Autism Therapists in Plantation, FL

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Nicole Sheehan
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities (IND), and anxiety. I have experience with children and teens who want to improve their coping skills, social skills, emotional regulation, impulse control, anxiety, and frustration management.
(954) 703-6625
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Joely Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
People want to feel heard, understood, and cared about. Some individuals find difficulty in making and keeping relationships due to unresolved issues or communication deficits. Autism /ADHD/Neurodiverse couples can struggle with empathy. Often, circular, conflicting patterns of maladaptivity cyclically emerge within relationships long before a couple seeks out help. I work to help individuals and couples learn to listen with intention, address maladaptive struggles, confusion and anger, and instead, learn to seek out areas of compromise, accountability, and forgiveness within their relationships and among themselves.
(954) 716-8621
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Plantation, FL 33322
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Lina Maria Moyano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Special Education and a minor in Autism . I have vast experience serving children with developmental differences and their families. I am passionate about helping parents understand the unique challenges of the child. I love coaching parents to follow the child's lead to foster a connection that supports development. I am the Clinical Director of Positive Development in Florida, and through our developmental/ relationship based approach, our multi-disciplinary team will support you and provide services specific to the needs of your child and your family .
(954) 417-7809
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Alison Nyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include: Adjustment and Life transitions Autism and Special Needs Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders Stress Management Coping Skills Anger Management Conflict resolution and relationship issues Family and effective parenting dynamics Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and native Floridian. I received my Masters in Social Work at New York University, focusing on clinical practice. I connected with my true passion of working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities during my undergrad at the University of Florida. This passion led me to New York and after six years of studying and working in NYC I returned to my Florida roots and have since been working as a Private Therapist. One of my main assets is my ability to listen and understand effectively. I look forward to hearing from you.
(954) 621-3612
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Sarine Salama
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am a bi-lingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor for MHC interns with 10 years of clinical experience. My expertise lies in working with anxiety, depression, and challenging behaviors with various populations. I also have experience working with Alzheimer's patients and their care takers as well as children with autism and other developmental disabilities and assisting their family members with creating appropriate care plans.
(786) 501-2792
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Dr. Halle Roebuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My all-time favorite quote is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.” At Empowered Counseling Services, we learn numerous styles of “dance”. My approach uses your child’s strengths to help facilitate change and growth. The age group I work with is children ages 4 and up and their families. I specialize in working with trauma, loss, anxiety/depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and behavioral difficulties.
(954) 799-3760
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Plantation, FL 33322
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Alexis Resnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a licensed psychologist, I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with a range of populations, including but not limited to anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, learning disorders, selective mutism, stress, anger, depression, life changes, divorce, social difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders. I have worked in various settings including schools, medical centers, and university-based clinics.
(954) 228-8922
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Stephanie Camejo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties; including anxiety, ADHD, depression, disruptive behavior disorders, social skills issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities. I understand the importance of parental involvement in the lives of children and I work with families to determine treatment goals. I utilize evidenced-based interventions matched to your child and family's unique strengths and abilities to develop a highly personalized approach.
(786) 581-8516
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Sasha Dimitrjevitch
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My areas of expertise include relationship issues, behavioral concerns, autism , parent guidance/parenting skills, oppositional defiance, boundary setting, anxiety, self-esteem, social difficulties, and life transitions such as separation and divorce.
(786) 574-2816
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Plantation, FL 33317
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Dr. Laura Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Licensed Psychologist specializing in evaluations to assess for autism , learning disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and emotional conditions. Experienced in administering the ADOS-2 for autism evaluations with children and adults. Currently offering testing services and in-person therapy appointments in my Stuart office. Telehealth services also available.
(772) 242-9950
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Noreen Commella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Psychologist with expertise in psychological, psycho-educational, and developmental evaluations. I specialize in the assessment of learning disabilities, developmental delays, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, giftedness, and personality. Evaluations are comprehensive and provide not only a pattern of strengths and weakness but also tailored recommendations. The evaluation process typically consists of a background interview, behavioral observations, consultation with other professionals and schools as appropriate, formal test administration, and a personalized report and feedback session.
