Autism Counselling in Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

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Sprout Psychology Melbourne Pty Ltd
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Burwood, VIC 3125
, Autism Spectrum, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning difficulties).
This is an unprecedented time, where many individuals suffer from overwhelming stress and immense feelings of loneliness. Our psychologists provide professional, non-judgemental, client-centred, and holistic treatment to assist clients undergoing difficulties - (Director, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Sharen Lui)
, Autism Spectrum, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning difficulties).
This is an unprecedented time, where many individuals suffer from overwhelming stress and immense feelings of loneliness. Our psychologists provide professional, non-judgemental, client-centred, and holistic treatment to assist clients undergoing difficulties - (Director, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Sharen Lui)
(03) 8686 8317 View (03) 8686 8317
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Living Dreams Disability Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Maria is a passionate Registered Psychologist who provides a safe and validating environment to children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of presentations including Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders including BPD, trauma, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties, parental burnout and low self-esteem. Drawing from personal experience, Maria knows first hand how daunting seeking help can be. Thus, she strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment to ensure all clients feel at home and can safely begin their journey to better understand themselves.
Maria is a passionate Registered Psychologist who provides a safe and validating environment to children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of presentations including Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders including BPD, trauma, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties, parental burnout and low self-esteem. Drawing from personal experience, Maria knows first hand how daunting seeking help can be. Thus, she strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment to ensure all clients feel at home and can safely begin their journey to better understand themselves.
(03) 7500 5891 View (03) 7500 5891
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Germaine Gergis
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Dr Germaine Gergis, is a board-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Supervisor and Lecturer with many years' experience in delivering high quality assessments and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and adults, and their families. Germaine has worked across private and public sectors helping those who have presented with a diverse range of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has extensive experience in working with mood & anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. Speciality roles include infant mental health & autism spectrum disorders, including providing second opinions.
Dr Germaine Gergis, is a board-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Supervisor and Lecturer with many years' experience in delivering high quality assessments and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and adults, and their families. Germaine has worked across private and public sectors helping those who have presented with a diverse range of mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has extensive experience in working with mood & anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma-related disorders and personality disorders. Speciality roles include infant mental health & autism spectrum disorders, including providing second opinions.
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Maree Paris
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
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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Kat Aycardo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mitcham, VIC 3132
Kat provides a range of assessments, including: Cognitive and academic achievement tests, Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment, and ADHD diagnostic assessment.
Kat has been passionate about supporting adults and children with neurodiversity since 2007. She has specialized in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, giftedness, and developmental differences. She is a warm and collaborative clinician with an evidence based and neurodiverse affirming approach to supporting children, adolescents, and adults to reach their individual goals.
Kat provides a range of assessments, including: Cognitive and academic achievement tests, Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment, and ADHD diagnostic assessment.
Kat has been passionate about supporting adults and children with neurodiversity since 2007. She has specialized in assessment and intervention for individuals with ASD, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, giftedness, and developmental differences. She is a warm and collaborative clinician with an evidence based and neurodiverse affirming approach to supporting children, adolescents, and adults to reach their individual goals.
(03) 8203 5767 View (03) 8203 5767
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Nadine Touzeau
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mitcham, VIC 3132
Nadine is a devoted practitioner, specializing in assessment and intervention for adults and children with neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, learning and emotional difficulties. For over 15 years, she has been committed to supporting clients to develop skills, greater independence and confidence, encompassing a growth mindset approach. Nadine understands the nutritional gut-brain connection and how lifestyle can positively impact one’s mental health and quality of life. She promotes a collaborate, safe environment, with a listening ear and support for life’s challenges.
Nadine is a devoted practitioner, specializing in assessment and intervention for adults and children with neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, learning and emotional difficulties. For over 15 years, she has been committed to supporting clients to develop skills, greater independence and confidence, encompassing a growth mindset approach. Nadine understands the nutritional gut-brain connection and how lifestyle can positively impact one’s mental health and quality of life. She promotes a collaborate, safe environment, with a listening ear and support for life’s challenges.
(03) 8203 5862 View (03) 8203 5862
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Gigi Tsui I Mindflow Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gigi is a registered Educational & Developmental Psychologist. Gigi completed her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Gigi is passionate about supporting adolescents and adults of all neurotypes using a holistic and strength-based approach. Gigi is experienced in conducting comprehensive psycho-educational and neurodevelopmental (Autism, ADHD) assessments for young people and adults.
