Dr. Janet Maxwell
You're not bad, wrong, broken or a problem to be fixed. Befriend yourself exactly who and how you are; a messy tangle of strength and struggle just like the rest of us. An imperfect and beautiful life in progress. Human in a messy world.
Janet offers assessments for adults, including assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Many adults are now seeking assessment to better understand their own neurotype, having recognised traits or having self-identified as ADHD or Autistic.
Janet is committed to neurodiversity affirming practice, and is focused on supporting individuals to understand and embrace their neurotype, whilst also acknowledging and providing support around the many challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in a neurotypical world. It is not uncommon for individuals to develop anxiety and depression as a result of these challenges.
Janet's approach to assessment is flexible and tailored to individual needs. The aim of assessment is to promoting self-understanding, inform appropriate supports, and of improve psychological wellbeing.
Janet provides neurodiversity -affirming, evidence-based psychological therapy for adults. This involves collaborating with you to identify your unique strengths, challenges, needs and goals.
Janet is experienced in providing psychological therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, work-related stress, suicidal thinking and self-harm, and complex trauma.
Janet draws upon a number of therapeutic approaches depending on your needs and preferences.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
A Medicare rebate of $131.65 per session (for up to 10 sessions per calendar year) is available when referred by a GP with a Mental Health Care Plan
Janet is also a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) service provider, and can provide services to clients with self-managed NDIS plans