Our mission at Ascent Psychology is to offer a supportive and caring environment to help clients achieve healthy psychological functioning and well-being with a highly experienced, qualified clinical psychologist.

A little About Us

Ascent Psychology was established in 2014 by Francisco J. Rivas Rivero is a senior clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. He provides counselling and psychological services to patients referred under the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), Health Insurance, Work Cover and private patients.

Meet Our Therapists

Francisco is a qualified and experienced Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Since 2002, he has worked in various settings, including private and public health services in South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and overseas. He provides a diverse range of psychological and therapeutic counselling services to adolescents and adults of all ages and backgrounds who present with emotional and psychological problems.

He has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a graduate qualification as a Psychotherapist. He is registered as a psychologist under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with an endorsement in clinical psychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), its College of Clinical Psychologists, and the (APS) Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology Interest Group. Francisco is also registered as an Allied Health provider with Medicare Australia.


Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Australian Psychological Society
Department of Human Services

Call us today to book your appointment!

0452 248 129