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Autism

Our psychologists are experienced in working with clients with neurodivergence, including autism. They have specific skills, training and interests in working with a range of associated psychological issues seen in clients with autism. We can also assist with Autism Assessment and diagnosis.

Our special interests working with autism include:​​

  • Anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety)

  • Depression (low mood, motivation difficulties)

  • Self-esteem & confidence

  • Skill building (social, communication and assertiveness skills)

  • Adjustment difficulties (life transitions and future direction)

  • Social and family relationship difficulties

  • Independence

  • Stress, anger and coping strategies

  • Community access, school and work issues (bullying, academic concerns)

  • Health coaching

  • Many other diffability-related issues

All psychological therapy follows evidence-based frameworks, is neurodiversity affirming and strengths-focused. Initial sessions will collaboratively establish clear therapy goals to be worked towards in subsequent sessions. 

Psychology appointments with younger aged child clients may include play-based practice of various social, communication, assertiveness and coping skills that are relevant to collaboratively established goals. Psychology appointments with teenager, young adult and older adult clients may work through issues presenting throughout various life stages such as adjustment difficulties of navigating further study, dating, social and family relationships, independence, career direction, employment difficulties and general lifestyle overwhelm. 

GOALS Psychology has a range of resources available when working with clients with autism and your psychologist may recommend practice of specific skills between sessions to support progress towards you and/or your child’s specific therapy goals. 

Looking for a Psychologist for Autism in Brisbane?

If you are looking for a psychologist for autism in Brisbane or via Telehealth Australia-wide, contact us today to book your appointment.

Address

421 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD (Telehealth also available)

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