Autism Therapists in Palmdale, CA

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Lina Vielma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My specialties are working with people with autism & Asperger's, Veterans, First responders, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all need support sometimes. Life can be difficult. We can quickly feel overwhelmed and get consumed with negative thinking. When we don't have the tools to cope, in a healthy way to tolerate stressors, we can fall into destructive patterns. My counseling style is caring, supportive & intentional. I want you to feel understood so that you are comfortable enough to explore your emotions, expore tough issues and help you to gain insight into your situation. For those who identify with the Christian faith, we can discuss Godly principles. Whatever your beliefs or values are, it impacts our experiences. I am glad you're here.
(661) 927-0393
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Circe Von Haus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We may experience challenging moments during our lives. Talking to someone can help empower an individual to accomplish their goals and improve future circumstances. As a marriage and family therapist, my areas of interests are working with grief, trauma, anger management, depression, anxiety, parenting, ADHD, Autism , children and families, and the multicultural population. I also value the therapeutic relationship and use a collaborative approach. As a bicultural individual, I value and understand cultural differences. I look forward to hearing from you.
(661) 218-1463
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Marcelene Camou
Counselor, MS LPCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
When you or a family member has an emotional challenge it significantly impacts the family unit. I'm here to support improved self-concept, confidence and personal interactions. As an Educational Psychologist, my primary experience has been with youth through young adult. Currently, I am available for long-distance therapy through video conferencing for those living in CA. This technique has been found to be ideal for those individuals with high functioning Autism , OCD, ADHD, Social Phobia, Anxiety and Depression.
(833) 766-4509
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Palmdale, CA 93551
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Dr. Trisha Rich-Thurm
Psychologist, LMFT, LPsyD, NCC
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you be the best you possible. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to deal with long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I work with a variety of issues including autism , ADD/ADHD, Dementia and Alzheimer's, aging and mortality, grief and loss, gambling addiction, bariatric and eating disorders, trauma, anxiety issues, and OCD.
(661) 430-6173
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Robert Fragoso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Not feeling how you would like to? Thinking that things should be different? Stuck on same feelings and behaviors? I like to work with clients who don't necessarily know what they want but know that something is amiss. Working together we can find new ways of approaching problems and difficult situations. If you have experienced trauma, grief, loss, broken heart, anxiety, depression and everything in between, I am able to assist in the healing process. I like to have my clients lead the way in their healing and overcome challenges by listening to their needs and helping them remain aware of the power they have over their own lives.
(661) 669-7873
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Palmdale, CA 93551
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Associated Christian Therapy Services, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
We offer Christian-based therapy for real-life issues. We are a professionally trained staff of therapists with experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, victims of abuse, ADD, codependency and trauma resolution. Life can be difficult and presents us with hurdles that we can't overcome on our own. Sometimes we need a compassionate, caring and unbiased person to turn to in times of loss, depression and conflict. We provide you with quality, Christian-based guidance that will help you not only to overcome your present adversities, but also to achieve a happier and more fulfilled future.
(661) 964-4293
Palmdale, CA 93551
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Carmela Andersen-Noel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to Restoring Hearts Counseling! My passion and vision is to provide you with a warm, relaxing, and safe environment to process your difficult emotions, relationship issues and challenging situations. With your investment in the therapy process and implementing the skills acquired through therapy, I believe that your hope for the future can be renewed. We become a team once you decide to work with me as you are the expert on you and I have extensive history working with a wide range of people with diverse races, religious beliefs, intellectual abilities, ages, gender, educational status, family backgrounds ect.
(661) 463-8776
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Karen Ann Aubrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Some transitions in life, such as the birth of a child, divorce, illness, unemployment, or the loss of a loved one, may cause you to experience stress, anxiety, depression, or uncertainty about what to do next. Therapy can help you discover resources that will help you navigate through the ups and downs of life. I am presently providing telehealth sessions using Zoom and FaceTime. I provide therapy services for children and adults on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
(747) 234-2906
Palmdale, CA 93550
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Dr. Kathleen E. Slijepcevic
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding a therapist that works well for you or your family takes courage and determination! So pat yourself on the back that you are taking that difficult first step. I am a dually licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist practicing the last 15 years with adults, children, and adolescents, specializing in the family, couples, and the individual. I treat my patients with compassion, confidentiality and understanding. If you have tried to feel better and find yourself still struggling, then please contact a health professional and start healing today.
