Autism Counselling in Frenchs Forest, NSW

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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
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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Emma Pratt
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Offering Autism and ADHD Assessments for adults. My life's mission is deeply rooted in supporting adults who suspect they are Autistic and/or ADHD, and who often find themselves hindered by various challenges. I am committed to creating spaces where they feel safe, genuinely supported, and validated across all facets of their lives. My ultimate goal is to guide my clients towards a life that transcends mere survival, empowering them to imagine and start living a truly thriving life. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth, navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come our way.
Offering Autism and ADHD Assessments for adults. My life's mission is deeply rooted in supporting adults who suspect they are Autistic and/or ADHD, and who often find themselves hindered by various challenges. I am committed to creating spaces where they feel safe, genuinely supported, and validated across all facets of their lives. My ultimate goal is to guide my clients towards a life that transcends mere survival, empowering them to imagine and start living a truly thriving life. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth, navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come our way.
0448 506 575 View 0448 506 575
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Thinkahead
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
(02) 9053 4507 View (02) 9053 4507
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Dr Hannah Glassman
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Hannah is a warm, compassionate, and dedicated Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has a special interest in working with adolescents and adults who have concerns with anxiety, mood, relationship difficulties, general life transitions and stressors, self-esteem, work-related stress, or addictions.
Hannah is a warm, compassionate, and dedicated Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has a special interest in working with adolescents and adults who have concerns with anxiety, mood, relationship difficulties, general life transitions and stressors, self-esteem, work-related stress, or addictions.
(02) 8403 2183 View (02) 8403 2183
Forest Family Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
(02) 8403 2891 View (02) 8403 2891
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Asu Parr
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Asu is a committed, caring, and warm practitioner. She is passionate about making a difference and loves to see positive changes in her clients. Asu is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is also accredited with SIRA. She has undertaken training in various areas, including CBT, EMDR, Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, SCP, rTMS), Pain Management, Hypnotherapy, emotion-focus therapy, schema therapy, and internal family system therapy.
Asu is a committed, caring, and warm practitioner. She is passionate about making a difference and loves to see positive changes in her clients. Asu is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is also accredited with SIRA. She has undertaken training in various areas, including CBT, EMDR, Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, SCP, rTMS), Pain Management, Hypnotherapy, emotion-focus therapy, schema therapy, and internal family system therapy.
(02) 9453 5735 View (02) 9453 5735

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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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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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Brooke Clark Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a special interest in supporting people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism (any neurotype really) and trauma.
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
I have a special interest in supporting people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism (any neurotype really) and trauma.
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
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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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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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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000
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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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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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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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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
Neurokin Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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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David Hawkins
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
(02) 9538 7437 View (02) 9538 7437
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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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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.