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

10 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults on the spectrum. I work with verbal and non-verbal clients to help them address chronic anxiety that impacts their quality of life. I provide significant neuroscience psychoeducation to the families I work with and I am happy to also collaborate with other practitioners on the team. I am highly experienced and specialized in my approach which was developed over many years in therapeutic and educational settings.

— Kathryn Sills-Payne, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oakland, CA
 

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

I work with parents of autistic individuals of all ages to help them address problematic behaviors and transition to the next stages of their lives. I consult with teachers and school districts to provide training in identifying and serving students on the autism spectrum.

— Wendela Marsh, Counselor in Salem, OR

I am into neurodiversity! I have worked with young adults on the spectrum for over 10 years. I find that young adults with autism or Asperger's have many talents. If you would like to explore how an alternative hiring process and some professional skills coaching can help you get started working, let me know. You and I can create a weekly or biweekly set of objectives that you can watch prepare you to go to work in a job that suits your needs and talents.

— Kim Parker (TX 70157), Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, 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
 

I have experience and enjoy working with individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorders. In addition to offering therapeutic services to individuals and family members, I also provide evaluations for autism spectrum disorders.

— Rachel Oppenheimer, Psychologist in Plano, TX