Heather Lane Dunleavy Adult Autism Specialist

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT, AAMFT, ASDCS

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Heather Lane Dunleavy Adult Autism Specialist

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT, AAMFT, ASDCS

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Dunleavy Family Therapy
950 Graves Street, Suite G
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 697-6368
Offers online therapy

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About

I chose to become a therapist after working as a classroom educator for 21 years, because I saw that the needs of my students were not being met through the educational system or through their family system. Today, we all face a variety of emotional issues that are difficult for to express, name, and discuss. Many people feel as if no one is listening or will listen to them, especially adults on the Autism Spectrum who already struggle with communication. I want to help empower all people on the Autism Spectrum and their support systems.
I work with adults primarily; however, I also work with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. I specialize in autism, depression, anxiety, and challenges that are unique to those on the Autism Spectrum. I also work with couples and families to help address issues at home to help to improve the communication skills within the family unit.
Because each client is unique, I use a variety of approaches to help build rapport, trust, understanding and coping skills. With children, I use The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and play therapy. With adolescents and adults, I use SSP, MI, CPT, and CBT. My focus is always trauma-informed: What is happening? Never what is wrong with you?

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $160
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 1930
  • School: Liberty University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NCDPI / 878005
  • Certificate Date: 1995

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DrMin, LCAS, CCSOTS

Location

Dunleavy Family Therapy
950 Graves Street, Suite G
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 697-6368
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adult ASD
  • Adults with ASD
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • The Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Heather Lane Dunleavy Adult Autism Specialist

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT, AAMFT, ASDCS