Autism therapists in Long Beach, California CA
Psychologist, Ph.D, Diplomate-Academy of Cognitive Therapy; Trainer- Prolonged Exposure for PTSD- CTSA
Experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy for neurodivergence.
21 Years Experience
Psychologist, Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Our practice sees many clients who have never received an ASD diagnosis, but who suspect that they may struggle with difficulties consistent with mild ASD. These include social anxiety, OCD, difficulties in relating to others, extreme shyness and unusual interests and behaviors. We are skilled in helping clients managing these concerns and look forward to helping you with these.
27 Years Experience
Autism can impair a person in all the major domains of their life, and also greatly effect the family. A careful assessment with a comprehensive biopsychosocial treatment approach can significantly improve the quality of life of patients and families suffering from Autism spectrum difficulties. Please call me at no charge at (310) 750-8348 if you think I may be able to be of assistance to you.
31 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPCC, LPC, LMFT, LCSW, CCMHC, QMHP, MAC, DAC, SAP, CAMF, BCC, HS-BCP
Examine the challenges related to Autism & Asperger's with an emphasis on communication skills.
33 Years Experience
Hypnotherapist, CHt., Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnosis Instructor
For those with ASD, Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for improving self-awareness, building self-esteem, and relieving symptoms of anxiety. Hypnosis makes changes on the unconscious or subconscious level, utilizing trance and non-trance techniques. After working with clients with ASD for nearly a decade, I've learned how to lead these unique minds from the self, to the self. Additional areas of growth include social coaching and community integration, adding appropriate cues and thought processes to the subconscious mind for automatic use in real life. Because the change occurs through auto-correction, both neurotypical and neurodivergent clients experience the satisfying feeling of self-empowerment and self-acceptance. I help clients to design and implement thought changes and create new behaviors, reduce reactions to stimuli or triggers, and be more comfortable in social settings. Through hypnosis, we can reduce or eliminate self-limiting beliefs and develop recognition and appreciation of inherent talents and abilities. Hypnotherapy allows ASD clients to build measurable self-esteem by seeing themselves not as disordered, but as unique individuals experiencing life in an atypical way. Hypnotherapy candidates must be able to communicate effectively and have a desire to experience change. The candidate must be capable of sustained, moderate to deep focus for 30 minutes or more when interested. Ideally, candidates are already experiencing aspects of independence daily such as attending mainstream school or work. These are not hard and fast requirements as much as they are indicators of readiness for change and the ability to reap the benefits of the program. The ability to follow a layered set of instructions is necessary for achieving the hypnotic state. Best results are seen in clients 14 years of age and older. This does not mean that children younger than 14 would not benefit, just that the results are more predictable and consistent in teens and adults. This type of change work builds on the success of the previous session, reshaping the mind’s automatic approach to situations. Clients report feeling better and seeing positive changes with each session. Neurotypical clients usually achieve the desired level of change with just a handful of sessions, ASD clients typically require substantially more sessions. Call to find out if my approach to change for the ASD client is a fit for you.
12 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist
We work with clients who express issues or concerns with Autism or Asperger's.
7 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
I have experience working with autistic children, teens, and adults. I conceptualize autism under the neurodiversity umbrella and do not view autism itself as something that needs to be "fixed", but rather understood. I strive to support my autistic clients in feeling empowered in how to best support any sensory or social-related issues they may experience. I also support clients in identifying and supporting any anxious and/or depressive symptoms that may be the result of unidentified autism in a neurotypical dominant world.
8 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Treatment can provide them with important social and behavioral tools that they can use for the rest of their lives. What are the types of treatment? A variety of different treatments are available they can include: psychological therapy medications speech and language therapy art and music therapy dietary changes alternative treatment options
6 Years Experience