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

I understand the impact that this diagnosis can have on the child and the family. I will provide psycho education on Autism and work with the family to develop behavior modification plans. Social skills training, emotional regular skills, and cognitive flexibility will addresses in session.

— Kristin Luce, Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY
 

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 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 a Registered Behavior Technician with the state of Texas and have over three years experience doing behavior therapy with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. My experience working with children on the autism spectrum gives me special insight into the challenges that families with a special needs child face so I am able to come alongside family members who need a safe place to explore and process those feelings.

— Heather Garza, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Arlington, TX
 

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 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