Autism Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Grace Myhill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
With extensive knowledge and experience working with neurodiverse couples, I offer relationship coaching for the unique issues that arise for couples in which one or both partners have Asperger's or autism. Coaching can be done individually, with a couple, or in groups.
With extensive knowledge and experience working with neurodiverse couples, I offer relationship coaching for the unique issues that arise for couples in which one or both partners have Asperger's or autism. Coaching can be done individually, with a couple, or in groups.
(617) 209-2583 View (617) 209-2583
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Joanne Vu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer Telehealth sessions and offer flexible weekday. I’ve had the most success with clients who have Autism, learning disabilities or making life transitions and are in young adulthood ranging from 18-30 years old. My strengths are connecting, supporting, and providing engagement and processing of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors into objectifiable outcomes in a safe and warm environment suitable for growth and change.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer Telehealth sessions and offer flexible weekday. I’ve had the most success with clients who have Autism, learning disabilities or making life transitions and are in young adulthood ranging from 18-30 years old. My strengths are connecting, supporting, and providing engagement and processing of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors into objectifiable outcomes in a safe and warm environment suitable for growth and change.
(410) 673-4828 View (410) 673-4828
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Grace Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
ASD group! Call for info! I specialize in working with people of all ages who are navigating anxiety, OCD, autism, and trauma. I also specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
ASD group! Call for info! I specialize in working with people of all ages who are navigating anxiety, OCD, autism, and trauma. I also specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
(443) 232-1698 View (443) 232-1698
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Sophie Sgarlat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
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.
(443) 331-9071 View (443) 331-9071
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Danielle Strobeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
(410) 541-1402 View (410) 541-1402
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Dr. Sunny Swift
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
My clinical background includes but is not limited to: religious abuse/cult survivors, relationships and relationship diversity, folks in recovery/harm reduction approaches, young adults/college students, LGBTQ+ veterans, Autism Spectrum, and more.
The fact that you are neurodivergent is a gift and I want to help you hone-in on your gifts. This cannot be said without acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of mental illness and other internal challenges. There are so many parts of you that I cannot cure with therapy, nor would I want to cure those parts of you. Your best self can come with awareness and acceptance of your gifts. My approach to therapy is one that is celebratory, humorous, radical, and intentional. My name might be “Sunny,” but our therapy space is not a “good vibes only” space.
My clinical background includes but is not limited to: religious abuse/cult survivors, relationships and relationship diversity, folks in recovery/harm reduction approaches, young adults/college students, LGBTQ+ veterans, Autism Spectrum, and more.
The fact that you are neurodivergent is a gift and I want to help you hone-in on your gifts. This cannot be said without acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of mental illness and other internal challenges. There are so many parts of you that I cannot cure with therapy, nor would I want to cure those parts of you. Your best self can come with awareness and acceptance of your gifts. My approach to therapy is one that is celebratory, humorous, radical, and intentional. My name might be “Sunny,” but our therapy space is not a “good vibes only” space.
(443) 256-4107 View (443) 256-4107
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Nina Arroyo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Maryland, I specialize in ADHD, autism, and other neurodivergent conditions. With extensive experience in trauma therapy, I am passionate about helping clients navigate life’s challenges and achieve personal growth. My approach combines evidence-based practices with a compassionate understanding of each individual’s unique journey.
As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Maryland, I specialize in ADHD, autism, and other neurodivergent conditions. With extensive experience in trauma therapy, I am passionate about helping clients navigate life’s challenges and achieve personal growth. My approach combines evidence-based practices with a compassionate understanding of each individual’s unique journey.
(410) 709-8315 View (410) 709-8315
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Caroline Long
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Not accepting new clients
I also offer adult autism evaluations for those wondering, "Am I autistic?" My testing process is collaborative, streamlined, and affirming.
Welcome! I am a warm, authentic psychologist who understands that you are a fellow human being doing the best you can to thrive in a not-so-simple world with a not-so-simple brain. You may feel stuck, confused, and overwhelmed…but you are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. Your challenges are most likely a normal reaction to a difficult situation and tough societal expectations. I’m here as your ally, resource, and guide to help you better understand your story within the context of a complicated world. I embrace the individuality, uniqueness, and exceptionalities of each person who starts their therapy journey.
I also offer adult autism evaluations for those wondering, "Am I autistic?" My testing process is collaborative, streamlined, and affirming.
Welcome! I am a warm, authentic psychologist who understands that you are a fellow human being doing the best you can to thrive in a not-so-simple world with a not-so-simple brain. You may feel stuck, confused, and overwhelmed…but you are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. Your challenges are most likely a normal reaction to a difficult situation and tough societal expectations. I’m here as your ally, resource, and guide to help you better understand your story within the context of a complicated world. I embrace the individuality, uniqueness, and exceptionalities of each person who starts their therapy journey.
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Eva Pechin
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212
Eva strives to create a professional relationship that empowers individuals of all races, cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations to accomplish their mental health and wellness goals. Eva has worked with individuals with eating disorders both inpatient and outpatient. She is experienced in the use of neurofeedback in order to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, ADHD, & cognitive dysfunction. Additionally, Eva has a soft spot for individuals on the Autism spectrum and self-proclaimed ‘nerds’ and ‘misfits,’ providing with the support and skills they need to fulfill their goals and improve quality of life.
