Autism Counselling in Geelong, VIC

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Marta Arce Casas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
My ideal client is someone navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity or mental health challenges. They may be an adolescent or adult grappling with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, identity issues, stress management, parenting support, or life transitions. Their goal is to live more authentically, to understand and embrace their unique differences, and to advocate for themselves in a world that often demands conformity. They seek not just to cope, but to thrive, using their strengths to create a life that is fulfilling and aligned with their values.
My ideal client is someone navigating the complex terrain of neurodiversity or mental health challenges. They may be an adolescent or adult grappling with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, identity issues, stress management, parenting support, or life transitions. Their goal is to live more authentically, to understand and embrace their unique differences, and to advocate for themselves in a world that often demands conformity. They seek not just to cope, but to thrive, using their strengths to create a life that is fulfilling and aligned with their values.
(03) 4237 7271 View (03) 4237 7271
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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (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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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
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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Tessa Andrews
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Tessa is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presentations, including learning difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and challenging behaviours.
Tessa is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presentations, including learning difficulties, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and challenging behaviours.
(03) 4238 2000 View (03) 4238 2000
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Jeannie Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Jeannie values the relationship between the therapist and client, prioritising safety, rapport and trust within the therapeutic session and room. Honouring the sacred experience of being vulnerable and opening up about your story, holding space for healing and repair. Jeannie has over 10 years’ experience working with various community groups including youth, families, and children. Jeannie has extensive experience in working with autism, ADHD, and disability. Jeannie has a diploma of counselling and Bachelor of social work with distinction. Jeannie specialises in narrative therapy, strength-based approaches.
Jeannie values the relationship between the therapist and client, prioritising safety, rapport and trust within the therapeutic session and room. Honouring the sacred experience of being vulnerable and opening up about your story, holding space for healing and repair. Jeannie has over 10 years’ experience working with various community groups including youth, families, and children. Jeannie has extensive experience in working with autism, ADHD, and disability. Jeannie has a diploma of counselling and Bachelor of social work with distinction. Jeannie specialises in narrative therapy, strength-based approaches.
(03) 4240 4978 View (03) 4240 4978
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Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
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Louise Brunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Are you or your child struggling with trauma, family issues, or mental health concerns? I'm Louise, an empathetic, qualified Social Worker who can guide you through these challenges. I support individuals and families, working with children aged 0-8 and adults over 18. I help people struggling with PTSD, ASD, relationship breakdowns, family violence, parenting issues, disability, and more.
Are you or your child struggling with trauma, family issues, or mental health concerns? I'm Louise, an empathetic, qualified Social Worker who can guide you through these challenges. I support individuals and families, working with children aged 0-8 and adults over 18. I help people struggling with PTSD, ASD, relationship breakdowns, family violence, parenting issues, disability, and more.
(03) 4240 3975 View (03) 4240 3975
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Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
(03) 4238 2745 View (03) 4238 2745
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Dylan Arnot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
I work with a diverse array of adult and adolescent clients, including high performers in the creative industries, sports and workplace leadership, as well as those experiencing challenges such as burnout, life transitions, anxiety, panic attacks, and ASD.
(03) 4240 6500 View (03) 4240 6500
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Liberty Psychology Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Liberty Psychology Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
Liberty Psychology Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
(03) 4240 4132 View (03) 4240 4132
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Meg Wettenhall
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Hi! I'm Meg. I am registered clinical psychotherapist and an equine therapist. I am training in somatic experiencing and EMDR. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, and other mental health and relational issues. I use a relational, integrative approach to psychotherapy, mainly based in humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. If you have experienced an adverse childhood and/or on going challenging interpersonal issues, I specialise in developmental trauma, complex trauma, family violence, and sexual assault. I also work with young people seeking mental health support and have experience working with ASD Level 1 & 2.
Hi! I'm Meg. I am registered clinical psychotherapist and an equine therapist. I am training in somatic experiencing and EMDR. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, and other mental health and relational issues. I use a relational, integrative approach to psychotherapy, mainly based in humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. If you have experienced an adverse childhood and/or on going challenging interpersonal issues, I specialise in developmental trauma, complex trauma, family violence, and sexual assault. I also work with young people seeking mental health support and have experience working with ASD Level 1 & 2.
(03) 4238 0899 View (03) 4238 0899
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Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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The Horse's Heartbeat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
(03) 9344 1606 View (03) 9344 1606
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Bimba Chavan Unhyphen Psychology
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I'm a bilingual counsellor. I see everyone as the expert of their own life, though sometimes our strengths get overshadowed by challenges. My aim is to help you rediscover these strengths. I support adults, international students, and new migrants in navigating feelings of anxiety, sadness, and the ways culture influences your confidence, choices, and connections. In our sessions, we'll work together in a space where your unique cultural identity is recognised and valued, ensuring you feel understood and supported.
I'm a bilingual counsellor. I see everyone as the expert of their own life, though sometimes our strengths get overshadowed by challenges. My aim is to help you rediscover these strengths. I support adults, international students, and new migrants in navigating feelings of anxiety, sadness, and the ways culture influences your confidence, choices, and connections. In our sessions, we'll work together in a space where your unique cultural identity is recognised and valued, ensuring you feel understood and supported.
0492 033 705 View 0492 033 705
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Woven Holistic Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Woven Holistic Counselling is for clients who are ready to move beyond traditional talk therapy. Woven is a safe and compassionate space where clients feel they are a person beyond their symptoms. Christine works holistically to address root causes of your challenges by weaving together her grounding in psychological science and counselling with other modalities, thereby expanding treatment options & allowing them to be tailored to the individual.
Woven Holistic Counselling is for clients who are ready to move beyond traditional talk therapy. Woven is a safe and compassionate space where clients feel they are a person beyond their symptoms. Christine works holistically to address root causes of your challenges by weaving together her grounding in psychological science and counselling with other modalities, thereby expanding treatment options & allowing them to be tailored to the individual.
(03) 4320 5110 View (03) 4320 5110
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Bloom Well-being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
(03) 5316 7205 View (03) 5316 7205
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Jager Corvus
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I'm a non-binary trans practitioner with a strong interest in relational, complex & collective trauma. I’m a somatics Intermediate-Level Student in the SE Professional Training. I practice a generative somatics that acknowledges how marginalised bodies are impacted by oppressive systems. I’m also a Masters qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in Community Services (Disability, HIV/AIDS, Youth, AOD, Prison Abolition & LGBTIQA+). I share a cherished alliance with my clients, which holds both gentle vulnerabilities & fierce stirrings. I work with all genders, sexualities, cultures, divergences, abilities.
I'm a non-binary trans practitioner with a strong interest in relational, complex & collective trauma. I’m a somatics Intermediate-Level Student in the SE Professional Training. I practice a generative somatics that acknowledges how marginalised bodies are impacted by oppressive systems. I’m also a Masters qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in Community Services (Disability, HIV/AIDS, Youth, AOD, Prison Abolition & LGBTIQA+). I share a cherished alliance with my clients, which holds both gentle vulnerabilities & fierce stirrings. I work with all genders, sexualities, cultures, divergences, abilities.
(03) 8338 1772 View (03) 8338 1772
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Beyond Barriers Care
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
(03) 7302 2333 View (03) 7302 2333
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Sex and Relationship Therapist | Mim Kempson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
(08) 7079 5667 View (08) 7079 5667
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The Psychology and Therapy clinic, Melissa Boulind
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
(03) 7302 2139 View (03) 7302 2139

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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.