Autism Therapists in Arvada, CO

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Solutions, Psychological Assessment and Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
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I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I offer a variety of behavioral health services and specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I take a positive, solution-focused approach to work with clients and their families. Concerns I most often treat in children, adolescents, and adults with ASD include anxiety, depression, social skill difficulties, emotion dysregulation, adjustment to medical illness, life transitions, and work-related difficulties. I also provide parent support to caregivers struggling with their children’s and adolescents’ behaviors such as excessive use of electronics, toileting difficulties, and outbursts.
(720) 386-1437
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Arvada, CO 80002
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Tatjana Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
At this time I only have openings for ADHD or Autism Assessments. Are you struggling with how to identify and process strong emotions, managing current life stressors, or navigating relationships with others? Do you feel like you are stuck in life or need help recognizing and identifying old patterns in your life that are no longer serving you? Would you like to better understand yourself so you can be your true authentic self?
(720) 821-0494
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Arvada, CO 80007
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Kate Holcomb-Shrader
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I'm comfortable and experienced supporting folks across the lifespan, LGBTQ clients, as well as people who are on the autism spectrum, people in any stage recovery from substance use, trauma or mood disorders.
If you are feeling stuck or unsure how to manage all life throws at you, you are not alone. Many people feel that too much of their lives are being spent struggling with unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behavior. I enjoy supporting folks moving towards greater peace, contentment, and self-acceptance. I believe our time in therapy can lay new pathways for healthier patterns and more joy.
(720) 753-5273
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Arvada, CO 80002
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Ludwig Marcello Martinez
Psychologist, PhD,
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Areas of Specializations: Military Issues; Anxiety; Depression; PTSD; Trauma; Panic; Abuse; Codependency; Emotional dysregulation; Behavioral issues; Habit correction; Interpersonal problems; Sleep problems; Parent/child relationship; ADHD (diagnosis/treatment); Autism evaluations; Couples and/or Individual psychotherapy.
Dr. Martinez attended the University of Denver where he completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology and a doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology in the Air Force where he served as a reservist, active duty and as part of the Colorado ANG. In addition to his military training and experience Dr. Martinez has over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to our community serving adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and geriatric populations. Dr Martinez completed specialized training in the following modalities:
(719) 838-5212
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Arvada, CO 80004
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Leslie Marie Anselmo
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPC-C
Verified
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Autistic Adults want to be understood in a world of neurotypicals. Extreme fight or flight, difficulty connecting to people in social situations, irritability, short term memory loss, developing meaningful relationships, and physical signs of trauma are just a few symptoms you may be experiencing. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, it’s ok. You’re not alone. You have the courage and bravery within yourself to begin therapy and start living life on YOUR terms again.
(720) 679-6515
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Arvada, CO 80007
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Patty Laushman, Thrive Autism Coaching
MA, CAS
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I understand the impact of being neurodivergent (autistic, ASD, PDA, ADHD, gifted, 2e, dyslexic, dysgraphic, dyscalculic) in a world built for neurotypicals. Because the world is not designed for neurodivergent people, daily life is often more difficult due to neurological differences that impact communication, executive functioning, sensory regulation, and learning.
(720) 513-7353
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Arvada, CO 80004
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Fara Murata
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNEP, ICP, CMDS, CIRP
Verified
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Many common psychiatric symptoms are your body's way of saying things are out of balance. It doesn't mean you need meds, it means you need to learn how to get your body and brain back in balance so you can feel comfortable in your own skin, and become empowered to opt out of chronic illness and lost opportunities. I always say you deserve to feel your healthiest and absolute best all the time. I'd love to help you on your healing journey.
(720) 650-8127
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Arvada, CO 80002
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Fund-A-Mental Health Therapies By Vee
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
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It's not what you say, but how you say it! Communication is key! Communication is a fund-a-mental resource designed to send OR receive information. It is also our LOVE Language. L- Listening to one another O- Observing body language V- Validating feelings E- Expressing Empathy & Compassion. I will provide you with a set of skills to help you reduce negativity, blaming/shaming. Accept and admit your wrong and how to move-on! As a therapist, I will support you in meeting your goals individually or collectively. Rather you Write-it, Text-it, Sing-it, or Speak-it...Communication is key!
(720) 637-3377
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Arvada, CO 80003
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Life's Hope Therapeutic Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CPP
Verified
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Life’s Hope Therapeutic Services PLLC is a trauma informed practice and was started in 2014 due to the high demand for services for Medicaid clients. Currently in Colorado there are a limited number of providers who serve those who have Medicaid. To help this gap in care, Life's Hope is dedicated to this population and their needs. If you are a client who has Colorado Medicaid, you have come to the right place. Life's Hopes counselors are all have extensive mental health backgrounds treating a variety of mental health conditions.
(720) 580-9315
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Arvada, CO 80003
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Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CAAP
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Our professional clinicians each have a different area of specialty in addition to their post graduate training in animal assisted psychotherapy. In addition to using this expertise the different animals can be integrated into the therapeutic process depending on the point in therapy, as well as the specific therapeutic goal being worked on at that specific time making the therapy experience work more quickly while engaging clients.
