Autism Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Amanda Kriegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in supporting children and families using a strength-based approach. I believe in neurodiversity and that there is not a "one size fits all" intervention. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who have been diagnosed with Autism , Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, ADHD and/or Anxiety. I help families to see their child's potential and advocate for education services.
(470) 236-5835
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Atlanta, GA 30341
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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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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Avital K Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and their families. Currently, my primary focus is on the assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as other common problems in the pediatric population, including developmental delays, learning problems, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), emotional disorders, behavioral issues, and more. I am also able to provide a variety of treatment planning/care coordination services, but do not currently offer therapy services. In addition to my work with children and families, I also offer assessment and treatment planning services for adults on the autism spectrum and with other developmental concerns.
(678) 647-1050
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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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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Atlanta, GA 30328
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Lauren S Castriota
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am available to conduct psychoeducational and diagnostic evaluations, and I have training and experience using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) with clients of all ages.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With a specialty in working with adults with Asperger's Syndrome, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help my clients learn to cope with the symptoms of depression and anxiety that often accompany Asperger's. I also work with individuals of all ages seeking to increase their daily living skills. Additionally, I am available to work with parents who are struggling with their child's challenging behaviors.
(404) 975-1985
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Sean M Hirt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy in the Vinings/ Smyrna/ North Atlanta area - more specifically I work with children (10+), adolescents, younger adults, and their families. While I have experience assisting clients with a variety of issues, my areas of expertise include: High Functioning Autism , Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma-Related Problems. It is important to understand that low self-esteem, social anxiety, peer difficulties, and behavioral issues are common manifestations of the aforementioned problems as well.
(404) 383-5722
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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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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Atlanta, GA 30327
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Center for Psychological & Educational Assessment
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We have extensive experience in providing detailed diagnostics for suspected Autism /Asperger's, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, and working with special needs children in a preschool setting.
We specialize in diagnostic assessment of early learning and behavioral issues as well as developmental and attention disorders. Many of our clinicians have over 25 years experience practicing psychology in general and psychoeducational school settings, private settings, and in hospital settings with children to young adults ranging in age from ages 2 through 21 years. Several are Nationally Certified School Psychologists and are well-versed in special education eligibility and services in Georgia public schools.
(770) 212-9923
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Atlanta, GA 30312
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Deepika (Dee) Sharma
Counselor, MS, LPC, BCBA
Verified
Verified
Her areas of interest include autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, life transition, and relational issues.
Dee is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and also is a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is a member of the LPCAGA(Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia) and GABA(Georgia Association of Behavior Analysis). Dee earned her Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Dee has worked in the mental health field for over 18 years and has experience and training in crisis intervention, stress management, dual diagnoses, behavioral support, family conflict and other issues.
(678) 505-1353
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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Sara Mahan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I completed my predoctoral and postdoctoral experiences at Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine.
For toddlers, children, and teenagers, I provide testing (psychological or psychoeducational) and therapy for a range of presenting concerns such as neurodevelopmental (such as ASD, ADHD), anxiety, academic, problem behavior (e.g., aggression, self-hitting/biting, stereotypies), and more. I use results of testing to inform therapy which is individualized to best meet the needs of your child and family. I have a specialty working with toddlers, children, caregivers, and people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Intellectual Disabilities for testing and therapy.
(678) 647-1532
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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A. Rebecca Lanier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Rebecca aims to provide a safe and uplifting environment for clients to foster their authentic self, gain insight regarding themselves and others, engage in positive peer interactions, and build self-confidence. She enjoys working with neurodiverse couples, individuals, and families. She specializes in ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, and mood disorders. Rebecca leads therapeutic gaming, process-oriented, and social skills groups and provides virtual and in-person services at the Marietta office.
(770) 872-6929
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Jaymie Fox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical psychologist, my primary specialty focuses on the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and other acute and chronic medical or genetic conditions. I enjoy working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds, abilities, ages, and presenting complaints.
(678) 820-6661
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Anna Paige Kroncke
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP, APIT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and lead author on a popular autism textbook. I have experience working in urban school districts; providing assessment services. I have worked as a psychologist in clinical practice for 10 years. I have expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, parent consultation, anxiety, ADHD, and assessment tools and practices. My partner and I created a research based summary assessment tool that we use in our virtual assessments called CADE and a subscription based portal with access to resources, webinars, and consultations. Email support@clearchildpsychology.com today.
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Atlanta, GA 30306
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Brendan C Engen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also provide psychological evaluation for adults and children for ADHD, autism , executive functioning problems, emotional and personality disorders, and neurodevelopmental issues.
I am a clinical psychologist with a background in philosophy, who enjoys helping people untie the mental and emotional knots that have held them back. Much of my work involves properly identifying the problems-in-living with which my clients are struggling and eliciting their latent skills and creative resources to overcome those problems. That is, before one can properly get anywhere therapeutically, one must answer the question, “What makes the ‘problem’ a problem at this time, in this way, for this particular person?”
(912) 470-6580
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Atlanta, GA 30327
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Jennifer Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults dealing with social skill deficits, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, gender identity, stress, and life transitions.
Does your child or teen (or you!) ever feel overwhelmed, anxious, lonely, or discouraged? Does your family struggle to navigate the challenges of school, friends, family, or stress? As a parent, it's hard to see your child or teen experience these types of challenges. You want to help them gain confidence and happiness but you are not sure how to best help them. If your family is currently facing this type of challenge, I would love to help you find the best way to help your loved ones.
(770) 467-3966
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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Lisa A. Korey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Now accepting new clients for assessment. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in evaluation of Autism , ADHD, and Learning Disabilities psychological testing for children and adults. My goal is to gain a thorough understanding of strengths and challenges, in order to provide diagnostic clarity as well as appropriate recommendations so that you can reach your full potential. I see the assessment process as therapeutic in nature. As such, I strive to develop strong relationships with individuals, and families so that together, we can advocate for you or your child's learning and social-emotional needs.
(404) 341-6342
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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Jonathan E. Thull
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, RPT, NCC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 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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Atlanta, GA 30327
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Vantage Elevation Counseling & Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing predictable or unexpected change or transition in your career, relationships, and personal growth journey? You know that something needs to change; however, your current process is not working. Are you ready to take action to create the meaningful life you desire? I am passionate about serving parents and caregivers of children aged 2-12 with autism and/or developmental disabilities as they navigate finding the right care for their child. I also address the unique dynamic navigating your child’s care has on marriage, parenting and career.
(509) 800-2613
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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Lizzy Wingate
Counselor, Ed S, LAPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with neurodivergent (and neurotypical) children, adolescents, and adults looking for support with Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Mood Disorders, trauma/PTSD, life adjustments, and more.
It takes bravery and courage to reach out for help. As your counselor, I am here to help and to provide you with tools and skills to create measurable change in your life. I view the therapeutic process as a joint effort and it is my belief that every client deserves to feel supported on their journey. In the therapeutic space, you will be able to gain self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-understanding. Together, we will seek to move past the challenges that hold you back and set goals for the future that will allow you to pursue a fulfilled life.
(470) 684-5166
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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DH Therapy LLC
Occupational Therapist, Damir Hecimovic, OTR/L
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We specialize in services for children and adolescents with different developmental disabilities including Autism , Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Difficulties, Emotional Regulation, Motor Skills and Coordination, and Language Disorder. We provide Occupational, Speech, and ABA Therapy (children 1-6 years old) all in one place.
(770) 691-0424
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Atlanta, GA 30338
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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 or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.