Autism Counselling in Liverpool

Photo of Lauren Comerford, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Lauren Comerford
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
Waitlist for new clients
I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and Doctoral Researcher in Psychology. I hold a BSc in Psychology, MA in Art Psychotherapy and am completing a PhD in Psychology. My clinical experience includes child & adolescent mental health, adult mental health and autism. I am a trauma-informed therapist and have broad experience in working in community mental health, homeless services and schools. I have expertise in working with autistic people experiencing mental health issues and late diagnosed autistic adults.
I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and Doctoral Researcher in Psychology. I hold a BSc in Psychology, MA in Art Psychotherapy and am completing a PhD in Psychology. My clinical experience includes child & adolescent mental health, adult mental health and autism. I am a trauma-informed therapist and have broad experience in working in community mental health, homeless services and schools. I have expertise in working with autistic people experiencing mental health issues and late diagnosed autistic adults.
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Andrea Birkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1  (Online Only)
I have experience of working successfully with a diverse range of clients and issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, anger, ADHD and Autism, Before becoming a counsellor I worked for 30 years in both mainstream and Special Education where I gained extensive experience of working with neurodiversity and mental ill health.
Are you struggling alone to navigate life's challenges? Do you feel lost and want to make changes in your life but aren't sure how to start? Maybe you just need someone to listen without judgement and provide a safe environment where you can explore what a happier future looks like for you. I would like to work with you to achieve your goals within a warm and empathic relationship based on Person Centred theory. I work in a creative way and tailor sessions to meet your individual needs and preferences.
I have experience of working successfully with a diverse range of clients and issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, anger, ADHD and Autism, Before becoming a counsellor I worked for 30 years in both mainstream and Special Education where I gained extensive experience of working with neurodiversity and mental ill health.
Are you struggling alone to navigate life's challenges? Do you feel lost and want to make changes in your life but aren't sure how to start? Maybe you just need someone to listen without judgement and provide a safe environment where you can explore what a happier future looks like for you. I would like to work with you to achieve your goals within a warm and empathic relationship based on Person Centred theory. I work in a creative way and tailor sessions to meet your individual needs and preferences.
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Dr Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Waitlist for new clients
I provide assessments of memory, attention, cognitive functioning, personality, mental capacity, PIP and UC applications, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and neuropsychological medico-legal reports for courts in cases of accidents, medical negligence and human trafficking and so on, using validated and internationally recognised assessments.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
I provide assessments of memory, attention, cognitive functioning, personality, mental capacity, PIP and UC applications, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and neuropsychological medico-legal reports for courts in cases of accidents, medical negligence and human trafficking and so on, using validated and internationally recognised assessments.
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Psychotherapist based in Liverpool City Centre and online for video calls. Going to clients is possible but only when appointments are funded by NHS, local authorities, and accident claims cases. I work with people who need specific assessments and therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, psychosis, low self-esteem, work-related stress, brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities, personality disorders, relationship issues and many more. Appointments in English and Portuguese languages.
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Photo of Lindsay Adams, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Lindsay Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
As a psychotherapist specializing in child therapy, I’ve worked extensively with children in school settings, addressing anxiety, low mood, school avoidance, ADHD, autism, domestic violence, and bereavement.
Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, navigating difficult decisions or carrying the weight of past experiences, I am here to support you on your journey. I warmly welcome those who are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level by exploring their thoughts, emotions and inner world. Rest assured, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can navigate the depths of your emotions, uncover new insights, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling life.
As a psychotherapist specializing in child therapy, I’ve worked extensively with children in school settings, addressing anxiety, low mood, school avoidance, ADHD, autism, domestic violence, and bereavement.
Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, navigating difficult decisions or carrying the weight of past experiences, I am here to support you on your journey. I warmly welcome those who are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level by exploring their thoughts, emotions and inner world. Rest assured, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can navigate the depths of your emotions, uncover new insights, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling life.
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Abbie Bond
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L14  (Online Only)
As a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety and depression. Through collaborative conversations, I work with clients to understand their struggles and explore effective ways to manage and overcome them. I acknowledge that anxiety and depression frequently accompany other concerns, such as stress, trauma, ADHD or Autism. My experience involves working with individuals dealing not only with anxiety and depression but also the added complexities that can arise from these challenges.
As a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety and depression. Through collaborative conversations, I work with clients to understand their struggles and explore effective ways to manage and overcome them. I acknowledge that anxiety and depression frequently accompany other concerns, such as stress, trauma, ADHD or Autism. My experience involves working with individuals dealing not only with anxiety and depression but also the added complexities that can arise from these challenges.
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Dr Trevor Landry
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
I provide expert psychological asessment, diagnosis and therapy for a range of issues you may be struggling with including: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety, Stress, Self-Esteem, Attachment difficulties, Voice hearing, Bereavement, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Autism, Dementia, Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, Stroke and Cancer.
