Dr Emily Hindman

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist

Coastal Neuropsychology Services

BPsych (Hons), MPsych(ClinNeuro), MClinPsych, PhD

Psychology Board Approved Supervisor, Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Full Member of The EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA), Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi), Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University (SCU).

I Can Help You With

ADHD Assessments

A comprehensive assessment process to ensure an accurate diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with emphasis on the development of personalised strategies and recommendations to help clients manage their ADHD symptoms and associated life challenges.

Autism Assessments

My Autism ASD assessments are comprehensive neuropsychological assessments involving interviewing, observation, and cognitive testing. My assessment process focuses on understanding the client’s unique profile and strengths, from which a treatment plan, strategies, and required support can be developed.

Other Neuropsychological Assessments

Other neuropsychological assessments, such as Learning/Academic Skills Assessments, or acquired brain injury can be provided upon request.

Individualised Support and Strategies

After completing an ADHD and ADS assessment, I offer clients two to three follow-up sessions to provide ongoing support and guidance in managing symptoms and identifying strengths. This approach is tailored to each individual’s unique needs and circumstances, focusing on empowering clients to effectively manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. I collaborate with clients to develop a comprehensive management plan, which may include:

Neuropsychoeducation

I provide education on the neurobiological basis of ADHD and ASD and how neurodiversity can impact cognitive processes such as attention, impulse control, and executive functioning.

Behavioural Strategies

I identify and implement behavioural strategies to improve focus, organisation, and time management. This may involve setting up structured routines, using visual aids, and breaking tasks into manageable steps.

Coping Skills

I teach coping skills to manage impulsivity and emotional regulation, such as mindfulness techniques, relaxation exercises, and therapy to challenge negative thought patterns.

Study Accommodations

I plan and document requests for additional accommodations and support services within educational settings, such as extra time for assignments or exams, preferential seating, and access to a quiet space for studying.

Lifestyle Modifications

I recommend lifestyle modifications, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and adequate sleep, which can help manage ADHD and ASD symptoms and improve overall wellbeing.

Parent Support

I guide and support parents on how to best support their child or young person, including effective communication strategies, affirming behaviour strategies, and setting up a supportive home environment.

About Dr Emily Hindman

I am a Psychologist trained in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. I am dedicated to a career that combines therapy, teaching, and research with evidence-based clinical practice. I work with children and adults aged 12 and above. My clinical goals focus on ensuring accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions.

I have extensive training and experience in assessing and diagnosing mental health, cognitive, behavioural, and neuropsychological conditions across the lifespan, with a particular interest in the effect of early life adversity on neurodevelopment and adaptive functioning.

I have experience in leadership and management and regularly supervise psychologists and mental health professionals at all training levels.

I am an experienced lecturer and unit assessor proficient in curriculum development accreditation requirements and multimodal teaching methods.

Additionally, I am an experienced research supervisor providing supervision to Honours, Masters, and PhD research candidates.

My qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours (First Class)
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (post-registration)
  • PhD in Medical Sciences.

Memberships, Registrations and Accreditations

  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor
  • Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Registered Play Therapist (APTA).
  • EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) Full Member
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University (SCU)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Committee Member, Mid North Coast branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi).

Psychologist Fees & Rebates

Please send me an online booking request for my session fees, or call 07 3503 6813.

Depending on your eligibility, Medicare or Private Health rebates may be available for sessions.

  • Medicare: eligible clients with a valid referral from a psychiatrist or pediatrician or a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) issued by a GP can claim Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual psychological treatment sessions per calendar year. The current Medicare rebate for a session with a Clinical Psychologist is $141.85 per 50+ minute session. Medicare rebates are unavailable for assessment appointments or reports. More about Medicare rebates >
  • Private health: you may be eligible to claim rebates through your private health insurer depending on your current ‘extras’ cover. Please get in touch with your private health insurance to determine eligibility and the exact rebate amounts. More about Private Health Insurance rebates >