(720) 288-0966
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Arvada, CO 80005
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Duane A Boyd
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC
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Duane counsels people of all ages utilizing a variety of evidence-based techniques. His passion is helping people be the best version of themselves. He does this by accepting clients for who they are and ensuring they maintain their autonomy. He is interested in helping people develop self-esteem, confidence, and satisfaction in their lives. In addition, he is skilled at drawing on each person’s resourcefulness. He helps clients connect with their loved ones and unite together to solve problems. With couples and families, Duane identifies core strengths in the relationship(s) and brings clarity to ineffective communication patterns
(720) 741-7791
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Arvada, CO 80005
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Allison L. McCue-Napoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dealing with trauma and past hurts, struggling with work, relationships, or addiction, managing depression & anxiety or to better understand one's gender identity or sexuality - it isn't easy to address any of these things. I see therapy as a safe, judgment-free, shame-free, and confidential space, where you are free to vent, confide, cry, discuss, imagine, find strength, and be empowered. Most importantly, therapy is a place for hope to come alive, to learn new coping skills, to achieve personal growth, and to discover you are strong, valuable, and greater than any struggle you might have. Change is possible!
(720) 996-1340
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Arvada, CO 80002
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Bridget Abare LCSW BCN Wave Neurofeedback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN
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Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Bridget Abare and I am a board certified Neurotherapist. My private practice is centered on providing Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy to children and adults. Wave Neurofeedback, LLC, provides Neurofeedback therapy, qEEG brain mapping, Neurocognitive Testing and Academic testing to children and adults with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, behavioral issues and Learning Disabilities. If you are looking for something, with quantifiable results, that will help you and or someone you love, this is it.
(303) 963-9734
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Arvada, CO 80004
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Jeannine Greyer
Registered Psychotherapist, EdS
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As a school psychologist working in the public schools for over ten years, I created Kids Connection to provide a variety of services to children and their families in a private, safe and welcoming environment. I address many areas of need including emotional regulation, anxiety, depression and behavioral challenges. I address these needs through a variety of formats including individual therapy, group therapy, parent workshops, behavioral consultations, and life-skills sessions. I specialize in working with children ages 5-17 with academic, social or behavioral challenges. I also have specific experience working with gifted and talented children and their unique mental health needs.
(720) 724-9512
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Arvada, CO 80403
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Timothy Mullins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples who struggle with the achievement of their full potential. This often means working through anxiety and anger and learning how to clearly communicate your own needs and challenges. This personal work leads to understanding of the system in which we all operate - family, work, school, and community. I work with clients in my office and also work with adolescents and their families in the home and also at school. Call 720-9357336 with any questions.
(720) 606-6326
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Arvada, CO 80003
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Bert Pace
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
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4 Endorsed
Looking for a good psychologist is hard and actually finding one is even harder. This is probably because understanding people, why they are struggling, and how to help takes hard work. Real change requires more than any quick fix or simple solution can offer. If you’re continually struggling in life, it might be time to look beyond the surface and explore the root of things. I will work with you in a depth-oriented manner that aims to deepen your self-understanding and create important and lasting change.
(720) 513-6357
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Arvada, CO 80003
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The Golden Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC, C-IAYT
Verified
4 Endorsed
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4 Endorsed
Is your child struggling? Are they feeling out of control? Is your child struggling in school or in social situations? As parents, we want what is best for our children. We protect and love them, yet still we may feel like it is not enough. Sometimes we feel like we have lost control and are powerless with our children. We want to help them and maybe we just don't know what to say or where to start.
(720) 594-2399
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Arvada, CO 80007
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Shanen Curran
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
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I help clients identify patterns in their lives that may be causing them to feel disconnected or frustrated. My work focuses on the individual's identity, concept of self, and considers how the systems we live in impact our well-being. Clients come to me to unlearn old beliefs and learn to listen to their internal wisdom. My goal is to help people begin to look internally to facilitate emotional growth and self-trust. I specialize in working with people with trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal issues.
(720) 580-5653
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Arvada, CO 80002
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Karryn Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with older teens and adults, specializing in working with people who are neurodiverse. I am passionate about helping people who have difficulties setting limits around technology and internet use. My clients may struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-confidence, or motivation. I can help clients meet goals around building & maintaining healthy relationships, developing positive coping strategies, shifting thinking and behaviors, or coming into a confident self.
(866) 232-7328
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Arvada, CO 80005
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Kevin Yu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
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7 Endorsed
Initially an engineer, I realized through a journey of self-discovery, reflection, and growth my true passion and skill was for helping people heal, giving hope, and creating change. This led me to pursue a Masters in Counseling through the CACREP-accredited counseling program at Denver Seminary. I believe the essence of my work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence. I am passionate about authentic relationships, with yourself and others.
(720) 640-4859
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Arvada, CO 80001
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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.