Autism Therapists in Orillia, ON

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Beautiful Minds
BA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
The educational system tends to focus on the “difference” and tries to “normalize” the other. Disability is a slippery slope of inadequacy, stigma, judgment, and oppression. I allow clients to embrace their disability and move beyond the label. I offer a neurodiversity and strengths-based approach to learning disabilities that allows clients to see their gifts. I’ve had 10 years of experience working with children and youth in various settings with a wide variety of needs such as Autism , learning disabilities, mental health, and behaviors. I offer individual mentoring sessions for the client that focus on self-esteem.
(249) 294-0044
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$35 per session
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Chris Conboy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have consulting experience to promote independence skills for adults with Autism .
Do you want to achieve or enjoy more in life, but anxiety, worry, and stress hold you back? Feeling this way can be exhausting and damage your confidence and it can be hard to know what to do about it. Let’s work together to make changes that count for you.
(705) 304-2525
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 per session
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Megan Garvey
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Not Currently Accepting Clients. I am a Registered Psychotherapist, whose goal is to support clients in exploring ingrained thinking patterns that impact effective emotion regulation and interpersonal relationships. I help clients, both youth and adult, develop more effective emotion regulation skills that involves reframing thoughts, increasing acceptance, body movement and breathwork exercises. I believe that each and every individual can benefit from therapy and the nonjudgmental and supportive space it provides.
(343) 600-2229
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Orillia, ON L3V
$140 per session
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Glowing Hearts Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glowing Hearts Psychotherapy offers clients a compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic service. Our therapists and team are trained to support clients in their time of need. We work using a variety of frameworks which can be applied to best meet each client's needs individually. Having a team of therapists allows clients to connect with a professional that fits best for their needs. We believe that clients have the ability to create meaningful changes in their lives and we look forward to supporting those changes along side you.
(249) 492-5995
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$160 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Carly Fex
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified
Verified
Starting the therapy process can be difficult. But if you are here, you are likely looking for some help in creating positive changes in your world. Congratulations on taking the first step to finding the right fitting therapist for you! Working with clients who are looking to create meaningful changes in their life is my passion. Supporting clients in reaching goals that are identified and monitored by them is also an important part of my practice. I look forward to understanding client's stories and hearing the areas in their life they are more looking forward to changing.
(249) 487-0947
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$160 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Ana Shteto
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA, BSc
Verified
Verified
It is my passion to support individuals and couples through therapy by creating an accepting and warm environment that promotes healing, connection, and greater self-knowledge. Through my work in psychotherapy, I have come to believe that even within the most difficult experiences and circumstances, each individual has a truly profound capacity for resilience.
(343) 312-7390
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Orillia, ON L3V
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Ashlee Lortie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP
Verified
Verified
IN-PERSON appts- ADHD, Stress/Anxiety, Prenatal/Postpartum specialist. Perhaps you're struggling to get things done and are getting overwhelmed and procrastinate as a result. Your ADHD, anxiety, stress or depression just seem to get in the way of how you want to be living your life. It's hard to get through the days and you're starting to get down on yourself. You want to learn to overcome your mental health challenges and start feeling like yourself again. That's where therapy can help! I will help you find your strengths to overcome your hurdles while also helping you make meaningful changes and gain new perspectives in life.
(249) 559-2261
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Stevee Nunn
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP Qual, BASc
Verified
Verified
Hello there, my name is Stevee and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CPRO (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario) and a member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). I am currently just finishing my master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, through Yorkville University. I also hold a degree in Child, Youth, and Family with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Guelph, as well as I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and have two certificate programs under my belt in Recreation Therapy and Resource Consulting.
(249) 702-2782
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$165 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Bay View Therapy Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified
Verified
Welcome and thanks for stopping by! We are a team of Registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists with decades of experience working with individuals impacted by trauma, abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship and self-esteem issues. We use a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to guide our therapeutic interventions and empower people to reach their goals. We believe every individual has the power and strength to work through their adversities, and our role your therapist is to work collaboratively with you to help you acknowledge your strengths, build upon them & heal to live a happy and success.
