Autism Counselling in Richmond (North Yorkshire)

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Julie Iveson Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond (North Yorkshire) DL10
Welcome! I offer a warm, relaxed and empathic space to help you deveIop self-understanding, compassion and acceptance . My skills, knowledge and training were achieved at the highest level available at the accredited Northern Guild in Jesmond, Newcastle. In addition to my private practice, I have experience working in a variety of therapy and psychology services; and significant experience working with grief, loss and illness, including: an NHS secondary mental health service, a national bereavement charity, and a local hospice. ​I am on the National Autistic Society's List of Counsellors.
Welcome! I offer a warm, relaxed and empathic space to help you deveIop self-understanding, compassion and acceptance . My skills, knowledge and training were achieved at the highest level available at the accredited Northern Guild in Jesmond, Newcastle. In addition to my private practice, I have experience working in a variety of therapy and psychology services; and significant experience working with grief, loss and illness, including: an NHS secondary mental health service, a national bereavement charity, and a local hospice. ​I am on the National Autistic Society's List of Counsellors.
01969 600597 View 01969 600597
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Clair Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Richmond (North Yorkshire) DL10
If you're trying to make a change in your life and don’t know how... Adapting to a change that you weren’t expecting or didn’t want, or feeling overwhelmed by how the world seems to have changed in recent times. I can help. I've recently changed direction to live and work as a pyschotherapeutic counsellor in North Yorkshire.
If you're trying to make a change in your life and don’t know how... Adapting to a change that you weren’t expecting or didn’t want, or feeling overwhelmed by how the world seems to have changed in recent times. I can help. I've recently changed direction to live and work as a pyschotherapeutic counsellor in North Yorkshire.
01748 901358 View 01748 901358
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Nicola Jones Counselling and CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Richmond (North Yorkshire) DL10
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Supervisor. Often individuals will seek therapy because they feel unable to cope with the stresses of life or adjusting to a big change, not like 'their old self', isolated from others, worried or lost or just needing someone to listen. My role is to work together with individuals to make sense of what is happening for them and provide opportunities for change in away that they feel is appropriate and achievable at their own pace, within a private and confidential setting.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychological Therapist and High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Supervisor. Often individuals will seek therapy because they feel unable to cope with the stresses of life or adjusting to a big change, not like 'their old self', isolated from others, worried or lost or just needing someone to listen. My role is to work together with individuals to make sense of what is happening for them and provide opportunities for change in away that they feel is appropriate and achievable at their own pace, within a private and confidential setting.
01325 809788 View 01325 809788
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Dr Rachel Tyler
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Richmond (North Yorkshire) DL11
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Dr Rachel Tyler and I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 10 years experience working across a range of NHS settings, supporting children, adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties. I have particular expertise working in child and adolescent mental health, including with mood disorders, neurodiversity, trauma and gender identity. In order to achieve a personalised therapy experience, I work from an integrative approach. This means I draw upon a range of therapeutic models dependent upon which approach best fits with your experiences.
I'm Dr Rachel Tyler and I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have over 10 years experience working across a range of NHS settings, supporting children, adolescents and adults with emotional difficulties. I have particular expertise working in child and adolescent mental health, including with mood disorders, neurodiversity, trauma and gender identity. In order to achieve a personalised therapy experience, I work from an integrative approach. This means I draw upon a range of therapeutic models dependent upon which approach best fits with your experiences.
01453 701411 View 01453 701411

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Paula Stinson Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Catterick Garrison DL9  (Online Only)
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Hiya, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor. and a registered member of the BACP. In addition to my training, I have a wealth of lived experience, specifically around mental health, addiction and recovery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
01833 600498 View 01833 600498
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Dr Julie Hare
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Catterick Garrison DL9  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
01544 301359 View 01544 301359
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Alison Louise Doherty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Catterick DL10
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
01748 900767 View 01748 900767

