Asperger's

Asperger syndrome is a developmental disorder, typically emerging in childhood, which affects a patient’s ability to effectively socialize and communicate. It is considered one of the milder autism spectrum disorders, with patient’s displaying relatively normal language skills and intelligence. Therapists qualified in the treatment of Asperger syndrome can help to diagnose the disorder, as well as work with the individual on their social skills, help them learn to control emotions and address repetitive behaviors, among other things. If you or your child has received a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome (or you suspect one may be forthcoming), contact one of our Asperger specialists today for support.

Meet the specialists

High functioning Aspergers is a gift that you develop at the cost of giving up learning in other areas of your life. Help me counsel an coach you through the other aspects so you can use your strengths and shore your vulnerabilities

— Della Fernandes, Counselor in Burlingame, CA
 

Many individuals, both young and adult have undiagnosed Aspergian qualities (and giftedness) that compromise and complex their social and emotional functioning- hence, their relationships. Often told they are rude or mean- a moral condemnation, they are often gratified as I explain to them their logical, if problematic functioning. In other words, I can help them understand and accept their processing styles... AND how to adapt or develop more successful behaviors and communication.

— Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Leandro, CA

I have quite a bit of experience both living and working with people on the spectrum. One thing that drives my interest is the amount of misunderstanding about Asperger's - particularly among therapists! This lack of information, and misinformation, is something I'm passionate about changing.

— Molly Nicholson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
 

People don't necessarily require therapy simply because they are autistic. Some people have an autistic diagnosis among other mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression or OCD symptoms. Relationships can be complicated, whether one or both partners are autistic. Being an autistic person definitely includes many positive traits, and in therapy we look at abilities and aptitudes as well as challenges. I maintain a strengths-based orientation, and my goal is to help autistic people live the lives they want to live. I see some young adults who were identified as autistic early on and who are wondering what they can do to make the most of their transition to adulthood. Older adults may meet with me because they, or someone else close to them, realized they are probably autistic, and they are making sense of that. I work with adults on the autistic/Asperger's spectrum, both in individual therapy and in couples therapy formats.

— Kate McNulty, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

Many individuals, both young and adult have undiagnosed Aspergian qualities (and giftedness) that compromise and complex their social and emotional functioning- hence, their relationships. Often told they are rude or mean- a moral condemnation, they are often gratified as I explain to them their logical, if problematic functioning. In other words, I can help them understand and accept their processing styles... AND how to adapt or develop more successful behaviors and communication.

— Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Leandro, CA

I have worked with individuals on the spectrum for many years and specialized in working with mental health concerns for people with developmental disabilities while in social work school. Since then I have spent many years providing therapy for kids, teens, and adults with various developmental disabilities, including Asperger's/ASD and have received extensive training on your unique needs!

— Deirdre O'Reilly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Those on the spectrum have been a part of my professional life since the beginning. In my practice I evaluate and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder, work with those who have Autism in counseling, and also provide neurofeedback for those on the Autism Spectrum.

— Steffanie Stecker, Counselor in Englewood, CO