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Welcome to Ascent Psychology

My name is Francisco J. Rivas Rivero. I provide counselling and psychological service to patients referred under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and private patients.

Francisco provides a diverse range of psychological and therapeutic counselling services 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.

Francisco offers psychological service in both English and Spanish.


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Where to find us

18th Ruthven Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000

Monday and Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm

NEW PLACE  at 76 O.G.Road, Klemzig SA 5087 (Friday from 9am to 5pm)


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