Autism Counselling in East Perth, WA

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Gabriella Macri
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
I am an empathetic and supportive Psychologist with clinical and community experience working with clients across the lifespan. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds, as I take pleasure in meeting and getting to know different people and their stories. I support people struggling with anxiety, panic, emotional regulation, depression, grief, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, chronic illness and self-development.
I am an empathetic and supportive Psychologist with clinical and community experience working with clients across the lifespan. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds, as I take pleasure in meeting and getting to know different people and their stories. I support people struggling with anxiety, panic, emotional regulation, depression, grief, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, chronic illness and self-development.
(08) 6493 7980 View (08) 6493 7980
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Heart and Mind Society
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Perth, WA 6004
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
(08) 6490 9271 View (08) 6490 9271
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Interconnect Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, AAFT
Verified Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
Families, couples and individuals seek my services because they want help to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, they want to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. My clients often comment that my sessions have provided them an opportunity to reflect on themselves and how they interact in their relationships which helps them understand their own behaviours better, thus finding ways forward - either as an individual or as a couple and family.
Families, couples and individuals seek my services because they want help to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, they want to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. My clients often comment that my sessions have provided them an opportunity to reflect on themselves and how they interact in their relationships which helps them understand their own behaviours better, thus finding ways forward - either as an individual or as a couple and family.
(08) 7701 9554 View (08) 7701 9554
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Naomi Terpsis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
I am passionate about helping you become psychologically flexible. No, I won't try to fix you, because you're not broken! I won't try to challenge your thoughts or feelings, because they are valid! I will help you understand what motivates you and I will teach you how to live a life that is meaningful - to you! My lived experience with ADHD gives me special insight into how and why you have been struggling to master your ADHD Superpowers! I respect your needs and tailor sessions to suit your time and finances - and I am committed to providing you with meaningful therapy on your very first session!
I am passionate about helping you become psychologically flexible. No, I won't try to fix you, because you're not broken! I won't try to challenge your thoughts or feelings, because they are valid! I will help you understand what motivates you and I will teach you how to live a life that is meaningful - to you! My lived experience with ADHD gives me special insight into how and why you have been struggling to master your ADHD Superpowers! I respect your needs and tailor sessions to suit your time and finances - and I am committed to providing you with meaningful therapy on your very first session!
(08) 6118 6433 View (08) 6118 6433
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Cherry Tree Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
Waitlist for new clients
Cherry Tree Counselling is a small, private and supportive service for children and adolescents in South Perth. My passion is to support children and adolescents with anxiety, emotional regulation and friendship skills. Having gained a Masters of Counselling from Monash University, a BA (Hons) in Education and a Post Graduate teaching degree, I am able to tailor sessions to your child's individual needs.
Cherry Tree Counselling is a small, private and supportive service for children and adolescents in South Perth. My passion is to support children and adolescents with anxiety, emotional regulation and friendship skills. Having gained a Masters of Counselling from Monash University, a BA (Hons) in Education and a Post Graduate teaching degree, I am able to tailor sessions to your child's individual needs.
(08) 7078 8281 View (08) 7078 8281

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Amit Londhe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Perth, WA 6005
I am a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Psychologist specializing in NDIS clients with extensive experience in Autism, addressing challenging behavior, and enhancing self-esteem.
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
I am a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Psychologist specializing in NDIS clients with extensive experience in Autism, addressing challenging behavior, and enhancing self-esteem.
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
(08) 6118 7713 View (08) 6118 7713
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Nikki Bray
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth or in person. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, insomnia, perimenopause, low self-esteem, perfectionism, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
I offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults.
Clinical Psychologist and Owner at BrayPsych Clinical Psychology on the Gold Coast. I have availability for new adult clients for therapy via telehealth or in person. I also offer neuroaffirming Autism assessments for adults. I I like to describe myself as an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist. My values are empowerment, self-advocacy and authenticity. I provide support for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, OCD, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation difficulties, insomnia, perimenopause, low self-esteem, perfectionism, autistic burnout, and supporting neurodivergent adults.
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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (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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Josip Vujica
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
My areas of expertise encompass autism, ADHD, trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and concerns with self-esteem and self-worth.
I am a psychologist passionate about helping people. I work with adolescents and adults and have experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds. My role is to help you get to where you want to be and I work intimately to establish what it is you want to get out of therapy. I am a neuroaffirming and trauma-informed clinician, and I integrate a holistic approach that considers the interplay between thoughts, behaviours, bodily sensations, and emotions to foster overall well-being.
My areas of expertise encompass autism, ADHD, trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and concerns with self-esteem and self-worth.
I am a psychologist passionate about helping people. I work with adolescents and adults and have experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds. My role is to help you get to where you want to be and I work intimately to establish what it is you want to get out of therapy. I am a neuroaffirming and trauma-informed clinician, and I integrate a holistic approach that considers the interplay between thoughts, behaviours, bodily sensations, and emotions to foster overall well-being.
(08) 6120 1482 View (08) 6120 1482
Neurokin Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
I'm a psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. I work via telehealth on Mondays to Thursdays, and can offer therapy and autism ('ASD') and ADHD assessments. My specialty is providing assessments for 'high masking' females. I also specialise in trauma (using EMDR), and chronic health issues. Email us today!
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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
(08) 7078 8384 View (08) 7078 8384
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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
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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Tara McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Tara uses evidence-based approaches to support people experiencing anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, & Stress.
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
Tara uses evidence-based approaches to support people experiencing anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, & Stress.
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
(08) 6206 8913 View (08) 6206 8913
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Ruth Minkov
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2743 View (03) 7003 2743
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Brooke Clark Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a special interest in supporting people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism (any neurotype really) and trauma.
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
I have a special interest in supporting people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism (any neurotype really) and trauma.
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am now treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & Autism & its many comorbidities. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am now treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & Autism & its many comorbidities. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Lisa Formosa
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
(03) 7302 8068 View (03) 7302 8068
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Anna Gavrilova
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
West Leederville, WA 6007
I am a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in private settings and within schools and universities. I provide a warm and empathic approach to therapy focusing on increasing insight and self-awareness to build resilience. I have experience in the treatment of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, mood disorders, family of origin issues, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders. I also work with neurodiverse induvial such as those who are Autistic or have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have a specific interest in the female presentation of Autism.
I am a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in private settings and within schools and universities. I provide a warm and empathic approach to therapy focusing on increasing insight and self-awareness to build resilience. I have experience in the treatment of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, mood disorders, family of origin issues, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders. I also work with neurodiverse induvial such as those who are Autistic or have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have a specific interest in the female presentation of Autism.
(08) 6490 9073 View (08) 6490 9073

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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.