Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC, is a skilled and experienced couples’ counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome, and are on the Autism Spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed). She works with adults with Asperger Syndrome (an Autism Spectrum Disorder), High-functioning Autism, ADHD, Non-verbal Learning Disability, PDD NOS, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, and gifted individuals. Eva also works with women with Asperger Syndrome.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Eva works with individuals and couples from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Eva offers creative, practical solutions to life challenges, tailored to each clients’ needs, neurology and personality. Clients who work with her report feeling motivated and empowered to change their lives. They are able to overcome obstacles and create happier relationships. Eva integrates evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness Practices to help couples and individuals reach their goals.
Eva leverages both the latest research, and her experience with numerous neurodiverse adults and couples to help her clients. When necessary, she collaborates with psychiatrists, organizational skills coaches, family members, and community resources to help clients create lasting change and wellness.
An expert on the topic of Asperger Syndrome and social-communication challenges, Eva has spoken at conferences, colleges, and medical centers. She has written several papers on this subject including, Marriage with Asperger Syndrome: 14 Practical Strategies, and a thesis, Bridging Parallel Play in AS Marriage.
Her book Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger Syndrome was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in July 2015.
Eva leads the popular Spouse and Partners’ and the Couples’ Support Groups at the Asperger/Autism Network.