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

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

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 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

I have expertise in autism, social cognition, ABA, and executive functioning skills as well as interventions to help support these areas of need.

— Sharon Qi, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in SAN JOSE, CA

Do you ever feel like everyone else got some kind of instruction manual on social things that you never received? Coming to age with an Autism Spectrum Disorder can feel overwhelming. I have experience in helping people on the Autism spectrum/with asperger's come to a stronger sense of self-acceptance and build adaptive social skills. I am an advocate for neurodiversity and have a great deal of respect for my clients living on the spectrum.

— Jennifer Gerlach, Therapist in Swansea, IL

Adults and teens on the autism spectrum have many strengths and assets - but often feel alienated because they struggle to make sense of social interactions. I am very familiar with the high functioning autism spectrum and can work with you to maximize your potential and help you navigate the social landscape so you can connect with others and help them connect with you.

— Rayna Jenks, in Portland, OR