Autism Counselling in Brighton, VIC

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Maree Paris
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
If you are a parent/carer of a young child with developmental delay, autism, ADHD and/or Intellectual Disability I am able to provide early intervention support. I am also able to support children who engage in Behaviour of Concern using positive behaviour support strategies and the development of a Behaviour Regulation Plan. In addition to this service, if you are an adult who has experienced childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions and other related challenges I am able to offer Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy.
If you are a parent/carer of a young child with developmental delay, autism, ADHD and/or Intellectual Disability I am able to provide early intervention support. I am also able to support children who engage in Behaviour of Concern using positive behaviour support strategies and the development of a Behaviour Regulation Plan. In addition to this service, if you are an adult who has experienced childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions and other related challenges I am able to offer Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy.
(03) 7003 2903 View (03) 7003 2903
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
(03) 5905 9791 View (03) 5905 9791
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Antonina Quinlan @ Child Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
0498 177 243 View 0498 177 243
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Corinne Mescher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
(03) 9118 9089 View (03) 9118 9089
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Michaela Klabanova
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Michaela is trained in a range of assessments (1) Cognitive (2) Personality (3) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (4) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Michaela is an open-minded psychologist and psychotherapist whose approach is tailored to the needs of each particular client. She is passionate about helping people grow and achieve their full potential. Michaela predominately works with complex mental health issues including trauma, addiction and neurodiversity. Furthermore, she is passionate about men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. Her experience includes working with children, youth and adults.
Michaela is trained in a range of assessments (1) Cognitive (2) Personality (3) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (4) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Michaela is an open-minded psychologist and psychotherapist whose approach is tailored to the needs of each particular client. She is passionate about helping people grow and achieve their full potential. Michaela predominately works with complex mental health issues including trauma, addiction and neurodiversity. Furthermore, she is passionate about men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. Her experience includes working with children, youth and adults.
(03) 8797 2629 View (03) 8797 2629
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Alison Lubliner
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
I do assessments for Autism and ADHD, and support all clients to better understand themselves and their way of being in the world so as they can feel well and live well.
I enjoy working with clients to promote their wellbeing and development, and helping them to better manage emotional distress and life challenges. I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, obsessive compulsive difficulties and/or depression. I offer warm, personalised and professional care focused on your needs. I draw on a wide variety of evidence based psychological treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and commitment techniques (ACT).
I do assessments for Autism and ADHD, and support all clients to better understand themselves and their way of being in the world so as they can feel well and live well.
I enjoy working with clients to promote their wellbeing and development, and helping them to better manage emotional distress and life challenges. I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, obsessive compulsive difficulties and/or depression. I offer warm, personalised and professional care focused on your needs. I draw on a wide variety of evidence based psychological treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and commitment techniques (ACT).
(03) 7003 2650 View (03) 7003 2650
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Jasmine Loo Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients across the lifespan (age 4 and above) to address a variety of life challenges, such as managing stress, anxiety and depression, as well as struggles with life transitions. Finding hope and recognising your resources can feel challenging when going through a rough patch. Through therapy sessions, I’ll support you in brainstorming for solutions to overcome your difficulties and celebrate your unique strengths. I also have a special interest in neurodiversity and the female presentation of ASD. Neurodiversity can often bring invisible challenges. Finding the right support from an understanding person is essential.
I work with clients across the lifespan (age 4 and above) to address a variety of life challenges, such as managing stress, anxiety and depression, as well as struggles with life transitions. Finding hope and recognising your resources can feel challenging when going through a rough patch. Through therapy sessions, I’ll support you in brainstorming for solutions to overcome your difficulties and celebrate your unique strengths. I also have a special interest in neurodiversity and the female presentation of ASD. Neurodiversity can often bring invisible challenges. Finding the right support from an understanding person is essential.
(03) 9068 5754 View (03) 9068 5754
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Patrick Ruggles
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Patrick is an experienced psychotherapist drawing on his studies in both Existential Psychotherapy and Lacanian Psychoanalysis. His approach assists individuals in working through somewhat insoluble issues to bring relief from existential malaise, depression, anxiety, repetitive interpersonal difficulties, and somatic disturbances. Patrick has worked in a multitude of professional settings with adolescents, adults, and couples. In addition, he has significant experience working with neurodiversity as well as gender and sexual diversity. Patricks experience has led to a deep appreciation of the complexities of being-in-the-world.
Patrick is an experienced psychotherapist drawing on his studies in both Existential Psychotherapy and Lacanian Psychoanalysis. His approach assists individuals in working through somewhat insoluble issues to bring relief from existential malaise, depression, anxiety, repetitive interpersonal difficulties, and somatic disturbances. Patrick has worked in a multitude of professional settings with adolescents, adults, and couples. In addition, he has significant experience working with neurodiversity as well as gender and sexual diversity. Patricks experience has led to a deep appreciation of the complexities of being-in-the-world.
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Clarissa Martinez
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Hello you may have arrived here in search of support and clarity or to understand some issues that may have had a profound impact within your life. If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move into a new direction in your life I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I predominantly work one on one with adults at my practice located in Brighton, www.ruclaptyltd.com. The services I provide is an integrative mixture of Kinesiology, Counselling and Neurofeedback therapy.
Hello you may have arrived here in search of support and clarity or to understand some issues that may have had a profound impact within your life. If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move into a new direction in your life I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I predominantly work one on one with adults at my practice located in Brighton, www.ruclaptyltd.com. The services I provide is an integrative mixture of Kinesiology, Counselling and Neurofeedback therapy.
(03) 7003 2286 View (03) 7003 2286
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Melanie Strang
Psychologist, MBBS, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Hi there ! Thanks for clicking on my profile. I have over 15 years of practitioner experience, initially as a doctor working in mental health, then as a counsellor and presently, a psychologist.
Hi there ! Thanks for clicking on my profile. I have over 15 years of practitioner experience, initially as a doctor working in mental health, then as a counsellor and presently, a psychologist.
(03) 7003 2841 View (03) 7003 2841
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Francesco Poci - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, VIC 3186
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
(03) 9070 3565 View (03) 9070 3565
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Steven Colbran - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Steven is registered psychologist who provides primarily afterhours telehealth support and psychological interventions to adolescents and adults. Steven focuses on rapport and therapeutic relationships by spending time building relationships with clients to ensure best practice ethical and professional services to support their betterment of mental health and life’s daily challenges. A values based natural rapport leader with an expertise area spanning various life situations and demographics, Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations.
Steven is registered psychologist who provides primarily afterhours telehealth support and psychological interventions to adolescents and adults. Steven focuses on rapport and therapeutic relationships by spending time building relationships with clients to ensure best practice ethical and professional services to support their betterment of mental health and life’s daily challenges. A values based natural rapport leader with an expertise area spanning various life situations and demographics, Steven emphasises getting to know the individual in all situations.
(03) 9994 1710 View (03) 9994 1710
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Jo-Elle Warhurst - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
(03) 7003 2532 View (03) 7003 2532
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Opening Doors Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brighton, VIC 3186
Waitlist for new clients
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
Leah Smith, Director and Principal Psychologist of "Opening Doors Psychology" has a passion for working with adolescents (14+ years), young adults/adults, and also works with some couples. Leah is particularly interested in working with eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as, anxiety disorders, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties. Leah strives to provide a safe space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, guide clients to and equip them with the necessary skills, to enable them to manage their symptoms and unique difficulties, and address ongoing problematic patterns.
(03) 7500 5875 View (03) 7500 5875
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Emma Vasey
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Emma is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and sexologist who is dedicated to providing destigmatising therapy that can be playful, cathartic, affirming, and enlightening all at once. She frequently sees clients in her office who are stuck in patterns of overthinking, emotional avoidance, and engaged with numbing tactics to cope. They seek a radiant and authentic version of themselves that they like, that connects with others, and feels inherently worthy of joy. They value themselves enough to hope for more. Emma is currently accepting psychotherapy and sex therapy referrals.
Emma is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and sexologist who is dedicated to providing destigmatising therapy that can be playful, cathartic, affirming, and enlightening all at once. She frequently sees clients in her office who are stuck in patterns of overthinking, emotional avoidance, and engaged with numbing tactics to cope. They seek a radiant and authentic version of themselves that they like, that connects with others, and feels inherently worthy of joy. They value themselves enough to hope for more. Emma is currently accepting psychotherapy and sex therapy referrals.
(03) 7500 5637 View (03) 7500 5637
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Rachel O'meara
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to individuals across the lifespan, from children to adolescents and adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of strengths-based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency.
Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to individuals across the lifespan, from children to adolescents and adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of strengths-based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency.
(03) 7003 2714 View (03) 7003 2714
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Lital Fee
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Lital is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with families and couples who have experienced trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety and mental health related issues. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for clients to work through their issues.
Lital is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with families and couples who have experienced trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety and mental health related issues. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for clients to work through their issues.
(03) 9111 5330 View (03) 9111 5330
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Jessica Lea Lyons
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, VIC 3186
My approach to therapy is empathetic and collaborative. I use a variety of evidence-based practices to support and work with my clients wherever they are within their life journey. My aim is to create a warm and client-focused environment to allow for exploration and support of the client’s concerns and to instil meaningful change.
My approach to therapy is empathetic and collaborative. I use a variety of evidence-based practices to support and work with my clients wherever they are within their life journey. My aim is to create a warm and client-focused environment to allow for exploration and support of the client’s concerns and to instil meaningful change.
(03) 7003 2247 View (03) 7003 2247
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Brand Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
I believe that loving one’s self is a prerequisite to loving others: our relationships with others are all mirrors of our relationship with ourselves. As a counsellor with over 15 years of experience, I understand that life can be challenging sometimes, and we can lose our way in it. I treat my clients with warmth, empathy, and unconditional support, giving them the space and confidence that they need to walk through the pains of their growth and once again find their love for their true self.
I believe that loving one’s self is a prerequisite to loving others: our relationships with others are all mirrors of our relationship with ourselves. As a counsellor with over 15 years of experience, I understand that life can be challenging sometimes, and we can lose our way in it. I treat my clients with warmth, empathy, and unconditional support, giving them the space and confidence that they need to walk through the pains of their growth and once again find their love for their true self.
(03) 7500 5808 View (03) 7500 5808
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Melissa Thompson
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
(03) 7500 5860 View (03) 7500 5860

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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.