Autism Therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador

Photo of Kimberly Maich, Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador
Kimberly Maich
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I typically work with clients who are struggling with various aspects of everyday life and would like some support as they work through a difficult time, transition, or issue that has emerged for them. My clients are often seeking ways forward to move through these challenging moments as well as new skills for life ahead so they can thrive once again, and feel fully engaged with life and its positive behaviours and emotions. Much of my time is spent carrying out assessments with clients who are wondering about characteristics they see in themselves, or that their parents wonder about (e.g., autism).
I typically work with clients who are struggling with various aspects of everyday life and would like some support as they work through a difficult time, transition, or issue that has emerged for them. My clients are often seeking ways forward to move through these challenging moments as well as new skills for life ahead so they can thrive once again, and feel fully engaged with life and its positive behaviours and emotions. Much of my time is spent carrying out assessments with clients who are wondering about characteristics they see in themselves, or that their parents wonder about (e.g., autism).
(709) 200-0161 View (709) 200-0161
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Repose Wellness Collective
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
A specialized and multidisciplinary team of Registered Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Occupational Therapists (OT). We are dedicated to lifelong learning and bring innovative services to our community. We focus on providing individualized services to you and your family in a trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, and accepting environment. We value genuine and authentic therapeutic relationships and prioritize your comfort and experience. We provide best practice standard of care in Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) toddler to adult, ADHD, IDD, and SLD.
A specialized and multidisciplinary team of Registered Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Occupational Therapists (OT). We are dedicated to lifelong learning and bring innovative services to our community. We focus on providing individualized services to you and your family in a trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, and accepting environment. We value genuine and authentic therapeutic relationships and prioritize your comfort and experience. We provide best practice standard of care in Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) toddler to adult, ADHD, IDD, and SLD.
(709) 400-6273 View (709) 400-6273
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Stefan Graham Mifflen
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Conception Bay South, NL A1X  (Online Only)
I have helped those living with ADHD, autism, self regulation concerns and addictions.
I feel people need to communicate with each other more often. We need to talk in a non-judgmental environment and realize that it's ok to ask for help. I will try to help anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life. I feel counselling is not only for those living with a mental health disorder, it is also for those who wish to maintain optimal overall wellness.
I have helped those living with ADHD, autism, self regulation concerns and addictions.
I feel people need to communicate with each other more often. We need to talk in a non-judgmental environment and realize that it's ok to ask for help. I will try to help anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life. I feel counselling is not only for those living with a mental health disorder, it is also for those who wish to maintain optimal overall wellness.
(709) 200-0376 View (709) 200-0376
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Adult Autism Assessment and Services
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Autism is a field of expertise I began more than 25 years ago. I am excited to expand my services into private practice with ADULT autism assessments.
Autism is a field of expertise I began more than 25 years ago. I am excited to expand my services into private practice with ADULT autism assessments.
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Laura Parsons
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, DCP(c), CCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
(709) 910-5405 View (709) 910-5405
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Rosa Ernst
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
She also has experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families.
Rosa works with couples and families around relationship issues and is passionate about helping people to reduce conflict and create more connection in their relationships. She can help clients who feel that they are 'stuck' in their relationships, or who feel like they are having the same conflict again and again. Rosa can help couples and families to get to the root of the conflict and to find new ways to reach out and connect.
She also has experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families.
Rosa works with couples and families around relationship issues and is passionate about helping people to reduce conflict and create more connection in their relationships. She can help clients who feel that they are 'stuck' in their relationships, or who feel like they are having the same conflict again and again. Rosa can help couples and families to get to the root of the conflict and to find new ways to reach out and connect.
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Tryphena Gabriel (Psychotherapy For You Newfounland)
Counsellor, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Labrador City, NL A2V  (Online Only)
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
(709) 701-2633 View (709) 701-2633
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Simon Sherry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C
Assessing ADHD and autism is a strength.
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 160 journal articles, delivered 275 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 16 Ph.D.-level psychologists. We provide high-quality individual therapy, couples therapy and assessment. We use scientifically tested therapies and assessments. And each service is tailored to your preferences, values and goals, and delivered with exceptional care and warmth. By merging compassion with science, we help you get the results you want.
Assessing ADHD and autism is a strength.
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 160 journal articles, delivered 275 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 16 Ph.D.-level psychologists. We provide high-quality individual therapy, couples therapy and assessment. We use scientifically tested therapies and assessments. And each service is tailored to your preferences, values and goals, and delivered with exceptional care and warmth. By merging compassion with science, we help you get the results you want.
(902) 904-5582 View (902) 904-5582
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Geniene Revells-Sheehan
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
By searching for a Therapist, you have just made a very courageous decision. I want to commend you for that! My name is Geniene (she/her) and I have been in the Social Work profession for 18 years. In that time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I pride myself on being an authentic, genuine person. I strive to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for each and every client. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, guilt, shame, addictions and trauma. I have a special interest in working with the Neurodiverse population.
By searching for a Therapist, you have just made a very courageous decision. I want to commend you for that! My name is Geniene (she/her) and I have been in the Social Work profession for 18 years. In that time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I pride myself on being an authentic, genuine person. I strive to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for each and every client. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, guilt, shame, addictions and trauma. I have a special interest in working with the Neurodiverse population.
