Autism Counselling in Balmain, NSW

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Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041  (Online Only)
My clinical experience is in managing a wide range of psychological problems in adults, adolescents and parents looking for support with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, personal development, managing perfectionism and procrastination, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, and the challenges related to ADHD and Autism.
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
My clinical experience is in managing a wide range of psychological problems in adults, adolescents and parents looking for support with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, personal development, managing perfectionism and procrastination, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, and the challenges related to ADHD and Autism.
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
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Luka | Counselling & Positive Behaviour Support
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
(02) 9100 0459 View (02) 9100 0459
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Kids & Co Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041  (Online Only)
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
(02) 9158 6217 View (02) 9158 6217
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Sandra Scott
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
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John Hristoforidis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
(02) 9100 0965 View (02) 9100 0965
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The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041  (Online Only)
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
(02) 9100 0765 View (02) 9100 0765
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Naomi Crellin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
(02) 9100 0493 View (02) 9100 0493
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
(02) 9100 0945 View (02) 9100 0945
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iflow Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
(02) 8766 0541 View (02) 8766 0541

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Karen Gould
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Pyrmont, NSW 2009
Waitlist for new clients
I have built experience working predominantly with adult clients with the following neurotypes and conditions: ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Sleep Difficulties, OCD.
With a special interest in neurodiversity, I enjoy working with clients who see the world differently and would like to open up to new and authentic ways of thinking, feeling and acting. I work with adults, older adolescents and couples, and respect all sexualities, genders and relationship styles. I can help with self exploration, opening up to new perspectives, managing difficult emotions, broadening your comfort zone and connecting with what matters to you.
I have built experience working predominantly with adult clients with the following neurotypes and conditions: ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Sleep Difficulties, OCD.
With a special interest in neurodiversity, I enjoy working with clients who see the world differently and would like to open up to new and authentic ways of thinking, feeling and acting. I work with adults, older adolescents and couples, and respect all sexualities, genders and relationship styles. I can help with self exploration, opening up to new perspectives, managing difficult emotions, broadening your comfort zone and connecting with what matters to you.
(02) 9100 0727 View (02) 9100 0727
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Dr Pauline Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards, NSW 2065
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 has been worked 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 has been worked in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
(02) 9411 7837 View (02) 9411 7837
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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Potts Point, NSW 2011
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
(07) 4520 2366 View (07) 4520 2366
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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (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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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (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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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Lisa Formosa
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
(03) 7302 8068 View (03) 7302 8068
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am now treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & Autism & its many comorbidities. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am now treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & Autism & its many comorbidities. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Ruth Minkov
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2743 View (03) 7003 2743
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Waitlist for new clients
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
(02) 9541 8788 View (02) 9541 8788
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Eliza Mealey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
I am an accredited Arts Psychotherapist the registered body, ACA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychotherapy from Ikon Institute Australia. My background in theatre and my understanding of the power of using creative methods to dive deeper into our subconscious led me to pursue a career in arts Psychotherapy. I work in a holistic way, guiding clients towards their strengths. I have experience working with adults who face life challenges, young children and adolescents who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. ​ Presently, I have a number of clients living with autism. Using art therapy with clients on the spectrum i
(07) 3132 2928 View (07) 3132 2928

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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.