Autism Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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Gabriella Ruzin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Ruzin specializes in assessing children when there are questions about a possible Autism Spectrum Disorder (previously known as Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD), thinking, problem solving or learning challenges, or behavioral difficulties.
(925) 886-4033
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment services for all ages. I also specialize in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly for girls and women. I am trained in Therapeutic Assessments and consider my evaluations to be brief therapeutic interventions that may allow healing and change to occur through the process of self-discovery and reworking of narratives. I work collaboratively with my clients, their caregivers, and other important people and systems in their lives to gain a comprehensive understanding of their needs.
(925) 212-4757
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Mallorie McGregor-Kass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions? Are you or your child having difficulty engaging with peers? Are you nervous about starting therapy? My speciality is supporting children, adolescents, and young adults ages 10-25 through the use of CBT, DBT, and humor to support with building willingness for treatment. My role is to support you or your child with needs such as anxiety, autism allyship, behavioral concerns, self-harming behaviors, trauma, and exploring their own sense of self. I also specialize in supporting young adults transitioning into college, or coping with the transition of college enrollment.
(510) 369-4704
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Jennifer Russo
LEP, MA, PPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer psycho-educational assessments, and counseling and intervention for psychological disorders such as Autism , ADHD, Dyslexia and Anxiety.
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist who strives to help all learners reach their potential. I meet individuals and families where they are at in the education process and work together as a partner to create a successful educational experience.
(925) 369-7582
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Minoo Mehdikhan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My specialization is in the area of stress, mood disorder, trauma, relationship problems, ADD, ADHD, autism , asperger disorder, speech disorder and learning disability. My orientation is eclectic, psychodynamic, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and EEG Neurofeedback. I work with adults, adolescents, as well as children.
(510) 207-2363
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Reed Ward, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, ABSNP
Verified
Verified
Are you seeking answers to your child's learning-related needs. A thorough evaluation is needed to accurately diagnose or "rule out" a Specific Learning Disorder (like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia), ADHD / “ADD,” Autism , or an Intellectual Disability. An assessment will result in recommendations based on your child's unique learning profile. Some clients seek testing for other reasons. For example, a college student who has a disability may be entitled to accommodations in school, including exams. An assessment is adapted to meet each client's needs. As a highly skilled Licensed Educational Psychologist, I can help.
(916) 436-5330
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Jenny J Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Her dissertation was on " Autism in Korean American Families.
Know Thyself! Jenny believes that everyone carries a powerful tool inside them that makes everything possible! By learning about the resources and positive inner-tools that you already own, you can better understand yourself, your troubles, and the choices that you can make. Jenny helps you to become aware of your options, while helping you understand how to utilize them with your inner-strengths and tools.
(925) 386-2156
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Benjamin Tucker
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCBA
Verified
Verified
I provide services for 3 types of issues: 1) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Tics, hair pulling, skin picking, and hoarding), and anxiety disorders; 2) Autism Spectrum Disorder of all functioning levels; and 3) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety co-occuring with Autism . My work is with children, teens, and adults and I provide services in office, home, and community settings ranging from once weekly to daily sessions. I take a family-based approach when treating children and teens by giving parent and caregiver training.
(925) 259-3549
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dr. Ruth Rubalcava
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PsyD, LEP
Verified
Verified
If your child is struggling in school, psycho-educational testing is the first step in understanding your child's needs. As a licensed educational psychologist, I specialize in psycho-educational testing and school meetings. I have extensive experience in both assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance such dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism and emotional disturbance.
(510) 761-3759
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Lori L. Crowley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My clients are autistic individuals or their families and supports whose experience of autism is overwhelming. They are in need of hope, encouragement and direction in order to feel whole and valued. Their overwhelm has led to frustration and uncertainty over possibilities, and what to do next. They arrive, feeling unsafe in their environments, unable to communicate so they are understood, and unappreciated for who they truly are. By establishing a safe relationship and working environment we create the tools necessary to be heard, seen and appreciated. These are the missing cornerstones of their growth and expansion.
(925) 258-2959
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Radha Richmond, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, EdS, LEP
Verified
Verified
I'm a licensed educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention issues like ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism , and social-emotional disorders). I specialize in psycho-educational assessment focusing on discovering why educational difficulties are occurring and providing intervention recommendations. Families often come to me to discover why their child may be failing in school, or has lost motivation to do their best, or is having behavioral/attention challenges, or when homework takes a long time and/or is a battle (among other reasons).
(510) 254-5816
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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bay area child counseling Parisa Rahimian, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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they may or may not come in with a specific diagnosis,such as ADHD, Autism , Sensor processing anxiety or depression.
It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle and not know how to help them. Most parents who call me have tried every tool they have to help their children with little or no result. you might feel alone in your experience, feel guilt and shame for not being able to help your child or even for losing your own temper if you have an intense high need child. Perhaps your child is struggling in school, and you are dreading the next phone call to address the latest issues, or feel exhausted trying to go through the daily function without meltdowns, or worrying about your teen’s emotional state, lack of communication,or defiant behavior
(925) 403-4375
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Ashley Elefant Baratz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. My goal is to help all clients, regardless of age, past experience, or learning differences, better understand themselves and learn how to thrive. With in-depth assessment and detailed recommendations, I can help set you or your child up for the best chances at success.
(925) 258-2458
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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James Bylund
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP
Verified
Verified
Is your child struggling in school? Feel like you've tried everything? Need answers? I can help. I'm an educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism , and emotional disorders). As a diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, my evaluations are based on an understanding of brain-behavior relationships and lead to meaningful recommendations regarding research based interventions.
(925) 705-4025
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Keiko Y. Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We offer therapy, neuropsychological, Autism , Learning Disorder, ADHD, gender-confirming surgery, and pre-surgical psychological evaluations.
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the founder of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our client's needs.
(925) 406-3262
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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William J Shryer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can assist you, your child or family member with autism spectrum, education issues, bullying and complex psychological issues.
If you have an exasperating problem such as OCD, , treatment resistant depression, Bipolar disorder or Autistic Spectrum disorder in your family then Behaviorquest LLC can assist you in finally make the proper changes you want to make for yourself or your family member. We can also assist families when bullying in the school or community is an issue. Call to learn more! New and advanced treatment using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for treatment resistant depression is evaluation and proper referrals are made.
(925) 276-2846
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
We specialize in giftedness, high sensitivity, and developmental concerns (such as Autism , Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD).
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen, family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
(925) 350-8130
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have a background working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
(925) 326-6614
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sarah Rachel Maxwell
Psychologist, MA, EdS, LEP
Verified
Verified
Specializes in psychoeducational assessment for diverse learning profiles, such as, Autism , ADHD, Dyslexia, Emotional Disturbance, and other specific learning challenges. Recommends accommodations to support all learners' desired outcomes, such as school based interventions, or accommodations for admission, graduate and professional exams. Counseling and guidance to address social emotional challenges interfering with educational goals and well being. Assisting you every step of the way, along your educational journey.
(707) 708-4260
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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LaShante D Smith
EdS, LEP3842, NCSP
Verified
Verified
Specializing in psycho educational assessment for a variety of needs; including, Autism , Dyslexia, ADHD, Emotional Disturbance, and other specific learning disabilities. An honest, culturally responsive professional committed to understanding my client's unique needs to develop an appropriate action plan.
(510) 826-5277
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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