Autism Counselling in Subiaco, WA

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Tara McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Kylie Mathieson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
(08) 6556 9594 View (08) 6556 9594
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Tarryn Lara Scher
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
We offer assessment for those aged 4-18 years for ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, cognitive and educational assessment, Autism, Intellectual Disability and more.
At Exploring Minds Psychology we are passionate about providing services to support children, adolescents (and their families), and adults under 30 years of age.
We offer assessment for those aged 4-18 years for ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, cognitive and educational assessment, Autism, Intellectual Disability and more.
At Exploring Minds Psychology we are passionate about providing services to support children, adolescents (and their families), and adults under 30 years of age.
(08) 6493 7795 View (08) 6493 7795
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Danielle Zappavigna
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I work with: anxiety and depression, difficulty adjusting to a life challenge or a life change, traumatic life events, difficult events in childhood, recovery from bullying, workplace issues, relationship problems, adjustment to diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism, parents of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
I work with: anxiety and depression, difficulty adjusting to a life challenge or a life change, traumatic life events, difficult events in childhood, recovery from bullying, workplace issues, relationship problems, adjustment to diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism, parents of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
(08) 6490 9769 View (08) 6490 9769
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Jerome Gillbard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Nicholas Fares
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Connex Relating
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Waitlist for new clients
I provide neurodivergent affirming counselling for ADHD and Autistic adults.
I provide neurodivergent affirming counselling for ADHD and Autistic adults.
(08) 6493 7265 View (08) 6493 7265
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Sigma Therapies
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Sigma Therapies is a forward-thinking psychology practice based in Western Australia. As partners on your wellness journey, we are committed to delivering a holistic approach to mental health. Our pioneering approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is more than the sum of their parts. We transform lives through a wide array of services tailored to meet your diverse needs. Visit www.sigmatherapies.com.au for more information and streamlined booking.
Sigma Therapies is a forward-thinking psychology practice based in Western Australia. As partners on your wellness journey, we are committed to delivering a holistic approach to mental health. Our pioneering approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is more than the sum of their parts. We transform lives through a wide array of services tailored to meet your diverse needs. Visit www.sigmatherapies.com.au for more information and streamlined booking.
(08) 6171 3998 View (08) 6171 3998
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Chris Fountain
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Chris is a clinical psychologist who was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. He has a considerable amount of experience working with trauma, adversity, PTSD and Complex PTSD within adult populations. He also has experience working with mood-related issues, anxiety-related issues, personality issues and relationship issues. He uses an individualised and empathic approach to each of his clients to assist in not only resolving symptoms but attaining growth and movement in valued directions.
Chris is a clinical psychologist who was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. He has a considerable amount of experience working with trauma, adversity, PTSD and Complex PTSD within adult populations. He also has experience working with mood-related issues, anxiety-related issues, personality issues and relationship issues. He uses an individualised and empathic approach to each of his clients to assist in not only resolving symptoms but attaining growth and movement in valued directions.
(08) 6336 9992 View (08) 6336 9992
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Louise Fletcher
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I welcome youth (16-25 years), adults and older adults, Veterans/First Responders/Health Professionals and LGBTIQ+ people. I also welcome First Nations Australians, and have trained working with First Nations Australians, particularly Whadjuk Noongar people in whose land I work and live. I do not currently see couples or family groups for counselling, and do not undertake court-ordered, family court or forensic assessments and reports as I feel these are best completed by clinicians who are specially trained in these areas.
I welcome youth (16-25 years), adults and older adults, Veterans/First Responders/Health Professionals and LGBTIQ+ people. I also welcome First Nations Australians, and have trained working with First Nations Australians, particularly Whadjuk Noongar people in whose land I work and live. I do not currently see couples or family groups for counselling, and do not undertake court-ordered, family court or forensic assessments and reports as I feel these are best completed by clinicians who are specially trained in these areas.
(08) 6490 9860 View (08) 6490 9860
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Mary Scott
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
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.
(08) 6118 7139 View (08) 6118 7139
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COPE - Centre of Psychological Enrichment
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Felicity Miller
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Tracey Crouch
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Simon Lawrance
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
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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Susan Woodworth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
Waitlist for new clients
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with young children. Clients may benefit from sessions outside of the consulting rooms if they are very nervous or anxious in an clinic-based setting; have difficulty focusing or sitting still; have previous negative experiences or difficulty building rapport with therapists; or would benefit from exposure therapy to treat anxiety, depression, specific fears or social phobias.
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with young children. Clients may benefit from sessions outside of the consulting rooms if they are very nervous or anxious in an clinic-based setting; have difficulty focusing or sitting still; have previous negative experiences or difficulty building rapport with therapists; or would benefit from exposure therapy to treat anxiety, depression, specific fears or social phobias.
(08) 6219 3806 View (08) 6219 3806
Photo of Tamika Reid, Psychologist in Subiaco, WA
Tamika Reid
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
Tamika is a warm, caring, and bright Provisional Psychologist who brings support and positivity to help her clients who may be struggling with life stresses and changes, school/work, and the impacts of depression and anxiety.
Tamika is a warm, caring, and bright Provisional Psychologist who brings support and positivity to help her clients who may be struggling with life stresses and changes, school/work, and the impacts of depression and anxiety.
(08) 6245 5726 View (08) 6245 5726
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Rhiannon Derrig
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
(02) 9100 0199 View (02) 9100 0199
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Amanda Oliver
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in adolescents & adults. Formerly a high school teacher, I have a natural ability to quickly develop relationships with teenagers and specialise in complex issues often affecting adolescents and their families. These issues often recur in adult relationships affecting daily life. By processing and understanding the past, it opens up a way to be able to move forward & improve current relations. I am passionate about not just alleviating symptoms but helping you to understand and resolve patterns of behaviour. Working together, we determine goals and the direction of your therapy.
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in adolescents & adults. Formerly a high school teacher, I have a natural ability to quickly develop relationships with teenagers and specialise in complex issues often affecting adolescents and their families. These issues often recur in adult relationships affecting daily life. By processing and understanding the past, it opens up a way to be able to move forward & improve current relations. I am passionate about not just alleviating symptoms but helping you to understand and resolve patterns of behaviour. Working together, we determine goals and the direction of your therapy.
(08) 7079 4452 View (08) 7079 4452
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Sam Khankhalili
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Sam is the Co-Director and Registered Psychologist at the South Perth Clear Health Psychology. Sam enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults. He also takes pride in tackling a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, interpersonal difficulties, drugs and alcohol challenges, relationship issues and sports related anxiety. Sam’s purpose is to drive and change people’s perspectives towards mental health as he believes that in order to have the best potential to be the finest version of ourselves, we should have techniques to channel our inner strengths and grow from challenges.
Sam is the Co-Director and Registered Psychologist at the South Perth Clear Health Psychology. Sam enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults. He also takes pride in tackling a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, interpersonal difficulties, drugs and alcohol challenges, relationship issues and sports related anxiety. Sam’s purpose is to drive and change people’s perspectives towards mental health as he believes that in order to have the best potential to be the finest version of ourselves, we should have techniques to channel our inner strengths and grow from challenges.
(08) 6490 9995 View (08) 6490 9995

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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.