Autism Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Viktoria Vigh
Registered Social Worker, MC, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you dealing with adult ADHD, autism , learning disabilities, career stress, negative thinking, perfectionism, organization, time management, relationship, or sleep issues? You know you are capable, hard working, and intelligent but life continues to be chaotic and difficult to manage? Do you feel lost, stuck, or carry shame or lack of confidence? I have 21 years of professional experience as well as lived experience and understand the complexities and stress that my clients encounter.
(647) 503-0271
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Mississauga, ON L5L
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Marty Lampkin
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My unique specialization includes working with adults living with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and Dual Diagnosis by provided adapted counselling methods.
Marty Lampkin (she/her) is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor, clinical social worker, Professor and social justice advocate who grounds her practice in an Anti-oppression, Anti-colonial and decolonizing methods. I firmly believes that interlocking systems of oppression ingrained in our society contribute to personal life challenges children, youth and adults experience. As a counsellor I work to explore these intersections through a holistic perspective to help clients recognize their strength and resilience to reach their personal goals.
(289) 275-6515
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Mississauga, ON L5M
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Natalie Engelbrecht
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, ND, RP
Verified
Verified
Registered Psychotherapist, Dr. Engelbrecht MSc ND RP, is a dually licensed, registered psychotherapist and naturopathic doctor. She is a Canadian leader in adult autism assessment and counselling, trauma, and integrative medicine. For over 25 years, Dr. Engelbrecht has provided class‐leading, patient‐centred care with compassion, empathy, non‐judgment, and respect. I do work with autistic patients or those who suspect they may be on the spectrum.
(289) 302-6099
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Mississauga, ON L4T
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Arzu Ferguson
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide diagnostic assessments for psychological functioning, intellectual abilities, Autism and Adult ADHD, ODSP, MVA's, short-term and long-term disability.
Welcome! Connecting with people is the best part of my job and I am honoured that my clients trust me to listen to their vulnerable experiences. I am a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in Ontario with extensive experience providing treatment to adults who struggle with work-related stress, grief and loss, childhood traumas, divorce and parenting to a range of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, schizophrenia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, health anxiety and chronic pain. I have a special interest in adult Autism and ADHD.
(289) 302-5824
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Mississauga, ON L5B
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Parvaneh Moallef A. @Mindful Psychology
Psychological Associate, CPsych, Assoc
Verified
Verified
I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists and licensed to practice in the areas of Clinical Psychology & School/Educational Psychology in Ontario. I am the Founder and Clinic Director at Mindful Psychology, where we provide psychotherapy and psychological testing/ evaluation services to individuals across the lifespan. Services: Assessment of Psychological/Emotional Functioning, Personality, Vocational Aptitude, and Intellectual /Cognitive, and Academic Abilities; Assessments of ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc. We provide comprehensive reports, recommendations for school and workplace accommodations, and Mindfulness-based therapies, to help our clients succeed in their personal, academic, and professional lives.
(647) 794-5400
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Mississauga, ON L5G
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BeWell Clarkson Health Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
Verified
Brooklyn has worked with people with behavioural issues, ADHD, autism , anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life-limiting illnesses, anger, stress, women's issues, academic issues, end of life, and family conflict.
Brooklyn is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) as well as a Certified Music Therapist. Brooklyn creates a safe and expressive space to tap into whatever creativity a person may hold, whether they know it or not. Creative arts therapy (music, play, visual art, writing) is a meaningful way to open up the therapeutic space and reduce stress. Brooklyn is happy to offer her musical training and skills to help a client express and connect deeper to the self. Music and therapy in all its forms have been a gift for Brooklyn throughout her life, and she is passionate about sharing that gift with others.
(289) 275-1159
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Mississauga, ON L5J
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Jessica Dalley
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Dr. Dalley completed her doctoral degree in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph, where she also received her Master’s degree. At Sageview Health, Dr. Dalley provides diagnostic assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, Autism , anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, depression, and parent-child conflict.
(289) 271-0760
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Mississauga, ON L5N
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Divyanksha Gaind
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA, OAMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals with neurodiverse needs especially on Autism Spectrum Disorder and with ADHD and help them navigate through life's challenges.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with Masters in clinical psychology and I specialise in supporting individuals with a range of mental health issues (age 5+ to 55+) from diverse backgrounds. I am eclectic in my approach and operate from a strength-based integrated approach. I creates a supportive and safe healing space for my clients to explore their concerns and fully process experiences. I am trained in different modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Schema therapy ACT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness-based therapy, Trauma-informed therapy and Play therapy.
(365) 650-5177
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Mississauga, ON L5C
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Josette Williams
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With over 20 years working in the areas of long-term care, disabilities, and community services, I have gained knowledge and experience with autism , older adults, workplace injuries, the effects of family violence, and more.