Online Therapists

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Autism Unpicked: Assessment (child and adult 7-25)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S11
Autism Unpicked primarily offer neuroaffirmative private Autism assessment for children and young adults aged 7-25 in Sheffield, South Yorks (e.g. Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley), Derbyshire and Notts. Assessments will be online/by phone and in person for the direct element of the assessment (more details on our website - www.autismunpicked.co.uk). We are a team of specialist qualified clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) trained and experienced in assessing people for Autism.
Autism Unpicked primarily offer neuroaffirmative private Autism assessment for children and young adults aged 7-25 in Sheffield, South Yorks (e.g. Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley), Derbyshire and Notts. Assessments will be online/by phone and in person for the direct element of the assessment (more details on our website - www.autismunpicked.co.uk). We are a team of specialist qualified clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) trained and experienced in assessing people for Autism.
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Daniel Kearsley | CBT and EMDR Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Warrington WA3  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Dan, I am an Accredited BABCP therapist with over 14 years experience and expertise in CBT and EMDR, I specialise in working with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic and Adults with Autism. My approach is warm, compassionate, and evidence-based. I have worked with hundreds of clients with symptoms of anxiety and low mood and have helped them achieve their goals. I am also an experienced Clinical supervisor and have supervised many Trainee and Qualified CBT therapists. Outside of my private practice I currently supervise a number of CBT practitioners in their clinical practice.
Hi I’m Dan, I am an Accredited BABCP therapist with over 14 years experience and expertise in CBT and EMDR, I specialise in working with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic and Adults with Autism. My approach is warm, compassionate, and evidence-based. I have worked with hundreds of clients with symptoms of anxiety and low mood and have helped them achieve their goals. I am also an experienced Clinical supervisor and have supervised many Trainee and Qualified CBT therapists. Outside of my private practice I currently supervise a number of CBT practitioners in their clinical practice.
01707 241522 View 01707 241522
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Equa
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
0161 524 4320 View 0161 524 4320
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Dr Lucy Murray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S11
I offer psychological therapy to people on their path to becoming pregnant, pregnancy and the first few years of parenthood. In my role as an NHS Neonatal Clinical Psychologist, I have the privilege of supporting parents whose babies have been born prematurely. I have helped my clients with difficulties including complex fertility journeys, worries during pregnancy, birth trauma, loss or bereavement, concerns about attachment and bonding and adjustment to having a child with longer-term health needs. I support parental mental health needs including anxiety, depression, Autism and ADHD. I look forward to speaking to you.
I offer psychological therapy to people on their path to becoming pregnant, pregnancy and the first few years of parenthood. In my role as an NHS Neonatal Clinical Psychologist, I have the privilege of supporting parents whose babies have been born prematurely. I have helped my clients with difficulties including complex fertility journeys, worries during pregnancy, birth trauma, loss or bereavement, concerns about attachment and bonding and adjustment to having a child with longer-term health needs. I support parental mental health needs including anxiety, depression, Autism and ADHD. I look forward to speaking to you.
0114 697 1116 View 0114 697 1116
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Thriving Young Minds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL0
Areas of expertise include autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, school issues, stress, confidence, relationship issues, family issues and self-harm.
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
Areas of expertise include autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, school issues, stress, confidence, relationship issues, family issues and self-harm.
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
07429 186569 View 07429 186569
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Uzma Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn BB1
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
01254 964028 View 01254 964028
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Dr Jennifer Vaughan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighouse HD6
JV Psychology Services Ltd. offers assessments for Autism and ADHD for children, young people and adults. Our assessments follow National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Two specialist HCPC-registered healthcare professionals from different professional backgrounds (e.g., Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist) will complete be involved in completing the assessments.
JV Psychology Services Ltd. offers assessments for Autism and ADHD for children, young people and adults. Our assessments follow National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Two specialist HCPC-registered healthcare professionals from different professional backgrounds (e.g., Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist) will complete be involved in completing the assessments.
0161 696 8442 View 0161 696 8442
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Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219 View 0191 814 7219
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Sara Bartlett Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S4  (Online Only)