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
I provide expert psychological asessment, diagnosis and therapy for a range of issues you may be struggling with including: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety, Stress, Self-Esteem, Attachment difficulties, Voice hearing, Bereavement, PTSD, Addiction, ADHD, Autism, Dementia, Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, Stroke and Cancer.
Like so many, I have suffered a great deal of loss, pain and anxiety in my life. This has inspired me to learn how best to support others who may also be struggling and for the last 20 years I have dedicated my life to developing my skills in Clinical Psychology to enhance my capacity to serve and support my clients. I have worked with and learned from so many people over the years, accross many contexts including; homelessness, mental health, addiction and with chronic health difficulties. I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist available to provide you with compassionate clinical care.
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Julie Rose Sanders
MA
Verified Verified
Liverpool L16
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
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Photo of Estelle Dooley, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Estelle Dooley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L18  (Online Only)
I offer compassionate support for Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Abuse including Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Stress, Work issues, Family issues, Relationship breakdown, Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD) LGBTQIA, Addiction & more just ask if your issue is not listed here.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
I offer compassionate support for Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Abuse including Narcissistic abuse, Bereavement, Stress, Work issues, Family issues, Relationship breakdown, Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD) LGBTQIA, Addiction & more just ask if your issue is not listed here.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
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Mohammad Midan-Shahi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L7
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
fight or flight? I am offering you (youth and adults) no judgement and assumption, if you need to talk of anxiety, abuse, lose of self, lowself-esteem or you dont know of your character, there are times in our life that we need to confined-in because we are human being, so using life experiences and knowledges of sophisticated people whom they spent their life to take the knowledge and give it to others for a better life, and what ever is concerning you or to whom it may concern.
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Photo of Ayhan Alman, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Ayhan Alman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
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Photo of Samantha Allport-Rowley, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Samantha Allport-Rowley
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L16  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Sammy, are you browsing this website because you feel something is not quite right? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions; frustration, anger, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, feel ‘stuck’, or perhaps you don’t know what is wrong but that something needs to change? In times like these counselling can help. Counselling is, I believe, essentially a conversation between two people where you feel truly listened to, understood and without worry of interruption, judgement or criticism. A conversation which, at times, can be difficult but can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation.
Hello, I'm Sammy, are you browsing this website because you feel something is not quite right? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions; frustration, anger, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, feel ‘stuck’, or perhaps you don’t know what is wrong but that something needs to change? In times like these counselling can help. Counselling is, I believe, essentially a conversation between two people where you feel truly listened to, understood and without worry of interruption, judgement or criticism. A conversation which, at times, can be difficult but can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation.
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Photo of Dr Joanne Lacey, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Dr Joanne Lacey
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L3
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
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Photo of Nicola Gwilym, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Nicola Gwilym
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L26
I have many years of experience working with children & young people as well as adults. I can support children to reduce their anxiety, build self esteem & resilience as well as supporting them with change & loss. I can build trust quickly. I use creative & play therapy to support children & young people. As an adult, you might be struggling with self worth, depression and/or anxiety which might be stopping you living the life you want. I will work with you to try and change this. I will support you through loss, whether it be from bereavement, separation/divorce or changes in your job/career situation, friendship or family.
I have many years of experience working with children & young people as well as adults. I can support children to reduce their anxiety, build self esteem & resilience as well as supporting them with change & loss. I can build trust quickly. I use creative & play therapy to support children & young people. As an adult, you might be struggling with self worth, depression and/or anxiety which might be stopping you living the life you want. I will work with you to try and change this. I will support you through loss, whether it be from bereavement, separation/divorce or changes in your job/career situation, friendship or family.
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Paul McNabb
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L16
Investing in yourself can sometimes feel hard to do, you can always convince yourself that other things or people are more worthy but investing in counselling will be the greatest gift you can give yourself and can change your life. Counselling can be accessed for a number of reasons, something really specific may have happened or you might just have feelings you want to understand more, or behaviours you want to change. Whatever it is, we can explore things together so you can understand yourself better and put steps in place so you can live a more positive, happy and fulfilling life.
Investing in yourself can sometimes feel hard to do, you can always convince yourself that other things or people are more worthy but investing in counselling will be the greatest gift you can give yourself and can change your life. Counselling can be accessed for a number of reasons, something really specific may have happened or you might just have feelings you want to understand more, or behaviours you want to change. Whatever it is, we can explore things together so you can understand yourself better and put steps in place so you can live a more positive, happy and fulfilling life.
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Dr Noof Hasan
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L7
In my role as a supervisor, I prioritize supporting my supervisees in a relational and anti-oppressive manner, while adhering to person-centred values. This approach fosters their professional development by guiding them to work ethically and effectively. My supervisory experience is centred on supporting both trainee and experienced therapists in managing the challenges of their therapeutic, client work. I achieve this by creating a professional, constructive, and safe environment that promotes their growth while prioritizing the needs of their clients.