(709) 705-6013 View (709) 705-6013
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Fizza Khan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
(709) 703-8564 View (709) 703-8564
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Insight Therapy and Assessment Services Inc.
Psychologist, RPsych, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Immediate openings for counselling and assessment! We are a group of psychologists, clinical social workers, and certified counsellors that offer therapy and assessment services to individuals age 12 and up. Our team members are trained in a variety of modalities and create a safe space for you to explore concerns or current life problems. We are taking new clients for both in-person and online/phone appointments. Have a look at our gallery for a listing of our clinicians or send an email to inquire. We currently have no wait time for counselling and ADHD assessment.
Immediate openings for counselling and assessment! We are a group of psychologists, clinical social workers, and certified counsellors that offer therapy and assessment services to individuals age 12 and up. Our team members are trained in a variety of modalities and create a safe space for you to explore concerns or current life problems. We are taking new clients for both in-person and online/phone appointments. Have a look at our gallery for a listing of our clinicians or send an email to inquire. We currently have no wait time for counselling and ADHD assessment.
(709) 309-0318 View (709) 309-0318
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Tanya Randell
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Tanya Randell, a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Taking the first step to counselling can be very difficult. Trying to navigate through unexpected events, emotions, and internal conflict can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless. My goal is to provide that support to help you understand your emotions and find solutions for coping to allow you to live a more comfortable, manageable life.
Hi, I am Tanya Randell, a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Taking the first step to counselling can be very difficult. Trying to navigate through unexpected events, emotions, and internal conflict can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless. My goal is to provide that support to help you understand your emotions and find solutions for coping to allow you to live a more comfortable, manageable life.
(709) 400-3876 View (709) 400-3876
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Chantel Dwyer
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
(709) 400-9446 View (709) 400-9446
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Tracy D Reardon
Counsellor, BEd, B SpEd, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
(709) 500-2787 View (709) 500-2787
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Sunny Art Therapy
Counsellor, BA, Bsc
Verified Verified
If you are a new mom or gave birth to a child(ren) recently, you might heard about baby blue and PPD(Postpartum depression). If you ever felt that you are not yourself after giving baby birth, I am here for you. I am an Art Therapist who has been practicing over a decade and developed my own Art Therapy program for mothers with PPD. The art therapy session for mothers with PPD is works great in group setting. However, if you prefer in private session It also available.
If you are a new mom or gave birth to a child(ren) recently, you might heard about baby blue and PPD(Postpartum depression). If you ever felt that you are not yourself after giving baby birth, I am here for you. I am an Art Therapist who has been practicing over a decade and developed my own Art Therapy program for mothers with PPD. The art therapy session for mothers with PPD is works great in group setting. However, if you prefer in private session It also available.
(709) 800-8027 View (709) 800-8027
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Paula Elizabeth Hennessey
Counsellor, BA Hons, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Bay Bulls, NL A0A
Hello and welcome to Mandala Counselling and Play Therapy! I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Psychological Association.
Hello and welcome to Mandala Counselling and Play Therapy! I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Psychological Association.
(709) 500-6834 View (709) 500-6834
Photo of Michelle Mailhiot, Registered Psychotherapist in Newfoundland and Labrador
Michelle Mailhiot
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tors Cove, NL A0A  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feelings of guilt and shame due to trauma? My speciality is to examine and work through those feelings to decrease and eliminate those feelings to increase your self-confidence. Many people feel "stuck" due to past trauma and my goal is to change that so that you are flourishing. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who serves all of Canada (except Quebec). I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, adults and children diagnosed with ADHD. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles.
Are you struggling with feelings of guilt and shame due to trauma? My speciality is to examine and work through those feelings to decrease and eliminate those feelings to increase your self-confidence. Many people feel "stuck" due to past trauma and my goal is to change that so that you are flourishing. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who serves all of Canada (except Quebec). I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, adults and children diagnosed with ADHD. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles.
(709) 501-5018 View (709) 501-5018
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Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care
Registered Psychotherapist, RD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
(709) 703-4731 View (709) 703-4731
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Kayla Jean Hannon
Pre-Licensed Professional
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kayla and I am so happy you’re here! I have such a passion to help clients create positive change in their lives. After completing my undergrad, I worked as a behavioural management specialist helping clients with behavioural challenges create meaningful change through positive programming. I have such a desire to help people. Your story is yours to tell and making the first step in sharing it is an incredible thing!
Welcome! My name is Kayla and I am so happy you’re here! I have such a passion to help clients create positive change in their lives. After completing my undergrad, I worked as a behavioural management specialist helping clients with behavioural challenges create meaningful change through positive programming. I have such a desire to help people. Your story is yours to tell and making the first step in sharing it is an incredible thing!
(289) 271-1947 x104 View (289) 271-1947 x104
Photo of Maggie Abbott, Counsellor in Newfoundland and Labrador
Maggie Abbott
Counsellor, BEd, BA, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
(709) 401-0167 View (709) 401-0167

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.