Debra Lawler, Registered Psychologist (PSY0009934) Debra has considerable experience working with children with special needs, including executive functioning difficulties and ADHD.  She has a passion for supporting families and carers and uses a collaborative approach to develop strategies to more effectively manage behaviour at home, using an evidence based approach within a  framework of positive behaviour support. She also treats children and adolescents with anxiety, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, learning difficulties and mood disorders. Debra works at Berry & Reynolds Psychology, a youth-based psychology practice located in Mona Vale.  Berry & Reynolds Psychology offers psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and their families under multiple referral pathways. They have several psychologists who have experience working with children with ADHD and their families to help them thrive at home, at school and in their community.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

  Debbie Collaros, Senior Psychologist & Couples Therapist - Creating Change Psychology & Counselling Adult ADHD Individual Diagnosis & Treatment Working with ADHD in a couple Debbie is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She was previously registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is an ex-member of the following societies: British Psychological Society (BPS); Psychological Society of South Africa (PSYSSA); Medical Protection Society (UK) and the Association of Christian Counsellors in South Africa (ACCSA).

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

[caption id="attachment_4236" align="aligncenter" width="197"] Dr Simonne Cohen - Psychologist[/caption] Developmental Paediatrics At Developmental Paediatrics, we have a team of professionals who are available for assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behaviour concerns. Where there are concerns about ADHD, in most instances we believe an ideal assessment structure is a multi-disciplinary team assessment, so that specialists meet you together and discuss your child as a team before giving you feedback together. For under 6 year olds, we do this either as part of an Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Clinic. This involves an initial appointment with a Developmental Paediatrician and a Speech Pathologist or Psychologist, which will determine the direction of further assessment and therapy from our team of experts.  This can include formal developmental or cognitive assessment tools, autism specific assessments, medical investigations, or assessments in speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and psychology. For children/adolescents age 6 or above, the Developmental Paediatrics School Age Multidisciplinary Assessment Day has been designed as a comprehensive, collaborative team assessment enabling busy families to have their child or adolescent seen by an expert team in one centre. It is a new and innovative model of complete care designed for 6-17 year old children with developmental, learning, attention, or...

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

[caption id="attachment_4228" align="alignleft" width="300"] Soheil Afshar - Neuropsychologist[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4229" align="alignnone" width="300"] Eleanor Frow - Neuropsychologist[/caption]   Developmental Paediatrics At Developmental Paediatrics, we have a team of professionals who are available for assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behaviour concerns. Where there are concerns about ADHD, in most instances we believe an ideal assessment structure is a multi-disciplinary team assessment, so that specialists meet you together and discuss your child as a team before giving you feedback together. For under 6 year olds, we do this either as part of an Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Clinic. This involves an initial appointment with a Developmental Paediatrician and a Speech Pathologist or Psychologist, which will determine the direction of further assessment and therapy from our team of experts.  This can include formal developmental or cognitive assessment tools, autism specific assessments, medical investigations, or assessments in speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and psychology.  For children/adolescents age 6 or above, the Developmental Paediatrics School Age Multidisciplinary Assessment Day has been designed as a comprehensive, collaborative team assessment enabling busy families to have their child or adolescent seen by an expert team in one centre. It is a new and innovative model of complete care designed for 6-17...

 Neuropsychologist /  New South Wales

Jutta Dempsey - Psychologist Every child that comes to Directions is unique and every one of them deserves to be understood and treated as an individual. Therefore, since no two children are the same, we tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of your child. As psychologists we also take a holistic approach to our work – we want to understand the bigger picture of how your child behaves at home and at school or daycare. At times we may need to work with your other family members. Sometimes we may also be required to work in conjunction with other professionals caring for your child or their school or daycare. Ultimately, our goal is to make sure that every child that comes into our care reaches their full potential.

 Psychologist /  Queensland

Dr Emma-Gai Gold - Clinical Psychologist  Dr Emma-Gai Gold is a Clinical Psychologist. She is trained in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Emma has a special interest in Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Emma trained at the University of Sydney. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters of Science and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours I) degrees from the University of Sydney. Emma’s thesis was on Social Anxiety Disorder and Rumination. Emma has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in both the public and private sectors, helping individuals and families presenting with a wide range of issues. Emma has trained and worked at the University of Sydney Psychology Clinic, the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUFAD), St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and Dr Caroline Stevenson and Associates. Emma has also completed internships at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Northside Clinic – mood disorders and bipolar disorder unit. Emma is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Relationship Therapy skills, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. Saturday appointments are available.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Laura is a board accredited Psychologist and Nutritionist. She is the first Psychologist to be a certified GAPS™ Practitioner (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. ​Laura is the Director of Elanora Heights Medical Practice where she offers a Psychology Clinic and Digestive Health Clinic which combines medical, psychological and nutritional elements to achieve a long-term healthy outcome. RESEARCH Laura is actively involved in research focusing on psychological therapies, the micro biome and the mind-gut connection. She has also conducted research into Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Identity and Intercultural Psychology. QUALIFICATIONS Laura has studied and worked with many of the world’s leading psychologists, nutritionists, neurologists and medical doctors. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at UCL, University of London with First Class Honours. During her Doctoral Training, she specialised in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology her clinical focus involved helping her clients using a number of different psychological therapies and treatments including CBT, Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapies. Laura’s post-doctoral training involved specialising in evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness Behavioural Therapy. Laura trained in Human Nutrition in London at KCC and with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride and is the first psychologist to become a certified GAPS™ Practitioner. INTEGRATIVE HEALTH Laura’s integrates a broad range of psychological approaches, knowledge of nutrition and the gut-brain axis to help her...

