Autism Counselling in Neutral Bay, NSW

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Amy Newsom
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
(02) 8355 9708 View (02) 8355 9708
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Helm Psychology and Relationship Counselling
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
I am a registered psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I provide counselling and psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have experience in Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, PTSD, Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, Anger Management, Relationship Counselling, and Stress Management.
I am a registered psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I provide counselling and psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have experience in Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, PTSD, Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, Anger Management, Relationship Counselling, and Stress Management.
(02) 9100 0940 View (02) 9100 0940
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Family Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Family Psychology Practice is a specialist therapeutic service for children, adolescents and adults. Our practice is a safe place for individuals and families to explore complex issues. Our work is always evidence based and using best practice approaches. We believe that small changes, new ideas or a change of perspective can sometimes be the difference that people need. Our Psychologists and Psychotherapists are fully registered mental health providers. Our Psychologists are Medicare providers. In consultation with a GP, treatment can be provided under Better Access to Mental Health Programme, Psychological Access Plus, Workcover.
Family Psychology Practice is a specialist therapeutic service for children, adolescents and adults. Our practice is a safe place for individuals and families to explore complex issues. Our work is always evidence based and using best practice approaches. We believe that small changes, new ideas or a change of perspective can sometimes be the difference that people need. Our Psychologists and Psychotherapists are fully registered mental health providers. Our Psychologists are Medicare providers. In consultation with a GP, treatment can be provided under Better Access to Mental Health Programme, Psychological Access Plus, Workcover.
(02) 8320 0355 View (02) 8320 0355
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Eudaimonia HQ
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
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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Scott Whiteway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
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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Nicola Mowday
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Principal Psychologist of Paradigm Psychology Clinic. Nicola has over 10 years' experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. Empowering individuals with a deeper understanding of their behaviour, personality, and capabilities. Nicola offers therapy to address diverse challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work/school stress and more. Additionally, Nicola offers psychological assessments for ASD/ADHD as well as Cognitive and Academic Assessments.
Principal Psychologist of Paradigm Psychology Clinic. Nicola has over 10 years' experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. Empowering individuals with a deeper understanding of their behaviour, personality, and capabilities. Nicola offers therapy to address diverse challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work/school stress and more. Additionally, Nicola offers psychological assessments for ASD/ADHD as well as Cognitive and Academic Assessments.
(02) 9100 0675 View (02) 9100 0675
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Emily Jallat
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
(02) 9100 0244 View (02) 9100 0244

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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
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Nikki Bray
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth only. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, insomnia, perimenopause, low self-esteem, perfectionism, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth only. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, insomnia, perimenopause, low self-esteem, perfectionism, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
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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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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
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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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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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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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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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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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
(03) 4245 1035 View (03) 4245 1035
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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
She currently sees patients with Autism, ADHD, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), OCD, depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia, delusional disorder, bipolar disorder, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury (ABI), epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal injury and uses evidenced based psychological therapies.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD practitioner and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, gentle,understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that provides a safe therapeutic space, to assist patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness, with the NDIA/NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
She currently sees patients with Autism, ADHD, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), OCD, depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia, delusional disorder, bipolar disorder, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury (ABI), epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal injury and uses evidenced based psychological therapies.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD practitioner and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, gentle,understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that provides a safe therapeutic space, to assist patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness, with the NDIA/NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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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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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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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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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.