Autism Counselling in Norwich

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Dr Dorothy Szinay
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Norwich NR9  (Online Only)
You may feel stuck, in need of healing, struggling to find effective coping strategies, dealing with a long-term health condition, or navigating the emotional challenges of ADHD or Autism. You are not alone. Together, we can explore the best ways you can handle difficulties. I use an integrative approach as I believe in using a diverse range of strategies and interventions to support unique needs. In our sessions, I create a warm, non-judgemental and inviting space. My aim is to create a supportive environment for everyone.
You may feel stuck, in need of healing, struggling to find effective coping strategies, dealing with a long-term health condition, or navigating the emotional challenges of ADHD or Autism. You are not alone. Together, we can explore the best ways you can handle difficulties. I use an integrative approach as I believe in using a diverse range of strategies and interventions to support unique needs. In our sessions, I create a warm, non-judgemental and inviting space. My aim is to create a supportive environment for everyone.
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Dr Aishah Shadi
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2
Services offered: Autism Screening. Autism Diagnosis (from the age of 12 months to adult age). ADHD Screening. ADHD Diagnosis (from the age of 7 Years old to adult age). Combined Autism and ADHD screening. Combined Autism and ADHD Diagnosis. Full Detailed Diagnostic Report. I accept health insurances from (AVIVA and Vitality), I also offer payment plans to help spread the cost.
Services offered: Autism Screening. Autism Diagnosis (from the age of 12 months to adult age). ADHD Screening. ADHD Diagnosis (from the age of 7 Years old to adult age). Combined Autism and ADHD screening. Combined Autism and ADHD Diagnosis. Full Detailed Diagnostic Report. I accept health insurances from (AVIVA and Vitality), I also offer payment plans to help spread the cost.
01603 361103 View 01603 361103
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Dr Sophie Oakes-Rogers
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Norwich NR10
I am a compassionate, authentic clinical psychologist with a wealth of knowledge about all things mental health. I strive to create a safe space to nurture understanding, generate acceptance, and empower change through evidence based psychological services. I only offer therapy that has a strong evidence base and that which is recommended by NICE Guidelines. This means you have access to the best psychological interventions. I am qualified to assess and diagnose Autism and ADHD as part of a multidisciplinary team, and I can adapt psychological therapy for neurodiversity.
I am a compassionate, authentic clinical psychologist with a wealth of knowledge about all things mental health. I strive to create a safe space to nurture understanding, generate acceptance, and empower change through evidence based psychological services. I only offer therapy that has a strong evidence base and that which is recommended by NICE Guidelines. This means you have access to the best psychological interventions. I am qualified to assess and diagnose Autism and ADHD as part of a multidisciplinary team, and I can adapt psychological therapy for neurodiversity.
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Carnaby Autism Support
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR14
At Carnaby Autism Support our skilled and experienced clinician’s offer comprehensive autism and ADHD assessments for children and adults. We remain committed to clinical excellence and quality whilst aiming to provide a service that is neurodiversity affirming. We adhere to all National Institute of Clinical Excellent (NICE) guidelines. We work in ways that aim to nurture positive autistic identity as a central goal. For more information see our website (www.carnabyautismsupport.co.uk)
At Carnaby Autism Support our skilled and experienced clinician’s offer comprehensive autism and ADHD assessments for children and adults. We remain committed to clinical excellence and quality whilst aiming to provide a service that is neurodiversity affirming. We adhere to all National Institute of Clinical Excellent (NICE) guidelines. We work in ways that aim to nurture positive autistic identity as a central goal. For more information see our website (www.carnabyautismsupport.co.uk)
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Kroy Gabreil Ryder
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR1
Everybody faces mental well-being challenges in their lifes, this is higher in neurodiverse individuals. I support the challenges faced by people with learning difficulties, this includes but is not limited to Autism, ADHD,Dyslexia,Dyscalculia and Rejection Sensitive Disorder (RSD). You may have a diagnosis or you may just want to explore the possibility of being neurodivergent. I also offer support to parents, partners or family of neurodiverse individuals as it can be hard knowing how to cope with the new needs. Speaking to a counsellor can be a transformative experience for people and can have a positive effect on the individual.
Everybody faces mental well-being challenges in their lifes, this is higher in neurodiverse individuals. I support the challenges faced by people with learning difficulties, this includes but is not limited to Autism, ADHD,Dyslexia,Dyscalculia and Rejection Sensitive Disorder (RSD). You may have a diagnosis or you may just want to explore the possibility of being neurodivergent. I also offer support to parents, partners or family of neurodiverse individuals as it can be hard knowing how to cope with the new needs. Speaking to a counsellor can be a transformative experience for people and can have a positive effect on the individual.
