Autism Spectrum Disorders

Counseling for individuals with autism

Some common areas of struggle for individuals with autism may include social interactions, communication, behavioral challenges, sensory processing, and learning and academics. Some adults with autism may find that they do not seem to have as many options for help as children might have. We work with all ages, and will develop a plan that works for you.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling for individuals with autism, as each person is unique with different strengths and areas to grow. Every approach is individualized and tailored to each client.

Here are a few modalities that we use -

  • Talk-therapy: A counselor can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals with autism to express their thoughts and feelings, and develop a sense of self-worth
  • Social Skills Training: This type of counseling focuses on teaching individuals with autism specific skills related to social interactions, such as how to initiate and maintain conversations, how to understand nonverbal cues, and how to make friends.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of counseling that focuses on helping individuals understand and manage thoughts and behaviors, learn strategies for coping with social, communication, and behavioral challenges, and learn new skills
  • Family therapy: Family therapy can be beneficial for families of individuals with autism, helping them to better understand and support their loved one, and improve communication and relationships within the family.
  • Play therapy

It is important to find a counselor who is experienced in working with individuals with autism and understands the unique challenges that individuals with autism may face, and to communicate with them about their experience of the process. The counselor will tailor their approach to meet the specific needs of the individual based on what is and isn’t working for the client.






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