Practice Name

Karenza Harding Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Description

Karenza is a senior lived experience mental health occupational therapist (10+ years). She specialises in providing neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed support and assessment for autistic teenagers and adults with co-occurring mental health diagnoses (telehealth).

She embraces the unique individuality of every person, celebrates diversity, and supports exploration of identity. Her approach is neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed, strengths-focused, collaborative, holistic and evidence-based. Karenza meets all clients with an empathetic and nurturing attitude. She acknowledges the complexities of life for individuals and families.

Karenza's areas of interest include:

  • Functional capacity assessments through a neurodiversity affirming lens
  • Autistic/ADHD identity
  • Autistic burnout
  • Emotional regulation and mental health support - including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, psychosis
  • Deep understanding and experience with PDA (demand avoidance)
  • Support for neurodivergent families
  • School accommodations and advocacy - including support with school can't, bullying, and homeschooling
  • Chronic illness (including POTS)
  • Neurodivergent sleep – Karenza offers specialised holistic assessment and support
  • Energy and fatigue management
  • Sensory needs and accommodations
  • Self-care and leisure
  • Work and study support

Karenza is currently seeing self/plan managed NDIS clients and privately funded clients.

Kindly refer to her website or Facebook page for availability updates.

Currently Karenza is accepting Functional Capacity Assessment referrals for 2024.

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  • April 17, 2024 8:09 pm local time

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