Autism Counselling in Killara, NSW

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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Killara, NSW 2071
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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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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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Killara, NSW 2071
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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Agnes Ka Yan Ip
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Killara, NSW 2071
I am trained as a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong, with experience in treating depression and anxiety, as well as supporting those who are suffering from relationhship problems, work or study stress, life transitions, grief and loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and issues related to self-image and childhood experiences.
I am trained as a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong, with experience in treating depression and anxiety, as well as supporting those who are suffering from relationhship problems, work or study stress, life transitions, grief and loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and issues related to self-image and childhood experiences.
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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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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pymble, NSW 2073
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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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gordon, NSW 2072
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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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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Psychcare AU Psychological Assessments and Therapy
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gordon, NSW 2072
David and I provide comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, IQ, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We focus on trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy. When doing assessments, we take into account your lived experience and personal narrative. We understand that it can be hard to see a psychologist, so we also work hard to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with the process. If you want to know more please visit www.adhdandatismassessments.com or www.psychcareclinic.com.au for more info. Warmly, MJ :)
David and I provide comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, IQ, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We focus on trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy. When doing assessments, we take into account your lived experience and personal narrative. We understand that it can be hard to see a psychologist, so we also work hard to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with the process. If you want to know more please visit www.adhdandatismassessments.com or www.psychcareclinic.com.au for more info. Warmly, MJ :)
(02) 8403 2760 View (02) 8403 2760
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Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Pymble, NSW 2073
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years experience in supporting the mental health of children adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in assessing neurodiversity and in supporting clients to discover and better understand their unique brain styles. Emma is trained in numerous evidence based therapies including CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, schema therapy, SFBT and Art & Play therapies. Emma's experience is varied and she provides support in relation to anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia's and burnout related to ADHD and Autistic brain styles.
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with 22 years experience in supporting the mental health of children adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in assessing neurodiversity and in supporting clients to discover and better understand their unique brain styles. Emma is trained in numerous evidence based therapies including CBT, ACT, EMDR, DBT, schema therapy, SFBT and Art & Play therapies. Emma's experience is varied and she provides support in relation to anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, phobia's and burnout related to ADHD and Autistic brain styles.
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
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Hornsby Kuringai Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gordon, NSW 2072
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
Jacqueline Schell welcomes the assessment and treatment of complex clinical presentations of children and adolescents. She has a special interest in ADHD and Learning Difficulties, Attention and Working Memory Training. She seeks to help parents understand their child's presenting difficulties and to guide treatment targets toward a favourable outcome.
(02) 9159 3796 View (02) 9159 3796
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Thinkahead
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Forestville, NSW 2087
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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Georgia Braude
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gordon, NSW 2072
Georgia is a clinical psychologist registrar who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She offers various forms of psychotherapy and is experienced in working with young people presenting with behavioural and attentional difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety. Georgia is passionate about developing a deeper understanding of young people's interests, strengths and support needs. She uses an empathetic and non-judgmental approach to create a collaborative, warm and nurturing environment for her clients.
Georgia is a clinical psychologist registrar who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She offers various forms of psychotherapy and is experienced in working with young people presenting with behavioural and attentional difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety. Georgia is passionate about developing a deeper understanding of young people's interests, strengths and support needs. She uses an empathetic and non-judgmental approach to create a collaborative, warm and nurturing environment for her clients.
(02) 8403 2206 View (02) 8403 2206
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Allegra Styles
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Allegra enjoys working with clients on their journey to finding understanding, coping strategies, and healing. She offers a safe space where clients feel supported to explore their difficulties, improve their mental well-being, enhance relationships, and build resilience.
Allegra enjoys working with clients on their journey to finding understanding, coping strategies, and healing. She offers a safe space where clients feel supported to explore their difficulties, improve their mental well-being, enhance relationships, and build resilience.
(02) 8403 0151 View (02) 8403 0151
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Gill S H Walker
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Lindfield, NSW 2070
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
(02) 9158 6583 View (02) 9158 6583
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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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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gordon, NSW 2072
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.
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Phoebe Ng
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
Phoebe is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also the founder of My TheraSpace, an online counselling practice. She is highly trained in person centered therapy and aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories in the therapy room. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of: trauma, anxiety, mood disorders and relationship issues. She is warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental in her work with her clients.
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Inner View Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, AThR
Verified Verified
Belrose, NSW 2085
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, disconnected or struggling with a difficult event in your life? Are you finding it difficult to put into words just what you're feeling and thinking? Do you want support to feel lighter, calmer and clearer? Are you hoping to find a safe, supportive space to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, disconnected or struggling with a difficult event in your life? Are you finding it difficult to put into words just what you're feeling and thinking? Do you want support to feel lighter, calmer and clearer? Are you hoping to find a safe, supportive space to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing?
(02) 8999 5048 View (02) 8999 5048
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.