Little Lighthouse Psychology

Our Values

We are committed to providing the highest standard of care to our clients that is secure and confidential at Little Lighthouse Psychology. 

Our mission is to provide therapeutic intervention to the individual in a neutral, supportive, and safe environment. Like a lighthouse, we will help guide the ship with a beacon, but encourage you to navigate the water and be the master of your ship. 

We understand every child, adolescent, and adult is unique and different, therefore therapeutic intervention is achieved by integrating  and using various evidence-based practices, techniques, and resources. 

Evidence-based intervention is scientifically measured and proven to be effective. We integrate evidence-based techniques ranging from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

We offer the following therapy to individuals across the lifespan

  • Treatment of Developmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), phobias, worries & fears

  • Treatment of Depression Disorders in Children & Adults

We offer support work services to individuals

  • Social engagement, accessing your local community groups & community clubs

  • Companionship (social and emotional)

  • Tailoring community goals to your interests (e.g. art classes, sport engagement)

  • Assisting with community engagement (e.g. doctor appointments)

  • Transport 

Dr Michael Cvirn (He/Him)
Registered Psychologist, PhD

Dr Michael Cvirn is the principal Registered Psychologist (PhD) at Little Lighthouse Psychology,  Michael has a background in psychological research, where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy. Michael specialises in working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms related to Anxiety Disorders, Depression Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Michael is extremely dedicated and passionate about his work, helping & supporting his clients through a range of issues & presentations. Michael has a caring nature and his disposition as a therapist is warm, relatable, and non-judgemental. Michael is a current member of the AAPi.  

Originally hailing from Broken Hill, NSW, Michael now calls the Central Coast home. Michael has been working on the Central Coast for a number of years in the private practice sector. When he is not working, you will find him playing video games, playing on his new Virtual Reality (VR) headset, riding his Harley Motorbike, and going for walks with Vanessa & Spot. 

Vanessa Kennedy (She/Her)
Support Worker

Engaging and participating in the community socially is fundamental & paramount for an individuals health & wellbeing. Vanessa has a passion for helping individuals to achieve their goals within the community (e.g. health and wellbeing activities, community groups and clubs, general outings). Vanessa is here to provide community support work services to meet your individual needs and goals. 

Vanessa has a background in private and public health, spanning over 8 years, this was integral to creating and bringing to life Little Lighthouse Psychology. 

Vanessa has a bubbly and caring disposition, She grew up on the Central Coast, NSW. When she is not working, you will find her at pilates, painting, at the coffee shop, picking up a new hobby (at the moment it's origami) or at the beach with Michael & Spot.


Spot is the resident Jack Russell Terrier that you will see around Little Lighthouse Psychology.

Spot is larger than life in character, she is inquisitive, playful, trusting, and happy.

She loves her chicken necks, playing fetch, her nightly walks, and is always around for client comfort. 

Our Fees

We accept private referrals and referrals under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

  • Initial consultation is charged at $270.00 for 90 minutes

  • Subsequent consultation is charged at $195.00 for 60 minutes

Please note, if you have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP, you may be eligible for a rebate. 

We accept NDIS Self-Managed and NDIS Plan-Managed participants

  • Initial consultation is charged at $321.61 for 90 minutes

  • Subsequent consultation is charged at $214.41 for 60 minutes

Contact us

Long Jetty, 2261, NSW, Australia 

0478 655 434 

Tuesday to Friday 1.30pm-7.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed 


Little Lighthouse Psychology is not an emergency service, for all emergencies including being at risk to yourself and others, please contact 000. For people who have a speech or hearing impairment: visit the National Relay Service website, call 1800 254 649 or text 106 for emergencies.