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:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
obsessive compulsive tendencies
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
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention difficulties (ADD, ADHD)
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 ThinkingandSon-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.