I've completed a Post Grad Cert in Autism with Dr Luke Beardon and I read widely the writing & research by autistic writers & advocates.
I work online with adult autistic Individuals and with Couples in the UK. I provide an accessible & compassionate service that reduces distress & enables people to address what is difficult. If we have not been understood and accepted we may develop ways of being and doing that do not support our well being. We keep our true selves hidden from others and whilst this protects us, it can cause much pain and limit us. With an understanding therapist we can trust, we begin to make sense of who we are, how we are and what has happened to us in our lives. We can be truer to ourselves and live with more confidence, ease and acceptance.
I've completed a Post Grad Cert in Autism with Dr Luke Beardon and I read widely the writing & research by autistic writers & advocates.
I work online with adult autistic Individuals and with Couples in the UK. I provide an accessible & compassionate service that reduces distress & enables people to address what is difficult. If we have not been understood and accepted we may develop ways of being and doing that do not support our well being. We keep our true selves hidden from others and whilst this protects us, it can cause much pain and limit us. With an understanding therapist we can trust, we begin to make sense of who we are, how we are and what has happened to us in our lives. We can be truer to ourselves and live with more confidence, ease and acceptance.
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Jamie Coulthard
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hexham NE46
Extensive work with hundreds of autistic families, promoting positive autism understanding and celebrating success.
Ideal client: Diverse individuals (children, adults, families) facing neuro-diversity, mental health challenges, or chronic pain. They seek support, understanding, and improved well-being, daily functioning, and resilience. Their goals include gaining self-acceptance, overcoming barriers, and living fulfilling lives. They desire an empathetic, knowledgeable therapist who values their uniqueness, collaborates on goals, and recognises their strengths and succsses.
Extensive work with hundreds of autistic families, promoting positive autism understanding and celebrating success.
Ideal client: Diverse individuals (children, adults, families) facing neuro-diversity, mental health challenges, or chronic pain. They seek support, understanding, and improved well-being, daily functioning, and resilience. Their goals include gaining self-acceptance, overcoming barriers, and living fulfilling lives. They desire an empathetic, knowledgeable therapist who values their uniqueness, collaborates on goals, and recognises their strengths and succsses.
01434 307713 View 01434 307713
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Susan Coldwell Counselling and Supervision Online
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S6  (Online Only)
I offer specialist counselling to adults diagnosed with autism.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
I offer specialist counselling to adults diagnosed with autism.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
0114 478 2504 View 0114 478 2504
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Anna Faff
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
I specialised in Autism in Adults, attachment disorder and trauma.
I am a psychotherapist on the spectrum with ADHD. I have been late diagnosed so I can relate to NT and ND. I understand how life-changing could be for anyone to be diagnosed with Autism. I am helping people who are experiencing detachment, unexplained pain, and lack of stability. Along with high levels of emotional distress, mood difficulties, shame, guilt, difficulties with self-esteem and difficulties in life in general. I offer a non-judgemental, welcoming space where you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and building resilience.
I specialised in Autism in Adults, attachment disorder and trauma.
I am a psychotherapist on the spectrum with ADHD. I have been late diagnosed so I can relate to NT and ND. I understand how life-changing could be for anyone to be diagnosed with Autism. I am helping people who are experiencing detachment, unexplained pain, and lack of stability. Along with high levels of emotional distress, mood difficulties, shame, guilt, difficulties with self-esteem and difficulties in life in general. I offer a non-judgemental, welcoming space where you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and building resilience.
0161 524 0507 View 0161 524 0507
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Natalie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterlee SR8
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in neurodiversity and I have additional training in autism, ADHD, and neuroscience.
Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I work with adults and young people in private practice. I’m trained in integrative counselling, which means I have lots of techniques to choose from when deciding what will help my clients the most; I draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies depending on the presenting issues and client's needs. I have experience of working with autism, ADHD, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation.
I specialise in neurodiversity and I have additional training in autism, ADHD, and neuroscience.
Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I work with adults and young people in private practice. I’m trained in integrative counselling, which means I have lots of techniques to choose from when deciding what will help my clients the most; I draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies depending on the presenting issues and client's needs. I have experience of working with autism, ADHD, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation.
0191 743 9237 View 0191 743 9237

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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.