Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder, typically emerging in childhood, which affects a patient’s ability to effectively socialize and communicate. Therapists qualified in the treatment of Autism can also help to diagnose it, 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 Autism (or you suspect one may be forthcoming), contact one of our specialists today for support.

Meet the specialists

ADOS testing is included in all ASD evaluations along with lots of interviewing. In almost all cases I also observe in a natural social setting and talk to non-family members who know the person very well (usually teachers). Most families can be scheduled for an appointment the same month they contact me. For therapy related to autism, the work often focuses on knowing and name and managing your own emotions as well as understanding others. Ways to live in a neurotypical dominated world is too.

— Todd Koser, Psychologist in CHERRY HILL, NJ
 

Autism is simply a set of traits, that happens to manifest in a massive spectrum. It is genetically inherited and enables people to succeed in myriad inwardly focused tasks and activities, but at the expense of a reduced perception of the social world. It is nothing to treat psychiatrically or medically, but it does require a proper understanding of what the condition is and how the autistic individual's brain works. Once the personalized instruction manual is obtained, the rest is easy.

— Paris Obdan, Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO

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 & to find your niche vocationally as well as building confidence in relationships.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Whether you were diagnosed or think that you may be on the autism spectrum, I offer support in navigating life's challenges. 

— Ava Wilde, Mental Health Counselor in Bellingham, WA

Ginny provides social communication, flexible thinking, and executive functioning skill building for adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism.

— Ginny Nikiforos, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

Provide ABA therapy and several other evidence-based practices to improve social, behavioral and adaptive skills.

— Douglas Fabian, Counselor in Garden City, NY

My created therapy approach is trauma informed utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and the latest in neurological research in autism for creating meaningful experiences in your life. I am a somatic therapist which means I address the body and its response to life events. I do so through techniques designed to regulate both the mind and body. Some techniques we may use in our work include, sensory enrichment, art, movement, music, video, play, touch and talk.

— Lori Crowley, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
 

I am a Neurodiversity-Affirmative therapist and don't practice ABA. I recognize that not every Autistic person is the same. I am familiar with masking. (Masking is when someone can blend in when they are around others so that they don't seem Autistic.) This is often a survival skill for Autistic people in a Neurotypical world. I would love to be your guide through navigating the Neurotypical world and discovering your stims, special interests, and strengths.

— Claire Eggleston, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I have expertise in working with neurodiverse folks and those who love them. I have developed a wide-range of expressive arts programs for neurodiverse clientele, and am quite versed in neurodiverse culture and challenges that can face neurodiverse clients.I believe in a non-pathologizing model that orients towards identifying therapy goals and helping clients understand themselves and be the best version of themselves that they can be - just like all other clients.

— Lacy Alana, Counselor in , TX
 

I am an AutPlay Level One provider, which means I have some different tools to use with children on the autism spectrum. Each child who has been diagnosed with autism is unique and it's always an adventure for myself and my clientele to learn together.

— Taylor Garff, Counselor in Idaho Falls, ID

We have several therapists who are trained in Aut-Play, a play therapy specific approach to autism.

— Eastside Play Therapy, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
 

I have extensive experience in assessing and providing therapy to individuals with Autism as a school psychologist on many years.

— Erin Rieger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA

As a person on the autism spectrum who was in special education and speech classes as a child, I understand the strengths (so many!) people with autism have and barriers people who experience autism face . I focus on your strengths!

— Lorraine McKenzie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Eugene, OR
 

My doctoral dissertation studied the affect of parental behaviors that support increasing social motivation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As a professional and as a parent of an adult with ASD, I have unique insights into families' daily living and individuals with ASD. I want to support your family goals to achieve success for everyone in the family.

— Jeanie Metivier, Psychotherapist