Autism Counselling in Fremantle, WA

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Cheong Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am trained in EMDR, and have a particular interest in supporting people with trauma, anxiety, stress, and Autism.
Finding the right psychologist can be a daunting task. How do you know if you have found the right one? Will you feel comfortable with them? Will they know how to treat you? I am a clinical psychology registrar, and although I have treated many people from different walks of life, no therapist can be a good fit for every client. As a risk-free option, if you have a GP psychology referral letter and you find that I am not a good fit for you during your first session, this session will be bulk-billed at no cost to you.
I am trained in EMDR, and have a particular interest in supporting people with trauma, anxiety, stress, and Autism.
Finding the right psychologist can be a daunting task. How do you know if you have found the right one? Will you feel comfortable with them? Will they know how to treat you? I am a clinical psychology registrar, and although I have treated many people from different walks of life, no therapist can be a good fit for every client. As a risk-free option, if you have a GP psychology referral letter and you find that I am not a good fit for you during your first session, this session will be bulk-billed at no cost to you.
0477 228 807 View 0477 228 807
Jessica Warnock
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Offering assessment for specific learning disorders, cognitive, academic, giftedness, ADHD and autism in both children and adults.
Offering assessment for specific learning disorders, cognitive, academic, giftedness, ADHD and autism in both children and adults.
(08) 6206 8084 View (08) 6206 8084
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Sarah George-Crljenko
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
A warm, and engaging member of the Aresolution team. Sarah is a registered psychologist who is passionate and experienced in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Sarah is a nationally accredited psychologist skilled in helping individuals and groups with anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, neurocognitive challenges such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD as well as emotion regulation difficulties and anger management. Sarah is skilled in ADHD assessments.
A warm, and engaging member of the Aresolution team. Sarah is a registered psychologist who is passionate and experienced in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Sarah is a nationally accredited psychologist skilled in helping individuals and groups with anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, neurocognitive challenges such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD as well as emotion regulation difficulties and anger management. Sarah is skilled in ADHD assessments.
(08) 6361 7023 View (08) 6361 7023
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Asher Bartulovich
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hi, I'm Asher, a clinical psychology registrar and Fremantle local. I have a strong pull toward helping people who feel lost, disconnected, misunderstood, and overwhelmed by the same unhelpful patterns. I value building authentic, warm, secure connections and collaborating with clients to explore and reduce the impacts of prior negative experiences upon their current difficulties. Using specific cognitive-behavioural, exposure, and imagery skills, I aim to help my clients make lasting change, reduce guilt and shame, develop a greater sense of self, build more satisfying connections, and confidently engage in the world.
Hi, I'm Asher, a clinical psychology registrar and Fremantle local. I have a strong pull toward helping people who feel lost, disconnected, misunderstood, and overwhelmed by the same unhelpful patterns. I value building authentic, warm, secure connections and collaborating with clients to explore and reduce the impacts of prior negative experiences upon their current difficulties. Using specific cognitive-behavioural, exposure, and imagery skills, I aim to help my clients make lasting change, reduce guilt and shame, develop a greater sense of self, build more satisfying connections, and confidently engage in the world.
(08) 6219 3398 View (08) 6219 3398
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Nicholas Fares
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Deciding to seek support is a big step, and I'd like to make it easier for you. I have a wide range of experience across different life stages. I've worked as an NDIS psychologist and behaviour specialist, in schools within the Department of Education, delivered outreach psychological services in aged care, and offered private psychological services to adults. This experience enables me to tackle a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to more complex developmental and psychological conditions. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with men and couples.
Deciding to seek support is a big step, and I'd like to make it easier for you. I have a wide range of experience across different life stages. I've worked as an NDIS psychologist and behaviour specialist, in schools within the Department of Education, delivered outreach psychological services in aged care, and offered private psychological services to adults. This experience enables me to tackle a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to more complex developmental and psychological conditions. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with men and couples.
(08) 6109 8152 View (08) 6109 8152
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Helen (Hoi Yuk) Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Helen Wong is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Australian Counsellors Association(ACA) with experience working in psychiatric hospital, residential training centre, schools and various not-for-profit organisations both overseas and in Australia. Helen completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work(Hons) in 2005 and a Master's degree of Social Sciences in Family Counselling in 2009. Helen also attained Australian based therapeutic qualifications through various mental health academies. Helen's areas of interest include student counselling, child development, disabilities and mental illness.
