Autism Therapists in McHenry, IL

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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Jaimie V Senese
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step” (Mariska Hargitay). You don’t have to heal alone, engaging in therapy for you and your child is the first step in helping you both heal. Therapy can be a tool used to help you and your child learn skills to make the world feel safer and happier. Please allow me to help you and your child live a more peaceful and calm life. I specialize in working with children and teens who have ASD, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and ADHD. I also involve parents in the therapy process, as parents play a vital role in helping their children grow.
(779) 261-3056
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Anthony W. Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have eighteeen years of counseling, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy experience. I provide services to individuals and families.
(224) 651-8267
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Amanda Karlen-Eannarino
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological services to Mchenry county for the last 14 years. My experience is diverse and my approach to therapy is evidenced-based. I comprehend mental health issues from not only a psychological, but also from a social and neurological perspective. With this being stated I have developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of my clients. I have worked with several challenging clients and pride myself in my ability to modify treatment interventions for each client's unique needs. Essentially treatment is a team approach and I am here to walk with the client on the path to recovery.
(815) 390-4835
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Angela Serritella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days where things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection.
(779) 704-6033
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Center for Therapeutic Svcs & Psychodiagnostics
Counselor
Verified
Verified
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(779) 704-4110
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Charles A Vorderer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all my clients. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a myriad of issues. I have a particular expertise and understanding working with trauma issues. I have 15 years of police experience that allows me to better understand the needs of the service professionals (police, fire, nurses, military, etc.) clients and their families and how best to help them in a compassionate and caring way. The needs of these individuals can be unique. From substance abuse and anger control to depression and suicidal ideation, the stressors of these individuals require an understanding and knowledge, which I have.
(779) 213-2638
McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Stableway Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
(815) 570-4154
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is a private outpatient group practice with offices in McHenry County and the Chicago suburbs. We work with clients of all ages and strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive and empathic environment for those we serve.
(815) 701-9420
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Lindsey Choklad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I know that life can get hectic. We may feel stressed, unmotivated, overwhelmed or sad. Life may feel unmanageable when we feel those emotions. That can make it hard to prioritize the important things in our lives. We carry this toolbox with tools that have always worked for us and kept us comfortable; Maybe those old, broken tools aren’t working for us anymore. Therapy encourages us to organize and obtain new tools.
(815) 454-5896
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Stephanie Swank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life isn't always in our control (and no, I'm not a fan of that either). In therapy, we can learn to manage the things within our control - so that we are better equipped to contend with life’s inevitable ups and downs. Whether you're experiencing a big transition, stress from everyday life, a personal loss, or chronic issues - we can work together to make things easier. I have experience working with individuals with a variety of concerns & mental/physical health issues. I strive to make everyone - of any body shape/size, sexuality, gender, race, religion, or disability - comfortable in the therapy room (and in their own skins).
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Center for Therapeutic Services-Crystal Lake
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(815) 240-8905
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Michelle Bidwell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Each person that I meet with comes through my door with their own unique story and journey. It is important to focus on the strengths of each individual and work toward building coping skills to reach their goals.
(815) 345-2138
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Julia Werderitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life gets hard. Sometimes it’s feelings we’ve had for years and other times it’s a completely new and uncomfortable feeling. Regardless of when or why it started, life events have pushed you to the edge and it doesn’t feel like you can do it alone anymore. My goal in working with you is to prioritize what you want your life to look like, setting goals with that picture in mind and working together in each session to get closer to those goals. Change is hard, but there’s a reason you’re here! Let’s start the process.
(312) 584-1461
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest
Counselor, CADC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At the Center for Emotional Wellness, we are committed to helping our clients live their best life. Our team of clinicians are devoted to providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other best practices in treating diverse disorders affecting children, adolescents, and adults. We are continually working to bring the most effective and innovative techniques and approaches to our center in order to better serve the individuals and families in our community. With over 10 therapists, we will match each client with the clinician with the most appropriate style and expertise to match individual needs.
(847) 550-3946
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Mike Roehr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
He also has experience working with individuals of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).
“An important part of therapy is being able to find a counselor who is a good fit. I am here to help! I enjoy working with anyone who believes the art of therapy may be helpful in their life. I have a calm and warm personality and I am very easy to talk to. Together, we can work to help you along your lifelong journey.” Mr. Mike Roehr, LCPC is a psychotherapist who specializes in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Mike has a variety of experience helping individuals of all ages with Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Depression, and other life challenges and transitions.
(847) 469-9376
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Woodstock, IL 60098
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Catherine Radosevich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My training and work have included individual and family therapy in an out-patient setting, as well as three consecutive years of providing therapy to children and their families in therapeutic day schools. I have training in working with children who are neurodivergent, with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I also find great joy in helping people of all ages with trauma, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, life adjustments, or difficulties with grief and loss. I practice therapy that is affirming of all identities, orientations, and cultures.
(779) 237-1378
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Jonpaul Figueroa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with children and up who are experiencing anxiety, depression, issues related to trauma, and executive functioning disorders (Spectrum and ADHD). I have experience working with clients with developmental delays or developmental disorders, along with learning difficulties.
(815) 857-8400
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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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.