Denise is an experienced child and adolescent psychologist specialising in autism intervention, psychotherapeutic interventions for teenage girls and psychoeducational assessment.
She can help children, young people and their families with challenges relating to anxiety, depression, school stress, school refusal, interpersonal difficulties, grief, complex/ developmental trauma and behaviours and stress associated with ADHD and Autism. Denise is also highly skilled in psychoeducational assessment for learning and developmental difficulties.
She is a registered psychologist and qualified teacher, full Member of the Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (APACS) and associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Denise has worked extensively in schools including assessment, psychotherapy and consultative support for children and adolescents with mental health issues and those impacted by disability. Denise has substantial expertise in early intervention. Prior to her career in education Denise has worked with people with disabilities across the life span in a range of settings.
Denise currently sits on the executive committees for APACS NSW and APACS National.
In 2018 Denise co-presented at the International School Psychology Association conference in Japan on the use of evidence-based psychotherapy in schools (Evidence-based Practice in Counselling: are school psychologists using what works? 40th Annual ISPA Conference, 16th July 2018).
Denise is committed to genuine functional outcomes for young people and their families. She is a highly skilled practitioner synthesising the most current research with client preferences to reach individual goals.
We can also conduct Psychometric testing for you child. Denise works with us on Monday’s & Saturdays at present. Appointments are $190 per session (gap fee $101.75 per session).
You can call us on 0416 254 189 to discuss further and make an initial appointment.