Autism Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Jason Bryan Miller
Psychologist, PhD, MPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Based on the needs of the communities I serve, the bulk of my practice focuses on Autism , Learning Disability, and movement disorder evaluations.
My practice is focused on psychological testing, assessment, & evaluation. In these areas, I have extensive experience working with the entire lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. I offer all things assessment: neuropsychological, (dementia, traumatic brain injury, etc.) psychoeducational (learning disability, giftedness, etc.), developmental ( autism , intellectual disability, etc.), & more. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT OFFER THERAPY, COUNSELING, OR MEDICATION SERVICES. This is an assessment only practice.
(805) 319-7233
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David Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism , intellectual deficits, learning disorders, ADHD, as well as to address possible depression/anxiety that often accompany these conditions. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. My approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
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Nick Steven Garcia
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits. I provide therapy as well as assessments. I am the owner of California Spectrum Services. We provide psychological and behavioral services for individuals on the the autism spectrum as well as those that are not on the spectrum. Dr. Janet Clark works with me and provides counseling services to individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Clark addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mediation, and trauma, among others. Dr. Clark specializes in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and CBT.
(661) 634-0789
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Teva Johnstone
Consulting and coaching can help parents learn about autism , spirited kids and concrete steps to set up children for increased confidence, connection, agency and joy.
Are you the parent of an autistic, spirited or highly sensitive child? Do you want to be "Neurodiversity Affirming" but not totally sure what that means? Do you wish to parent in a way that respects your child's differences while also helping them learn to cope with challenges? Are you entertaining homeschool or 'unschool' and would like to learn more about the social emotional considerations for intense kids? If so, I can help!
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Ventura, CA 93004
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Kristi T Grizard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for my clients, with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. I have experience working with a range of children that encounter various challenges such as autism , developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. My clinical experience includes providing counseling in the schools (k-12), working at a child development center, and working at a community based mental health outpatient facility. I look forward to helping you and your child on the therapeutic journey.
(805) 329-3543
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Raya Hayes-Mora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Experience and specialties in substance abuse and addiction, co-dependency, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and crisis intervention.
I work with a diverse clientele, offering support for those individuals who are seeking balance, emotional well-being and looking for more positive, adaptive ways of coping with daily life stressors. I have an eclectic approach, however primarily use clinical techniques and intervention associated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems and existential humanistic therapy. I am strength based, believe people can choose what they become, and can grow tremendously with self exploration and awareness. My goal is to help my clients live in the here and now, increase capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and personal acceptance.
(805) 556-4751
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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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Kim B Barrus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We are a full-service Regional Mental Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We specialize in providing diagnostic evaluations to identify learning disabilities, attention and memory problems in children and adults. Psychological testing is used for the assessment of ADHD, memory and cognitive decline, personality, mood/bipolar, learning disorders, Autism , visual processing weaknesses, and developmental delay (ages newborn to 3 years). Psychological testing can also be used for schools to help accommodate your child's needs.
(818) 824-4417
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Shawna Campbell
Associate Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I have experience with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, pre/post natal, ADHD, autism , adolescents and children.
Humans are meant to have support through pain, challenges, and life's many transitions. Yet, life can feel frantic and disconnecting. You may find yourself lost in the chaos, feeling alone, depressed, or anxious. It may be difficult to find spaces where you are truly seen, understood, and accepted, let alone able to express your pain, challenges, and dreams. You are not alone in your longing to authentically speak, feel, and process your life.
(424) 305-3851
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L.a. Psychological Assessment
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Have you received a different diagnosis by every provider you've seen? Are you wondering if you have ADHD, a Learning Disorder, may have a child on the Autism Spectrum? LAPA is the first step towards answers.
L.A. Psychological Assessment provides comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational diagnostic assessments to individuals of all ages by experienced providers. We aim to provide each client with the information necessary to guide their path to success.
(323) 543-0580
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Ventura, CA 93002
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Brenda Mercado, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Stress is a part of all our lives and manifests in a variety of ways. I provide stress reduction and other counseling modalities for individuals, couples and families. For over 30 years, I have worked in a neurological clinic, medical emergency rooms, hospitals, and psychiatric settings. I have a great deal of confidence working in these settings and in physicians and nurse practitioners. With this experience, I have a lot to offer the people who see me. You are welcome to call for a free consultation.
(805) 410-1167
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Lorena Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Have you ever wondered which experiences in your life have the most influence over the way that you feel? I specialize in helping you find these answers through relationships. Your relationship with yourself, partner and family. Together we can tailor a treatment to focus on your strengths and areas of needed support. I utilize a specialized modality called EMDR that can help us gain insight about yourself, your past experiences that have shaped who you are today, and work through the healing process together. My goal is to provide support and a safe place to let your guard down thus enriching your relationships.
(805) 429-6518
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Ragan Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I am glad you are here and understand the pressures of managing struggles. I offer client-centered care that caters to the unique needs of the individual and family dynamic relation. Change is possible and it is an honor to have an opportunity to share a partnership in your journey to growth and awakening. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, OCD and Trauma while using a blend of modalities, which include ABA, ACT, Mindfulness IFS, CBT, and DBT.
(747) 215-8617
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Matt Ousley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
A 20 year licensed clinician, working with children, families, individuals and couples. A cognitive behavioral therapist providing efficient and effective client informed treatment services.
(805) 464-3523
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Farah Jadhavji
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(805) 303-7633
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George D Meier II
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You're going about your day to day barely holding it together. You want to talk about what bothers you with your friends and family, but the stigma, or guilt or shame keep you quiet. You feel like no one will get it, or that opening up will make you seem "less than" to those who count on you the most. You keep telling yourself "it's not that bad" or "you're just over reacting get it together." You know that something is off, and for the first time you don't know how to deal with it.
(805) 719-7639
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Niloofar (Knee-Lou-Faar) Alishahi
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Once upon a time in my life, I lost my ability to express myself fully and authentically. Then I found Art! Exploring my inner feelings and thoughts through art and metaphors empowered me and brought relief. I'm glad you are here. If you've come this far, it means that you are making a choice to take care of yourself and work to lead a healthy life. That is a brave and important decision, and I am here to provide assistance.
(805) 243-2062
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Tara Gilmaher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA, CHT
Verified
Verified
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung. Do you feel overwhelmed, have pain, grief, anxiety, depression, or unseen shadows that prevent you from healing or from choosing better decisions, relationships, and allowing yourself to matter in your own life? My experience and education can help people hungering for more purpose, fulfillment, and nurturing relationships instead of dissonance, exhaustion, and sacrifice, those who know what you were aiming for, but discovered you’re at the top of the wrong ladder. If you feel like you’re different or unseen, then I may be the psychotherapist you’ve sought.
(805) 303-5321
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Joshua Sage Kendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach to therapy is helping people explore thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns between themselves, & our surroundings. Counseling will often be a guided process of how I can help clients utilize their coping skills & strength based tools that people may learn to employ immediately. Sessions are structured around evidence based techniques. I have extensive experience working with lgbtq+ issues surrounding gender identity & sexual orientation. I also have a background working with individuals, couples & families of loved ones dealing with various life changes, including depression, grief, addiction, & mental illnesses.
(805) 804-3650
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Ilena Trish Sussman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy to adults seeking emotional back-up and healthy psychological support in a stressful world. We can create and reach treatment goals to cope successfully with stressors while decreasing symptoms of anxiety/depression, adding social support, and increasing effective skill use. Both short-term and long-term assistance provided.
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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.