Autism Counselling in Parramatta, NSW

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Nick San Juan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
With a compassionate client-centred approach, Nick works collaboratively with clients to help empower them to get through difficult life challenges. Nick has experience with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol dependence, personality disorders, and neurodivergence (autism and ADHD).
With a compassionate client-centred approach, Nick works collaboratively with clients to help empower them to get through difficult life challenges. Nick has experience with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol dependence, personality disorders, and neurodivergence (autism and ADHD).
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Dr Pauline Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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 works 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 works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
(02) 9100 0489 View (02) 9100 0489
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Next Generation Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
We specialise in Autism and ADHD assessments for children and teenagers.
Next Generation Psychology is a psychological service dedicated to helping children and adolescents have the best start in life. We are neurodiverse and understand the importance of self-discovery and individually-tailored supports. We provide a number of evidence-based assessments, comprehensive reports, play-based therapeutic interventions, and school observations and consultations. We work with you and your child to help build on their strengths and reach their full potential. We believe every child and adolescent should get the support they need, and are here to help.
We specialise in Autism and ADHD assessments for children and teenagers.
Next Generation Psychology is a psychological service dedicated to helping children and adolescents have the best start in life. We are neurodiverse and understand the importance of self-discovery and individually-tailored supports. We provide a number of evidence-based assessments, comprehensive reports, play-based therapeutic interventions, and school observations and consultations. We work with you and your child to help build on their strengths and reach their full potential. We believe every child and adolescent should get the support they need, and are here to help.
(02) 4703 5101 View (02) 4703 5101
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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, schizophrenia, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
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, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting 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 and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, schizophrenia, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
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, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting 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 and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (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.
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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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Tiffany Williamson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I have qualifications from La Trobe University, University of New England and Edith Cowan University. During my most recent degree, I designed, managed and executed a research project which looked at the attitudes and knowledge of university students on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a passion for supporting children and families with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse families, across a range of cultural backgrounds
I have qualifications from La Trobe University, University of New England and Edith Cowan University. During my most recent degree, I designed, managed and executed a research project which looked at the attitudes and knowledge of university students on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a passion for supporting children and families with disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse families, across a range of cultural backgrounds
(02) 4503 4117 View (02) 4503 4117
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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (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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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
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Psychcare AU Psychological Assessments and Therapy
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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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Clear Choice Clinic Counselling & Psychological
Counsellor, MC
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
(02) 6189 2732 View (02) 6189 2732
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Sunrise Psychology Group Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
If you've been having difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma or have a child experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour, we can help you. You are looking for a tailored approach to suit your needs. You would like to see an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can help you to understand what is causing these difficulties and empower you to take science-backed steps to gain confidence and build the life you want.
If you've been having difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma or have a child experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour, we can help you. You are looking for a tailored approach to suit your needs. You would like to see an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can help you to understand what is causing these difficulties and empower you to take science-backed steps to gain confidence and build the life you want.
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PsychBlossom
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Cheryn is a Clinical Psychologist. Cheryn’s qualifications are a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Cheryn loves her work and is a very dedicated, warm and engaging therapist, with a keen sense of the privilege and responsibility that her role involves. She enjoys accompanying her clients on their path through difficulty and grounds her work in an attuned and genuine understanding of her clients and their needs. ​ Cheryn has an affinity working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and her experience has enabled her to become resourceful in adapting therapies.
Cheryn is a Clinical Psychologist. Cheryn’s qualifications are a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Cheryn loves her work and is a very dedicated, warm and engaging therapist, with a keen sense of the privilege and responsibility that her role involves. She enjoys accompanying her clients on their path through difficulty and grounds her work in an attuned and genuine understanding of her clients and their needs. ​ Cheryn has an affinity working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and her experience has enabled her to become resourceful in adapting therapies.
(02) 8105 5998 View (02) 8105 5998
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Patricia Bakri
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am a skilled and grounded counsellor of many years’ experience and registered as a clinical counsellor with PACFA, I have extensive experience with supporting children, young adolescents, and adults across a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, behavioural disorders, grief and loss and work/life stress.
I am a skilled and grounded counsellor of many years’ experience and registered as a clinical counsellor with PACFA, I have extensive experience with supporting children, young adolescents, and adults across a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, family difficulties, behavioural disorders, grief and loss and work/life stress.
(02) 7804 4691 View (02) 7804 4691
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Gissia Castelnoble
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am an educational and developmental psychologist with a particular interest in childhood, adolescent, and adult mental health, resilience building, and positive well-being. I practise from my clinic and provide specialised support to clients of all ages, empowering them to work through and achieve their treatment goals in a caring and safe environment.
I am an educational and developmental psychologist with a particular interest in childhood, adolescent, and adult mental health, resilience building, and positive well-being. I practise from my clinic and provide specialised support to clients of all ages, empowering them to work through and achieve their treatment goals in a caring and safe environment.
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Lydia Ghaly
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Lydia is a registered psychologist and an Associate Member of the APS. With a special interest in children, she has exceptional experience in treating childhood disorders and works collaboratively with parents and teachers to support their child with managing social and emotional difficulties. She conducts IQ and academic assessments for Cognitive and Learning Disorders for all ages. She administers ADHD assessments for all ages from 6+ to adulthood.
Lydia is a registered psychologist and an Associate Member of the APS. With a special interest in children, she has exceptional experience in treating childhood disorders and works collaboratively with parents and teachers to support their child with managing social and emotional difficulties. She conducts IQ and academic assessments for Cognitive and Learning Disorders for all ages. She administers ADHD assessments for all ages from 6+ to adulthood.
(02) 7804 4922 View (02) 7804 4922
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Denise Metcalfe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I adopt a person-centered approach in my sessions, tailoring therapy to the unique needs of my clients.
Hello and welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I adopt a person-centered approach in my sessions, tailoring therapy to the unique needs of my clients.
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Helen Ng
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
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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.