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Dr Peter Hoey is a Psychiatrist in private practice in Roseville who provides assessment and treatment for adults with ADHD. Dr Hoey is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Other areas of practice are: - anxiety disorders - autism spectrum disorders - mood disorders - obsessive compulsive disorders - personality disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder - schizophrenia and related disorders Dr Hoey is not a bulk billing practice and requires a letter of referral from the patient's General Practitioner. Dr Hoey will accept patients from the age of 17 years.

 Psychiatrist /  New South Wales

Dragana Ana Kardum BCouns, GradDip RelatCouns, PACFA Counsellor for Individuals, Couples and Families Therapeutic Approach Integrates the solution focused and family systems insight. Focuses on the strength base for positive change.  Specialisation in Narrative, Art, Cognitive Behavioural and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Helping you to find inner peace, clarity and solutions. Counselling services offered to female, male and LGBTI people to address grief and loss, relationship issues, life stress and transitions, family conflict, illness and disability. 8 years of working experience in individual and group therapy. Registered - Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - PACFA Number 24530 Medibank Service Provider Discount for carers and pensioners

 Counsellor /  New South Wales

KYDS help young people understand, and manage, difficult issues in their lives. We do this by providing easily accessed, personalised counselling and mental health support services, family counselling, and early intervention well being workshops and information events. We ensure issues such as grief, loss, family break ups, friendship problems, school and study stress, addictions, risky behaviour, anger, bullying, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, body image concerns, mental health concerns, self harm and suicidal thoughts do not overwhelm young people. Counselling Services for Young People We provide easily-accessed counselling, provided by approachable, non-judgemental professionals, at centres in Lindfield and Hornsby. We work with young people for the long haul, to help them understand the difficulties they face, and guide them to a position where they can effectively cope with those issues on a daily basis. No formal referrals from doctors or school staff are needed to see a KYDS counsellor: simply ring the main office in Lindfield (02 9416 0900), provide some background information and an overview of the situation, and one of the team will get back to you to arrange an initial appointment. Family Counselling Support Sometimes, the issues young people face impact their wider family, or our...

 Counsellor /  New South Wales

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: •    Speech, language and communication •    Fine and gross motor development •    Literacy and numeracy •    Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour •    Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: •    Speech, language and communication •    Fine and gross motor development •    Literacy and numeracy •    Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour •    Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra

 Counsellor /  New South Wales

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: •    Speech, language and communication •    Fine and gross motor development •    Literacy and numeracy •    Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour •    Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra

 ADHD Assessments /  New South Wales

  I have many years experience with ADHD and the comorbidity with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and defiance. My aim is to provide the best care for my clients by assisting them to identify, understand and cope with their difficulties and reduce their distress. I offer assistance to children, adolescents and adults with a diverse range of issues by providing evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I help my clients to focus on their strengths and assist them to achieve their goals. I am committed to provide a warm, empathic and supportive environment that is private and confidential.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Tania Pickering, Psych(hons) Masters Clinical Neuropsychology Tania is a registered psychologist who specialises in ADHD and learning difficulties and sees clients on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She works in the assessment and management of cognitive issues seen in ADHD such as attention, impulsivity, planning, and organisation as well as emotional difficulties with stress, anxiety, and depression also often seen as a result of these difficulties. She provides support for families through scheduled term based workshops and private therapy for ADHD using mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapies to help children learn to manage their difficulties and succeed socially and at school. Tania also provides a wholistic approach to assessment, taking into consideration the person in context with their life as well as in the testing environment. This means looking at the cognitive, psychological, and social aspects of the person on an individual level. She has a masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology and as such has the comprehensive training necessary to provide in depth assessments for your child. Assessments aims to provide you with knowledge about your child’s cognitive strengths and weakness, diagnosis if appropriate, any other contributing factors to the clinical picture, as well as short term and long term strategies for...

