Chantel Ashkar

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Chantel Ashkar
Principal Psychologist

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Chantel has been a registered psychologist since 2009 and while her work is primarily focused with children, she has great deal of experience with couples, families and adults. Chantel sees clients of all ages across all presentations, however, she has a great deal of experience diagnosing and providing intervention for clients of all ages on the Autism Spectrum. She also works heavily with clients who have experienced trauma, in particular, first responders and veterans, and this is a particular passion of hers. 

Chantel has worked in a wide variety of fields such as private practice, school counselling, triage & emergency care support, medical centres, non-government organisations and community mental health. She has lectured and taught at universities and was a subject coordinator at University of Wollongong (UOW) School of Psychology.

Chantel has recently completed her Masters of Science in Research in the field of Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and the work of George Kelly has heavily influenced her clinical practices. Her research has been published in text books which are used by many universities, and she has presented her research at international conferences in destinations such as Venice, Italy and Gold Coast, Australia.

Chantel is an avid St George Dragons and Manchester United fan, and it is quite common for her to be wearing her jerseys around the office!

Chantel holds the following accreditations:

  • Medicare and Health Insurance provider 
  • Workcover/SIRA provider
  • Open Arms Counselling Service (formally VVCS) provider
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provider
  • NDIS provider
  • Work Development Order sponsor (WDO)
  • Victims Services Counselling provider
  • Facilitator of Friends for Youth/Life Programs
  • Facilitator LEGO-Based Therapy for Social Competence 
  • Working With Children Check approved 

Chantel has experience in and specialises in the following areas:

  • Child and adolescent assessment, diagnosis and therapy
  • Adult assessment, diagnosis and therapy 
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Parenting counselling
  • Treatment and management of mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar)
  • Trauma and sexual assault therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Veterans and First Responders counselling
  • Front line therapy (police, ambulance, firefighters)
  • Eating disorder treatment and management
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (including ADD, ADHD, Autism)
  • Child and adolescent behaviour management and social skills training
  • LGBTQI related issues
  • Treatment and management of personality disorders

Chantel is a Psychology Board approved supervisor for the following:

  • Registered supervisor for 4+2 and 5+1 interns (primary and secondary)
  • Registered supervisor for Registrar Program and Work in Additional Higher Degree (secondary)
  • Registered general supervisor 

Chantel has completed the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - University of Wollongong  
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology - University of Wollongong
  • Masters of Science (Research in Psychology) - University of Wollongong

Other languages spoken:

  • Arabic


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