Autism Therapists in Crystal Beach, ON

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John Eldon Tucker
BA(Ed), BA, MEd, PhD, ACG
I am an ADHD Coach in private practice. I coach those in early adulthood who are having difficulty with schooling, transitions, addictions, relationships and sometimes all of these. The bulk of my practice involves helping family members cope with one another's characteristics. These are strategic. I help with understanding the limitations of the condition(s), cooperating, compromising and planning.
(289) 274-4719
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Crystal Beach, ON L0S
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Checking In Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CHyp
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is a confidential, collaborative process in order to achieve improved health and happiness. Amanda is passionate about positive psychology and applies a strengths-based approach to treatment. You will work together to understand and navigate life’s relationships, stressors and emotional experiences. Amanda will work with you in an authentic and compassionate way, utilizing an integrated approach to meet your individual needs – helping you create a more balanced and enjoyable life.
(289) 277-5551
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Crystal Beach, ON L0S
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Whitney Ringstead
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified
Verified
The children and adolescents I work with present with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or self-harming behaviours. They might be struggling to manage their emotions and behaviours and may want assistance in achieving their therapeutic goals. I also support parents who want to learn ways in which they can best support their child during these difficult times. The parents I work with often struggle to manage their child's outbursts or meltdowns. I help them be more in tune with their child's emotions and provide strategies that help facilitate a secure attachment.
(289) 800-0630
Saint Catharines, ON L2S
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Family Kinnections
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BCW, CYW, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Is your child's behaviour driving you crazy? Is your child or teen suffering from Depression, anxiety, or other problems? Do you want your child or teen to feel healthy, happy, and get along with you? I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism /aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 15 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers.
(289) 302-6907 x2
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Welland, ON L3C
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Angel G Graham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My clinical skills also include trauma, divorce, autism , anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting issues and adolescent struggles.
Everyone has the potential to grow and thrive despite any adversity they may experience. Life can be challenging and as such everyone can benefit from therapy. I operate from a trauma-informed lens and strive to assist my clients with moving forward with a resilient mindset. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families on their grief journey. I respect each client's story. While grief/loss is an area that I specialize in, my expertise extends to assisting individuals who are struggling with daily life stressors and mental health challenges.
(289) 807-1274
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Wellness with Makela
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Makela is a registered clinical social worker currently practicing as a mental health clinician/therapist. She completed her Master of Social Work degree and an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Makela has over 17 years of professional experience working in children's and adult mental health, child welfare, and foster care, as well as, working for the board of education. Makela’s passions include working with women, children, youth, young families, and adults. At this time, not currently accepting new clients.
(365) 298-0217
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Allison Yeatman
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I understand it can be scary and difficult when living through adverse or challenging experiences in your life whether past or present. Most important to our work together is creating a space that is yours, and supports healing emotionally, physically and spiritually. My 10 years of experience within the mental health system has provided me opportunity to work extensively with trauma, anxiety, depression and relational issues. I am a proud ally and member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
(289) 210-7271
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Cheval Chez-Roy Birchwood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I carefully tailor my approach to serve the needs of my patients. My interventions usually involve the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, augmented by Person-Centred approaches. In all interventions, I emphasize the strengths that each individual brings to resolving life-problems. I provide assessments and treatment for various conditions, including depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, anger management problems, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual compulsions, personality disorders, hoarding disorder, adjustment to trauma and loss, and co-occurring addiction disorders.
(289) 206-8782
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Thorold, ON L2V
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Emily Jones
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trauma impacts individuals in many different ways and it can have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to navigate daily living. Trauma can be sad, scared, withdrawn and low self-esteem, as well as angry, violent, in denial and an exaggerated sense of self. It can be a combination of all those symptoms or none of them. Trauma can trigger or exacerbate mental health disorders, such as personality disorders and mood disorders, or not. Trauma can be intensely experiencing many emotions or experiencing no emotions at all.
(289) 301-8615
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Saint Catharines, ON L2S
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Nova Phoenix Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
It's not easy to seek out support, and I empathize with your struggles given my own lived experience. I work extensively with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse for individuals of all ages, as well as domestic violence. I support members of the LGBTQ+ community as a proud ally. I work with all ages and I would be happy to provide you with the support you deserve.
