Autism Therapists in Evergreen Park, Palo Alto, CA

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Alexandra Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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As an autism therapist, my therapy modality is eclectic, and I mostly use therapy modalities like IFS (Internal Family Systems), narrative therapy, and strengths-based approaches.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Illinois who works with neurodiverse teens, college students, young adults, adults, & couples. I specialize in working with clients who identify both as autistic & as a highly sensitive person (HSP). I have experience helping clients with premarital & marital problems (e.g., communication & trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief & loss, various life transitions, & trauma.
(949) 674-4122
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Tasha Oswald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you or someone you love have difficulty reading social cues, feel anxious about social interactions, and struggle with making friends and setting goals? Do you feel alone and misunderstood? Do you have autism traits that are not always apparent? We offer group therapy and social skills groups, along with individual counseling, for you and your family. By joining one of our groups, you’ll feel understood, accepted and encouraged by the other group members who have shared experiences and challenges. The expert-led group will help you gain the strategies, knowledge, and confidence to more effectively handle these problems.
(650) 460-5059
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Diana Marchetti Barrett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist trained in the assessment, diagnosis, & treatment of learning, autism spectrum, mood, and ADHD, across the lifespan (3-72 years old)! Myself & my team are excited to offer remote services for assessment, therapy, & interventions. People often seek my services secondary to unanswered questions regarding their struggles at school, home, work, or socially. Some clients have had previous evaluations which have failed to address pressing concerns. I pride myself in getting to the root of the struggles (beyond diagnosis) so that the appropriate recommendations can be made.
(650) 227-3219
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Merit Psychology Group, A Professional Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW, OTR/L
Verified
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The mission at Merit Psychology Group is to assess and treat. The goal is to help you be the best version of yourself. Our environment and our genetics shape our brains. Neural connections and pathways exist, grow, and develop based on what is around us and what is going on inside of us. Trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety, Tourette’s, Gender Dysphoria, and OCD (and many more concerns) are all diagnoses that are the result of a diverse set of experiences that cause symptoms that can then potentially cause distress or feeling like you do not fit in. We are here to help.
(650) 665-5682
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Open Doors Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Do you want to explore your neurodivergent identity or suspect you are autistic? Did you experience times in your life where you felt invalidated for who you are or misunderstood? Do you sometimes feel unable to connect with others? Do you experience difficulties navigating life? I specialize in working with clients who have experienced painful messages about themselves and trauma, and are working towards finding balance in their lives. I enjoy working with the LGBTQI+ community and neurodivergent community to help boost self-esteem, build relationships and increase self-advocacy. I offer individual and group therapy online.
(650) 582-1577
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Adrienne B DiFabio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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Dr. DiFabio is a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that comprehensive assessment of clients guides treatment and sets them on the right path to success in their lives. Dr. DiFabio conducts psychological assessments. These services include assessment of personality, ADHD, ASD, learning disorders, and other cognitive issues in transitional-age youth and adults. Dr. DiFabio also provides second opinions related to previous diagnoses, surrogacy & employment assessments. Additionally, Dr. DiFabio completes forensic assessment with medico-legal questions (ex. Competency).
(650) 770-8629
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Jeff Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It has been over 30 years of helping families, adolescents and children. There have been hundreds of family members enjoying better lives and better relationships. You can, too! Give me a call or set up an appointment and lets start figuring out the right direction and getting past the things that are in the way to help you have the best years of your life!
(650) 241-1720
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto Therapy - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 461-9026
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Julia Zubillaga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including ADHD, developmental delays, and learning-related issues, as well as medically related neurocognitive dysfunction. I also conduct individual psychotherapy with similar focus. I work with children of all ages through young adulthood. I take pride in helping my clients and their families with unanswered questions about their struggles at home, school, and/or work, and enjoy helping them find solutions and providing them with recommendations to alleviate their concerns.
(650) 229-6753
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Open Doors Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in strengths based and solution-focused approaches, mindfulness and narrative therapy, while utilizing a person-centered approach to meet the needs of each individual and the unique parts of themselves. I recognize every person is different in terms of goals, aspirations, and the pursuit of happiness, and that everyone’s path to peace of mind is different. I strive to help each client realize their strengths, values, and ultimate potential. I particularly appreciate and enjoy when individuals begin to see and express the strengths they often overlook in themselves, and finds it an honor to be witness to their journey.
(650) 547-8972
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto Therapy - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PaloAltoTherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 461-9026
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 461-9026
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Richard D Abbey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
What do I do if my child can focus on interesting things but takes 3 hours to do 30 minutes of homework? What if my child doesn't seem to be doing as well as I thought they would in school, can something be done? How do I stop feeling so down and blue, or anxious? What if I had a concussion and I am not getting better, but the doctor told me to just rest and do nothing, are there ways for me to improve my condition? Do I have the early signs of dementia? what can be done if I do? My child went to college and failed, is there hope for them to get better? I provide solutions to these questions and more!
(650) 353-9221
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Amy Keezer Yanagawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adults, families, children and teens who are struggling with the ever increasing stress we face on a daily basis. Often symptoms manifest as anxiety and depression, and when one member of the family is in crises or requiring extra care it can take a toll on the whole system. I have worked with families and children who are struggling with mental health for over a decade, and I understand how frustrating it can be to find the right kind of help. I'm here to offer practical solutions and support as we work together to achieve positive changes.
(707) 946-4172
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Bella Stitt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Counselor, LPCC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 461-9026
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto Therapy - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 668-5287
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Evergreen Park
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Rebecca Good
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and Piedmont Areas. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
(510) 775-6818
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Laurie J. Leventhal-Belfer
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
I also have run for the past 20 years a therapeutic program for high functioning preschool, school age and middle school students on the Autism Spectrum and their parents.
My ideal client is a child or adolescent who is aware of the issues that are bothering them and want help. These are clients whose parents are comfortable with them seeing a therapist and are able to speak openly with them about their diagnoses. When I am asked how long I see a client, I do not give a definite time since I have learned that issues are challenged as they make the transition to new schools or jobs. I let parents know that I take a developmental approach to psychopathology. We may stop when symptoms decrease and their coping capacity increases. If they return it is not a sign of failure but different stresses.
(650) 476-2809
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Itzuri Angela Hurtado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Bilingual Mental health therapist with more than 10 years of experience providing services in English and Spanish. Currently providing affordable, engaging, multi-cultural services in California. Services are tailored to a busy lifestyle through the flexibility of both online and in-person sessions available at your discretion. Specializing in children, teens, families, couples, and adults who are struggling with depression, substance use, anxiety, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, trauma, abuse and neglect, relational problems, anger, autism , and severe mental health.
(650) 459-4517
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Mills-Bunje Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My professional philosophy with regards to sexual health is that everyone should be able to discuss their sexuality in a safe environment. Too often people are embarrassed or afraid to discuss these things with anyone and feel isolated. Sexuality is an essential part of the human condition. There is no set norm. Human sexuality and sexual needs can vary widely, encompassing various orientations such as gender preferences to erotic preferences and lifestyles. Many people have a difficult time discussing their sexual needs and issues. My goal is to provide an accepting environment for clients to explore their needs and wants.
(650) 417-3234
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Palo Alto, CA 94302
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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.