Helen Wong is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Australian Counsellors Association(ACA) with experience working in psychiatric hospital, residential training centre, schools and various not-for-profit organisations both overseas and in Australia. Helen completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work(Hons) in 2005 and a Master's degree of Social Sciences in Family Counselling in 2009. Helen also attained Australian based therapeutic qualifications through various mental health academies. Helen's areas of interest include student counselling, child development, disabilities and mental illness.
(08) 7701 9650 View (08) 7701 9650
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Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
(08) 6171 2892 View (08) 6171 2892
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Lily Caitlin Martin
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a provisionally registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a provisionally registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
(08) 6206 8191 View (08) 6206 8191
Dr Elizabeth McCardell, PhD
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
C.G. Jung once said that there were as many therapies as there are clients. This is the truth I shape my therapeutic practice around. We are all individuals and I listen to you in your uniqueness and work with you on what you bring to therapy. We work together in our therapeutic conversations that intrinsically helps you. I work with clients experiencing grief and bereavement, post traumatic stress, sleep problems, smoking, anxiety, stress, creative blocks, chronic pain, fears, gender issues, etc. I have been in private practice since 2009 in both NSW and Fremantle, Western Australia.
C.G. Jung once said that there were as many therapies as there are clients. This is the truth I shape my therapeutic practice around. We are all individuals and I listen to you in your uniqueness and work with you on what you bring to therapy. We work together in our therapeutic conversations that intrinsically helps you. I work with clients experiencing grief and bereavement, post traumatic stress, sleep problems, smoking, anxiety, stress, creative blocks, chronic pain, fears, gender issues, etc. I have been in private practice since 2009 in both NSW and Fremantle, Western Australia.
(08) 6206 8949 View (08) 6206 8949
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Psychology Clinic WA
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
(08) 7079 4405 View (08) 7079 4405
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Dr Joseph Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Working with people across the lifespan, from children through to adults and older persons, I provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in a holistic approach. The advanced training that is expected to maintain AMHSW status prepares and provides me with the skills to work with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities.• Depression • Anxiety related disorders including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Workplace issues • Grief and Loss • Parenting • Disability • Personality Disorders • Domestic Violence and aggression • School related
Working with people across the lifespan, from children through to adults and older persons, I provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in a holistic approach. The advanced training that is expected to maintain AMHSW status prepares and provides me with the skills to work with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities.• Depression • Anxiety related disorders including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Workplace issues • Grief and Loss • Parenting • Disability • Personality Disorders • Domestic Violence and aggression • School related
0487 881 263 View 0487 881 263
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James Vlahov
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
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Naomi Terpsis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
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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Angela Ranallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160  (Online Only)
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
(08) 6490 9034 View (08) 6490 9034
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Applecross Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
(08) 9540 0718 View (08) 9540 0718
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Simon Lawrance
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am a provisional counsellor at Discovery Family Therapy, where I work with children, young people, and families. My expertise lies in addressing family conflict, gender and body image, loss, anxiety, and trauma using positive behavioral and cognitive interventions.
I am a provisional counsellor at Discovery Family Therapy, where I work with children, young people, and families. My expertise lies in addressing family conflict, gender and body image, loss, anxiety, and trauma using positive behavioral and cognitive interventions.
(08) 6361 3228 View (08) 6361 3228
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Bonnie Bentley (Sexologist)
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Having worked in the exciting field of sexuality for over a decade, I am fascinated by the ways that sexual energy can be expressed or suppressed by our wonderful bodies, and how this influences the rest of our lives. My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I am particularly passionate about drawing on my personal experiences of healing to connect with my clients through true understanding and deep compassion.
Having worked in the exciting field of sexuality for over a decade, I am fascinated by the ways that sexual energy can be expressed or suppressed by our wonderful bodies, and how this influences the rest of our lives. My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I am particularly passionate about drawing on my personal experiences of healing to connect with my clients through true understanding and deep compassion.
(08) 6206 8537 View (08) 6206 8537
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Tracey Crouch
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Ever wondered what's next? or how to stay on top of life's rollercoaster? My practice is aimed at supporting you to get a handle on life's challenges. With experience ranging from burnout, grief, and stress management, my person-centered approach draws on a range of modalities.
Ever wondered what's next? or how to stay on top of life's rollercoaster? My practice is aimed at supporting you to get a handle on life's challenges. With experience ranging from burnout, grief, and stress management, my person-centered approach draws on a range of modalities.
(08) 9473 6352 View (08) 9473 6352
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Davina Morley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160  (Online Only)
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
(03) 8413 7355 View (03) 8413 7355

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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.