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

ADOS testing is included in all ASD evaluations along with lots of interviewing. In almost all cases I also observe in a natural social setting and talk to non-family members who know the person very well (usually teachers). Most families can be scheduled for an appointment the same month they contact me. For therapy related to autism, the work often focuses on knowing and name and managing your own emotions as well as understanding others. Ways to live in a neurotypical dominated world is too.

— Todd Koser, Psychologist in CHERRY HILL, NJ
 

Certified Autism Specialist working with children and adults since 2017. Experience includes working in level III group home, day treatment, facilities as well as outpatient therapy.

— Derek Prescott, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hubert, 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've worked with individuals and their families on the Autism Spectrum and look forward to supporting you to greater fulfillment and empowerment.

— Morgan Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Springfield, OR

My doctoral dissertation studied the affect of parental behaviors that support increasing social motivation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As a professional and as a parent of an adult with ASD, I have unique insights into families' daily living and individuals with ASD. I want to support your family goals to achieve success for everyone in the family.

— Jeanie Metivier, Psychotherapist
 

Individual/Relationship/Family In my clinical practice, typically a child is the identified client and then I end up treating the entire family system. From couple and sibling issues to well-intentioned grandparent issues, I see struggles from all sides. Often there are a lot of misunderstood symptoms around language, social cues, sensory defensiveness and overlapping disorders including anxiety, attention, learning and depression.

— Julie Jones, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor in Ada, OK

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
 

I've worked with individuals and their families on the Autism Spectrum and look forward to supporting you to greater fulfillment and empowerment.

— Morgan Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Springfield, OR

ADOS testing is included in all ASD evaluations along with lots of interviewing. In almost all cases I also observe in a natural social setting and talk to non-family members who know the person very well (usually teachers). Most families can be scheduled for an appointment the same month they contact me. For therapy related to autism, the work often focuses on knowing and name and managing your own emotions as well as understanding others. Ways to live in a neurotypical dominated world is too.

— Todd Koser, Psychologist in CHERRY HILL, NJ
 

I have been working with folks on the spectrum since 2010 in a variety of environments - group homes, crisis centers, schools, and in-home, supporting people in a variety of ways. I believe in the quote by Dr. Steven Shore, "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism" - every single one of us is completely unique and has individualized wants and needs. From my work, I see the lack of services for people with autism AND mental health issues and seek to fill this gap.

— Chelsea Cummings, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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 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

I have 27 years of experience working with people on the spectrum. I love working with adults with autism and believe that different is not less.

— Erika Huber, Counselor in Tucson, AZ
 

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

Certified Autism Specialist working with children and adults since 2017. Experience includes working in level III group home, day treatment, facilities as well as outpatient therapy.

— Derek Prescott, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hubert, NC
 

We provide full comprehensive evaluations of Autism Spectrum Disorder for children and adolescents. Our evaluations include an individual support plan and school companion document. We offer a multidisciplinary team based approach to evaluations for children age 2 to 5 years to address potential concurrent speech and / or unidentified behavioral challenges.

— Summit Psychological Assessment & Consultation, Educational Psychologist in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

As a person on the autism spectrum who was in special education and speech classes as a child, I understand the strengths (so many!) people with autism have and barriers people who experience autism face . I focus on your strengths!

— Lorraine McKenzie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Eugene, OR