Autism Counselling in Australian Capital Territory

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Canberra Mobile Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Curtin, ACT 2605
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
You might want help with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma, or relationships. Or you are looking for a translator to help you communicate across different neurotypes (NT/ND)? Do you want to break old habits, create new patterns, talk through things that you are still holding on to. Maybe you have been (newly) diagnosed with Autism or ADHD and you want to process your diagnosis in a neurodiversity affirming way? (Whilst I have a special interest in neurodiversity and trauma, I see a range of clients for a range of issues.)
(02) 5926 2237 View (02) 5926 2237
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Dr Pauline Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
(02) 9100 0489 View (02) 9100 0489
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Dr Natalia Rusnac
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
(03) 4245 1035 View (03) 4245 1035
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
(08) 7078 8384 View (08) 7078 8384
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Mountains to Molehills
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Weston, ACT 2611
I can provide pre/post diagnosis, trauma, relationship and life transition support. I can assist in screening and assessing for conditions such as Autism, PDA and ADHD to inform how best to support you and support identity formation. I enjoy and have training in supporting Sex Workers, Poly/NM/RA, Neurodivergent, HIV+ and Sexual/Gender diverse individuals.
I can provide pre/post diagnosis, trauma, relationship and life transition support. I can assist in screening and assessing for conditions such as Autism, PDA and ADHD to inform how best to support you and support identity formation. I enjoy and have training in supporting Sex Workers, Poly/NM/RA, Neurodivergent, HIV+ and Sexual/Gender diverse individuals.
(02) 5944 3485 x5 View (02) 5944 3485 x5
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Lisa Shirt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
...Assessments Only Available Currently - Therapy Books Are Closed... I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
...Assessments Only Available Currently - Therapy Books Are Closed... I offer Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. I also provide therapy for adults, with a specialty in areas of neurodivergence (especially ADHD), those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those with bipolar, anxiety and depression. Please note that I am not NDIS registered.
(02) 5941 6860 View (02) 5941 6860
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Bronwyn Andersen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
As a registered psychologist specializing in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for children, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing highly specialized, engaging, and effective therapy. My practice is uniquely tailored to the needs of young individuals with ADHD and/or ASD, focusing on creating a supportive and dynamic environment that fosters strengths and individuality. I recognize that neurodiversity can significantly affect daily life, including academic performance, social interactions, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
As a registered psychologist specializing in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for children, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing highly specialized, engaging, and effective therapy. My practice is uniquely tailored to the needs of young individuals with ADHD and/or ASD, focusing on creating a supportive and dynamic environment that fosters strengths and individuality. I recognize that neurodiversity can significantly affect daily life, including academic performance, social interactions, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0872 View (02) 9100 0872
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Neurosage Psych, Online Autism & ADHD Assessments
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Tasha Moon, a Registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar who specialises in providing comprehensive, warm and compassionate Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. All appointments and assessments are conducted online through telehealth, which means you can be in a space that is comfortable for you while we chat. You are free to fidget, wear your PJs or take as many break as you need to. My assessments are all neuroaffirming, and are conducted in an informal, conversational way. My aim is for you to feel safe, comfortable and heard.
Hello! I'm Tasha Moon, a Registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar who specialises in providing comprehensive, warm and compassionate Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. All appointments and assessments are conducted online through telehealth, which means you can be in a space that is comfortable for you while we chat. You are free to fidget, wear your PJs or take as many break as you need to. My assessments are all neuroaffirming, and are conducted in an informal, conversational way. My aim is for you to feel safe, comfortable and heard.
(07) 2801 6669 View (07) 2801 6669
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Hannah Kayla Le Leu
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I welcome all different neurotypes (autism, ADHD, learning differences, neurotypical etc), cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I am the founder of Talk it Through Psychology which is 100% telehealth. I am neurodivergent and operate from a neuro-affirming framework, meaning that I understand the importance of tailoring all therapies and strategies to work for different brain types. I absolutely love working with people’s strengths and passions and being able to connect with clients through shared passions, which we can also incorporate into therapy! I can help you with: depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, OCD and co-occurring mental health struggles from being neurodivergent (such as autistic burnout). I also offer affirming autism and ADHD assessments.
I welcome all different neurotypes (autism, ADHD, learning differences, neurotypical etc), cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I am the founder of Talk it Through Psychology which is 100% telehealth. I am neurodivergent and operate from a neuro-affirming framework, meaning that I understand the importance of tailoring all therapies and strategies to work for different brain types. I absolutely love working with people’s strengths and passions and being able to connect with clients through shared passions, which we can also incorporate into therapy! I can help you with: depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, OCD and co-occurring mental health struggles from being neurodivergent (such as autistic burnout). I also offer affirming autism and ADHD assessments.
