Autism Counselling in Wahroonga, NSW

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Jaume Ciurans Barri
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
(02) 6190 7726 View (02) 6190 7726
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Waitlist for new clients
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
(02) 9541 8788 View (02) 9541 8788
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David Hawkins
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
(02) 9538 7437 View (02) 9538 7437
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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
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Psychcare AU Psychological Assessments and Therapy
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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) 9037 3509 View (02) 9037 3509
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Khalil Dolatyar
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I am a registered psychologist with expertise spanning across the lifespan, working with children, adolescents, and adults across various funding avenues including Private, Medicare, and NDIS. My practice encompasses assessment, treatment, and management of a diverse range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital conflicts, autism, ADHD, psychosis, workplace interpersonal difficulties, and various life stressors such as chronic illness, unemployment, financial challenges, grief, and divorce. Additionally, I conduct cognitive assessments for both children and adults.
I am a registered psychologist with expertise spanning across the lifespan, working with children, adolescents, and adults across various funding avenues including Private, Medicare, and NDIS. My practice encompasses assessment, treatment, and management of a diverse range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital conflicts, autism, ADHD, psychosis, workplace interpersonal difficulties, and various life stressors such as chronic illness, unemployment, financial challenges, grief, and divorce. Additionally, I conduct cognitive assessments for both children and adults.
(02) 6189 2642 View (02) 6189 2642
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Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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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Veronica Morrison
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Hello, my name is Veronica and I am a caring, compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people to create meaningful change in people's lives. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe space where individuals feel supported and heard. I combine a range of evidence based modalities with the focus of my therapeutic approach being strengths based, person-centred, solution focused. I treat a range of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, grief, behavioural and emotional problems.
Hello, my name is Veronica and I am a caring, compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people to create meaningful change in people's lives. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe space where individuals feel supported and heard. I combine a range of evidence based modalities with the focus of my therapeutic approach being strengths based, person-centred, solution focused. I treat a range of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, grief, behavioural and emotional problems.
(02) 8403 2878 View (02) 8403 2878
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Hornsby Kuringai Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
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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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
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.
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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
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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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Jimmy Muecke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Ives, NSW 2075
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
Bulk Bill or reduced fee available! What's most important to me is that you leave therapy with a sense of hope. I want to help you feel empowered to be the person you want to be. I take a client-led approach, meaning that we'll work together to address what you want to work on and I won't push you to discuss anything you're not ready for. Together, we'll design a personalized treatment plan that you feel willing and able to engage in - a plan that revolves around growth. My goal is to help you not only manage symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0913 View (02) 9100 0913
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Sonia Khodabakhsh
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Waitara, NSW 2077
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
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Ponds Psychology - Child and Adolescent
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
(02) 8403 2207 View (02) 8403 2207
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
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
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Asu Parr
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Asu is a committed, caring, and warm practitioner. She is passionate about making a difference and loves to see positive changes in her clients. Asu is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is also accredited with SIRA. She has undertaken training in various areas, including CBT, EMDR, Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, SCP, rTMS), Pain Management, Hypnotherapy, emotion-focus therapy, schema therapy, and internal family system therapy.
Asu is a committed, caring, and warm practitioner. She is passionate about making a difference and loves to see positive changes in her clients. Asu is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is also accredited with SIRA. She has undertaken training in various areas, including CBT, EMDR, Neurotherapy (Neurofeedback, SCP, rTMS), Pain Management, Hypnotherapy, emotion-focus therapy, schema therapy, and internal family system therapy.
(02) 8403 2831 View (02) 8403 2831
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Pivot Point Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hornsby, NSW 2077
We specialise in providing support and treatment for anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Our services also extend to those experiencing career and life changes, managing stress, dealing with sleep issues, overcoming low self-esteem, battling procrastination, and finding ways to cope with grief and loss. Our therapists collaborate with clients, offering a warm, nonjudgmental, strengths-based approach to providing the necessary tools for achieving their goals. We strive to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where clients feel comfortable seeking support.
We specialise in providing support and treatment for anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Our services also extend to those experiencing career and life changes, managing stress, dealing with sleep issues, overcoming low self-esteem, battling procrastination, and finding ways to cope with grief and loss. Our therapists collaborate with clients, offering a warm, nonjudgmental, strengths-based approach to providing the necessary tools for achieving their goals. We strive to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where clients feel comfortable seeking support.
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Agnes Ka Yan Ip
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Pymble, NSW 2073
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.
(02) 9909 6145 View (02) 9909 6145

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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.