Autism Counselling in Darlinghurst, NSW

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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
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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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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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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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
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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Positive Thinking Clinic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
(02) 8294 5710 View (02) 8294 5710
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Bronwyn Davies Glover - As You Are Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Hi, I'm Bronwyn. I am an integrative, empathic, person-centred therapist bringing holistic, somatic, creative and dynamic approaches to the intersections of anti-oppressive, trauma informed practice. I offer inclusive, accessible therapy that values every aspect of the client. This means that I view each client as a whole person with a unique worldview informed by the stories of their mind-body experiences. Each unique individual requires a uniquely individual approach and this approach is grounded in the principles of trauma care; safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment and choice.
Hi, I'm Bronwyn. I am an integrative, empathic, person-centred therapist bringing holistic, somatic, creative and dynamic approaches to the intersections of anti-oppressive, trauma informed practice. I offer inclusive, accessible therapy that values every aspect of the client. This means that I view each client as a whole person with a unique worldview informed by the stories of their mind-body experiences. Each unique individual requires a uniquely individual approach and this approach is grounded in the principles of trauma care; safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment and choice.
(02) 8074 1609 View (02) 8074 1609
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Karyn Krawford
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
(02) 9100 0537 View (02) 9100 0537
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Kathleen Mckinnon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
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Trauma And Life Transitions Krutika Madhok
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
I am a passionate and dedicated trauma-informed therapist who firmly believes that every individual deserves to be treated with the utmost care, curiosity, and personalization. My approach is grounded in attachment, congruence, authenticity, unconditionality, and collaboration, allowing me to create a safe and empathetic environment that fosters healing and growth. When you choose me as your therapist, you can trust that I will work tirelessly to support you on your journey towards greater well-being. Let me help you unlock your full potential and achieve the happiness and fulfilment you deserve.
I am a passionate and dedicated trauma-informed therapist who firmly believes that every individual deserves to be treated with the utmost care, curiosity, and personalization. My approach is grounded in attachment, congruence, authenticity, unconditionality, and collaboration, allowing me to create a safe and empathetic environment that fosters healing and growth. When you choose me as your therapist, you can trust that I will work tirelessly to support you on your journey towards greater well-being. Let me help you unlock your full potential and achieve the happiness and fulfilment you deserve.
(02) 9158 6366 View (02) 9158 6366
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
(02) 8074 5401 View (02) 8074 5401
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Eudaimonia HQ
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
(02) 9100 0484 View (02) 9100 0484
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Isabella Rossettin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
(02) 9100 0035 View (02) 9100 0035
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Elevate Psychologists - Vyda Chai
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
(02) 9100 0508 View (02) 9100 0508
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Scott Whiteway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Hello! I help people resolve personal challenges and mental health issues quickly and effectively. With over 20 years experience successfully providing psychological treatment I develop strong collaborative relationships to get results. I will work with you to identify and achieve your best self. No matter what your life situation or challenges are, together we can determine a plan on how to successfully achieve clarity, a positive mindset and resolve your personal challenges.
Hello! I help people resolve personal challenges and mental health issues quickly and effectively. With over 20 years experience successfully providing psychological treatment I develop strong collaborative relationships to get results. I will work with you to identify and achieve your best self. No matter what your life situation or challenges are, together we can determine a plan on how to successfully achieve clarity, a positive mindset and resolve your personal challenges.
(02) 8074 5252 View (02) 8074 5252
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Bettina Christl
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
(02) 9100 0678 View (02) 9100 0678
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Marlee Greer
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
I offer online counselling and advocacy services for people who are LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, in diverse relationship structures or with complex health challenges or disability. I am committed to providing a space that is anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, fat-liberating, sex-positive, neurodiversity-affirming, disability justice-oriented, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive.
I offer online counselling and advocacy services for people who are LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, in diverse relationship structures or with complex health challenges or disability. I am committed to providing a space that is anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, fat-liberating, sex-positive, neurodiversity-affirming, disability justice-oriented, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive.
(03) 7037 6955 View (03) 7037 6955
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Francesco Poci - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
(03) 9070 3565 View (03) 9070 3565
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Julia Sideris
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Not accepting new clients
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
(02) 9158 6732 View (02) 9158 6732

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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
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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 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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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.