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Danielle has been a Registered Psychologist since 2009 and has completed a Doctorate of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at La Trobe University. She is registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Danielle has extensive experience within community health, medical and private practice settings across rural Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. Danielle offers individual therapy and is passionate about working with young adults and adults with Autism and/or ADHD and supporting them to live a meaningful life in accordance with their own strengths and personal goals.

Danielle’s approach is trauma-informed and neuro-affirming. She has a special interest in working with neurodiverse adults diagnosed later in life. Danielle lives in a neurodiverse household and understands the challenges that exist at both an individual and family level. Because of this, Danielle also has a passion for supporting parents on their journey to best support their neurodiverse child.

Danielle offers assistance with issues such as;

Autistic burnout
Life adjustments (such as beginning tertiary education or entering the workforce)
Trauma
Navigating Relationships
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)
Anxiety (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety)
Depression
Low self-esteem
Assertiveness Training
Parenting and Carer support.

Danielle values the importance of fostering a warm, supportive and collaborative environment in the counselling room. Danielle is eclectic in her approach to counselling, drawing from a variety of evidence-based approaches tailored to suit the needs of individual clients. These include and are not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) .

Danielle is in the process of completing Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) training with her best pal, Shelby the Golden Retriever, who will join her in the counselling room soon.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with her family, and taking trips to the beach with Shelby. Danielle and Shelby look forward to meeting you soon!