Autism Therapists in Boston, MA

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Dr. Abe Zubarev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DHSc, DPS, BCD, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I work with male clients and my specialties include gay men’s mental health, self-esteem, existential concerns, and autism.
I work with male clients and my specialties include gay men’s mental health, self-esteem, existential concerns, and autism.
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Remy Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130
I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples who identify as neurodivergent or on the autism spectrum and use my knowledge of neurodiversity to help adults with varying challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and executive functioning difficulties.
I see therapy as a collaborative process in which I listen to how you want to move forward with your goals. I always take time to really hear how you, as an individual or couple, want to make changes and respect your own choices in your life. We sometimes find ourselves repeating negative patterns or stuck in challenging situations but have difficulty knowing how to make lasting changes. Therapy can help make this clearer.
I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples who identify as neurodivergent or on the autism spectrum and use my knowledge of neurodiversity to help adults with varying challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and executive functioning difficulties.
I see therapy as a collaborative process in which I listen to how you want to move forward with your goals. I always take time to really hear how you, as an individual or couple, want to make changes and respect your own choices in your life. We sometimes find ourselves repeating negative patterns or stuck in challenging situations but have difficulty knowing how to make lasting changes. Therapy can help make this clearer.
(781) 859-0265 View (781) 859-0265
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Dr. Casey L Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I offer comprehensive, private pay neuropsychological evaluations to help you better understand strengths, the nature of any challenges, and how to best help. I provide psychological services across the lifespan, from infancy to adulthood, and specialize in neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, and educational evaluations with expertise in the evaluation of giftedness, ADHD/executive functioning, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, speech/language delays, and medical/genetic/neurologic disorders, as well as and anxiety/mood concerns.
I offer comprehensive, private pay neuropsychological evaluations to help you better understand strengths, the nature of any challenges, and how to best help. I provide psychological services across the lifespan, from infancy to adulthood, and specialize in neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, and educational evaluations with expertise in the evaluation of giftedness, ADHD/executive functioning, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, speech/language delays, and medical/genetic/neurologic disorders, as well as and anxiety/mood concerns.
(617) 675-4238 View (617) 675-4238
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Misty Lee Cameron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I hold an ADHD-CCSP specialization certification and enjoy working with couples and individual adults focusing on challenges posed by neurodivergence such as ADHD and autism.
My clients are interested in looking at the barriers that are holding them back and exploring ways to overcome those barriers that will work specifically for them and their lives. While we are not always able to control what's happening around us, we may be able to change the way we are approaching a situation - or we may be looking for the courage to set boundaries, stop people pleasing, or even walk away from something that is preventing us from living our best life.
I hold an ADHD-CCSP specialization certification and enjoy working with couples and individual adults focusing on challenges posed by neurodivergence such as ADHD and autism.
My clients are interested in looking at the barriers that are holding them back and exploring ways to overcome those barriers that will work specifically for them and their lives. While we are not always able to control what's happening around us, we may be able to change the way we are approaching a situation - or we may be looking for the courage to set boundaries, stop people pleasing, or even walk away from something that is preventing us from living our best life.
(781) 650-5044 View (781) 650-5044
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Rachel A Bowman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
If your child struggles with sleep, meltdowns, toileting issues, anger, worry, inattention, problems following directions or routines, or challenging social and family interactions, I am able to work with you and your child to develop effective, positive, and supportive interventions. I help children and teens with autism, ADHD, and/or anxiety feel better and live their best lives. I love to use a collaborative, problem-solving style that plays to child and family strengths and individualizes strategies for your unique situation. I include animals in the therapy sessions, such as the child's dog or cat or my therapy dog.
If your child struggles with sleep, meltdowns, toileting issues, anger, worry, inattention, problems following directions or routines, or challenging social and family interactions, I am able to work with you and your child to develop effective, positive, and supportive interventions. I help children and teens with autism, ADHD, and/or anxiety feel better and live their best lives. I love to use a collaborative, problem-solving style that plays to child and family strengths and individualizes strategies for your unique situation. I include animals in the therapy sessions, such as the child's dog or cat or my therapy dog.
(919) 343-0281 View (919) 343-0281
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Arielle Speer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I have been working with the autistic and neurodivergent community for over 10 years. I have found that my own personal identification of being autistic and having a 20 year old child with autism has made working with other autistic individuals successful and rewarding. I pride myself on my creativity and ability to meet a client where they are at and find new ways to help clients reach their goals.
I have been working with the autistic and neurodivergent community for over 10 years. I have found that my own personal identification of being autistic and having a 20 year old child with autism has made working with other autistic individuals successful and rewarding. I pride myself on my creativity and ability to meet a client where they are at and find new ways to help clients reach their goals.
