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KIRSTEN CHALMERS Adult ADHD Assessor

Hello

"Hello and welcome to myturn2talk Psychology. I'm Kirsten Chalmers, the founder of this practice, and I'm here to offer you a space grounded in empathy and informed by a blend of rich experiences. My journey in psychology has taken me from the corporate world to the heart of developmental psychology, always with the goal of understanding and supporting the unique paths of those I work with. Whether you're navigating the complexities of Autism and ADHD Adult assessment or seeking support, I'm here to provide expert guidance with a neuro-affirming approach."

– Kirsten Chalmers

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Memberships & Qualifications

AHPRA Registered Psychologist with Development Psychology Endorsement

AHPRA Registered Primary & Secondary Supervisor

Master of Developmental Psychology (University of Melbourne)

Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) Member

Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) Member

Recent PD:

Certified Autism Clinical Specialist Intensive Training: A Complete Guide to Building Resilience, Self-Regulation, Relationships & More

 

Simple strategies for living well with Adult ADHD

 

ADHD, Relationships, and Sex: Strategies to Overcome the Over/Under-Functioner Dynamic (Ari Tuckman)

My Story

My story begins in the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, where my passion for psychology took root. I was awarded an honours degree in psychology in 1995, igniting a career that would span continents and sectors. My early professional years were spent in the world of human resources within multinational corporations, where I developed a deep skill set in counselling, personnel management, recruitment, and training.

 

In 2001, my journey brought me to Australia, where I continued to thrive in the corporate sector. At Accenture, I played a key role in shaping the graduate recruitment program and imparted my interviewing expertise to management teams across Australia and Asia.

 

Despite having really enjoyed the corporate sector, the call to psychology was persistent. To answer it, I balanced the demands of a growing family with the pursuit of further education. In 2005, I earned a Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology from the University of Melbourne. My research into preschoolers' coping strategies earned publication in the Journal of Children Australia and deepened my commitment to the field.

 

In 2010, with a vision to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, and families, I founded myturn2talk Psychology. Later, I became an AHPRA-approved supervisor endorsed in Educational and Developmental Psychology, allowing me to mentor both provisionally and fully registered psychologists in this field that has brought such personal and professional success.

 

With nearly two decades of dedicated practice in psychology and my own lived experience as a late diagnosed ADHDer, I bring a unique blend of knowledge and personal insight to my work. 

 

At myturn2talk, adults grappling with Autism and ADHD find not just expert advice but also genuine empathy. I am committed to providing a neuroaffirming approach to assessments and reports, one that recognizes and celebrates the distinct strengths and viewpoints of neurodiverse individuals. My mission is to create an environment that nurtures understanding and champions the neurodiversity of every client I serve.

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