Counseling for Autism and Special Needs Children
Growing up with a disability can present unforeseen challenges for the individual with a disability as well as their family members. From difficulty with social/communication skills, emotional regulation, anxiety/depression, having a disability does not exempt one from the day to day mental health struggles. Conversely, people with disabilities are often an overlooked population of individuals who do not receive the care they need.
Who Can Help?
To add to the complexity, not many mental health therapists are equipped with the right tools to help appropriately, which can make quality care difficult to find. The journey can be an incredibly beautiful one, but it can also be a unique challenge for every member of the family. I have not only the professional qualifications to (BS in Special Education, MA in School Counseling/Mental Health Counseling) but being a mom of a young man with special needs, I have the personal connection as well.
The Unexpected Helper
As such, this is a passion of mine, and helping is a deeply personal mission. Sessions will be driven by your needs and your goals, but typically a combination of solution-focused, strengths based, cognitive behavioral, DBT and existential approaches are used. A certified Golden Retriever therapy dog, Winnie, is available for sessions should this interest you.
What Our Clients Have To Say
“Wonderful to work with! Addresses everything that you need and he is versatile in his expertise!”M.K.
“Made me think about things in a way I hadn't thought of before. He is sharp and gentle in a way I have not come across before”D.S.
“Professional and caring towards those he interacts with. I admire his ability to connect with people and make differences in their lives.”D.P.
“Has a great balance of being supportive while also challenging you.”P.S.