Autism Therapists in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

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Alyssa Krentzel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
, epilepsy, brain injury, spina bifida, concussion); developmental delays in infants/preschoolers; autism diagnostic evaluations; learning/attention/processing challenges.
Early identification and intervention for children with developmental or learning differences are essential for overcoming barriers to progress and helping children reach their full potential. I offer neuropsychological evaluations for infants through young adults (ages 0-25). This type of evaluation is an in-depth assessment of skills linked to brain function such as learning, thinking, and behavior with the goal of understanding how your child’s brain is working, why they might be having difficulty in specific areas, and providing recommendations on what to do next.
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Briarpatch Solutions/Dr. Jacqueline Burnett-Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CASDCS
Verified
Verified
We are especially passionate about our work with BIPOC, LBGTQ, women, and other marginalized groups, including adults and teens on the autism spectrum.
I began my practice, Briarpatch Solutions, in 2022 as a solo practice. Now in order to meet the growing demand for my services, I am expanding into a group practice. As such, I am now working toward my AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation and offering supervision to MFT interns and graduates seeking placement and/or hours. This allows us to offer affordable mental health care to persons who are without insurance. We are an inclusive practice with doors open to all people. Our philosophy is that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion and have access to quality, affordable healthcare.
(678) 679-5696
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Jennifer Bailey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Bailey is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, OCD/panic, trauma and attachment disorders, executive functioning difficulties, behavioral issues, school refusal, social and academic difficulties and family issues. She provides individual and family therapy, group therapy, parent coaching, school consultation, in-home services and psychological evaluations. Therapeutically, she utilizes scientifically supported therapy techniques that are specifically chosen to meet each client and family's needs.
(770) 913-6183
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Jonathan E. Thull
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, RPT, NCC
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I experienced grief and was diagnosed with ADHD as well as a learning disability and told I might be on the Autism spectrum.
Now accepting clients across North Carolina and South Carolina. As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and various other labels. None of those labels mattered though, because, we all have the ability to overcome the challenges in our lives and gain personal strength through the therapy process. I hope to be the help others seek. We will work together to identify specific goals and steps that will help you and your family reach greater satisfaction and happiness in life. I will utilize various modalities and theoretical approaches to individualize an approach for you.
(704) 490-4658
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Atlanta Psychoeducational Consulting
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We provide psychological evaluations for children and adults in the following in the areas of academic, behavioral, vocational, and forensic; including: Learning Disabilities, Gifted, Autism Evaluations, Forensic Evaluations for divorce and custody cases, and Academic Evaluations.
Atlanta Psychoeducational Consulting promotes educational, social, and emotionally healthy environments for children and adults, to ensure that they are optimally positioned to reach their full potential.
(678) 940-8808
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Alexander Higdon
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified
Verified
While I specialize in the treatment of relationship issues and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, I have extensive experience supporting clients who struggle with issues which include, but are not limited to, trauma, assertiveness, career transition, parenting, bereavement, employment, ADHD, Autism , and eating disorders.
Thank you for taking a moment to visit my website. I am passionate about supporting my clients on their journey toward personal and professional growth. My primary objective as a clinician is to help them raise their awareness regarding thoughts and behaviors that impede their growth and then to join with them in creating clear pathways toward change. While nothing is more important to me than establishing a warm relationship within a nurturing environment where clients feel comfortable telling the truth and taking risks, I place equal importance on compassionately challenging them to take as much ownership as possible.
(404) 492-8732
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Amanda Bynum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Georgia with over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting problems, relationship struggles, Autism spectrum and ADHD, as well as assisting many people process different forms of trauma and abuse.
(678) 750-4442
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Inneractions Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified
Verified
autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, bipolar,.
Our specialties include serving children, adolescents, young adults and adults who struggle socially and emotionally. We conduct an initial meeting where personal goals are discussed and create a treatment plan. This plan may include a social skills/process oriented group, role play gaming group and/or individual therapy, or family therapy. Our goal is to assist individuals to become aware of their role in social situations, gain awareness of their emotions and to discover ways to cope and communicate with others.
(678) 846-6946
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Alex Higdon
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified
Verified
While I specialize in the treatment of relationship issues and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, I have extensive experience supporting clients who struggle with issues which include, but are not limited to, trauma, assertiveness, career transition, parenting, bereavement, employment, ADHD, Autism , and eating disorders.
Thank you for taking a moment to visit my website. I am passionate about supporting my clients on their journey toward personal and professional growth. My primary objective as a clinician is to help them raise their awareness regarding thoughts and behaviors that impede their growth and then to join with them in creating clear pathways toward change. While nothing is more important to me than establishing a warm relationship within a nurturing environment where clients feel comfortable telling the truth and taking risks, I place equal importance on compassionately challenging them to take as much ownership as possible for the difficulties confronting them.
