Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LBA
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum and their families for over 20 years. I work with clients who have anxiety, behavioral challenges, social adjustment issues, difficulty being "flexible" and caregivers who are struggling to support those with disabilities. I make therapy an active, rewarding choice for every person so that he or she feels safe, supported, and confident in his or her decision.
I use specific assessment techniques and evidence- based practices such as: behavior skills training, functional behavioral assessment, exposure, communication skills training, mindfulness techniques, and role plays/rehearsals. In a typical session, we will review your personal goals, actively practice skills that help you achieve them, and decide together what treatment should continue to focus on.
I use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to provide a customized approach for each client. As a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified, licensed behavior analyst, I am consistently pursuing top technology in treatment options to offer quality and research-supported services to my clients.
- School: Long Island University
- Year Graduated: 2000
- License and State: 017221 New York
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
- Certificate: Behavior Analyst Certification Board / 1-04-1981
- Certificate Date: 2004
- License No. and State: Behavior Analyst / 000057 New York State Education Department
Donna Thiele's Groups
This group will focus on building understanding and awareness of social media, increasing appropriate use of social media, recognizing cyber-bullying, and using the power of social media to engage in positive ways in their school and community.
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Developmental Disorders
- Behavioral Issues
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disabilities
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiance
- Peer Relationships
- School Issues
- Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
- Children (6 to 10)
- Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
- Elders (65+)
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Thiele is a leader in the field of developmental disabilities. She is an expert in behavioral assessment, intervention, and evaluation, and has a warm and caring approach that translates into meaningful and long-lasting outcomes. I highly recommend Dr. Thiele.
Donna is an upbeat professional behavior specialist with a wealth of knowledge. She is adept at managing many high needs cases with skill. I enjoyed working with Donna and hope to again. Marcy Abramsky, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years