01292 430615 View 01292 430615
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MD of Harley St. Psychotherapy Ltd (Amanda Goss)
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
We can help with 1-1 Counselling; Relationship issues; Anxiety; Depression; Stress; Low Self Esteem; Social Anxiety; Loneliness; Child Therapy; Young Persons Counselling; Family Therapy; Walking Therapy; Addiction; Eating Disorders; Sexual Abuse; Bereavement; ADHD/Autism/Asp.
Are you anxious/depressed/stressed/unhappy? Maybe you know the issue and don't want to feel this way any more? Even if you don't exactly know what is wrong, we will work with you to find out the cause so that you can live a happier, more contented life. We aim to get to the root of the problem so that the change is permanent. If you haven't had counselling before, or feel nervous about it, please call me for an informal chat. Counselling can be (and often is) a life changing experience. We suggest a 1st session, by the end of which you will know if you want to carry on. If you are a couple we have a specialist. Feel free to call.
We can help with 1-1 Counselling; Relationship issues; Anxiety; Depression; Stress; Low Self Esteem; Social Anxiety; Loneliness; Child Therapy; Young Persons Counselling; Family Therapy; Walking Therapy; Addiction; Eating Disorders; Sexual Abuse; Bereavement; ADHD/Autism/Asp.
Are you anxious/depressed/stressed/unhappy? Maybe you know the issue and don't want to feel this way any more? Even if you don't exactly know what is wrong, we will work with you to find out the cause so that you can live a happier, more contented life. We aim to get to the root of the problem so that the change is permanent. If you haven't had counselling before, or feel nervous about it, please call me for an informal chat. Counselling can be (and often is) a life changing experience. We suggest a 1st session, by the end of which you will know if you want to carry on. If you are a couple we have a specialist. Feel free to call.
020 4538 3988 View 020 4538 3988
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Rosemary Lodge
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR14
However, I specialise in people who have experienced narcissistic abuse, relational trauma or CPTSD, female autism, boarding school survivors and weight loss.
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
However, I specialise in people who have experienced narcissistic abuse, relational trauma or CPTSD, female autism, boarding school survivors and weight loss.
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
01502 443297 View 01502 443297
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Cotgrove Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
Finding yourself on here means you have taken that first, and most likely scary, step towards seeking counselling. You may be experiencing ongoing issues (of any kind) or an unsettled period in your life and are looking for a safe environment to talk about and understand what you are experiencing. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, but more than that, I am someone with a wealth of life experiences behind me. I believe that the combination of my training and these life experiences have helped me become a person who can offer empathy and compassion to those facing challenges.
Finding yourself on here means you have taken that first, and most likely scary, step towards seeking counselling. You may be experiencing ongoing issues (of any kind) or an unsettled period in your life and are looking for a safe environment to talk about and understand what you are experiencing. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, but more than that, I am someone with a wealth of life experiences behind me. I believe that the combination of my training and these life experiences have helped me become a person who can offer empathy and compassion to those facing challenges.
01263 802219 View 01263 802219
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Louise Farrell
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR2
I am a neurodivergent Integrative Counsellor with an interest in trauma counselling. Have you experienced adversity, when young or as an adult? Are you Autistic or otherwise neurodivergent, or questioning? I can support you toward greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and wellbeing. Exploring your current situation, and your past, can help you make sense of what is troubling you now. This includes recognising your strengths, as well as your challenges. Are your usual coping strategies still working well for you? If not, I can help you find different, more effective, ways to respond that suit you and your current life better.
I am a neurodivergent Integrative Counsellor with an interest in trauma counselling. Have you experienced adversity, when young or as an adult? Are you Autistic or otherwise neurodivergent, or questioning? I can support you toward greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and wellbeing. Exploring your current situation, and your past, can help you make sense of what is troubling you now. This includes recognising your strengths, as well as your challenges. Are your usual coping strategies still working well for you? If not, I can help you find different, more effective, ways to respond that suit you and your current life better.
07834 285018 View 07834 285018
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Leigh Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
Are you struggling with difficult, painful emotions? Do you ever feel you're drowning in the pressures and stresses of everyday life? It happens to all of us at some point. Talking about your personal concerns can help to put them into perspective and find a way forward. Perhaps you're dealing with a family bereavement or a personal crisis? Maybe you're a parent struggling with the challenges of living with a teenager? Sharing your feelings with someone who's understanding and empathic can be life-changing, Seeking out solutions to what is testing you will give you the focus to deal with those difficulties and motivate you forward.
