Autism Therapists in Simi Valley, CA

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Natalie Yeschin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Client centered psychotherapy is provided in a safe and trusting environment; advanced training and specializing in Learning Disabilities; Neurological Disabilities, Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder, (AD/HD); and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Member of the Supervised Visitation Network, (SVN), with training and experience in Therapeutic Visitation.
(805) 491-4850
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Simi Valley, CA 93062
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Talk Therapy Mental Health Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Verified
I have experience in treating school-aged children who suffer from autism , ADHD and depression.
My approach is client-centered. I help clients who suffer from depression, anxiety and other issues. I have specialty training and numerous certificates in various modalities. I believe people who suffer from depression are dealing with grief and focus treatment accordingly.
(562) 210-0385
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Simi Valley, CA 93094
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Shiro Perera Torquato
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
So, she is able to assess and diagnose children with neuro-developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities (Dyslexia).
Is your child struggling in school, anxious, can't focus or seems depressed? Dr. Shiro Torquato specializes in PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS and EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATIONS for children and teens. If your child is getting poor grades, having difficulty paying attention, or can't make friends, a psychological assessment could reveal the source of these issues. The results of this assessment will suggest interventions to help your child be happier and more successful. Dr. Torquato performs a comprehensive evaluation of your child's learning, cognitive abilities, social/emotional functioning and behavior to determine the core problems and make recommendations to help your child succeed at home and school.
(805) 527-4146
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Spike The Psych
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, #3394, CCTMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Jeffrey Spike, AKA Spike the Psych. Unlike several Tele-Health providers who overcharge, I'm certified, I charge less, and I'm excellent at what I do. I've been a licensed educational psychologist since 2012, while working full time for LAUSD since 2005. I was the recipient of the Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists Outstanding Psychologist of the Year award. With 20 years of experience, I have successfully identified the primary strengths and needs of students with Autism , ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavior difficulties; and I get them the accommodations and support they deserve for success.
(747) 203-0768
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Lisa Meneshian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have an expertise in psychoeducational, cognitive, psychosocial, and psycho-diagnostic assessment, for both children and adults. I am skilled in evaluating for ADHD, Autism , learning disabilities, neurocognitive disorders, giftedness, memory impairment, and personality, social and emotional functioning. I am highly adept at utilizing valid, reliable, and developmentally appropriate tests to help identify individuals’ limitations and difficulties, as well as their strengths, and in formulating educational, personal, and therapeutic recommendations.
(747) 269-1338
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Beatrix Wagner [Psychological Testing]
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Lifespan with 20 years of experience providing mental health services to children and adults. In addition to my doctoral degree I completed an additional two-year training program to specialize in neuropsychology. I work with patients with a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, autism , learning disabilities, ADHD, PTSD, memory impairment and concussions.
(818) 337-0917
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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John Danial
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parenting can be tough. You may find your mind filled with worries and self-doubt. “Am I repeating the same mistakes my parents made?” “I’m tired of the yelling, but what else am I supposed to do?” If these thoughts seem all too familiar, it may be time to get your child and yourself some support. All you want is for your child to feel confident, have good friends, and succeed in life, but this feels so far away. . In therapy, your child will learn to recognize their strengths, develop new skills, and learn ways to cope with difficult emotions.
(805) 500-4052
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Scott Barrella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CPIM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! My practice focuses on treating adults experiencing anxiety, mild depression, and relational challenges. Through therapy we explore the issues and concerns you face and work together at developing new skills, workable solutions for handling conflict and upsetting emotions. While building empowerment, and hope for increased life satisfaction, purpose and joy. My goal is to help you focus on your present journey and where you would like your journey to lead. I have over 25 years of experience working with couples, depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of mental health challenges.
(805) 256-7878
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Kristen McNeely
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I believe that you are the best parent for your child and that even the best parents need help sometimes. My clinical approach will give you the tools you need to support your children long-term.
(805) 856-6764
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Simi Valley, CA 93094
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Dianalucy Eneriz-Champion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you at a crossroads in your life and seeking direction? Perhaps you're a parent trying to care for your child, keep your relationship alive, and find yourself after years of caring for others. What if you didn't have to do this alone? My role as your therapist is to serve as your ally and to help you gain the tools and strategies to live your fullest life. In my 10 years of practice, I have come to specialize in early childhood trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting/bonding and family dynamics. I have also enjoyed working on cultural/intercultural identification and LGBTQ+ expression.