(661) 426-2290
Palmdale, CA 93551
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Claudia Cobos
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Everyone experiences difficult moments in life. Sometimes it is helpful to speak to someone for support and guidance. As a marriage and family therapist, I have always been interested in providing that support and guidance to others. I have extensive experience in working with children and their families. I also have a particular interest and experience in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, parenting, grief and loss, relationship problems, adjustment problems, behavioral problems and trauma survivors. It is truly rewarding for me to see individuals grow from their life experiences.
(661) 441-3439
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Marianella Hickery
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, PCC
Verified
Verified
"Hablo Español fluido" Como latina comprendo nuestra cultura, Tengo experiencia en terapia familiar, violencia Domestica, casos con DCFS, problemas de parejas e individual. Tambien tengo experiencia en evaluaciones y cartas para inmigracion y otros tipos de US Visa. I conduct sessions in English and Spanish and try to be accommodating to your schedule. I believe that relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor in successful therapy. I provide a safe, supportive environment for a strong connection to occur. In addition to the counseling credentials, I have teaching credentials held for over 30 years.
(661) 418-5967
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A Caring Mind, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed marriage and family therapist who has more than 20 years experience, I strive to help my clients face their struggles, develop a strong sense of self and create healthy relationships in their families and marriages. I teach my patients how to heal and become happy individuals because their pain is no longer running their lives due to their cognitive behavioral therapy. I can teach you to overcome depression and anxiety, struggles in marriage, family conflicts, grief and loss, divorce, eating disorders, PTSD, being a victim of abuse and any other struggles you may have.
(661) 667-4967
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Palmdale, CA 93550
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Raven Navarrete
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
At times when we feel overwhelmed, it seems easiest to escape or run away. The challenge with this is that even with a fresh start, the emotions still linger. I would like to sit with you and process these uncomfortable feelings and find ways to cope with seemingly impossible circumstances. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I work from a person-centered approach, believing my clients have the skills and strength within to grow and thrive.
(323) 403-4459
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A Caring Mind
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
(661) 669-7423
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Amy Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in working with eating disorders, addiction, mood disorders, trauma, and developmental disabilities. I take a holistic and client-led approach to therapy sessions focusing on increasing self-sufficiency, coping skills, and personal insight into unhelpful patterns.
(909) 402-3192
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Christina Morelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! The choice to enter into therapy can be daunting, but also extremely rewarding if you are willing to take this step. I have over 20 years of experience working with a very diverse population in different treatment settings. I will provide you with a very safe space, full of compassion, non-judgment, and validation, in helping you in your recovery process. I have a strong background in DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing how we can work alongside each other in this process.
(408) 550-7284
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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Santa Clarita Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Establishing a trusting relationship and working collaboratively with our clients is our primary goal. My name is Samantha Markman and I have hand selected a team of excellent therapists with various specialties. We strive to create a therapeutic space of comfort and support, as we work with you to explore deep personal issues and experiment with new ways of thinking. We work with a wide range of clients that are dealing with various issues including depression, anxiety, infidelity, postpartum issues, addictive behaviors, LGBT issues, eating disorders, codependency, grief and loss, life transitions, and various types of trauma.
(661) 441-3124
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Lancaster, CA 93535
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SCV Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
Childcare is provided during your session. Bring the kids to spend time at our Kid's Room, while you get treatment from our therapists. All of our therapists hold a minimum of a master's degree in a psychology-related field that qualifies them with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide counseling/therapy in California. Sessions are available in-person as well as online via telehealth. We are accepting new clients now and can get you an appointment within 2-3 days. Open every day apart from Sundays, from 10:30 AM to late evening.
(661) 485-3456
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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Healing Hearts Mental Health Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families providing mental health services in a community-based setting and private practice setting. I am here to provide support for whatever your needs may be and to overcome any challenges in your life from the past or currently in order to help you grow and succeed at your goals. I also have knowledge about the community resources in the Antelope Valley and you can check out my Instagram page at ilovetherapy661 for further mental health information or to get to know me and my mission to serve others.
(661) 228-5175
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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Alpha Behavioral Health Consulting
Psychological Associate, MS, CPRP, MFT, LPCC
I am a licensed psychotherapist providing individual, and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have experience treating anxiety, trauma, depression, mood disorder, panic disorder, self-injurious behaviors, relationship difficulties, family conflicts, and significant life transitions. I am a practical therapist helping individuals deal with childhood trauma, addiction, job stress, loneliness, anger, loss, and grief. I also focus my practice on helping individuals, families, and couples cope with life challenges with a culturally sensitive approach.
(661) 463-3980
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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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.