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Neurodivergent-Affirming Counselling & Animal-Assisted Therapy

Lived Experience Meets Neurodivergent-Affirming Professional Expertise

Traditional therapy not working for you? Discover tailored neurodivergent-affirming Counselling & Animal-Assisted Therapy. At Neurodivergent Empowered, we believe that one size doesn't fit all, especially when it comes to supporting our incredible neurodivergent family. Our unique programs are designed to empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves, gain confidence, and nurture self-love.

Secure & Supportive Environment

We provide a safe haven for neurodivergent children, teens, adults and their support systems to open up about their neurodivergent and well-being concerns.


In a world that often expects conformity, we champion the uniqueness of neurodivergent individuals. We empower you with the understanding  of your neurodivergent brain.

Strength-based Approach

We focus on your strengths, not deficits. Together, we'll build on your innate abilities to help you reach your goals and will have you out and about doing the things you love while you do it!

1:1 Face-to-Face Out of the Clinic Options

Say goodbye to traditional in-clinic therapy! Our approach gets you out of the clinic and into nature where your neurodivergent brain can thrive. Whether it's stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, leisurely walks, or animal-assisted therapy it's entirely up to you. Research shows that outdoor, activity-based therapy is often more effective for our neurodivergent family. Experience the healing power of nature!

$150/hr - 01_741_0128_1_3

 Kids/Teens 'Authentically You' Groups

Our 'Authentically You' program is here to empower children and teenagers on their journey of self-discovery. With sessions on Tuesdays from 9 am to noon and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, your young Phoenix Friends will engage in activities like cooking, yoga, beach swimming, art, crafts, journaling, breathwork, and more. It's a safe space where they can explore and embrace their unique selves.


Online and On-Demand Support via the Voxer App

If you prefer on-demand support, our Voxer coaching offers a convenient, no-booked specific time-option. Through text and audio-based coaching on the Voxer app, you can access support Monday to Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm AEST and we have made it super accessible by invoicing it at only 2 x Support hours per week. It's perfect for those who may not be comfortable with face-to-face interactions or have tight schedules. Our on-demand coaching is accessible through NDIS funding or private arrangements.

🐾 Discover the Magic of Animal Assisted Therapy 🐾


At Neurodivergent Empowered, we're thrilled to offer a unique therapy experience that combines the healing power of animals with the expertise of our amazing NDI-affirming counsellor, Gemma. 🌟

🐕 Gemma's two furry friends, chosen based on each child's temperament, play a vital role in these therapeutic sessions. Together, they create a nurturing and supportive environment where children, teens, and adults can thrive.

🌳 Our sessions take place in the beautiful Caloundra park, allowing for a relaxed, nature-filled setting that removes the traditional "therapy feel." This encourages a stronger connection with both the animals and our skilled therapist, fostering a more natural and enjoyable experience.

Animal Assisted Therapy is a powerful tool for individuals with autism and ADHD. 📊 Research has shown that it can:
✔️ Improve communication skills and verbal interactions.
✔️ Reduce anxiety and stress.
✔️ Increase empathy and emotional regulation.
✔️ Enhance self-esteem and confidence.
✔️ Develop fine and gross motor skills.
✔️ Boost socialisation and relationship-building abilities.


As an active member of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) Gemma is able to invoice under code  01_741_0128_1_3  Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training Supports - Other Professional

Our Neurodivergent Empowered 4 Pillar Blueprint:

All our programs align with our 4 pillars of Self-Awareness, Self-Honesty, Self-Confidence, and Self-Love. We're committed to providing tailored support that's uniquely designed for neurodivergent individuals.


Explore the intricate workings of your unique brain and understand your individual Neurology. Dive into your Sensory Profile and discover your Nervous System needs. Immerse yourself in the Neurodiversity Paradigm, valuing the voices of neurodivergent individuals.

Self Confidence:

Let your authenticity shine brightly. Find comfort within our safe space, the 'Nest,' surrounded by Neurodivergent-affirming allies, neurokin, relationships, and supports.


Embrace your true self, free from external masks or conditioning. Reconnect with the person you were before societal pressures defined you. Shed your masks and stims, confronting any internalised ableism, to reveal your authentic identity.


  • Nurture your beautiful neurodivergent soul blueprint through actions and conscious processes. Optimise your well-being and wholeheartedly embrace your authentic self through self-love.

Ready to embark on a transformative journey towards self-discovery and empowerment? Register your interest by emailing us at

We can't wait to be a part of your journey! 🌈

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