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

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 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

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 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 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 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

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
 

For the past 28 years, I have been immersed in the field of autism and Asperger's. I work with verbal and non-verbal children & teenagers on the autism spectrum. My extensive training is in behavior modification, social development, theory of mind, integrated playgroups, and case management for children on the autism spectrum. I also conduct assessments that specialize in autism and/or Asperger's. I also train other professionals on autism and neurodiversity.

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

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
 

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 specialize in autism assessment for children as early as 12 months, and have done training in social skills therapy and ABA therapy.

— Jessica Myszak, Psychologist in Glenview, IL
 

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 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 have in home and hospital experience working with Autistic children. I have experience with PECS. I also have some applied behavioral analysis experience.

— Julie Salitros, Counselor in Savannah, GA

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 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
 

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 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
 

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 am bringing my 25 years of experience with the autism spectrum to San Francisco. After many years and working with hundreds of wonderful families around Connecticut, it is time to come home. I am excited to help parents in SF and The Bay Area who are looking for someone who specializes in the autism spectrum and brings an alternative approach to this field. I also provide counseling to adolescents and adults and treat other diagnoses. I am starting an "Autism Happy Hour" for parents to be able

— Andrew Vogl, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

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
 

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 offer assessment to help identify Autism

— Deshane Gutierrez, Clinical Psychologist in Belize,

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 provide evaluation and treatment services for toddlers to young adults on the Autism Spectrum. I specialize in neuropsychological assessment, differential diagnosis, parent education, initial evaluation, special education, navigating resources, and social skills coaching for individuals with ASD.

— Sabrina Gabel, Clinical Psychologist in Burlingame, CA

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
 

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