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Kristel Stillman

(she/her)

Senior Psychologist

I am an experienced Psychologist providing affirming assessments of Autism and ADHD to the neurodivergent community. I am dedicated to working with Autistic and ADHD adults to understand your unique experiences and help you accept yourself – exactly as you are.

As a mum and partner to neurodivergent people, I have learnt how hard it is to navigate unsupportive schools and workplaces when you don’t fit the neurotypical template. Surrounding myself with many neurodivergent friends has also opened my eyes to how exhausting it is to mask your authentic self to try to fit into the mainstream.

Some of the things that make me 'me'

Other people may describe me as

Autism + ADHD Assessments

I offer assessments of neurodiversity that focus on understanding and valuing your experience living in a society designed for neurotypical people. I treat all clients with empathy and acceptance and do not judge anyone for how they have learnt to cope with difficult or traumatic experiences. I am passionate about advocating for inclusion and increasing awareness that ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and other neurodivergencies are not disorders to be “fixed” but natural differences to be valued.

Since becoming a psychologist, I have had diverse experience providing assessments and therapy to clients and providing training and supervision to early career health professionals. I particularly enjoy working with other parents to assist with the juggle of work, children and life, and young adults to assist them with the transition out of adolescence.

By the time we finish working together

I want you to:

  • Have an increased understanding of who you are and what makes you unique.

  • Understand that it is okay to prioritise your needs.

  • Be learning how to identify allies in neurotypical environments.

  • Appreciate the need to spend time connecting with your passions.

  • Be on your way to accepting your authentic self.

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More about Kristel

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include:

  • Star Wars

  • Dungeons and Dragons + other table-top role playing games!

  • Fantasy literature and writing

  • Documentaries about science, nature or history

  • Gardening and bush walking

  • Animals - guinea pigs and capybaras

  • Psychology!

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Home state: QLD

Here are 3 things I believe:

  1. There is no one 'right' way to do life - it's not a pre-set game.

  2. Animals are the best therapists.

  3. Imagination, daydreaming and creative outlets are worthy pursuits undervalued by society.

Fees

  • Fees for assessments can be found on our assessments page

  • There are no Medicare rebates for psychology assessments

  • Health fund rebates may be available depending on your health fund and level of cover.

  • You may be able to use your NDIS funding if a psychology assessment is one of your plan goals.

 

Appointments

  • Please contact the Very Helpful Chats admin team to make an appointment with Kristel.

  • There are appointments available with Kristel within 2-3 months.

  • Kristel sees clients on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

What happens now?

  • Please contact the Very Helpful Chats admin team to join Kristel's wait list by filling in our contact form on our Meet the Team page or emailing us at admin@veryhelpfulchats.com.au

  • After you get in touch with us, our dedicated admin team will send you our assessment intake form. This form includes questionnaires for the assessment and requests information about your developmental, educational, social and mental health history. Our senior clinicians will then review the form and allocate you to the assessor who has the skills and experience to meet your needs. 

  • 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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