Are you struggling with difficult, painful emotions? Do you ever feel you're drowning in the pressures and stresses of everyday life? It happens to all of us at some point. Talking about your personal concerns can help to put them into perspective and find a way forward. Perhaps you're dealing with a family bereavement or a personal crisis? Maybe you're a parent struggling with the challenges of living with a teenager? Sharing your feelings with someone who's understanding and empathic can be life-changing, Seeking out solutions to what is testing you will give you the focus to deal with those difficulties and motivate you forward.
01493 801393 View 01493 801393
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Helena Jane Byrne
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
I am a Systemic and Gestalt counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.  Who offers a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their feelings. I work with adults, young people and families. Sometimes we all need help to cope with life's challenges. Therapy can provide the support and framework from which to begin gaining an understanding of yourself and your needs. Talking with a therapist can benefit us in many ways, including giving us a better understanding of our emotions. Therapy can also promote healthy coping mechanisms, improved relationships and achievement of goals.
I am a Systemic and Gestalt counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.  Who offers a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their feelings. I work with adults, young people and families. Sometimes we all need help to cope with life's challenges. Therapy can provide the support and framework from which to begin gaining an understanding of yourself and your needs. Talking with a therapist can benefit us in many ways, including giving us a better understanding of our emotions. Therapy can also promote healthy coping mechanisms, improved relationships and achievement of goals.
01263 801374 View 01263 801374
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Craig Jones Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Norwich NR6
Counselling & Therapist based in Norwich, Anxiety Reduction, Trauma & PTSD Specialist Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, non-judgement, a proven record in assisting people with Anxiety & Trauma
Counselling & Therapist based in Norwich, Anxiety Reduction, Trauma & PTSD Specialist Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, non-judgement, a proven record in assisting people with Anxiety & Trauma
0191 743 0054 View 0191 743 0054
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Jessica Sparrow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR7
The decision to seek counselling, for you or your child, can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us feel broken or as if we’ve lost our sense of identity. We might feel like we will never feel okay again. Counselling is focused on the client's emotional journey, with their feelings at the heart of it. Working in a safe and non-judgemental space that offers acceptance and care can help my clients connect with their true selves and find their inner strength. If that’s what you feel you or your child needs, please look through this profile to see if I can help.
The decision to seek counselling, for you or your child, can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us feel broken or as if we’ve lost our sense of identity. We might feel like we will never feel okay again. Counselling is focused on the client's emotional journey, with their feelings at the heart of it. Working in a safe and non-judgemental space that offers acceptance and care can help my clients connect with their true selves and find their inner strength. If that’s what you feel you or your child needs, please look through this profile to see if I can help.
01493 801559 View 01493 801559
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John Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR12
I am a person-centred counsellor working in north-east Norfolk and Norwich. I offer face to face, online, and walking sessions. If you want to talk confidentially and safely to someone who is really listening, then counselling can help. I can help with trauma from past experiences, feelings of sadness, low self-worth, worries and fears, relationship concerns, or just unsettling thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to put into words. In addition to private practice, I currently work as a Counsellor at The Norwich Centre, and I have previously worked for Mind, and as a Samaritans volunteer.
I am a person-centred counsellor working in north-east Norfolk and Norwich. I offer face to face, online, and walking sessions. If you want to talk confidentially and safely to someone who is really listening, then counselling can help. I can help with trauma from past experiences, feelings of sadness, low self-worth, worries and fears, relationship concerns, or just unsettling thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to put into words. In addition to private practice, I currently work as a Counsellor at The Norwich Centre, and I have previously worked for Mind, and as a Samaritans volunteer.
01692 660111 View 01692 660111
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Dr Eleftherios Kipoulas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR6
If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost, I am here to offer a safe and non-judgmental space to talk and make sense of anything that keeps you from building a life worth living. I am an HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have experience working with young people, adults, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds across a range of different settings, including community mental health teams, inpatient units, crisis teams, and specialist services within the NHS.
If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost, I am here to offer a safe and non-judgmental space to talk and make sense of anything that keeps you from building a life worth living. I am an HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have experience working with young people, adults, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds across a range of different settings, including community mental health teams, inpatient units, crisis teams, and specialist services within the NHS.