(249) 495-5383
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$165 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Barbara Browne
Registered Social Worker, BSW , RSW
Verified
Verified
Effective Therapy for a wide variety of personal and relationship issues. Individual, Couples and Families benefit from support, and the proper therapy for each individual situation. Over 30 years in Social Work Practice.
(365) 800-5642
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Untwist Your Thinking Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) in Ontario. I provide individual counselling to children 5+, adolescents 12+, adults 18+, and also provide couples counselling. I've received extensive supervision and training in psychotherapy and use a variety of approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman method and much more to help you with your individual (or couple!) needs.
(249) 559-1927
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 (individual)$170 (couples)
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Heather Winters
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
Verified
We all have times when we feel weighed down by our thoughts and feelings and this can often keep us from connecting with others or creating boundaries that we know are important. You might feel like you are stuck, but there is hope and you are not alone. In our work together, you will learn strategies to change the relationship you have with your thoughts and feelings. I use a non-judgmental and supportive approach to highlight your existing strengths and support you along your healing journey.
(705) 805-3897
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$140 per session
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Farhana Adatia
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Sometimes, the things that have happened in our past can affect our daily lives significantly. Trauma can make people feel as if their past defines who they are and that it will always have a grip on them. Although traumatic events can cause lasting effects, there are ways to regain control over your life if you have experienced trauma or developed PTSD. As an EMDR clinician, I use an evidence-based approach to help you become 'unstuck'. Seeking trauma therapy requires immense courage. I understand how difficult it can be to discuss trauma, which is why I provide a calm, non-judgemental space for you to begin the healing process.
(249) 495-5338
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Full Potential
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
Verified
As providers of psychological and therapeutic services, we work with individuals to support them in their goal of living their best life. We accomplish this through assessments and intervention (psychotherapy and coaching) for children, adolescents, and adults to assist in identifying things which may be impacting their ability to be successful at school, work, and in relationships. Our goal is to help individuals understand where their strengths and differences are so that they can become the best version of themselves. Let us help you reach your Full Potential.
(226) 640-4933
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 per session
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Kristi Martin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
We often feel like we would like to change things in our lives, be a better parent or spouse or learn how to cope better with the way we manage stress. Having a deeper understanding of mental health and how it affects our mind and body can allow us to work towards healthier solutions to improve our lives.
(249) 500-4946
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 per session
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Norah Kathleen Mooney
Art Therapist, ExAT
Verified
Verified
My core approach stems from the belief that everyone has a unique creative capacity within themselves. In my work with folks, I strive to support them in discovering and developing that ember that is creative capacity. Together we work to build upon practical tools that exist inside the individual. I use a variety of modalities with expressive arts being the main pillar of my practise.
(249) 487-0846
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$95 per session
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Dr Jacqueline Rynard & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Productive psychotherapy occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client, so often times the first one or two sessions are focused on a consultation to review the client’s concerns and for us to see if we are a good fit to work together. During this time, I will make recommendations for a treatment plan and will ask for the client’s feedback.
(249) 490-5434
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Orillia, ON L3V
$250 per session
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Cassandra Brade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Social Worker/Psychotherapist who has 30+ years experience working with people at every stage of life. Working with me, you will find: Acceptance and comfort with anything that you bring to the conversation, and compassion/understanding. A recognition of the fellow human being, and a wide experience/learning base from which to draw. A good sense of humor and a genuine interest in exploring all things human and helping to find ways to increase satisfaction with life.
(226) 407-7511
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$150 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Alissa Witlox
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, HBSc
Verified
Verified
Weekend and Evening Appointments Currently Available. There are many reasons which may have led you here. Maybe you've been feeling worried, sad, lonely, or scared, and just can't seem to get unstuck from feeling this way. Maybe you're in the middle of a difficult situation or can't stop thinking about something traumatic you've experienced in the past. Whatever it is, it can be overwhelming at times and feel like it has taken control. Therapy is a place where you can come be heard, validated, encouraged, and together we can work towards your goals for change.
(249) 503-3858
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$155 per session
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Parnell Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, OCT, Psych
Verified
Verified
(249) 495-5127
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Orillia, ON L3V
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$200 per session

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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.