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Psychologist

Zoe Smith

Hey there! I'm Zoe, a psychologist who's about embracing neurodiversity and helping others on their journey of self-discovery. My ideal client? They're a parent of neurodivergent kids, figuring out their own ND identity along the way. They're learning about self-compassion and understanding themselves after a late identification. I know it can be tough to break away from the old-school medical model of disability, but I'm here to help my clients explore the social model and learn more about themselves in the process. My goal is to create a space where we can work together on finding that perfect neuro-environmental fit.

At the end of the day, I want my clients to know that self-compassion is possible and that they're a perfectly normal neurodivergent person who deserves respect, acceptance, understanding, and support. And that's exactly what I'm here for – offering neurodiversity affirming autism and ADHD assessments to help them thrive.

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Home state: VIC

  • I live for all things fantasy and sci-fi! Give me all the Buffy, Marvel and Lord of the Rings! 

  • I have a huge passion for music, I love to perform with my singing and play several instruments. 

  • Like most NDers my SPIN is psychology. Especially learning anything and everything about autism, ADHD and PDA.

  • I love nature and animals, especially scuba diving and sea turtles! There is nothing more peaceful and exquisite as being under the ocean. I have quite the collection of rescue animals too! 

  • Holistic health and nutrition are other big passions of mine. I'm a big believer that healing involves many moving parts and that there are many facets to health. 

Zoe's fees for assessments

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  • There are no Medicare rebates for psychology assessments for people aged 25 years or older

  • Medicare rebates are possible for people up until 25 years old - but a referral is needed from a psychiatrist or paediatrician - your GP is not able to write you a referral for a psychology assessment. The total maximum rebate with a psychiatrist or paediatrician referral is $373.40 for the total assessment ($93.35 x 4 appointments).

  • 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

  • Zoe works with us on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

  • There is a waiting list for assessments, with appointments available within 4 to 12 weeks.

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

  • 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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