In my role as a supervisor, I prioritize supporting my supervisees in a relational and anti-oppressive manner, while adhering to person-centred values. This approach fosters their professional development by guiding them to work ethically and effectively. My supervisory experience is centred on supporting both trainee and experienced therapists in managing the challenges of their therapeutic, client work. I achieve this by creating a professional, constructive, and safe environment that promotes their growth while prioritizing the needs of their clients.
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Photo of Jennifer Geddes, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Jennifer Geddes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L1
Sometimes the world seems complicated and life feels difficult. Maybe problematic relationships have stopped you trusting yourself and moving forward, or past traumatic experiences keep you stuck with anxiety and fear. You might find yourself repeating behaviours and patterns that you really don't want to, but the path forward looks foggy and is hard to navigate. I seek to support people to find a way to through problems, to grow and make changes in theirs lives and relationships, and feel more resilient in tough times, as well as being more able to appreciate and enjoy achievements.
Sometimes the world seems complicated and life feels difficult. Maybe problematic relationships have stopped you trusting yourself and moving forward, or past traumatic experiences keep you stuck with anxiety and fear. You might find yourself repeating behaviours and patterns that you really don't want to, but the path forward looks foggy and is hard to navigate. I seek to support people to find a way to through problems, to grow and make changes in theirs lives and relationships, and feel more resilient in tough times, as well as being more able to appreciate and enjoy achievements.
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Photo of Tracy Dickens, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Tracy Dickens
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L17  (Online Only)
Seeking help for various events or challenges in your life is a courageous step, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed. It's important to find an approach that suits you and helps you gain insight and address your unique challenges. Your agency, autonomy, and safety are crucial in this process.
Seeking help for various events or challenges in your life is a courageous step, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed. It's important to find an approach that suits you and helps you gain insight and address your unique challenges. Your agency, autonomy, and safety are crucial in this process.
01923 961345 View 01923 961345
Photo of jo Forde, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
jo Forde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
I have been living/working as a therapist for over 25 years and therefore I have met many people and worked with many different types of problems. Central to my experience as a therapist is my focus on “What do they need”? Whether that is immediate, in the session and in life . I try and stand back metaphorically and focus on this question. As a therapist I am a few steps ahead of the client, as the clients comes to therapy because they are stuck. As a therapist I’m not stuck so I essentially help people to become unstuck..whatever that may translate as..relationship with other, self, patterns of behaviour eating, job, finances etc.
I have been living/working as a therapist for over 25 years and therefore I have met many people and worked with many different types of problems. Central to my experience as a therapist is my focus on “What do they need”? Whether that is immediate, in the session and in life . I try and stand back metaphorically and focus on this question. As a therapist I am a few steps ahead of the client, as the clients comes to therapy because they are stuck. As a therapist I’m not stuck so I essentially help people to become unstuck..whatever that may translate as..relationship with other, self, patterns of behaviour eating, job, finances etc.
01923 961879 View 01923 961879
Photo of Lisa Myers Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Lisa Myers Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L31
Within my practice I provide a safe, non-judgemental, professional and confidential environment in which you can explore whatever you feel necessary. Through exploring these issues, we can both begin to understand what is happening and why. This process can assist in self-understanding which in-turn boosts self-confidence and compassion. With this knowledge you may then become empowered to make the necessary changes needed in your life to address whatever has been causing the discomfort.
Within my practice I provide a safe, non-judgemental, professional and confidential environment in which you can explore whatever you feel necessary. Through exploring these issues, we can both begin to understand what is happening and why. This process can assist in self-understanding which in-turn boosts self-confidence and compassion. With this knowledge you may then become empowered to make the necessary changes needed in your life to address whatever has been causing the discomfort.
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Photo of Stephen McLaughlin, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Stephen McLaughlin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L15
I support clients struggling with anxiety, anger, trauma, overwhelm, and difficulty feeling and expressing emotions. I have experience working with suicidal ideation. You may feel stuck or alone, struggling to make sense of your own thoughts or feelings, to recover from past experiences, or how to feel okay in the here and now. I am interested in the stories that we tell ourselves, and how those stories help or hinder us as we navigate through life. I will work with you to better understand your story so that you can make real changes in your life, in your relationships with others, and in your relationship with yourself.
I support clients struggling with anxiety, anger, trauma, overwhelm, and difficulty feeling and expressing emotions. I have experience working with suicidal ideation. You may feel stuck or alone, struggling to make sense of your own thoughts or feelings, to recover from past experiences, or how to feel okay in the here and now. I am interested in the stories that we tell ourselves, and how those stories help or hinder us as we navigate through life. I will work with you to better understand your story so that you can make real changes in your life, in your relationships with others, and in your relationship with yourself.
01923 961664 View 01923 961664

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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.