Sonya Heath

B.A. (Hons.) Psych, M.Psych (Org), MAPS, EMDRAA, ANZAPPL, Aff. ASfAR, Assoc. Member Aust. Society of Hypnosis, APS Autism & PDD Psychology Provider, Psychologist

Client Group:  Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents and Couples.

Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Issues, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Trauma, Bullying (workplace and school), Depression, Sleep Difficulties, Parenting strategies, IQ and Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments.

Relevant Background:  Sonya is recognised by the Australian Psychological Society to diagnose and treat Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. She has attended professional training by Tony Attwood and has been involved with Autism Spectrum Disorders for over 20 years. She conducts diagnostic and cognitive assessments required for funding and/or additional support and has knowledge of the support systems/groups in place.

Professional Organisations/affiliations: Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS); APS Autism & PDD Psychology Provider; Aff. Aust. Society for Autism Research (ASfAR); Member EMDRAA; Assoc. Member Aust. Society of Hypnosis; AHPRA; ANZAPPL.

Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-CBT, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing-EMDR, Hypnosis, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Relaxation Therapy. Sonya also draws upon Schema Therapy, Ego States Therapy, Art Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -ACT.

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