(857) 228-3517 View (857) 228-3517
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Lynn Corbett
Counselor, LMHC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
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Matthew Goodnow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I specialize in providing neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize a strength-based approach in my evaluations and work collaboratively with parents, teachers, therapists, and other professionals to best understand each patient. I provide diagnostic clarity regarding ADHD, dyslexia, autism, anxiety, and other issues, and offer targeted recommendations individually-tailored to each patient's needs. My goal for every evaluation is to provide a "road map" to help each patient achieve success at school, work, and/or at home.
I specialize in providing neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize a strength-based approach in my evaluations and work collaboratively with parents, teachers, therapists, and other professionals to best understand each patient. I provide diagnostic clarity regarding ADHD, dyslexia, autism, anxiety, and other issues, and offer targeted recommendations individually-tailored to each patient's needs. My goal for every evaluation is to provide a "road map" to help each patient achieve success at school, work, and/or at home.
(339) 201-5045 x6 View (339) 201-5045 x6
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Sophia Sgarlat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
Do you think you may have ADHD or Autism? Have you struggled to assert boundaries at work, with family, & partners? Have you felt curious about exploring different pronouns and gender identity? Do you feel bad that you have a disability and don't know how to tell your friends that you can't do certain activities? You may have goals to tell your friends your preferred pronouns. Goals to get a diagnosis for your disability & curious about medication, goals to reevaluate your relationship with cannabis/alcohol. You may feel shame & anger about your childhood & the way your parents handled your behavior.
Do you think you may have ADHD or Autism? Have you struggled to assert boundaries at work, with family, & partners? Have you felt curious about exploring different pronouns and gender identity? Do you feel bad that you have a disability and don't know how to tell your friends that you can't do certain activities? You may have goals to tell your friends your preferred pronouns. Goals to get a diagnosis for your disability & curious about medication, goals to reevaluate your relationship with cannabis/alcohol. You may feel shame & anger about your childhood & the way your parents handled your behavior.
(617) 958-6340 View (617) 958-6340
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Porter Charles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and/or families who struggle to find hope, balance or freedom from fear in its many forms. I enjoy creating a strong connection with my clients and cater my sessions towards their needs and ways of learning. Tambien hablo espanol y mis clientes ideales son aqellos quien son frustrado con la vida, o chico/as quien tiene desafios como depression, trastornos de comer y anxiedad. Aqui, yo te escucho! I also love working with people who have developmental disabilities and Autism.
I work with individuals and/or families who struggle to find hope, balance or freedom from fear in its many forms. I enjoy creating a strong connection with my clients and cater my sessions towards their needs and ways of learning. Tambien hablo espanol y mis clientes ideales son aqellos quien son frustrado con la vida, o chico/as quien tiene desafios como depression, trastornos de comer y anxiedad. Aqui, yo te escucho! I also love working with people who have developmental disabilities and Autism.
(508) 687-6323 View (508) 687-6323
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Xing Liu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02120  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves to be heard, regardless of their background or circumstances. Whether you are struggling with excessive worry or negative thoughts, overwhelmed by schoolwork as a student, supporting a family member with autism or developmental disability, or facing challenges as a member of a marginalized group in society, it is common to feel hopeless and worthless at times. However, you do not have to give in to these feelings. Together, we will overcome obstacles by empowering you, developing strategies for managing negative feelings, improving your self-identity, and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself.
I believe that everyone deserves to be heard, regardless of their background or circumstances. Whether you are struggling with excessive worry or negative thoughts, overwhelmed by schoolwork as a student, supporting a family member with autism or developmental disability, or facing challenges as a member of a marginalized group in society, it is common to feel hopeless and worthless at times. However, you do not have to give in to these feelings. Together, we will overcome obstacles by empowering you, developing strategies for managing negative feelings, improving your self-identity, and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself.
(332) 244-1780 View (332) 244-1780
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Youngsuk Kim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Independent of my job at MGH/Harvard Medical School as a clinical psychologist, I see clients in my private practice (Psychological Care and Consultancy, PLLC). I provide video telehealth only. I have extensive experience treating adults and 65+ suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, stresses associated with relationship and family conflicts, and educational and occupational concerns. I also have experience working with health professionals, high-functioning autism, late teens, and military service members. I am licensed in MA and RI.
Independent of my job at MGH/Harvard Medical School as a clinical psychologist, I see clients in my private practice (Psychological Care and Consultancy, PLLC). I provide video telehealth only. I have extensive experience treating adults and 65+ suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, stresses associated with relationship and family conflicts, and educational and occupational concerns. I also have experience working with health professionals, high-functioning autism, late teens, and military service members. I am licensed in MA and RI.