(805) 202-4633
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Yashwanthi Mirji
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious, depressed or sad? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you finding yourself stuck in unhealthy patterns in your relationships/career ? Recognizing that you need help, can be difficult as well as intimidating. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have had extensive training and experience working with adults (individuals and couples), children and adolescents for over 10 years.
(805) 262-9147
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Roger William Coger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have a wide range of training and experience working to help people with depression, anxiety, and problems with attention, concentration, and organization. This includes children with learning and behavior problems and adults with social interaction difficulties. Soldiers Project to treat soldiers returning from deployment, with deployment related problems, and their families. My primary goal is to aid people in finding their way to a happier life by identifying emotional and cognitive barriers.
(805) 526-4444
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Kaidi Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You are struggling, but no one seems to understands what you're going through. Life threw you a curveball and trying your best just doesn't prove enough. Everyday tasks can feel impossible when you're suffering. Sometimes things are simply too hard because you are hurting or worried. You wonder if you're a good enough parent when your child argues with you. You are so frustrated with your partner not hearing your worries and sorrows. You long for healthy relationships and being understood since you know what you're capable of if only you had sufficient support and love. You are seeking help because you desire real change.
(805) 301-1829
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Judith C McMahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Being in practice for over 20 years, I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families in various settings. I approach my work with clients from a place of genuine courtesy and understanding. During these uncertain times due to the COVID virus, many clients are experiencing times of depression, anxiety, isolation, and distress. I aim to provide a safe space where we can discuss the challenges getting in the way of achieving one's goals, and creating a sustainable support system for lasting changes in one's life.
(805) 243-2196
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Courtney Reddick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with kids, teens, and adults to help navigate those challenges and guide you on that journey. I got into this work because I believe everyone deserves a safe space in which they can navigate their inner and outer worlds, overcome barriers, and be heard and valued. I believe by offering unconditional acceptance and empathetic listening, I can help you find your unique strengths which can move you towards healing and growth.
(805) 301-9907
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Simi Psychological Group
Verified
Verified
It’s incredibly frustrating to know you, your child, or your family is on the wrong path but are unsure how to get on the right one. Even though you’re invested in bringing about real transformation in you or your family’s lives, you still can’t find a way to make the changes that are going to help you. We know you or your family can see things from a new perspective, learn to trust yourselves, and experience long-lasting change that each of you has control of.
(805) 429-4654 x1
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Christine A. Harrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I appreciate very much that you are taking the time to read my page today! I take my job very seriously and thoughtfully and have the utmost respect for your desire to find some help for yourself or a loved one. I think that your story is important. Both professionally and personally, I know that feeling Depressed or Anxious or a combination of both can really effect our lives. Though I work with all ages, I tend to see Teens and Young Adults as well as Couples and Families in addressing issues resulting from these conditions.
(805) 725-5373
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
This has truly been a crazy time! If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely, sad, traumatized or any other normal, healthy reaction to crazy times, we totally get it. It's hard to get traction and make sense of things when nothing makes sense. You are not alone. We feel you, we're here for you, we want to help you. We've got amazing therapists here at Acorn who happen to be amazing humans also. We are all walking through this together. You don't have to do it alone. Please let us find you the right person to connect you with and get the support you need.
(805) 250-8097
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Simi Valley, CA 93062
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Megan Fehte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I have been in the field for 10 years working with children, families, and parents. I approach all clients with a solution-focused perspective, empowering them to explore and overcome obstacles that interfere with living a joyful and fulfilled life. I work with children and families utilizing a strength-based approach to bring fun, ease, and joy back into the parent-child​ relationship. Sessions are tailored to best fit everyone's needs as we collaborate and set goals for the outcomes you wish to see.
(323) 425-9604
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Serenity Within, Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc
MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be really stressful and sometimes we just need a place where we can be authentically ourselves and talk about all the really difficult things life brings our way. Sometimes we need someone that is outside our family, friends, and community that can help bring fresh perspective and strategies to help with our current struggles. Serenity Within Therapy is a group of Therapists who work with all ages and have a wide variety of specialties or experiences. Our vision for therapy is to provide hope for the future, healing from the past, and peace for the present. Our team strives to meet people where they are and provide specialized therapy for each person that comes to our group for support. If you would like to learn more about our team and the services we offer or schedule a consultation, please visit our contact page or therapists’ individual profiles. We look forward to the opportunity of supporting you and walking through life’s difficulties with you! The Serenity Within Therapy Team
(747) 529-7917
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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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.