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Welcome to Ascent Psychology

Ascent Psychology was established in 2014 by Francisco J. Rivas Rivero, a registered Clinical Psychologist. He provides counselling and psychological services to patients referred under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), Work Cover and private patients.

Ascent Psychology provides a diverse range of psychological and therapeutic counselling services both in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Emotional Traumas (childhood/adulthood)
  • Physical, emotional and psychological abuse
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic Attacks 
  • Social Phobia
  • OCD
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Parenting issues
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Couple and Marriage relationship difficulties
  • Substance abuse (drugs, alcohol)
  • Gambling problems
  • Anger management issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Body images issues

Francisco is an expert clinician treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Mood swings as well as people with unresolved emotional traumas (sexual, emotional and physical) from their childhood.

Ascent Psychology offers Bulk Billing services for those who are experiencing financial difficulties.


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Where to find us

245 Sturt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Monday and Wednesday from 8am to 8pm



Munno Para Medical Centre. 600 Main North Road, Smithfield, SA 5114

Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday from 9am to 1pm