(954) 280-6518
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Benjamin Thomas Bachus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
"Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems & to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." - Victor Frankl. When working with me, you can expect to feel safe, supported, & appreciated. However, you can also expect to feel challenged & encouraged. It is my goal to work with you (not just FOR you) to help align your values with your actions to help you be the person you want to be & live the kind of life you want to live. Life can present challenges & opportunities in many unique forms. Sometimes, it is hard to distinguish between the two.
(954) 613-8403
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Plantation, FL 33324
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IndiHeartandMind Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBA, LCSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our ideal client is the one that feels as if they've tried everything, They've knocked on all the doors with no response. The lost, the depressed, the hurting. Regardless of your issue at the heart of it is pain. That's the focus for our practice. Having experiences dealing with Mood and Behavioral disorders, Mental and Developmental Disabilities, Substance and Dual Diagnosis disorders and Relational there shouldn't be any area we're not equipped to address.
(561) 693-0664
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Plantation, FL 33324
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We Belong Counseling - Mary Joseth Miranda-Tourino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
Verified
Hi! I believe compassion, empathy, self-awareness along with love and sense of purpose is the combination we need to live a life of purpose and to overcome obstacles. I am here to assist you in any way possible! You are not alone!
(754) 399-1423
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Stacy Gordon-Studnik
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Reg, MHC, Intern
Verified
Verified
I believe clients have the answers they need within themselves and I work through empathy and compassion to help bring about the desired understanding and change they are seeking. I'm dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to set and achieve their goals.
(954) 231-3450
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Plantation, FL 33325
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Noah Goldberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
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Noah Goldberg received a Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University and is currently a post-Master's registered clinical social work intern. He was born and raised in Costa Rica and speaks fluent Spanish and English. He has experience working with all age ranges; and has additional experience working with adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system, clients dually diagnosed with substance abuse experience with the special needs populations. He is proud to be a member of Turning Point Mental Health and looks forward to helping all his clients.
(954) 874-8010
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Plantation, FL 33313
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Nathaly Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS MFT
Verified
Verified
Everyone asks us how we are doing and we generally put on an image of “put together” perfection because we do not want to appear as though we don’t have our lives together. In this culture where hustling is a status quo, why would anyone show their underbelly? My approach to therapy is simple; it is to allow for you to lead the sessions and paint the room with your experience of an event while I assist in reframing the lens in which you are viewing your story. Oftentimes we get stuck in the weeds of our subplots and are unable to view the key details that make up the theme in our lives.
(954) 388-7872
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Liana Kupferman
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My professional experience began 20 years ago where I received a Clinical Psychologist License (Brazilian Psychology Board). I also graduate from NOVA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Fort Lauderdale). I understand the importance of cultural diversity and establishment of trust in a non-judgmental position. Using positive psychology perspective, my approaches are integrated in evidence-based practice, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(954) 833-4288
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Plantation, FL 33324
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Wholistic Therapeutic Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You’ve already taken the most difficult step-the first one. You might be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, lack of purpose in life, loneliness, family/relationship problems, anger, self-esteem issues and addictions or a combination of things. Our work together might be just as simple as finding a new perspective in life, exploration of a new interest or goal, or it might be a deeper self-exploration. I listen and work collaboratively with you, tailoring our session to your unique needs. I believe in helping people work on what’s important to them from a wholistic view and strengths based.
(754) 253-4209
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Plantation, FL 33322
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Celina Ford
Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, My name is Celina Ford, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I am the owner of Robin Psychology, PLLC, a private practice that specializes in diagnostic testing and multidisciplinary treatment planning. Our goal is to offer insight into an individual's cognitive functioning for renewed hope and understanding. After identifying the true area of concern, we find that once the right treatment/remediation is in place, the individual becomes more motivated and willing to respond. Call today for a free phone consultation @ 954 643 9121, or send me an email at info@robinpsychology.com.
(954) 289-6534
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Plantation, FL 33324

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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.