Dr. Catherine O’Kelly is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with experience in adult mental health, disability and brain injury services. She graduated with First Class Honours from her Psychology and Philosophy B.A. and then worked in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience in research on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Subsequently she went on to obtain a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Trinity College Dublin in 2010.
Her practice and research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Compassion Focused Therapy and Assisted Decision Making. She has worked in Disability and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services, Adult Mental Health Services and currently works in a HSE Mental Health Service in Dublin. In her private practice she provides assessment for adults who wish to determine if they have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I provide a comprehensive diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder for adults who are experiencing difficulties with aspects of their lives. The process entails an in-depth background interview followed by an ASD-specific diagnostic tool and intellectual ability measure with the adult seeking diagnosis.
An interview with a person who knows the adult well and preferably knew them as a child (e.g. a parent or older sibling) is also required for a formal diagnosis. A detailed report is provided at the final feedback session with the client.
Individual consultation to discuss concerns or questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder are also available.