(857) 380-0222 View (857) 380-0222
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Eva A. Mendes
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02111
Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is an Asperger's/Autism expert and master couples' counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder (diagnosed or suspected). Eva also specializes in working with Asperger's/ASD/ADHD females. Other profiles that she specializes in are ADHD, Social Communication Pragmatic Disorder, and gifted individuals. People often seek out Eva's expertise after many years of confusion regarding these profiles. Eva is the author of two books: Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome and Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism. Available on Amazon.com
Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is an Asperger's/Autism expert and master couples' counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder (diagnosed or suspected). Eva also specializes in working with Asperger's/ASD/ADHD females. Other profiles that she specializes in are ADHD, Social Communication Pragmatic Disorder, and gifted individuals. People often seek out Eva's expertise after many years of confusion regarding these profiles. Eva is the author of two books: Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome and Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism. Available on Amazon.com
(617) 307-7798 View (617) 307-7798
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Deborah Madison Muench
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders and mood disorders, as well as working with high functioning individuals with autism.
Mental health problems diminish the quality of your life, but with the necessary tools in place, you can manage your difficulties with greater ease. I strive to help each client to live their best life. I work with adults, children and teens. A good part of my practice is devoted to working with college and graduate students, and adults with autism. My passion for helping others has spanned over 30 years. I am a licensed clinical and school psychologist, as well as a board-certified behavior analyst. I am licensed in 39 states through Psypact which is helpful when my clients travel for business or attend school out of state.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders and mood disorders, as well as working with high functioning individuals with autism.
Mental health problems diminish the quality of your life, but with the necessary tools in place, you can manage your difficulties with greater ease. I strive to help each client to live their best life. I work with adults, children and teens. A good part of my practice is devoted to working with college and graduate students, and adults with autism. My passion for helping others has spanned over 30 years. I am a licensed clinical and school psychologist, as well as a board-certified behavior analyst. I am licensed in 39 states through Psypact which is helpful when my clients travel for business or attend school out of state.
(508) 812-7114 View (508) 812-7114
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Becky Bunker
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02102  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients- Do you struggle with self-regulation, ADHD, or autism? Are you struggling as an individual or as a couple, if so I can help by offering services so that you can learn and practice the skills and then utilize them in your daily life.
Accepting Clients- Do you struggle with self-regulation, ADHD, or autism? Are you struggling as an individual or as a couple, if so I can help by offering services so that you can learn and practice the skills and then utilize them in your daily life.
(774) 220-8234 View (774) 220-8234
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Ana Bulnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
(305) 783-3501 View (305) 783-3501
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Grow With Us Behavioral Consulting
MS, BCBA, LABA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02121
We work with children and adolescents with Autism as well as other developmental and intellectual disabilities throughout Massachusetts. We work in the home and community setting.
We work with children and adolescents with Autism as well as other developmental and intellectual disabilities throughout Massachusetts. We work in the home and community setting.
(339) 201-9744 View (339) 201-9744
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Kenzi DeFaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with Autism and anxiety disorders, including OCD, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and obsessive/intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP (exposure and response prevention), CBT, and ACT.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with Autism and anxiety disorders, including OCD, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and obsessive/intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP (exposure and response prevention), CBT, and ACT.
(401) 386-4513 View (401) 386-4513
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Jordyn B. Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CAS, RYT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I’m a gender-affirming therapist that focuses on behavior modification and cognitive behavioral therapy with children, preteens, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, learning differences, and anxiety. I work with those to embrace their neurodivergence to help individuals work on how they can learn and socialize with others in ways that work for them to live happier and more fulfilling lives. I have worked with individuals struggling with self-esteem, bullying, time management, social anxiety and PCOS symptoms. Pursuing Fertility Yoga credential.
I’m a gender-affirming therapist that focuses on behavior modification and cognitive behavioral therapy with children, preteens, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, learning differences, and anxiety. I work with those to embrace their neurodivergence to help individuals work on how they can learn and socialize with others in ways that work for them to live happier and more fulfilling lives. I have worked with individuals struggling with self-esteem, bullying, time management, social anxiety and PCOS symptoms. Pursuing Fertility Yoga credential.
(475) 250-1223 View (475) 250-1223
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Cape & Islands Cognitive Behavioral Institute
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
At Cape CBI, we specialize in OCD and OCD Related Disorders as well as all Anxiety Disorders. Our other providers also have special focuses in the areas of trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and couple's counseling. As a team, we pride ourselves on providing the latest, most cutting edge evidence-based treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT, EMDR, Gottman Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. We strive to help our clients achieve much more than symptomatic relief. Our goal is to help you reach your highest potential and optimal quality of life.
At Cape CBI, we specialize in OCD and OCD Related Disorders as well as all Anxiety Disorders. Our other providers also have special focuses in the areas of trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and couple's counseling. As a team, we pride ourselves on providing the latest, most cutting edge evidence-based treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT, EMDR, Gottman Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. We strive to help our clients achieve much more than symptomatic relief. Our goal is to help you reach your highest potential and optimal quality of life.
(774) 208-0560 View (774) 208-0560

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.