Gigi is a registered Educational & Developmental Psychologist. Gigi completed her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Gigi is passionate about supporting adolescents and adults of all neurotypes using a holistic and strength-based approach. Gigi is experienced in conducting comprehensive psycho-educational and neurodevelopmental (Autism, ADHD) assessments for young people and adults.
(03) 8771 5770 View (03) 8771 5770
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Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bundoora, VIC 3083
Ann has a special interest in autism, anxiety and learning difficulties.
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
Ann has a special interest in autism, anxiety and learning difficulties.
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
(03) 8400 0605 View (03) 8400 0605
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Antonina Quinlan @ Child Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Caulfield, VIC 3162
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.
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Alicia Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Blackburn, VIC 3130
Hi, my name is Alisha, I enjoy working with children, teenagers, and young adults. Much of my work is directed toward Autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties, including tailored psychological assessments and reports for these issues. I also work with people who experience behavioural and social difficulties, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, depression and anxiety disorders such as separation, phobias, and OCD. I will work collaboratively with parents (where relevant), and other professionals to help you find more peace in life and ensure that the best outcomes can be achieved.
Hi, my name is Alisha, I enjoy working with children, teenagers, and young adults. Much of my work is directed toward Autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties, including tailored psychological assessments and reports for these issues. I also work with people who experience behavioural and social difficulties, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, depression and anxiety disorders such as separation, phobias, and OCD. I will work collaboratively with parents (where relevant), and other professionals to help you find more peace in life and ensure that the best outcomes can be achieved.
(03) 7500 5810 View (03) 7500 5810
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Mullum Road Clinic
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Warrandyte, VIC 3113
The MIGDAS is utilised to assess for Autism in girls and women seeking to explore if they are Autistic.
A Clinical Psychologist and Director of Mullum Rd Clinic (Ringwood, ELTHAM, Warrandyte and Croydon). Working with Neurodivergent individuals.. Unique approach with Therapy dogs and other animals being incorporated into therapy sessions (Animal Assisted Therapy). Also offering Equine Assisted Therapy. These approaches are often sought out by individuals who have found room base therapy to be ineffective. Clients who have an interest in nature, the outdoors and animals are usually drawn to this approach.
The MIGDAS is utilised to assess for Autism in girls and women seeking to explore if they are Autistic.
A Clinical Psychologist and Director of Mullum Rd Clinic (Ringwood, ELTHAM, Warrandyte and Croydon). Working with Neurodivergent individuals.. Unique approach with Therapy dogs and other animals being incorporated into therapy sessions (Animal Assisted Therapy). Also offering Equine Assisted Therapy. These approaches are often sought out by individuals who have found room base therapy to be ineffective. Clients who have an interest in nature, the outdoors and animals are usually drawn to this approach.
(03) 8400 0207 View (03) 8400 0207
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Lisa Carmen Suarez
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Reservoir, VIC 3073
I specialise in supporting clients with Complex PTSD/Relational Trauma, ADHD, Autism and maternal/paternal mental health but am not limited to these issues. I support adults of with a wide range of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, perfectionism, substance/behavioural addictions, self-harm and relationship challenges. Having someone truly listen and understand your experience can be a huge relief. However, the way I work involves more than just symptom management, I use approaches that have been shown to create transformational shifts and lasting change.
I specialise in supporting clients with Complex PTSD/Relational Trauma, ADHD, Autism and maternal/paternal mental health but am not limited to these issues. I support adults of with a wide range of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, perfectionism, substance/behavioural addictions, self-harm and relationship challenges. Having someone truly listen and understand your experience can be a huge relief. However, the way I work involves more than just symptom management, I use approaches that have been shown to create transformational shifts and lasting change.
(03) 7003 2975 View (03) 7003 2975
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Alana Stewart
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bundoora, VIC 3083
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
(03) 8400 0787 View (03) 8400 0787
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
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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Dr Lei Gryffydd
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I am a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions (Autism, ADHD & learning conditions) across the lifespan. I am passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ individuals and provide WPATH assessments for those seeking gender affirming treatment.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions (Autism, ADHD & learning conditions) across the lifespan. I am passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ individuals and provide WPATH assessments for those seeking gender affirming treatment.
(03) 7003 2372 View (03) 7003 2372
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Charles Maddison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Some people struggle to manage their emotions and behaviour. Maybe they get angry or upset over "silly" things and they want to understand why. Other people are looking for the right mental health support, due to current or historical problems and diagnoses. I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, road accidents, medical procedures and from family violence. I also help many adults who have anxiety, depression or symptoms of autism, offering a safe space where distressing thoughts can be explored safely, respectfully and with a dash of humour. I am also available to attend critical incident sites.
Some people struggle to manage their emotions and behaviour. Maybe they get angry or upset over "silly" things and they want to understand why. Other people are looking for the right mental health support, due to current or historical problems and diagnoses. I use EMDR to treat trauma from childhood, military service, sexual assault, road accidents, medical procedures and from family violence. I also help many adults who have anxiety, depression or symptoms of autism, offering a safe space where distressing thoughts can be explored safely, respectfully and with a dash of humour. I am also available to attend critical incident sites.
(03) 7003 2045 View (03) 7003 2045
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Ashlee Hancock
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039
Waitlist for new clients
Open to autism assessment bookings which can be made on Ashlee's website via online booking. Not currently accepting therapy clients. Ashlee is a clinical psychologist who has experience in hospital and public mental health systems, providing specialist support for young people experiencing severe and/or complex mental health concerns. She has experience cultivating good therapeutic relationships with young people and is experienced in managing a team of clinician's to provide high quality care. Within her private practice, she offers autism assessments for adults 18+ and individual therapy for teens and young adults aged 15 - 25.
Open to autism assessment bookings which can be made on Ashlee's website via online booking. Not currently accepting therapy clients. Ashlee is a clinical psychologist who has experience in hospital and public mental health systems, providing specialist support for young people experiencing severe and/or complex mental health concerns. She has experience cultivating good therapeutic relationships with young people and is experienced in managing a team of clinician's to provide high quality care. Within her private practice, she offers autism assessments for adults 18+ and individual therapy for teens and young adults aged 15 - 25.
(03) 9020 3705 View (03) 9020 3705
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Belle Munro
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Northcote, VIC 3070
Belle has a passion for understanding the human mind and behaviour. Belle is skilled in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, OCD, panic attacks, autism, ADHD, trauma, grief, relationship issues and a range of day to day difficulties. She enjoys working with clients of all ages to help them achieve their specific goals. She also has a specific interest in performance in all domains and loves to help clients work towards their goals and maximise their potential.
Belle has a passion for understanding the human mind and behaviour. Belle is skilled in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, OCD, panic attacks, autism, ADHD, trauma, grief, relationship issues and a range of day to day difficulties. She enjoys working with clients of all ages to help them achieve their specific goals. She also has a specific interest in performance in all domains and loves to help clients work towards their goals and maximise their potential.
(03) 7003 2383 View (03) 7003 2383
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Living Dreams Disability Services
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Mel is welcoming and understanding and provides a client-centred approach to her sessions and works with various age groups, from children to late adulthood. Her professional expertise and interests include working with individuals with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, low confidence and self-esteem, communication issues, and providing parenting education. Mel’s focus is to provide a confidential and safe space for individuals to feel comfortable exploring their challenges.
Mel is welcoming and understanding and provides a client-centred approach to her sessions and works with various age groups, from children to late adulthood. Her professional expertise and interests include working with individuals with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, low confidence and self-esteem, communication issues, and providing parenting education. Mel’s focus is to provide a confidential and safe space for individuals to feel comfortable exploring their challenges.
(03) 7500 5773 View (03) 7500 5773
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Elyse Nash-Ferry
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Elyse is a registered psychologist providing individual therapy for children, teenagers, and young adults aged 5-25 years. With experience in both clinic and educational environments, Elyse is skilled in working with neurodiverse clients (autism, ADHD, and intellectual disability) and has a particular interest in supporting anxiety in children and young people. In her practice, Elyse utilises evidence-based approaches, drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to support her clients effectively.
Elyse is a registered psychologist providing individual therapy for children, teenagers, and young adults aged 5-25 years. With experience in both clinic and educational environments, Elyse is skilled in working with neurodiverse clients (autism, ADHD, and intellectual disability) and has a particular interest in supporting anxiety in children and young people. In her practice, Elyse utilises evidence-based approaches, drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to support her clients effectively.
(03) 8771 4275 View (03) 8771 4275

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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.