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

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
 

Many adults wonder if they have Aspergers or Autism because work isn't going well, relationships are a struggle & stress is difficult to manage. Understanding how your brain & body works is the most important way to move forward. We can work together to determine if you are neurodiverse (which is the term preferred by most including myself) and to find your niche vocationally as well as building confidence in relationships.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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 ,

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
 

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

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 ,
 

I specialize in neurodiverse couples work. Neurodiverse coupleships are comprised of one neurotypical partner and one partner with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

— Noelle Benach, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

I work with adults who identify as Asperger's, whether or not they have a formal diagnosis, promoting independence and problem-solving. I work with couples when one or both identify as Asperger's. I have completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training, Level 1, and use their strategies in my practice.

— Wendela Marsh, Board Certified Behavior Analyst in , OR
 

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

I work with adults who identify as Asperger's, whether or not they have a formal diagnosis, promoting independence and problem-solving. I work with couples when one or both identify as Asperger's. I have completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training, Level 1, and use their strategies in my practice.

— Wendela Marsh, Board Certified Behavior Analyst in , OR
 

Many adults wonder if they have Aspergers or Autism because work isn't going well, relationships are a struggle & stress is difficult to manage. Understanding how your brain & body works is the most important way to move forward. We can work together to determine if you are neurodiverse (which is the term preferred by most including myself) and to find your niche vocationally as well as building confidence in relationships.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR