Flourishing Minds

Providing expertise in counselling and assessment related to:

Autism Spectrum Disorder I Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder I Anxiety & Depression I Social Skills I Behavioural Challenges I School Avoidance I Parenting Stress I Cognitive & Educational Assessments I Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


The counselling process differs for each individual and the number of sessions required will depend upon your unique circumstances and goals.

A treatment schedule typically involves weekly or fortnightly 50-minute appointments.

The goals of the consultations are arrived at by mutual collaboration between the psychologist and the individual.

For children, the collaboration includes working together with the parents. Our psychologist educates her clients about topics in a creative and age-appropriate way and she collaborates with the young person to identify strategies and tools that they can implement to assist them to manage their particular struggles or difficulties.

Some of the difficulties that the psychologist can assist you with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • parenting concerns
  • behavioural difficulties
  • obsessive compulsive tendencies
  • eating disorders
  • self-harm
  • social skills development
  • coping with separation or conflict
  • bullying and friendship issues
  • school anxiety and refusal
  • coping with adjustment to change


Flourishing Minds offers a range of assessments including:

  • Cognitive (IQ) assessments
  • Learning difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention difficulties (ADD, ADHD)
  • Academic achievement
  • Giftedness
  • Anxiety and Depression mental health assessment

Assessment for ASD diagnosis and treatment

A diagnosis of ASD in children generally occurs after a thorough assessment by a team of health professionals. An assessment team is usually made up of a psychologist, a speech pathologist, and a paediatrician or child psychiatrist. A diagnosis in adults can be made by either a psychologist or psychiatrist experienced with ASD.

Ongoing therapy and support

At Flourishing Minds, we offer ongoing individualised therapy intervention with the psychologist where the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Social Thinking and Son-Rise would be used to assist the child and their family with the development of their social deficits, verbal and nonverbal communication, interactive play skills and imagination.

Contact us for more information at 03 9787 4550.

1396 Peninsula Clinic, 1396 Nepean Hwy, Mt. Eliza, 3930
ph. 03 9787 4550 f. 03 9787 9557  |  daniela@flourishingminds.com.au