Autism Counselling in Bellevue Hill, NSW

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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
(02) 9100 0443 View (02) 9100 0443
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406 View (02) 8069 5406
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
(02) 9100 0795 View (02) 9100 0795
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Courtney Karpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
(02) 9100 0237 View (02) 9100 0237

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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
(02) 8403 1928 View (02) 8403 1928
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Paddington, NSW 2021  (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 treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. 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 treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Piper, NSW 2027  (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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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Potts Point, NSW 2011
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Art Psychotherapist with a strong passion for working with all people. 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 and understand that children and young people may come into the Therapy room with Trauma.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Art Psychotherapist with a strong passion for working with all people. 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 and understand that children and young people may come into the Therapy room with Trauma.
(07) 4520 2366 View (07) 4520 2366
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HD Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
(02) 9158 6085 View (02) 9158 6085
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Daniella Winik - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
(03) 7003 2718 View (03) 7003 2718
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Danielle Melia - Affirming Wellness
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
There are a few areas of focus that I love supporting clients with; 1). The intersection of the following specific areas, or simply one of these more nuanced areas; people coping with trauma, understanding and managing their neurodivergence, the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing sexual health and intimacy issues, and trans-friendly and knowledgeable healthcare. 2). Everyday client concerns like managing anxiety, low mood, or relationship challenges. 3). Healthcare professionals grappling with burnout symptoms or demanding standards associated with their careers. 4). Adult ADHD/ Autism assessments.
There are a few areas of focus that I love supporting clients with; 1). The intersection of the following specific areas, or simply one of these more nuanced areas; people coping with trauma, understanding and managing their neurodivergence, the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing sexual health and intimacy issues, and trans-friendly and knowledgeable healthcare. 2). Everyday client concerns like managing anxiety, low mood, or relationship challenges. 3). Healthcare professionals grappling with burnout symptoms or demanding standards associated with their careers. 4). Adult ADHD/ Autism assessments.
(03) 5905 7089 View (03) 5905 7089
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Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (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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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (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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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
(02) 9100 0360 View (02) 9100 0360
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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
(02) 9053 4329 View (02) 9053 4329
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Claudia Caballero
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
Would it be nice to have a trained professional to guide you to grow and move towards where you want to be in life? As a psychologist, I aim to help my clients to heal, energise, become aware of their strengths and connect with themselves and others. Through the therapy, I could help you to keep your life moving in the right direction by managing depression and anxiety-related symptoms, to better cope with stress and anger. Also, I provide strategies to manage personal loss, symptoms of trauma and cope with life transitions
Would it be nice to have a trained professional to guide you to grow and move towards where you want to be in life? As a psychologist, I aim to help my clients to heal, energise, become aware of their strengths and connect with themselves and others. Through the therapy, I could help you to keep your life moving in the right direction by managing depression and anxiety-related symptoms, to better cope with stress and anger. Also, I provide strategies to manage personal loss, symptoms of trauma and cope with life transitions
(02) 9100 0792 View (02) 9100 0792
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Jessica Dolev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
(02) 9100 0039 View (02) 9100 0039
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August Gable
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families who are willing to take that first step towards change and a brighter future. I approach therapy collaboratively and help people find their own unique approach to overcome the challenges of life, and I ensure that this therapy is evidence-based. Instead of only focusing on the reasons that people come into therapy, I also focus on the strengths that can get someone back on their feet again.
I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families who are willing to take that first step towards change and a brighter future. I approach therapy collaboratively and help people find their own unique approach to overcome the challenges of life, and I ensure that this therapy is evidence-based. Instead of only focusing on the reasons that people come into therapy, I also focus on the strengths that can get someone back on their feet again.
(02) 9100 0874 View (02) 9100 0874
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Tania Rose
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tania Rose is a neurodiversity-affirming and queer-affirming psychotherapist providing support for adults and their loved-ones Australia-wide. Tania's 30 years of experience includes working with Autistic and ADHD adults who may self-identify or have a formal diagnosis and wish to build capacity, aid recovery, or aim for renewal. Tania Rose supports empowerment to address client issues, focusing on the unique experience of each individual. Supporting queer, neurodivergent, differently-abled, and creative clients. Ethical Non-Monogamous (ENM) and unique relationship styles welcome. Zoom sessions are available for remote support.
Tania Rose is a neurodiversity-affirming and queer-affirming psychotherapist providing support for adults and their loved-ones Australia-wide. Tania's 30 years of experience includes working with Autistic and ADHD adults who may self-identify or have a formal diagnosis and wish to build capacity, aid recovery, or aim for renewal. Tania Rose supports empowerment to address client issues, focusing on the unique experience of each individual. Supporting queer, neurodivergent, differently-abled, and creative clients. Ethical Non-Monogamous (ENM) and unique relationship styles welcome. Zoom sessions are available for remote support.
(02) 4708 9622 View (02) 4708 9622
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Swell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
We at Swell Psychology have a particular interest in working with Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Exercise & Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias. We are passionate about early intervention. So if you feel like reaching out for support but don't think you're "sick enough", " we are here to help! Alongside helping people with mental health difficulties, we are equally interested in the areas that contribute to human flourishing.
We at Swell Psychology have a particular interest in working with Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Exercise & Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias. We are passionate about early intervention. So if you feel like reaching out for support but don't think you're "sick enough", " we are here to help! Alongside helping people with mental health difficulties, we are equally interested in the areas that contribute to human flourishing.
(02) 9100 0972 View (02) 9100 0972
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.