(470) 274-3538
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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James T. Dowling
Counselor, MA, APC, LMT
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience in helping others with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, life changes, LGBTQI related issues, suicidal thoughts, loss and grief, artist related issues, Asperger / Autism Spectrum, Schizophrenia, anger / stress management and many other areas.
I believe there is hope for today. The first step toward making positive changes in your life today is to pick up the phone and call to make an appointment. No matter what you are struggling with or going through, we can work together to help you get to a better place in your mind, heart and spirit. I take a compassionate, holistic approach to mental and emotional health and healing. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, teens, college students, and adults on a variety of life issues. I am here to help you achieve your goals in life and become the most authentic you that you can be.
(912) 785-8707
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Terris Hagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My passion is working with children ages 3-12 experiencing challenges related to: anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation, social skills, self-esteem, and neurodiversity (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning differences). I utilize the therapeutic power of play and creative arts to nurture and enhance wellness. I use techniques from child-centered play therapy and Adlerian play therapy to best fit the needs of each client. Through developmentally appropriate medium, clients are able to naturally explore, learn, and grow. I view parents/caregivers as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Sara Hoffenberg
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in developmental and psychological evaluations for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Common diagnostic concerns include autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, ADHD, and social/emotional/behavioral difficulties. I also provide family and individual therapy using cognitive behavioral strategies to help with behavioral problems, anxiety, and social skills. www.atlantachildrenscenter.com
(678) 257-3975
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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A Plus Support Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Georgia with just over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting problems, relationship struggles, Autism spectrum and ADHD, as well as assisting many people process different forms of trauma and abuse.
(678) 326-4318
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Nadine Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CAS, CCH, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You are about to make history by improving your quality of life and I am humbled and honored to facilitate your personal evolution. My practice is a no judgement zone providing professional, respectful, and advanced psychotherapy. In a safe and discreet private practice setting, I provide extensive therapeutic care to children, women and men experiencing depression, anxiety and mood issues including but not limited to; Autism , Childhood Disorders, General Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, Social Phobias, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues and Everyday Stress.
(678) 647-6919
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Jayde Mullis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jayde is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Masters in mental health counseling program with experience seeing individuals and couples and is pursuing LAPC licensure. Jayde uses the pronouns they/them and identifies as a trans-nonbinary lesbian. They are working on a specialization in LGBTQ+. BIPOC, and neurodiverse clientele with prior experience working with these marginalized populations.
(404) 860-1894
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Atlanta, GA 30327
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Celestine Cookson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Are you Autistic or ADHD and want a therapist who actually understands your struggles, strengths, and needs of your neurotype? Have you tried therapy and felt like you still weren’t understood and that it didn’t work for you? What would your life be like if you quit masking and spending energy trying to fit in, only to still feel like an outsider? How would it feel to work with a therapist who was also neurodivergent and helped you see that you’re not broken, rather trying to survive in an environment that wasn’t made to fit you? Looking for a nerdy therapist who can teach you healthy methods to hack your brain? That's me!
(678) 826-2801
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Katie Leikam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As an affirming provider for LGBTQ, transgender and gender expansive clients, my practice centers around supporting this community. If you want to explore your gender identity, sexuality, process religious trauma, or work through relationship stress, I can help you. If you are seeking a secular, gender affirming therapist to walk with you through your gender transition, I can walk with you. My WPATH specialization is with children and adolescents. Tweens and teens enjoy working with me. I am direct and I am real. I use mindful self-compassion, solution focused therapy and CBT that allows me to work with teenagers and adults alike.
(404) 495-8535
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Catherine Hawkins
Counselor, LAPC, MEd
Verified
Verified
At times, raising children through to adulthood can feel incredibly overwhelming, even impossible. I bring warmth and expertise as I help you or your child navigate relationships, transitions, difficulties, and joys. I firmly believe that we all benefit from a wide and varied network of support, and I'd love to partner with you on this journey.
(470) 536-8378 x705
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Jojo Nelson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MTS, APC, NCC
Verified
Verified
JoJo specializes in working with women who are experiencing challenges related to life transitions, grief, divorce, and parenting issues, particularly those that involve parenting a child with special needs. She is particularly sensitive to the needs of parents who are dealing with the grief and adjustment of struggling to incorporate the special needs of their child with the larger needs of the family. JoJo is also a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. In her current practice, JoJo desires to walk with women who are discovering, or rediscovering, their true self as they navigate grief, loss, and life transitions.
(470) 354-1403
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Amy Dickinson-Bush
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you experienced a trauma or life-changing event? Are you feeling stuck and struggling with anxiety or depression? Or are you just trying to figure out who you are or find a purpose? I am passionate about helping those who are working to find balance in their lives and those in need of finding that mind-body connection to promote health and well-being. I am experienced in working with Trauma, LGBTQ+ community, relationship and family concerns, and college students struggling to balance the demands of academics and daily living.
(770) 824-0384
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Buckhead
Atlanta, GA 30309
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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.