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Autism Assessment for Adults (17 and Older) - Neuro-Affirmative Approach

Clinical Psychologist, Auckland, Ponsonby & Parnell
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Dr. JC Coetzee's offers Autism Assessment Services, providing comprehensive evaluations for adults aged 17 and older. His approach is rooted in neuro-affirmative principles, ensuring that every Autistic person is understood, respected, and empowered throughout the assessment process.

What is a Neuro-Affirmative Approach?

At Dr. JC Coetzee's practice, he embraces a neuro-affirmative approach, recognising that Autism is a natural variation of the human experience. This perspective celebrates neurodiversity and priorities the lived experiences of Autistic people. His assessments are designed to affirm and validate the unique ways Autistic individuals perceive and interact with the world, rather than viewing Autism through a deficit-based lens.

Who Can Benefit from an Autism Assessment?

Dr. JC Coetzee's services are tailored for adults who suspect they may be Autistic and seek a professional diagnosis. Whether you have experienced social, sensory, or communication challenges throughout your life or have recently begun to explore your neurodivergent identity, our assessments can provide clarity and support.

The Assessment Process

  1. Initial Consultation and Comprehensive Evaluation: The process begins with an initial consultation where we discuss your concerns, experiences, and what you hope to achieve through the assessment. This conversation helps to understand your unique perspective and any specific areas you wish to explore. The evaluations are thorough and holistic, combining clinical interviews, self-report questionnaires, and, when possible, input from significant others who know you well. This multi-faceted approach ensures a well-rounded understanding of your neurodivergent profile.

  1. Diagnosis and Opinion: Once the assessment is complete, the results will be reviewed and Dr. Coetzee will provide feedback, including a letter of opinion on diagnosis and recommendations if Autism is identified. Dr. Coetzee emphasise strengths, challenges, and recommendations for support, focusing on enhancing your quality of life and self-understanding.

  2. Feedback Session: After receiving the letter of opinion on diagnosis, Dr. Coetzee offers a follow-up feedback session to help you navigate any new insights and connect you with relevant resources and support networks.

Discover a supportive and affirming path to understanding yourself better. We are here to help you on your journey.

Autism Assessment Fees

All appointments for assessment by Clinical Psychologist Dr JC Coetzee are prepaid via the online booking system. Autism assessment appointments are available in Ponsonby & Parnell, Auckland as well as online/remote.

Autism assessments does not include pharmacological or psychological treatment.

Treatment recommendations will be made after the assessment has been completed.

 Consultation Type
Autism assessment in Ponsonby or Parnell or Online/Remote
Assessment Session 

In-person or online assessment session 120 minutes.

$600 (incl GST)

Self Report Inventories and Document Review

Interpreting of Self-Report questionnaires , inventories & review of reports. Letter of opinion is included in the fee.

$300 (incl GST)

Feedback Session (optional but recommended)

In-person or online feedback session on diagnosis and recommendations.

$235 (incl GST)

Comprehensive Report on Findings (optional)

A psychological report on the assessment findings with treatment recommendations.

$800 (incl GST)

Total for Autism assessment and opinion letter on diagnosis and recommendations (excludes feedback session)
$ 900.00
Total for Autism assessment and a comprehensive report with diagnosis and recommendations (excludes feedback session) 
$ 1 700.00

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Ponsonby Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland

Dr JC's Clinical Psychology practice is located at Vermont Street Specialists, 25 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm

Parnell Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Practi Space 1 Gibraltar Crescent, Parnell, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm

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Dr JC Coetzee Affiliated Provider Southern Cross
Dr JC Coetzee NIB First Choice Network Provider