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

My area of expertise is in conducting group therapy for teens and adults who are on the autism spectrum or neurodiverse. While working at the MIND Institute, I developed with my colleagues a research-supported group therapy for higher functioning adults on the autism spectrum and their families.

— Tasha Oswald, Psychologist in Palo Alto, CA

In addition to my clinical psychotherapy experience I am also a Licensed Special Education Teacher who has worked for the NYC public school system and worked with many children who were diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. I currently see clients who are on the autism spectrum.

— Nicole Jenkins, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
 

I have worked in school, home, and community-based settings for the last 10 years, working with kids on the Austin spectrum. I have training in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as psychotherapy and other social-emotional learning practices geared towards students with Autism, developmental differences, and special needs.

— Danielle Saporta, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

My work with children, adolescents, and adults in the Autistic Spectrum spans 25+ years and remains a core part of my patient caseload today. I enjoy teaching essential skills and working with parents to improve the family system.

— Brian Monteleone, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
 

I have worked as an ABA technician providing ABA therapy before becoming a licensed counselor. I have experience in assisting with social skills, life skills and other needs.

— Madeline Klause, Clinical Social Worker in St. Clair Shores, MI

10 years of experience working with autistic and aspie children, teens, and adults. I currently work with verbal adult 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 also collaborate with other practitioners on the team. I am highly experienced and specialized in my approach which was developed over many years in both therapeutic and educational settings.

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

In 2007, I began working in a group home for teens with ASD and have continued to work with those impacted by ASD since that time. I understand the unique strengths and needs for individuals with ASD and their families, and work to create a tailored treatment plan for each client.

— Aimee Whaley, Counselor in Indian Trail, NC
 

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

I've worked with kids and adults all over the Autism Spectrum. I have extensive experience working with kids on social skills, communication skills, frustration tolerance, behavior modification, and sensory issues.

— Lianna Purjes, Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood, CO
 

I served my internship at Lakemary working with those who have an AHD diagnosis. I have experience working with families of those with AHD to navigate a lifestyle that is different from the mainstream.

— Amanda Altenhofen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

We all communicate in our own ways, and we all have the right to find our own happiness. I have years of experience working with children and adolescents along the autism spectrum. I also work to incorporate the family to increase communication, understanding, and help to strengthen interpersonal bonds.

— Cullan "Eik" Eikenberry, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Indian Trail, NC
 

Have extensive experience and training in the field of autism and Asperger's for the past 28 years. Extensive training in behavior modification, academic work, social development, theory of mind, playgroups, and case coordination and management.

— Miranda Gabriel, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Campbell, CA

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
 

I have spent years implementing Applied Behavior Analysis. This included comprehensive schools that provides inclusive education to children with disabilities. Autism has a very significant impact on the acquisition of age appropriate cognitive and academic skills, social and emotional functioning, communication development and adaptive behavior skills. I have learned how to work effectively work with these issues to provide support to parents and offer children the skills they need to succeed.

— Marisa McCann, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have been working with autistic individuals for over a decade. Through my experiences working as therapist, parent coach, and educator in the field of autism, I have recognized a huge need to work with autistic teens and adults who often “fall through the cracks” when it comes to services and support. I am a neurodiversity affirming therapist, meaning that I view autism as a neurological difference that is naturally occurring variant in human neurology.

— Nicole Myers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

Having worked with individuals on the spectrum in both the educational and therapeutic contexts, I am passionate about supporting neurodiverse teens and young adults. I utilize social skills practice, relaxation techniques, and behavioral interventions, to help neurodiverse teens learn new things and embrace their strengths.

— Alaina Boyle, Counselor in ,

I received individualized training from an autism expert in Brighton for 6 months. I have also attended trainings with Tony Attwood and Isabelle Helnault.

— Jessica Humiston-Aman, Counselor in Clarkston, MI
 

I utilize a combination of sensory integration, play therapy, and behavioral treatment to offer children a holistic approach to their wellness. With adults we use sensory strategies, movement, social skills training, and emotional regulation to help guide you to wellness.

— Faye Kouimelis, Psychotherapist in Denver, CO

I have over a decade of experience supporting individuals on the autism spectrum in both recreational and therapeutic settings. I combine social thinking techniques with behavior modification and stress-management tools to help my clients reach their goals and help their families advocate for their needs in educational and vocational settings.

— Julie Feldman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

I received specialized training and experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder at Kennedy Krieger Institute and while on faculty at the UNC Center for Development and Learning (now CIDD), working on interdisciplinary evaluation teams. I receive many referrals from pediatricians for initial diagnoses of ASD, particularly as access to intervention services depends on a formal diagnosis. I see many clients with high-functioning autism and giftedness.

— Jennifer Larson, Clinical Psychologist in Raleigh, NC

Everything around you feels out of your control. Either your searching for more, or seeking a break from the intensity of the world around you. Symptoms of ASD and SPD can look very different in each individual. Understanding how these differences can be managed can help to move through the constant stress and learn more about your strengths. Some areas we can work together to improve include : -Communication skills - Social skill building - emotional education - regulation

— Kelsey Darmochwal, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
 

I have been an autism parent for over 20 years, and founded this practice in order to help autism families. Whether it’s adjusting to a new diagnosis, managing the stress of raising a child on the spectrum, sibling issues or couples counseling, we can help. We pride ourselves on presuming competence in people with autism and related issues. I am also the host and founder of The Autism Blueprint Podcast, which helps you create a peace plan for your home.

— Janeen Herskovitz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

I have specialized training in the assessment and evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I have been working with and evaluating children for Autism for over 15 years in various settings.

— Dr. Ryan Lloyd, Psychologist in Vancouver, WA
 

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

During my undergraduate studies, I volunteered and interned with Central Florida Autism Institute Inc. I obtained a basic knowledge of what Autism is and a few of the very basic building blocks of ABA. Currently, I work With several client's on the spectrum. I recently became a Certified Autism Specialist.

— Katie Belcher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL
 

I have worked full-time in the disability field for two years, and have specific training in working with autistic clients. I partner with a colleague who has extensive training in autism diagnosis for those seeking a diagnosis. For those already diagnosed or who suspect you may have autism, I provide autism-informed counseling tailored to helping you achieve your specific goals.

— Emilie Cleaver, Counselor in Blue Ash, OH

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 worked with adults on the autism spectrum for over 12 years professionally, and throughout my life personally. I have the knowledge and experience to help you sort through whether or not you might be on the spectrum and/or have other difficulties or diagnoses causing your concerns. No matter what the results are, I will help you navigate resources and get the help you need.

— Emily Crawford-Thompson, Psychologist in COLUMBIA, MO