About Nicolle

Hi - I'm Nicolle Griffin - I'm a psychologist, and a neurodivergent person from a neurodivergent family.

 

I provide neurodiversity-affirming psychology services for Autistic people, ADHD'ers, and other neurodivergent people

 

I have been a Psychologist since 2007 and a neurodivergent person since birth - however - like many people of my generation and the ones before me, my neurodivergency was not formally identified until adulthood.

So, if you’d like to see a Psychologist who ‘gets it’ – then you are in the right place.

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Career

I started my career in 2006 as a Child Protection Caseworker. After I became a Registered Psychologist in 2007, I continued working with children and families who are clients of the child protection and Out of Home Care systems - clients who have experienced loss, trauma and complex risk factors such as mental illness, substance abuse and family violence.

In 2011, I began working in private practice where I have enjoyed building one to one relationships with adult clients to help them overcome barriers and achieve their goals. I have worked with adults with neurodivergence, disability, carer responsibilities, trauma survivors, mental health challenges, and mental illness.

Education and Registration

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.A. in Psychology in 2005 and a Masters of Health Science in 2007.

 

I became a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and have been registered since 2007.

Professional Membership

I am a Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc., the peak body for psychology advocacy in Australia.

Continuing Professional Development

Since 2007, I have completed additional training and professional development in:

Clinical presentations:

  • Trauma including PTSD, C-PTSD, personality disorders

  • Mental illness - mood disorders, anxiety disorders, etc.
  • Child and adolescent mental health

  • Neurodevelopment differences & disabilities

Client Populations:

  • Aboriginal sensitivity training and cultural awareness

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing cultural awareness

  • Neurodiverse / disability populations - Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability.

Risk assessment:

  • Suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention​

  • Family violence / domestic violence risk

  • Violent offences and sexual offence risk

Therapy models:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC) Model of Trauma

  • Play therapy (for children)

I have worked with clients referred by or involved with:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

  • NSW Victims Services

  • Family Law Court of Australia

  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia

  • Corrective Services NSW

  • DCJ Child Protection

  • DCJ OOHC & Intercountry Adoption program

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

  • NSW Department of Education

  • Medicare - Better Access to Mental Health
  • Medicare - ATAPS Program.