Autism Counselling in Chatswood, NSW

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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
(02) 6190 7726 View (02) 6190 7726
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatswood, NSW 2067
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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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067  (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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Jimmy Muecke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0913 View (02) 9100 0913
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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Waitlist for new clients
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
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Erica Chow
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Are you struggling with overthinking, being overwhelmed and exhausted a lot of the time? Do you feel that past traumas and negative life experiences have left you feeling unsafe and having unhealthy beliefs about yourself? If your daily life, relationships and mental health is wearing you down, you may be seeking support to get to a better place. You may be a parent who is noticing concerning signs in your child and needing parenting support and therapy for your child. Erica is a professional and warm Psychologist experienced in assisting with mental health, trauma, behavioural difficulties for clients across the lifespan.
Are you struggling with overthinking, being overwhelmed and exhausted a lot of the time? Do you feel that past traumas and negative life experiences have left you feeling unsafe and having unhealthy beliefs about yourself? If your daily life, relationships and mental health is wearing you down, you may be seeking support to get to a better place. You may be a parent who is noticing concerning signs in your child and needing parenting support and therapy for your child. Erica is a professional and warm Psychologist experienced in assisting with mental health, trauma, behavioural difficulties for clients across the lifespan.
(02) 9159 3752 View (02) 9159 3752
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Law May Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
(02) 8105 5109 View (02) 8105 5109
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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
(02) 8403 0049 View (02) 8403 0049
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Smooth Sailing Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
My name is Danielle and I'm a warm psychologist who provides support to children, teens, and adults who are seeking to improve their emotional wellbeing. My work experience includes holding a position in university education and providing psychological support to individuals living in regional NSW. I am skilled in treating a wide variety of common mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression, and assisting those encountering difficulties in relation to life transitions, work/life balance, anger management, pregnancy, and relationships. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD.
My name is Danielle and I'm a warm psychologist who provides support to children, teens, and adults who are seeking to improve their emotional wellbeing. My work experience includes holding a position in university education and providing psychological support to individuals living in regional NSW. I am skilled in treating a wide variety of common mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression, and assisting those encountering difficulties in relation to life transitions, work/life balance, anger management, pregnancy, and relationships. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD.
(02) 9100 0238 View (02) 9100 0238
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Holly Hoi Yan Suen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatswood, NSW 2067
(02) 8403 1850 View (02) 8403 1850

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Jaume Ciurans Barri
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Killara, NSW 2071
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
(02) 9929 7835 View (02) 9929 7835
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gordon, NSW 2072
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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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 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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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards, NSW 2065
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Psychcare Australia
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gordon, NSW 2072
Psychcare Australia provides comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We offer trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy, ensuring safety, compassion, and understanding of the lived experience. Whether seeking clarity for NDIS funding, support, or gaining a deeper self-insight, we're here to guide your journey.
Psychcare Australia provides comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We offer trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy, ensuring safety, compassion, and understanding of the lived experience. Whether seeking clarity for NDIS funding, support, or gaining a deeper self-insight, we're here to guide your journey.
(02) 8403 2760 View (02) 8403 2760
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Lauren Ehrenfeld
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Willoughby, NSW 2068
I specialise in developmental assessment and diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, learning disorders and school readiness.
Is your child having behavioural difficulties, difficulty focusing or keeping still, not developing strong friendships or has trouble learning and keeping up at school? Is your child anxious about leaving your side, can't sleep alone, or has big feelings that they struggle to manage? These are the families and children that I love to work with. I want to work with families who want to understand why their children is experiencing difficulties, and what can be done to help them reach their potential.
I specialise in developmental assessment and diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, learning disorders and school readiness.
Is your child having behavioural difficulties, difficulty focusing or keeping still, not developing strong friendships or has trouble learning and keeping up at school? Is your child anxious about leaving your side, can't sleep alone, or has big feelings that they struggle to manage? These are the families and children that I love to work with. I want to work with families who want to understand why their children is experiencing difficulties, and what can be done to help them reach their potential.
(02) 8520 1147 View (02) 8520 1147
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Dr Deanna MacMahon
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
As a clinical neuropsychology registrar, Deanna specialises in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive difficulties. She has particular interest and expertise working with children and adolescents with specific learning disorders. Deanna offers diagnostic assessments for concerns relating to intellect, attention, learning, and autism. She also offers assessments for giftedness.
As a clinical neuropsychology registrar, Deanna specialises in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural, and cognitive difficulties. She has particular interest and expertise working with children and adolescents with specific learning disorders. Deanna offers diagnostic assessments for concerns relating to intellect, attention, learning, and autism. She also offers assessments for giftedness.
(02) 9100 0249 View (02) 9100 0249
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Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065  (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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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.