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Child and family Clinical Psychology Clinic in Killarney Heights Emma Pratt Emma specialises in children with behavioural difficulties age 3-12 years and also works with teenagers with behavioural and emotional difficulties.  Her average client could colloquially be described as “angry little boys or girls” and often have diagnoses of ADHD, ODD, ASD, GAD, OCD and trauma backgrounds. Michelle Hopkinson Michelle is a generalist and can work with any type of client!  She’s a gem. Nala offers Medicare, private and access therapy. Both Emma & Michelle work closely with preschools and primary schools and often do school observations and interventions. Open 9-7pm weekdays and Saturdays 8-4pm  

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Psychologists: Dr Caroline Stevenson Susanne Mechtersheimer Amanda Goh Sarah Mercer Joanne Berriman  

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Evidence-based psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment provided by Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait and her team of compassionate and professional psychologists Dr. Elizabeth Seeley-Wait Clinical Psychologist; EdM (Harvard), MS (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych) Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist and internationally published researcher. Elizabeth holds several degrees including a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Massachusetts) and a Masters degree in Human Development (Harvard University). In 2007, she was selected to spend a year furthering her experience as a Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She has been treating people of all ages for over 15 years. Elizabeth has presented in many seminars and conferences in national and international forums and has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Elizabeth is also published in a number of scientific journals and is active in research and community health projects. She is passionate about working in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual. Elizabeth is the principal of The Western and Northern Sydney Psychology Clinics and The Children’s Psychology Clinic (www.childrenspsychologyclinic.com.au) and sees people of all ages.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Northshore Kidspace has a team of clinicians including specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists (Professor Garry Walter, Dr Damian Fong), clinical psychologists (Dr Catherine Udy and Dr Karyn Flower)and a psychologist, Mr Brad Marshall. Professor Garry Walter offers diagnostic and medication management and treatment of co-morbid conditions and Dr Damian Fong offers diagnostic and medication management. The other clinicians offer behavioural management of ADHD and treatment for co-morbid disorders.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Northshore Kidspace has a team of clinicians including specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists (Professor Garry Walter, Dr Damian Fong), clinical psychologists (Dr Catherine Udy and Dr Karyn Flower)and a psychologist, Mr Brad Marshall. Professor Garry Walter offers diagnostic and medication management and treatment of co-morbid conditions and Dr Damian Fong offers diagnostic and medication management. The other clinicians offer behavioural management of ADHD and treatment for co-morbid disorders.

 Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist /  New South Wales

Tehani Gunasekara MAPS BA Bsc (Adv.) Hon(Psych) MPsych, Clinical Psychologist at Project Wellbeing Tehani is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years' experience.  She currently provides psychological therapy to manage the symptoms of ADHD and Anxiety in children and adults. She also provides coaching for parents of children with ADHD to assist them in parenting their children to bring out the best in them.  

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

    Sarah Mitchell - Registered Psychologist, Assoc MAPS Originally from the the U.K. where she studied psychology at both degree and masters levels, Sarah has practiced as a psychologist in private practice since 2014. Prior to this she has worked as a school counsellor, a behavioural clinician for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and as a teacher for children with special needs. Sarah is a mother to four children (three in their teens).Sarah enjoys working with people of all ages and many different concerns. She has experience assisting clients experiencing Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and depression; Sleep difficulties; ADHD, conduct disorders, and autism; Parenting, relationship difficulties, family dysfunction and divorce; Loss and grief; Self-harm; Childhood and adult trauma, and PTSD. The evidence based theories and techniques that Sarah uses range from Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy, Exposure Techniques, Mindfulness), Psycho-Education, Emotional Freedom Technique, Relaxation Techniques, Psychobiological Theory, Attachment Theory to Family and Couples Therapy. Her training includes Psychological Registration (Australia), M.A. Psychology of Special Needs (U.K.), B.A. Psychology (U.K.), primary and special needs education (U.K.). Current educational studies include Family Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Sarah is an Associate Member of...

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Expert child and adolescent psychology services offered by Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait and her team.  Dr. Elizabeth Seeley-Wait Clinical Psychologist; EdM (Harvard), MS (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych) Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist and internationally published researcher. Elizabeth holds several degrees including a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Massachusetts) and a Masters degree in Human Development (Harvard University). In 2007, she was selected to spend a year furthering her experience as a Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She has been treating people of all ages for over 15 years. Elizabeth has presented in many seminars and conferences in national and international forums and has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Elizabeth is also published in a number of scientific journals and is active in research and community health projects. She is passionate about working in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual. Elizabeth is the principal of The Western and Northern Sydney Psychology Clinics and The Children’s Psychology Clinic (www.childrenspsychologyclinic.com.au) and sees people of all ages.  

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

Evidence-based psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment provided by Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait and her team of compassionate and professional psychologists Dr. Elizabeth Seeley-Wait Clinical Psychologist; EdM (Harvard), MS (ClinPsych), PhD (ClinPsych) Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist and internationally published researcher. Elizabeth holds several degrees including a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Massachusetts) and a Masters degree in Human Development (Harvard University). In 2007, she was selected to spend a year furthering her experience as a Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. She has been treating people of all ages for over 15 years. Elizabeth has presented in many seminars and conferences in national and international forums and has been invited to become an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University. Elizabeth is also published in a number of scientific journals and is active in research and community health projects. She is passionate about working in a manner that is evidence-based yet tailored for the individual. Elizabeth is the principal of The Western and Northern Sydney Psychology Clinics and The Children’s Psychology Clinic (www.childrenspsychologyclinic.com.au) and sees people of all ages.

 Psychologist /  New South Wales

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