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For those of you who don't know me, my name is Emily Hanlon (formerly Habelrih), otherwise known as, The Playful Psychologist! I am a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, based in Sydney Australia. I have a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental delay.


I have experience providing individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of difficulties including ASD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood-related disorders, anxiety, poor social skills, and other behavioural concerns. I draw on my own personal experiences of having a brother on the Autism Spectrum, and use my unique first-hand experience, to facilitate my own therapeutic practice. 

I started The Playful Psychologist to share my love of creativity within my work! I love to share my ideas, and I also love learning from others! As a psychology student, and a young psychologist, I always wished I had somewhere to turn for inspiration - and that is what I hope to do for educators, parents, and psychologists alike! 


Click on the links below to read my published research:​


Psychological Well-Being and Its Relationships with Active and Passive Procrastination.


Emily A Habelrih & Richard E Hicks (2015)





A Study of the Wellbeing of Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Sibling Efficacy, Positive and Negative Affect, and Coping Strategies.


Emily A Habelrih, Richard E Hicks, & Daisy Vanstone (2018)





Dealing with Autism: How I Successfully Raised My Son and You Can Too.



Author: Randa Habelrih

Contributing Author: Emily A Habelrih

Published Research


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