Autism Counselling in Mount Lawley, WA

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Tara McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Not accepting new clients
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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Rebecca Eaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(08) 6493 7989 View (08) 6493 7989
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Morrison James McQueen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Change is difficult. Morrison is experienced in supporting a range of clients through difficult and confronting times. With extensive experience in treating chronic pain, anxiety and mood issues in adults and teens, Morrison brings his Psychological experience from across the private and government settings to each indiviuals' unique situation. Morrison is passionate about supporting people navigating life with ADHD and Autism (ASD) and living a full and fulfilling life of meaning and value.
Change is difficult. Morrison is experienced in supporting a range of clients through difficult and confronting times. With extensive experience in treating chronic pain, anxiety and mood issues in adults and teens, Morrison brings his Psychological experience from across the private and government settings to each indiviuals' unique situation. Morrison is passionate about supporting people navigating life with ADHD and Autism (ASD) and living a full and fulfilling life of meaning and value.
(08) 6493 7436 View (08) 6493 7436
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Jerome Gillbard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
My areas of interests include; mens mental health, performance psychology, depression, anxiety, stress-reduction, life transitions, cognitive, ADHD, and Autism assessments.
I’m a generally registered psychologist who’s friendly nature and client-centred approach to therapy allow clients to feel supported, heard, and understood. I provide a safe collaborative space for clients to explore their unique challenges using evidenced based practices. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy and trust underpins meaningful and lasting change. I also understand that reaching out for support is the first step but it’s often the most difficult.
My areas of interests include; mens mental health, performance psychology, depression, anxiety, stress-reduction, life transitions, cognitive, ADHD, and Autism assessments.
I’m a generally registered psychologist who’s friendly nature and client-centred approach to therapy allow clients to feel supported, heard, and understood. I provide a safe collaborative space for clients to explore their unique challenges using evidenced based practices. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy and trust underpins meaningful and lasting change. I also understand that reaching out for support is the first step but it’s often the most difficult.
(08) 9316 6805 View (08) 9316 6805
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Felicity Miller
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Felicity is experienced in working alongside adults and adolescents who are experiencing distress in everyday life. She helps clients to develop a better understanding of the origins of problem behaviours so that they are able to make changes that go beyond symptom relief. Felicity’s areas of interest include eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, personality issues, substance use issues, mood and anxiety disorders, domestic violence behaviours and relationship issues.
Felicity is experienced in working alongside adults and adolescents who are experiencing distress in everyday life. She helps clients to develop a better understanding of the origins of problem behaviours so that they are able to make changes that go beyond symptom relief. Felicity’s areas of interest include eating disorders, interpersonal difficulties, personality issues, substance use issues, mood and anxiety disorders, domestic violence behaviours and relationship issues.
(08) 6002 2787 View (08) 6002 2787
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Vivienne Willan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
I support children to develop healthy coping strategies for big emotions. I also help children navigate conflict with their peers and family and develop a healthy self esteem. I also support parents to understand their child's challenges, and up skill them with strategies for managing these challenges at home. I have particular interest in working with OCD and ADHD.
I support children to develop healthy coping strategies for big emotions. I also help children navigate conflict with their peers and family and develop a healthy self esteem. I also support parents to understand their child's challenges, and up skill them with strategies for managing these challenges at home. I have particular interest in working with OCD and ADHD.
(08) 6490 9099 View (08) 6490 9099
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Naomi Terpsis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
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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Simon MacLachlan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Simon is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and accredited psychotherapist who provides a warm, open and collaborative space for healing and growth. Working with adults, children (6+) and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, Simon's treatment areas include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, sleep issues, stress and adjustment issues, and more. Simon's interpersonal style is relaxed, gentle and non-judgemental, validating your here-and-now experience whilst collaborating with you to bring about positive change.
Simon is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and accredited psychotherapist who provides a warm, open and collaborative space for healing and growth. Working with adults, children (6+) and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, Simon's treatment areas include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, sleep issues, stress and adjustment issues, and more. Simon's interpersonal style is relaxed, gentle and non-judgemental, validating your here-and-now experience whilst collaborating with you to bring about positive change.
(08) 6219 3891 View (08) 6219 3891
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Mary Scott
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Therapy can be beneficial when something has challenged our usual ways of coping or because of an awareness that something in our lives doesn't feel right. Triggers might include anxiety, anger or low mood, illness such as cancer or a heart condition, increased stress, relationship problems, bereavement, or a life transition. You might be looking for emotional support as well as a "road map" and some "navigational skills" to help find the best path for you.
Therapy can be beneficial when something has challenged our usual ways of coping or because of an awareness that something in our lives doesn't feel right. Triggers might include anxiety, anger or low mood, illness such as cancer or a heart condition, increased stress, relationship problems, bereavement, or a life transition. You might be looking for emotional support as well as a "road map" and some "navigational skills" to help find the best path for you.
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Gabriella Macri
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
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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COPE - Centre of Psychological Enrichment
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Our practice offers a broad range of services including assessment and therapy for individuals, couples, children, families, workplaces and groups. We offer treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, stress/anger management, grief, addictive behaviours, self-esteem, relationship problems, sleeping problems, child behavioural and emotional problems, pain management and resilience. Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of evidenced based psychological intervention, psychometric testing and assessment.
Our practice offers a broad range of services including assessment and therapy for individuals, couples, children, families, workplaces and groups. We offer treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, stress/anger management, grief, addictive behaviours, self-esteem, relationship problems, sleeping problems, child behavioural and emotional problems, pain management and resilience. Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of evidenced based psychological intervention, psychometric testing and assessment.
(08) 7078 8301 View (08) 7078 8301

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Nikki Bray
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
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 only. 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 only. 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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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.