• Development across the life span •Emotional and behavioural difficulties •Intellectual disability •Learning difficulties •Parenting and family support •Self-esteem •Social skill difficulties •Trauma
Nicole is a Registered Psychologist with a background in Educational and Developmental Psychology. Nicole completed a Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) at the Australian Catholic University. Prior to that, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Psychology) at Monash University
Nicole has worked in schools and private practice with children and adolescents, as well as their families and schools. She has also worked with adults who have major behavioural challenges, and their families/carers in a government agency. Nicole has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social skill difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and learning difficulties. Nicole enjoys working collaboratively with young people and their families, to create positive change in their lives and improve overall day-to-day functioning.
Nicole is a warm and engaging psychologist who endeavours to make therapy a positive and insightful experience for young people and their families. She aims to better equip young people and their families with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the best possible outcome.
Nicole works from a person-centred and family-centred approach ensuring the learns about the child / young person's background, personality and struggles through conversation, play and creative activities. She supports parents / carers and the child / young person to reach individual (child / young person) and global (family) goals and provides them with psycho-education and strategies to help them with their child at home.
Nicole can also provide strategies to teachers that can be implemented at school. She is passionate about providing developmentally appropriate therapy and tailoring intervention to the individual.