Anne Muscatello Early Childhood Specialist/Child Therapist

Anne Muscatello is a qualified early childhood specialist and child therapist/counsellor with 20 years experience, working with children, parents and families, in the areas of public and private early childhood education/ development, the public health system and various support organisations. Her experience includes working with children aged from infancy to adolescence with varied developmental needs. Anne also provides clinical supervision for students and qualified professionals in the play therapy field, in addition to lecturing and supervising in children’s care and education services. In addition, Anne provides early childhood consulting and behaviour guidance to families and affiliated networks in the wider community, Anne provides educational and therapeutic based programs/services to assist in the development of the whole child/adolescent, with a focus on enhancing social and emotional wellbeing.

Qualification Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (B.E.C.S) Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies Diploma in Children’s Holistic Counselling Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Level 1 ABA Therapist Training, HH Dip (A.Th.)

Associations/Registrations/Memberships MABIA (Autism Behavioural Intervention Association) MPPSS (Post Placement Support Service) APPROVED clinical supervisor, Play Therapy International/Play Therapy Australasia Member ACCHA-Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association, Member IICT-International Institute of Complementary Therapists

Therapeutic Approach · Play Therapy · Holistic Counselling

Child & Adolescent Therapy
Art Based Therapy (Child, Adolescent and Adult)
Sand Play Therapy (Child, Adolescent and Adult)
Child Development
Parenting Support
Behaviour Guidance
Early Childhood Intervention & Education
Child and Parent Groups

Expressive therapies can assist with educational, social, developmental, physical and learning disabilities, as well as conduct disorders. Research supports the effectiveness of expressive therapy with children and adolescents experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioural, and learning issues including but not exclusive to: children whose problems are related to varied life stressors, such as divorce, hospitalisation, chronic illness, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters.

Expressive therapies (including play, art and sand based therapy) has been utilised as a primary and adjunctive therapy for several conditions and issues such as anger management, grief and loss, crisis and trauma, and in addition for modification of behavioural issues/disorders such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental disorders.


Areas of Expertise

*Attachment Issues *Communication difficulties* Delayed language, *Child parent relationships/Parenting skills *Emotional distress * Gender Identity *Play Development *Self esteem issues*Separation
Anxiety *Social adjustment/integration issues*Social skills

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