autism spectrum disorder services
Several of our counselors specialize in working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We offer a variety of services, including diagnostic testing, skill-building, and counseling.
Autplay Therapy is a play and behavioral therapeutic approach to working with children and parents affected by autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dysregulation issues, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities. It combines the therapeutic approaches of play therapy and behavioral therapy along with relationship development approaches together in a collaborative model to assist children and adolescents in gaining needed skills and abilities. AutPlay Therapy is a combination of behavioral and developmental methodology that is both therapist-led and parent-led.
Autplay Therapy addresses improvement in the following areas:
Emotional Regulation Ability
Social Skills and Functioning
Relationship Development and Connection
Concentration, Focus, and Attention
Counseling & Play Therapy
Counseling can be a beneficial service for individuals with ASD for a variety of reasons. Goals may include increasing self-awareness, better understanding the diagnosis of ASD, improving relationships with peers and/or family members, increased self-esteem, decreased anxiety or depressive symptoms, increased self-regulation, and much more.
Our counselors work with clients to help them build a variety of social and life skills. This can be done individually and/or in a group setting. Talk with one of our counselors to determine if these services could benefit you or your child!