practice in Shepparton since 1997.
Twenty years later, in 2017, Goulburn Valley Developmental Clinic was established, out of two rooms in the Greater Shepparton Business Centre (GSBC).
We began operations as GV Developmental Clinic (GVDC) Pty Ltd, with Susan as one of its Directors.
We welcomed Sacha Finlayson as our Practice Manager.
We moved into our current building where, for the first time, we have 4 consulting rooms to work from. Our waiting area and consulting rooms are child-friendly and our tea room is open to families.
GV Developmental Clinic Pty Ltd was nominated and we were proud finalists for the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 2019 White King - Pental / 95.3 Triple M Best New Business Award (Under 2 Years' Operation). We were most appreciative of the nomination.
We continue to provide information, assessments and support for individuals, families, schools and agencies/organisations, here in our beautiful Goulburn Valley.
We work in collaboration with referring GPs, Paediatricians and Psychiatrists, be they located here in the Goulburn Valley or in Melbourne. We hope to have a consultant paediatrician and/or psychiatrist based in our clinic. We are always looking for clinicians to join our team.