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Autism and ADHD Therapy

In Wollongong and Online

Move from feeling overwhelmed by social struggles and focus issues to  thriving in your world with confidence.

Does adapting to the expectations of a neurotypical world exhaust you, leaving you feeling out of step or misunderstood?

Maybe you’ve had a meltdown at work after feeling overwhelmed by multi-tasking demands, or perhaps you’ve experienced a social faux pas that led to isolation and misunderstanding at a social event. You might struggle to meet deadlines or manage household tasks effectively, or you might find coping with sensory overloads increasingly difficult, exhausting you by day’s end. Perhaps you’re feeling disconnected from others, unsure how to express your needs in a way that others understand.

In all arenas of your life, your neurodiversity consistently shapes how you engage with the world:

  • Struggling to stay focused and productive at work: You might find that typical office distractions, like conversations or even the hum of machinery, pull your attention away from tasks. Prioritising workload and managing time efficiently also pose challenges, which can affect your performance and job satisfaction.
  • Finding social interactions challenging: You may find social cues and nuances confusing, which often leads to misunderstandings or anxiety during conversations. You may struggle with initiating or maintaining interactions, making networking events or even casual meet-ups feel daunting.
  • Experiencing heightened sensitivity to sensory inputs: You may feel overwhelmed by everyday environments, whether due to bright lights, strong smells, or background noise. This heightened sensitivity can lead to discomfort or even avoidance of certain places and situations, impacting your daily routines and social life.

The challenges and frustrations you’re experiencing go beyond simple distractions; they reveal deeper struggles with focus, sensory processing, and social interaction, impacting your ability to navigate daily life effectively and comfortably. Recognizing these struggles is a crucial first step toward managing your neurodiversity and improving your life quality. This journey will empower you to develop strategies that respect your unique needs, enabling you to achieve better focus, smoother social interactions, and a more satisfying daily experience. Together, we can find ways to adjust your environment and interactions to better suit your personal strengths and challenges.

Autism and ADHD Therapy can assist you.

It may feel impossible now, but you can achieve lasting focus. You can enjoy fulfilling social relationships. You can navigate daily routines with ease. And I can help you get there.

Autism and ADHD Therapy helps you do 3 things:

  • Pinpointing the Root Causes: Together, we will identify the core aspects of your autism or ADHD that affect your daily life, including attention challenges and sensory sensitivities. Understanding these foundational issues is the first step towards effective management.
  • Enhancing Social Skills: Through targeted strategies, you’ll learn how to interpret and respond to social cues more effectively, improving your interactions with others and helping you build stronger, more meaningful relationships.
  • Developing Practical Tools: I’ll equip you with a variety of tools and techniques tailored to your specific needs—whether that’s managing time, organising tasks, or handling sensory overload—so you can navigate life with greater confidence and less stress.

I’ll guide you through this process, tailoring each step to meet your unique needs. My approach to Autism and ADHD Therapy is rooted in understanding and empowerment, helping you harness your unique abilities to effectively navigate the world. We’ll recognise and utilise your neurodiverse traits, transforming them from perceived barriers into strengths. This approach is designed to improve your interaction with your surroundings and enhance your relationships, leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

It's time to embrace your neurodiversity and leverage your unique strengths

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Therapy sessions for Autism and ADHD are designed to be supportive, engaging, and specifically tailored to your individual needs. We ensure the environment is adapted to neurodiversity, with elements like adjusted lighting and access to fidget tools to enhance comfort and focus. Each session may include a variety of approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral techniques, sensory integration activities, or social skills training, depending on what works best for you. Our focus is on practical strategies to help manage daily challenges, improve focus, and enhance social interactions. The goal is to create a comfortable environment where you can explore your thoughts and behaviors, gain insights, and develop skills that will help you navigate life more effectively.

A: The duration of therapy varies widely among individuals, as it is highly personalised to meet each person’s unique needs and goals. Some may see improvements and achieve their objectives within a few months, while others might benefit from longer-term support to manage more complex challenges associated with Autism or ADHD. We will work together to establish clear goals at the beginning and regularly review progress, adjusting the therapeutic approach as needed. This flexibility ensures that therapy remains relevant and effective, tailored to your evolving needs over time.

 

A: While the outcomes of therapy can vary from person to person, Autism and ADHD therapy is specifically designed to address the unique challenges associated with these conditions. Success in therapy often depends on several factors, including the nature of the challenges, the specific therapeutic techniques used, and your own commitment to the therapy process. During our sessions, we’ll employ evidence-based practices tailored to your specific needs, which have been proven to help many individuals improve their ability to manage symptoms, enhance communication skills, and increase overall functioning. We’ll also track progress together to ensure that the therapy is meeting your goals and make adjustments as needed. While no therapy offers guaranteed results, engaging actively and consistently in therapy sessions increases the likelihood of seeing positive changes.

A: Yes, our therapy services are available to both self-managed and plan-managed participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If you are self-managed, you will handle the financial aspects of our services directly. If you are plan-managed, your plan manager will take care of the financial transactions on your behalf. We are here to assist you with the necessary paperwork and can provide invoices and documentation as needed for NDIS claims. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how to use your NDIS plan with our services.

A: Getting started is simple. You can reach out via phone on 0489901504, email, or through my website to schedule an initial consultation. This first conversation is a chance for us to get to know each other, discuss what brings you to therapy, and how I can help. I’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll talk about what you hope to achieve. From there, we’ll schedule our first session and begin the journey towards a stronger, more connected relationship.