Are you feeling stuck? Alone or overwhelmed? Maybe at a crossroads? I am a single mother with decades of “lived experience” and I understand the challenges of traversing the twists and turns of life, with death, family issues, trauma, illness, and more. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment. Working from a place of empathy, compassion, and openness, and with an emphasis on the client-therapist relationship, the practical skills you learn will help move you to a place of renewed hope, clarity, greater awareness, and emotional strength.
(289) 206-8462
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Mississauga, ON L5R
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Om Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA(Psy), RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified
Verified
I have well-developed competencies in using a systemic approach to therapy and I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and biofeedback based mindfulness therapy approaches to treat GAD, ADHD, OCD, Autism and other anxiety related conditions.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
(289) 271-0721
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Mississauga, ON L5N
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Leah Hunter
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MMT, OCT, BEd, BMus
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in diagnoses of autism , ADD, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
I create a safe and welcoming space where individuals, families and groups can be heard, equipped and supported in facing life’s challenges. In therapy, we can identify useful skills, available resources, and innate strengths to create sustainable strategies for long-term wellbeing. Relaxation, self-regulation and effective communication are just three of the techniques we can explore as you progress towards your own wellness goals at your own pace.
(289) 312-0853
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Mississauga, ON L5J
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Larissa Zoubareva
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MMT, MTA, FAMI, NMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also work with children and adolescents with ADHD, autism .
People who may not be able to experience other kinds of psychotherapies are often more open to the benefits of music therapy. You can develop love for life through creative music making, because music plays incredible role in human well-being. I provide a person-centred and evidence-based music therapy/psychotherapy, using a heart-centred model as a representative of the humanistic approach, and a music-centred model as a professional musician, which gives me a wide range of musical and verbal choices for implementing activities and allows me to be flexible in selecting methods and techniques.
(289) 207-6680
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Mississauga, ON L5A
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Monica Lazarescu
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
(289) 274-7138
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Mississauga, ON L5G
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Core Centre Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Core Centre Inc. provides assessment, consultation and counselling for children, youth and adults. Through our platform we provide online consultations, counselling and therapy with registered psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. They can assist with a variety of issues, including: learning/academic struggles, behavioural difficulties, developmental delays, autism and relationship problems, among many other challenges.
(289) 277-6644
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Mississauga, ON L5B
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Tamara Fernandez
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
Verified
When you are so focused on simply getting through each day, it can be easy to begin to lose yourself, forgetting who you are, and what you want. Therapy can be a doorway to healing from past trauma and discovering yourself anew. You can learn to find peace and balance in your life, and cultivate a deeper understanding of what care you need, and how much support you can give to others. I offer therapy for people struggling with trauma, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, post-partum mental health concerns, ADHD, Autism , and newcomers to Canada who want to talk about this big life change.
(226) 641-6612
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Mississauga, ON L5C
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Effie Avgoustis
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I have over 10 years experience providing psychodiagnostic assessments regarding learning, attentional and developmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders). I offer therapeutic intervention to assist children and adolescents struggling with behavioural (e.g., ADHD), mood (e.g., Anxiety, Depression) and interpersonal issues to enhance individual coping strategies. I also offer consultation with parents to develop effective strategies to address their concerns regarding their children.
(844) 669-4190
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Mississauga, ON L5H
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Aidan Parchelo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, ASD-IP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am also a certified ASD-Informed Professional, supporting concerns relating to autism & high sensitivity, burnout & boundary-setting, ADHD, and giftedness.
At the end of the day, therapy is about being listened to, being heard. There may be difficult experiences in your life that you are carrying alone right now. I can assure you, it doesn’t have to be that way. My job as therapist is to make it easy to sit with and explore the difficult stuff. I do this by removing many of the barriers that ever made it hard: by listening attentively without judgement, meeting you wherever you’re at, and showing up with patience, curiosity, and compassion. In this, I support clients to build new habits and change their relationship with themselves and others for the better.
(343) 313-0381
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Mississauga, ON L5B
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Sidra Sayed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experience with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has helped me gain a vast amount of knowledge utilizing behavioural strategies. Over time, I developed an interest in employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with individuals and youths living with Depression and Anxiety.
(226) 546-1043
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Mississauga, ON L5T
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Focus Mental Health Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over 8 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults, as well as parents and families with neurological disorders like Autism (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mood disorders like Anxiety and Depression, behavioural issues and emotional regulation. I have worked in private clinics, public schools and private schools helping children and teens and supporting teachers and parents.
(289) 216-6887
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Mississauga, ON L5N
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Julia Tran
Pre-Licensed Professional, BCBA, MADS
Verified
Verified
I recognize the difficulty in expressing and unpacking our stories. Therapy is a highly individualized experience and as such, I use an integrated approach of a variety of modalities including CBT, ACT, DBT. I am committed to meeting individuals where they are in their journeys and doing what I can to build authentic connections. This includes genuinely listening and creating a non-judgmental space to explore the complex dynamics of one's past experiences, present life and inner thoughts. I practice with a cultural humility lens and acknowledge that our cultural identities shape many of our experiences and perspectives.
(289) 271-1639
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Mississauga, ON L5J
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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.