(08) 7008 7942 View (08) 7008 7942
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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Jane F Maher
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Online individual & group therapy for socially anxious teens including those impacted by anxiety, autism, shyness, bullying, sensory, cognitive & receptive language issues. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging in the group - as their confidence grows their social anxiety diminishes & their social skills develop. Parents say that teens are willing to attend, that they feel accepted & their skills improve. Jane also provides Family Therapy, Couple & Individual therapy, Tuning Into Teens groups for parents to build their skills in bringing up teens.
Online individual & group therapy for socially anxious teens including those impacted by anxiety, autism, shyness, bullying, sensory, cognitive & receptive language issues. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging in the group - as their confidence grows their social anxiety diminishes & their social skills develop. Parents say that teens are willing to attend, that they feel accepted & their skills improve. Jane also provides Family Therapy, Couple & Individual therapy, Tuning Into Teens groups for parents to build their skills in bringing up teens.
(03) 8372 0406 View (03) 8372 0406
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Roni Ramirez Esquivel
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Through my counselling work I have been honoured to work with a wide range of clients, with whom I have tailored my therapeutic approach to best suit their needs. I enjoy working with my clients to develop clear counselling goals, expanding on clients' existing and new life skills. I always aim to provide a warm, inclusive and safe counselling service to provide clients the opportunity to be open and willing to explore chance.
Through my counselling work I have been honoured to work with a wide range of clients, with whom I have tailored my therapeutic approach to best suit their needs. I enjoy working with my clients to develop clear counselling goals, expanding on clients' existing and new life skills. I always aim to provide a warm, inclusive and safe counselling service to provide clients the opportunity to be open and willing to explore chance.
(02) 5950 5794 View (02) 5950 5794
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Beth McNamara
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
My name is Beth, and I am a psychologist who focuses on working with neurodivergent young adults, teens, and kids, particularly those who identify as gender diverse or LGBTQIA+. As a teenager, life can be hard and confusing. You may be struggling with self-esteem, figuring out your identity, or dealing with changes in your life
My name is Beth, and I am a psychologist who focuses on working with neurodivergent young adults, teens, and kids, particularly those who identify as gender diverse or LGBTQIA+. As a teenager, life can be hard and confusing. You may be struggling with self-esteem, figuring out your identity, or dealing with changes in your life
(02) 9100 0439 View (02) 9100 0439
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Steph Murray
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am Steph, an AuADHDer psychologist passionate about helping you embrace your unique strengths and thrive in a world that may not always understand or appreciate neurodivergence. I'm not just a professional with knowledge—I also bring my own lived experiences to the table. If you're struggling with family dynamics, processing childhood trauma, or feel like no one truly understands your world, I'm here to listen and provide support without judgment.
I am Steph, an AuADHDer psychologist passionate about helping you embrace your unique strengths and thrive in a world that may not always understand or appreciate neurodivergence. I'm not just a professional with knowledge—I also bring my own lived experiences to the table. If you're struggling with family dynamics, processing childhood trauma, or feel like no one truly understands your world, I'm here to listen and provide support without judgment.
(07) 5235 7890 View (07) 5235 7890
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Stephanie Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about working with both neurodivergent and neurotypical clients on better understanding their unique brains, values, and strengths in an affirming way. I most often see clients for burn out, boundary-setting, parenting support, unmasking, and anxiety, but enjoy working with a range of other client experiences and needs. I also have extensive experience navigating the realm of NDIS. I currently offer telehealth services through The Neurodiversity Clinic.
I'm passionate about working with both neurodivergent and neurotypical clients on better understanding their unique brains, values, and strengths in an affirming way. I most often see clients for burn out, boundary-setting, parenting support, unmasking, and anxiety, but enjoy working with a range of other client experiences and needs. I also have extensive experience navigating the realm of NDIS. I currently offer telehealth services through The Neurodiversity Clinic.
(02) 4071 8421 View (02) 4071 8421
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Rebecca Sooben
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Rebecca! I work with neurodivergent adults from a solution focussed approach. My approach is catered to help ADHD and Autistic adults learn ways to cope with the demands of work, parenting and juggling life in general!
Hi, my name is Rebecca! I work with neurodivergent adults from a solution focussed approach. My approach is catered to help ADHD and Autistic adults learn ways to cope with the demands of work, parenting and juggling life in general!
(02) 9100 0944 View (02) 9100 0944

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.