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

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
 

Before my career as a therapist, I worked for many years with people with developmental disabilities and have a great deal of knowledge and experience in working with people (children and adults) with disabilities. There's a terrible stereotype that people with developmental disabilities don't have real feelings - that their anger, sadness, or anxiety are simply a part of their diagnosis. Not true. People with developmental disabilities have real needs, feelings, and emotional depth.

— Josanna Schimke, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, 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

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 diagnose and treat individuals on the autism spectrum from young children through adults. I help individuals on the spectrum learn how to navigate a neurotypical environment.

— Dr. Nancie Spector, Clinical Psychologist in NEW CANAAN, CT

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 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

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 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 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 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 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
 

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

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 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
 

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