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BSocSc (Hon), MPsych (Clin Neuro)/PhD

Dr Emmanuel Pua is a registered psychologist and neuropsychology registrar with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and provides services through Medicare Australia. He completed his postgraduate training in clinical neuropsychology and PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating how brain networks might differ in autistic individuals. He has over ten years of experience working with neurodivergent individuals and their families through clinical practice and research across different fields in psychology, neuroimaging and clinical genetics in paediatric healthcare, academic and community-based settings.

Emmanuel is passionate about empowering and improving the quality of life of autistic and neurodivergent individuals. He uses an empathetic person-centred and strength-based approach, and firmly believes that every person is unique. He emphasises building strong rapport with his clients in a respectful, open and safe environment. He collaborates with each individual to discover their personal identity and values, develop resilience and confidence, and to identify and achieve their personal life goals in creative and meaningful ways.

Emmanuel works with autistic individuals across different ages, genders and cultural backgrounds who may have difficulties with attention, emotion regulation, anxiety or depression. He offers a range of services in diagnostic and cognitive assessments, and therapy using evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has experience working with clients supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Client Groups
  • Children 
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
Service Specialties
  • Diagnostic assessments for autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Difficulties with neurotypical social skills
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Emotion and behaviour regulation