(289) 274-9463
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Playful Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
Liz Christie is a registered Psychotherapist and a certified Play Therapist and EMDR Therapist. She is qualified and dedicated to offering Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy and attachment therapy to her community. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, OCD, RAD, relational attachment concerns, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, behaviour or social struggles, and self-esteem.
(905) 992-9283
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Saint Catharines, ON L2T
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Cindy Rose - Wellness Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OSRP, CTIC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
*Accepting new clients*. Along your life journey you, or your child/adolescent, may have hit unanticipated challenges, transitions, or trauma, impacting your well-being and capacity to move forward. Others may view you as someone who has it all together, but internally you are stressed, anxious, unmotivated, or shut down. Perhaps, this is happening to your child, or adolescent, and as a parent you have exhausted all ideas, and don’t know where to turn. These difficulties are impacting the emotional/mental health of yourself, your relationships, your work, your schooling, and/or your family dynamics, leaving you feeling unfulfilled.
(289) 274-6927
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Saint Catharines, ON L2M
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Che Cherrilyn Birchwood
Psychologist, PhD, BA Hons
Verified
Verified
Dr Birchwood has worked in mental health and social services for the past 17 years, bringing a multitude of talents and experiences to help you live the life you want, in the way you want. They meld history, sociology, and psychology; giving weight to social determinants of health such as race, gender, ability, and trauma. Centring those on the margins. Dr Birchwood believes knowledge is power and knowing yourself is the path to freedom. Who are you? Where have you been? How do you want to live?
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Nicole Guillemette-Hayes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I've been practicing as a clinical social worker for over 20 years. I have experience working with children, youth and adults. My passion has been helping individuals suffering from mental health related issues. I also have extensive experience with family conflict and youth in crisis. I can help you address issues around depression, anxiety and trauma as well as school based problems and parenting concerns. I hold a Master's degree in Social Work and I've had great success building therapeutic relationships and helping people move towards healthy and happy lives.
(289) 271-1977
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Fonthill, ON L0S
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Ramsay and Associates
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified
Verified
Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident, injured on the job or need an assessment for your LTD claim? I provide these services. I am a Registered Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate at the University of Toronto. I am a co- founder of Niagara Psychological Wellness in St. Catharines and also operate Ramsay and Associates in Hamilton, Ontario.
(289) 806-2069
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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Grounding Balance Wellness & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Supporting individuals, family, parents, mentors in their journey. This experience is about you. We can provide tools, suggestions, feedback and guidance in working towards your goals and making healthy changes.
(289) 301-8202
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified
Verified
If you're feeling disconnected, distracted, and detached from your life, it may be time to look at why. Why can't I connect, why am I not able to just "get over" my past, or why does it all feel so meaningless? Maybe there are other questions, like “what am I doing with my life” or “who do I want to be?”. It’s okay to take time that's just for you, to look at your life and see both the big picture and explore the often overlooked details. With the right support, you can feel more present, connected, and in control of your life.
(249) 488-1297
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Saint Catharines, ON L2S
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Ian Robertson Social Work Professional Corp.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked as a clinician for over 25 years. I have considerable experience with family, couples and individual therapy. Working with addictions, mental health, trauma, and youth related issues are strong areas of interest. As a clinical traumatologist and an Advanced Clinical Supervisor, I have specific interest and extensive training in trauma. A significant component of my private practice is couples and family therapy. Couples therapy is an opportunity to help couples that are simply stuck move towards resolution and rediscover a meaningful relationship. There are times where resolution may not be the goal for both parties. Mediation services are also available.
(289) 277-0102
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Thorold, ON L2V
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Ulla Woodard - Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CMFSW, MHt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have vacancy to supervise a few counsellors/ therapists. My style is to follow your individual style and provide suggestions to fit your treatment methodology of choice. I believe supervision can effectively support continuous professional growth whether a new or already seasoned therapist.
(289) 210-4777
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Saint Catharines, ON L2S
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West Niagara Psychology Centre
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified
Verified
Psychologists and clinicians at the West Niagara Psychology Centre provide psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults, including individual, marital, and group therapy and comprehensive developmental and psychological assessments. We provide client centred services that focus on the individual needs of the clients and their families.
(289) 768-8729
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Saint Catharines, ON L2R

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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 of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.