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What is psychological therapy?
Psychological therapy can involve a range of evidence-based behavioural, cognitive and mental health supports including psychoeducation, counselling and social and behavioural development.
The focus is on recovery from or management of mental health issues, the development of coping strategies, emotional regulation, social skills and behaviour management.
How can I benefit from psychological therapy?
Psychological therapy is delivered through a series of face-to-face sessions in the clinic. Therapy services are tailored to suit the needs of the individual and will commence with a consultation with you and if required, the individual’s family. Support may include resource development and therapy reports, including recommendations for ongoing and/or further support.
For children aged 0-6 years, psychological assessments and formal reports can be prepared for schools, doctors or specialists. Referrals can also be made to medical specialists, such as neurologists, paediatricians and psychiatrists, as well as other allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
Psychological assessments for school aged children can support in planning for school and post school options. Our team can refer children to medical specialists, such as neurologists, paediatricians and psychiatrists, or other allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
School leavers & adults
For adults and school leavers, psychologists can provide support in the management of mental health for autistic individuals and can develop strategies and support programs for other co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Autism SA psychologists can also refer individuals to medical specialists, such as neurologists and psychiatrists, or to allied healthcare professionals, including occupational therapists or speech pathologists.
How can I access the service?
For more information about supports and services at Autism SA, please contact My Pathways on 1300 288 476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism SA is accredited and registered as a provider through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means that you can pay for services at Autism SA with your NDIS funding, or you may pay yourself, through fee for service.