Autism Therapists in Folsom, CA

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Greenhouse Therapy Group Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We offer unique therapy opportunities for teens, young adults and adults diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Humanistic/Experiential Therapy.
Greenhouse Therapy is a low-cost, sliding scale therapy group that is often able to provide therapy services in the home and community setting. We view therapy as a shared endeavor with the child, family, couple or individual, firmly in the role of the expert. We have experience with individuals, couples, groups, teenagers and children with a wide array of challenges and an even wider and more powerful array of strengths. Our therapists have backgrounds in applied behavior analysis, play therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy paired with a deep respect for the human experience.
(916) 436-7153
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Christina G Duffy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Since 2008, I've been providing counseling services via phone, video and in-person sessions. My practice focuses on the autism spectrum and relationship issues, with a specialization in short-term, brief therapy. ​​I help my clients increase control over their emotions and mind, while finding solutions to problems and in making decisions about their lives. I've been incorporating my intuitive abilities into my sessions for 14 years in private practice and I have 36 years experience strengthening my clairvoyance... abilities which help me get to the heart of the matter more quickly (e.g., the source of the meltdowns).
(916) 520-3737
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Leanne Azevedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 97516
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I LOVE TO WORK WITH: Adults, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Relationship & Communication Difficulties, Life Adjustments & Life Purpose, Empaths & Highly Sensitive People.
My hope is that the safe and supportive environment I seek to create will be a place where you can openly process difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. When you work with me in therapy, I will assist you in finding the tools and skills needed to live your life more effectively. I know that the challenges you may be facing right now can feel really big and overwhelming and I am here to sit with you in your pain and to help you make positive changes in your life, in part by accessing the wisdom and strength you already hold within.
(916) 352-8874
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Lauren Lerza
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Lauren Lerza provides neuropsychological and psychological evaluations. If your child is struggling in school, having attention difficulties, experienced a brain injury, or is having behavioral issues, Dr. Lerza's comprehensive evaluations can help you better understand how to best support your child or yourself moving forward. Dr. Lerza's specialty areas are in learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism , and brain injury. Her evaluations focus on answering parent and client questions as to the source of the individual's difficulties, and then on recommendations and resources to best support your child or client moving forward.
(916) 545-9792
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Grace Lagerstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love working with teenagers and young adults who are struggling with anxiety and or depression, who are feeling stuck or lost, or unsure which direction to take in school or life. I specialize in “Adulting” and Asperger’s, but am happy to work with anyone motivated to change their life. I also work with those who feel like who they aren't good enough, like they’re an imposter, like they’re different, and are tired of trying so hard. I work with both individuals affected by, and family member’s and partners of people on the Autism spectrum who are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or unsure how to help.
(530) 507-8388
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Michelle Linquist
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I provide psychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults for disorders such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Personality Disorders, and Neurocognitive Disorders.
I am Dr. Michelle Linquist and I am excited about the possibility of working with you! I obtained my Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University, and I have been licensed since 2017. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Jerry L. Pettis VA in Loma Linda, CA where I worked with veterans with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse problems. I accrued my post-doctoral training through California Parenting Institute in Santa Rosa and St. John's Program for Real Change in Sacramento. This training afforded me the opportunity to work with families and homeless women with a variety of mental health problems.
(916) 581-6057
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Laura L Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am trained in: EMDR; International Association of Trauma Professionals; Prepare and Enrich; Navigating the Social World Autism Spectrum Disorders; Grief and Bereavement Hospice Consortium; Love and Logic Parenting; and Level 1 &2 Trained in Complicated Grief.
I believe we all need help sometimes. Life is a journey, a journey that can be painful to navigate. It is my honor to walk beside you. It makes a difference to have someone that can help hold the burden until you find your own strength. It is my privilege to hold space as you work through trauma, pain, and grief. Transformation is a process, and to have support integrating the pain into the depths of your soul, is a gift of connection. Soul to soul. If you are searching for an advocate and a healer, it is not a coincidence you found me.
(916) 382-7304
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Dan Davies
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PhD, LEP
Verified
Verified
I can assist you and your child with the following, as they impact your child's education: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities , anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, behavior problems, social Issues in adolescence, emotional issues such as anger management, homework struggles, test anxiety.
Children and adolescents struggle in school for many different reasons. If your child is struggling academically, a detailed assessment is the best way to understand the true causes of these struggles. I have tested and helped hundreds of students for a wide spectrum of struggles. In addition to assessment, I offer treatments including individual counseling, family counseling, consultation, and parenting advice. I have counseled many students and families to help overcome many barriers to academic success.
(916) 710-8592
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Lisa Kristen Sloan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, phobias, autism , post-partium issues, personality disorders, substance use disorders, etc.
I love working will clients to fulfill their goals and dreams. I specialize in Anxiety and Trauma and am EMDR trained. I also have experience in depression, agoraphobia, overwhelm, anger, and emotional reactivity. Each treatment plan, like each client is unique and I cater our time together to be ideal to reach your potential. I have lot of experiences with youth, teens, and young adults. I feel confident in helping you through any life challenge or struggle and can help guide you on a new and helpful path.
