Autism Counselling in North Sydney, NSW

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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Claudia Caballero
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Would it be nice to have a trained professional to guide you to grow and move towards where you want to be in life? As a psychologist, I aim to help my clients to heal, energise, become aware of their strengths and connect with themselves and others. Through the therapy, I could help you to keep your life moving in the right direction by managing depression and anxiety-related symptoms, to better cope with stress and anger. Also, I provide strategies to manage personal loss, symptoms of trauma and cope with life transitions
Would it be nice to have a trained professional to guide you to grow and move towards where you want to be in life? As a psychologist, I aim to help my clients to heal, energise, become aware of their strengths and connect with themselves and others. Through the therapy, I could help you to keep your life moving in the right direction by managing depression and anxiety-related symptoms, to better cope with stress and anger. Also, I provide strategies to manage personal loss, symptoms of trauma and cope with life transitions
(02) 9100 0792 View (02) 9100 0792
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Nicola Mowday
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Waitlist for new clients
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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JFox Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
At J Fox Counselling, we understand the core values of mental health and the power of lived experiences. As a neurodivergent therapist with ADHD, I offer the skills that have personally transformed my own life, bringing profound joy and meaning to my work and sense of self. Together, we will focus on the areas that matter most to you, guiding you towards a more mindful and intentional life. Let's ask ourselves the right honest questions, empowering you to live for more.
At J Fox Counselling, we understand the core values of mental health and the power of lived experiences. As a neurodivergent therapist with ADHD, I offer the skills that have personally transformed my own life, bringing profound joy and meaning to my work and sense of self. Together, we will focus on the areas that matter most to you, guiding you towards a more mindful and intentional life. Let's ask ourselves the right honest questions, empowering you to live for more.
(02) 9100 0635 View (02) 9100 0635
Noble Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Noble Psychology is located in North Manly. We provide evidence-based treatment when working with children, adolescents, and parents. We offer a range of psychological and psychometric assessments. Our goal is to provide therapeutic support to help children, adolescents, and parents thrive.
Noble Psychology is located in North Manly. We provide evidence-based treatment when working with children, adolescents, and parents. We offer a range of psychological and psychometric assessments. Our goal is to provide therapeutic support to help children, adolescents, and parents thrive.
(02) 9100 0730 View (02) 9100 0730
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Helm Psychology and Relationship Counselling
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Veronica Gomez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060  (Online Only)
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
(02) 9100 0832 View (02) 9100 0832
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Erica Chow
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Alberto Florez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(02) 9100 0516 View (02) 9100 0516
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Family Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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Rachel Mintoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060  (Online Only)
Are you recently diagnosed or suspect you might have ADHD? Are you struggling to find practical solutions to manage the stressors and challenges of ADHD? You're not alone. With personal experience navigating the challenges of ADHD, I understand the struggle firsthand. I offer personalized support with practical strategies, emotional resilience building, self-acceptance fostering, and empowerment to help you thrive despite ADHD challenges. If you're ready to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Are you recently diagnosed or suspect you might have ADHD? Are you struggling to find practical solutions to manage the stressors and challenges of ADHD? You're not alone. With personal experience navigating the challenges of ADHD, I understand the struggle firsthand. I offer personalized support with practical strategies, emotional resilience building, self-acceptance fostering, and empowerment to help you thrive despite ADHD challenges. If you're ready to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals, I am here to support you every step of the way.
(02) 4214 4531 View (02) 4214 4531
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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NSW 2060
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
(02) 8403 0049 View (02) 8403 0049
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Bettina Christl
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NSW 2060
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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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
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
(02) 6190 7726 View (02) 6190 7726
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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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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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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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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.