The service was opened in October 2021, as a result of Nicola's passion and interest in providing assessment services, along with recognising a need for families of Perth to be able to access professional, comprehensive and timely assessment services.
Nicola has completed a Bachelor of Arts (with First Class Honours) in Psychology (Minoring in Children and Family Studies) and a Master of Psychology (MPsych - Clinical). She is a practicing Clinical Psychologist with several years of experience in the areas of assessment, working with children and adolescents specifically. Experience working within both government and private sectors has provided Nicola a broad skill set, working with children of varying abilities and presentations, and their families.
Nicola has a special interest and training in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD. She is a current member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Western Australian Autism Diagnosticians' Forum (WAADF) and has recent become an Affiliate Member of Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR). Nicola is also a Professional member of ADHD WA. Nicola continues to undergo extensive professional development in the areas of Autism, ADHD, and psychological assessment specifically, to ensure she is up to date with the latest clinical research and assessment instruments. Further, Nicola has both formal research experience and lived experience in parenting neuro-diverse children; complimenting her professional qualifications and informing her warm and sensitive approach to service provision.
Although based north of the river in Perth (clinic rooms in Ocean Reef), the practice offers flexible service options including Telehealth or home/school-based services, where possible.