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Alyssa Dugosija 

Provisional Psychologist

I'm a Provisional Psychologist who works with LGBTQI+ and gender non-confirming individuals as I myself am queer, non-binary, and neurodivergent. I aim to help neurodivergent and gender-diverse people to be kinder to the parts of themselves they may struggle to accept. ​

Some of the things that make me 'me'

Other people may describe me as

Late identified neurodivergence

​I focus on helping clients build skills to cope with the many complexities that come with being human and have worked with a variety of client experiences including ADHD, Autism, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, gender identity, LGBTQ+ issues, eating disorders, schizophrenia, family and relational conflict, trauma, abuse, and much more. ​I especially like to help neurodivergent people realize their goals and understand they don’t have to conform to neurotypical standards! 

Instead of avoiding the emotions and sensations that negatively impact you, I welcome you to have a chat with them. All work is done within a safe, trauma-informed space, where you always have the power to say no and to communicate honestly. No matter what you bring to the table, I’ll provide a safe, empathetic place for you to put it all.

Healing is not linear, and you are not broken!

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  • Emily's fee for all clients is $170.00 per 50-minute appointment.

  • No Medicare or health fund rebates are available for appointments with provisional psychologists.

  • The fee for plan-managed NDIS clients is per the NDIS price guide for psychologists in your state.

  • Fees for assessments can be found on the assessments page of our website.


  • Emily works with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

  • Emily's therapy wait list is estimated to be around 4 to 6 months. This is only a rough estimate, as our waitlists can be quite fluid, and sometimes there is movement, which means we might have unexpected appointments that pop up earlier than this.

  • While you are waiting, we encourage you to ask us to put you on Emily's 'cancellation list' so we can contact you if there are any cancelled appointments we need to fill. This can help us get you into the earliest possible appointment.

What happens now?

  • Please contact the Very Helpful Chats admin team to join Emily's wait list by filling in the contact form below or emailing us at


  • After you get in touch with us, our dedicated admin team will send you our brief 'waitlist and matching intake form'. This form is designed to gather basic information about your needs to make sure we can offer you the service you need. This form also helps us match you with a clinician who has the skills and experience to meet your needs.

  • Once we are able to offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This form goes into greater detail and aims to gather more specific information about your history and current situation to enable your allocated clinician to better prepare for your appointment.

  • As part of the second intake form, we also request your credit card, debit card, or Paypal details. Rest assured that we take card security seriously, and your details are stored securely on our client management system, Halaxy. This security measure helps us prevent theft and fraud. No one at Very Helpful Chats will have access to your card details. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security of your card details, we encourage you to read more about Halaxy's card security here: Halaxy Card Security FAQs

Would you like us to contact you about our available appointments?
How would you like our admin team to contact you?

We are neurodivergent-friendly - we promise to only call you if you tick the box

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