01603 361971 x44 View 01603 361971 x44
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Dr Ciara Glennon
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking time to consider my profile. It can be really daunting trying to get started with therapy, and therapist fit is so important; so I've explained a bit about me below so that you can think how that fits with your needs. I am a Clinical Psychologist offering online sessions. I work across many areas, though specialise in attachment and trauma related difficulties. I work with individuals and couples in therapy, and also offer parent interventions. I am a curious and compassionate psychologist and work in a collaborative, person centred way; going at the pace that feels safe and right for you.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking time to consider my profile. It can be really daunting trying to get started with therapy, and therapist fit is so important; so I've explained a bit about me below so that you can think how that fits with your needs. I am a Clinical Psychologist offering online sessions. I work across many areas, though specialise in attachment and trauma related difficulties. I work with individuals and couples in therapy, and also offer parent interventions. I am a curious and compassionate psychologist and work in a collaborative, person centred way; going at the pace that feels safe and right for you.
01603 361682 View 01603 361682
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Dr Louise Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR9
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years’ experience working in mental health services with adults, young people, children, and families. Over that time, I have gained experience of working effectively and collaboratively with people with a wide range of emotional and behavioural challenges, and I have a specialism in all types of trauma. I am an integrative therapist, drawing upon principles from a range of models including EMDR, CBT, DBT skills, systemic and behaviourist approaches, and attachment theory. I have experience and knowledge of working alongside people who are also neurodiverse (specifically, ADHD and ASD).
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years’ experience working in mental health services with adults, young people, children, and families. Over that time, I have gained experience of working effectively and collaboratively with people with a wide range of emotional and behavioural challenges, and I have a specialism in all types of trauma. I am an integrative therapist, drawing upon principles from a range of models including EMDR, CBT, DBT skills, systemic and behaviourist approaches, and attachment theory. I have experience and knowledge of working alongside people who are also neurodiverse (specifically, ADHD and ASD).
0115 647 4779 View 0115 647 4779
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Lucy Ellen Ashby
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR2
What would it be like to feel less anxious? What would it be like to be supported in recovering from trauma? What if you could develop healthy boundaries and improve your relationships? Life can be a challenge and finding a counsellor can be hard. I am a warm, non-judgemental, down to earth counsellor. I work with adults who are struggling with different aspects of their lives. I have a particular interest and experience in working with anxiety, childhood trauma and identity.
What would it be like to feel less anxious? What would it be like to be supported in recovering from trauma? What if you could develop healthy boundaries and improve your relationships? Life can be a challenge and finding a counsellor can be hard. I am a warm, non-judgemental, down to earth counsellor. I work with adults who are struggling with different aspects of their lives. I have a particular interest and experience in working with anxiety, childhood trauma and identity.
01603 361278 View 01603 361278
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Nicola Poole - Nature Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR11
EXPLORE ~ EXPERIENCE ~ ENGAGE ~ EMPOWER How we feel can impact on our world significantly. Talking through thoughts and feelings at our own pace can be a helpful way to explore what may lie at the root of pain and difficulty. My endeavour as a PERSON CENTRED NATURE THERAPIST is to work alongside you in finding your way back to a space of balance and wellbeing within. PERSON CENTRED therapy is at the very core of how I work therapeutically and NATURE deepens and inspires that process. Combining these approaches can be a way to explore thoughts and feelings and facilitate healing.
EXPLORE ~ EXPERIENCE ~ ENGAGE ~ EMPOWER How we feel can impact on our world significantly. Talking through thoughts and feelings at our own pace can be a helpful way to explore what may lie at the root of pain and difficulty. My endeavour as a PERSON CENTRED NATURE THERAPIST is to work alongside you in finding your way back to a space of balance and wellbeing within. PERSON CENTRED therapy is at the very core of how I work therapeutically and NATURE deepens and inspires that process. Combining these approaches can be a way to explore thoughts and feelings and facilitate healing.
01263 808962 View 01263 808962
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Adam Mondon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR2
I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with experience in working with a wide variety of clients. We all have our unique life experiences, which can be overwhelming at times. I’m here to create a safe space, without judgement, to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. I’ve helped people to explore many difficult issues such as low self-confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, work and life stress, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, loss, abuse, neurodiversity and adult diagnoses e.g. ADHD.
I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with experience in working with a wide variety of clients. We all have our unique life experiences, which can be overwhelming at times. I’m here to create a safe space, without judgement, to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. I’ve helped people to explore many difficult issues such as low self-confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, work and life stress, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, loss, abuse, neurodiversity and adult diagnoses e.g. ADHD.
01603 576932 View 01603 576932

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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.