(916) 249-7113
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Jamie Pedersen
Counselor, LPCC, PPSC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people try to cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome, and are perhaps getting in your way.
(916) 520-6276
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Earnest Jeffery Wiles
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC, BCPC
Verified
Verified
In my 32 years of working with Children, Adolescents, Couples, and Multi-Cultural, Single Parent, Traditional/Non-Traditional Families, I have found the greatest success by using Albert Ellis' Rational Emotional Cognitive Behavioral approach to treatment. As an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Marriage Family Child Counselor (BBS Board approved to provide assessment and therapy to Couples and Families), my work involves psychological assessment and testing, performing in-home/in-school functional behavior analysis for Spectrum Disorder, IEP mental health representation, collateral work with medical professionals, substance abuse, and transition from trauma.
(916) 458-5611
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K. Aaron Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked 20+ years with children and adults who have experienced mental health challenges related to anxiety, depression, disharmonious/conflictual relationships, parenting/co-parenting, and early childhood trauma. My approach is simple: Meet people where they are at from a compassionate, non-judgmental, and honest perspective. I use a collection of therapeutic techniques specific to the needs of the person, and my underlying philosophy is to facilitate conversations that evoke critical thinking so that people can master the skills necessary to resolve their own issues.
(916) 237-1621
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Sankofa Holistic Counseling - Teletherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” My clinical experience includes working with adults, children, adolescents or families who are struggling with challenging behaviors, toxic relationships and/or complex emotions. These struggles can cause profound sadness that physically hurts inside of you. I specialize in flushing out negative thought patterns and working through traumatic experiences that keeps individuals, families and couples feeling struck in an emotional vortex and trapped in recycling toxic behaviors. By working together, we can unlock your courage to ask. Everything you need to heal is inside of you!
(916) 439-8456
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Chelsea M Dorcich
Marriage & Family Therapist, ECSE, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Using evidence-based treatment methods, I address everyday milestones and developments that are hindered by depression and anxiety. You decide what changes to focus on and I will navigate, providing the methods along the way. After doing your homework and practice techniques outside of sessions you will solidify all that you have learned, resulting in fewer sessions and reaching your desired outcome faster.
(279) 888-9308
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Pali Gill
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, RADT, NCC, PPS-SC
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I believe I can work with most situations because I am eager to learn from you, to research, and to problem solve with you for the best solutions regarding your current need for therapy. I believe I am astute at assisting missed possibilities or blinders that might be hindering you and your ability to live the life you know is possible. This can be related to uprooting past traumas, coping with current stressors, or the uncertainty of developing your life purpose. I listen carefully to assist with ruptured relationships, strained life circumstances, hindered growth, and the grief and loss that comes from these hurts.
(916) 866-9446
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Theresa Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
For over 25 years I have been providing counseling to individuals, couples and families. I strive to establish good relationships with my clients through a warm and genuine interaction and thus create an environment where they feel comfortable to express their feelings openly. Once people feel safe enough to really share their struggles, worries or fears, then a solution can often be found. My strengths are working with teens, late adolescents, parents, families, couples (infidelity), adoptive parents(or those who wish to be), and individuals needing help with depression, anxiety or grief and loss.
(916) 837-9561
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Claire Y Chavarria
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Claire Chavarria, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I graduated from Sacramento State University (2012) with my BA in Psychology, and a minor in Counseling. I went on to get my master's from Northcentral University in Marriage and Family Therapy (2019).
(916) 900-0526
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Joanna Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are relationships and unresolved issues growing more difficult for you or someone dear to you? I have worked with children & adolescents in various settings--particularly in helping children adjust to family complications. As well as with adolescents and young adults in dealing with self-esteem and relationship challenges. Having trained at the University of California Davis Medical Center, and California State University Sacramento, I have successfully helped a number of people work through painful life events and healed from stressful situations, loneliness, and taunting memories of the past.
(916) 678-0057
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Shanell Niemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PPS , MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My passion is to empower clients with practical tools and strategies so that they may thrive in life and reach their God-given potential! My speciality is working with pre-teens, youth and young adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, confidence, social skills struggles, or disabilities. I especially enjoy working with those with IEP's and 504 Plans. The client-therapist partnership is key to success; strategies discussed in session and applied routinely outside by the client are keys to client progress and goal achievement! I strive to build a foundation of trust and partnership as to empower clients to make change.
(530) 451-0886
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Folsom, CA 95630
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ZEAM Medical Group Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MD
Verified
Verified
ZEAM Medical has been convinced to offer the maximum trustful solution to clients’ problems or needs in the services, and products our company provides. ZEAM Medical offers aesthetic values, holds ownership, and is committed to providing individualized treatment and a pricing strategy with the best noticeable results ensuing in true genuine aesthetic products and services existing.
(916) 608-0714
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Folsom, CA 95630
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Autism Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.