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Emily Lewis

Registered Psychologist

I am a Psychologist with lived experience and understanding of what masking to fit into the neurotypical world can do to your sense of self and mental health. It was not until I went on a deep dive into my own neurology (in my late 30s) that I arrived at a place where I could finally have compassion for myself and start a journey of healing.

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Becoming your authentic self

I understand that as a neurodivergent person, you have likely experienced a lifetime of invalidating and/or overwhelming experiences and may not have felt safe enough to be your authentic self. It is also likely that you have at times lost a sense of who you are, while trying to fit in with neurotypical expectations. Trying to fit into a world that is not built for you is taxing and can contribute significantly to mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, low self-esteem, and chronic health conditions. 

Through a process of compassionate exploration, I help neurodivergent people discover a clearer understanding of themselves so that they can create a life (and an approach to life) that works best for them. Together we will identify strengths, challenges, and personal values, set goals, develop mind and body-based skills, and find accommodations that work specifically for you. If you are looking for a psychologist who has personal insight and who can empathise with and understand you, then please reach out. I offer a safe trauma-informed space of acceptance, understanding and inclusion for all.  

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Home state: NSW

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include: 

  • The ocean - I am learning to surf at the moment, a very humbling experience.

  • The mind/body connection - I have been interested in wholistic well-being for many years, I’m currently deeply fascinated by the nervous system and the enteric system.

  • Writing - I journal when I can and find it an invaluable tool for self-discovery. I have always loved words and poetry, particularly the simple sophistication of haiku. 

  • Nature - indoor plant mum, small garden nerd, I find deep joy in being surrounded by natural beauty.

  • Patterns and design - I would love to be a surface pattern designer, I can’t get enough of naturally formed patterns, design and symmetry.

  • Wise older folk - I love wisdom shared on how to live the sweet life.

  • Ideas - the sparkle of possibility lights up my life as does conjuring up inventions that I’ll never actually make!

Fees

  • The standard consultation fee for a 50-minute appointment with Emily is $270. This applies to all clients, including privately paying clients, clients using Medicare or private health insurance and NDIS clients who are self-managed.

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

  • If you have a valid referral, Medicare rebates are available for appointments with Emily.

  • Private health insurance rebates are available, depending on your fund and level of cover.

  • You can read our Fees and Rebates page for more information.

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

  • Emily's 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.

  • By booking and attending an appointment with Very Helpful Chats, you agree to our Business Terms and Conditions that can be found on this page of our website.​

Appointments

  • Please click here to complete our waitlist and matching form. ​Our waitlist and matching 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 with the skills and experience to meet your needs.​​

  • Once we can offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This second intake form includes our full consent form, and 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
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