Eva strives to create a professional relationship that empowers individuals of all races, cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations to accomplish their mental health and wellness goals. Eva has worked with individuals with eating disorders both inpatient and outpatient. She is experienced in the use of neurofeedback in order to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, ADHD, & cognitive dysfunction. Additionally, Eva has a soft spot for individuals on the Autism spectrum and self-proclaimed ‘nerds’ and ‘misfits,’ providing with the support and skills they need to fulfill their goals and improve quality of life.
(443) 565-6568 View (443) 565-6568
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Candice Hendrix
LMSW, CTRP-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Hi I'm Candice! I provide Comprehensive Autism Evaluations and ADHD Assessments for adults and adolescents age 16 and older. I also provide Individual Therapy and Couples/Family Therapy. In therapy, I specialize in helping clients with executive functioning and and managing intense emotions. Many of my clients experience burnout, come from invalidating environments, or struggle with maintaining social relationships.
Hi I'm Candice! I provide Comprehensive Autism Evaluations and ADHD Assessments for adults and adolescents age 16 and older. I also provide Individual Therapy and Couples/Family Therapy. In therapy, I specialize in helping clients with executive functioning and and managing intense emotions. Many of my clients experience burnout, come from invalidating environments, or struggle with maintaining social relationships.
(410) 973-6593 View (410) 973-6593
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Nora Padison
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
I provide neurodiversity-affirming Autism and ADHD evaluations for adults in the state of Maryland as well as individual therapy. Some folks may come to me through self-identification and are simply looking to affirm what they already know about themselves, while others may be exploring neurodivergence for the first time. I am ready to meet you wherever you are in your self-discovery journey. My process is based on the client’s needs, but a typical evaluation includes gathering of social and developmental history, completion of self-report questionnaires, and the use of several diagnostic tools.
I provide neurodiversity-affirming Autism and ADHD evaluations for adults in the state of Maryland as well as individual therapy. Some folks may come to me through self-identification and are simply looking to affirm what they already know about themselves, while others may be exploring neurodivergence for the first time. I am ready to meet you wherever you are in your self-discovery journey. My process is based on the client’s needs, but a typical evaluation includes gathering of social and developmental history, completion of self-report questionnaires, and the use of several diagnostic tools.
(410) 498-8256 View (410) 498-8256
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Harriette E Wimms
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21286
We offer specialized services for families & children with disabilities, autism ADHD, & social skills needs; educational advocacy; parent workshops; & professional development seminars.
Life comes with ups and downs. Sometimes exciting and joyous, life can include stressful moments, frustration, unexpected change, and uncertainty. During those difficult times; a helping hand, a kind word, and support can bring resilience and peace of mind back into your life. This is why we created The Village Family Support Center of Baltimore. We are here to support you and your family during the good and the challenging times. By focusing on your strengths and the potential of the future, we can help you find hope and promote positive change.
We offer specialized services for families & children with disabilities, autism ADHD, & social skills needs; educational advocacy; parent workshops; & professional development seminars.
Life comes with ups and downs. Sometimes exciting and joyous, life can include stressful moments, frustration, unexpected change, and uncertainty. During those difficult times; a helping hand, a kind word, and support can bring resilience and peace of mind back into your life. This is why we created The Village Family Support Center of Baltimore. We are here to support you and your family during the good and the challenging times. By focusing on your strengths and the potential of the future, we can help you find hope and promote positive change.
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Tsiona Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208  (Online Only)
Are you a parent or caregiver of a high-functioning adult with mild cognitive disabilities or autism? If so, you understand how challenging it can be for them to find their place in society. Your child may be transitioning out of the public school system and trying to find their place in the greater world. Can they get married? Are they capable of working? Living independently? These decisions are fraught with anxiety and sadness as your loved one learns to navigate the outside world. As they progress through adulthood, ongoing emotional challenges and struggles persist. You want your child to feel successful and fulfilled.
Are you a parent or caregiver of a high-functioning adult with mild cognitive disabilities or autism? If so, you understand how challenging it can be for them to find their place in society. Your child may be transitioning out of the public school system and trying to find their place in the greater world. Can they get married? Are they capable of working? Living independently? These decisions are fraught with anxiety and sadness as your loved one learns to navigate the outside world. As they progress through adulthood, ongoing emotional challenges and struggles persist. You want your child to feel successful and fulfilled.
(443) 400-7622 View (443) 400-7622
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Authentic Therapy Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Authentic Therapy Services provides neurodiversity- affirming, LGBTQIA-affirming, and trauma- informed virtual mental health counseling and assessment services for clients 18+ in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Owned by an openly Autistic and ADHD therapist, Authentic Therapy Services offers person-centered support guided by values of authenticity, curiosity, compassion, and self-advocacy that prioritizes clients as the ultimate authority on their own lived experiences. Practice specializations include Autism, ADHD, late diagnosis/identification, complex trauma, demand avoidance, neurodivergent burnout recovery, and identity exploration.
Authentic Therapy Services provides neurodiversity- affirming, LGBTQIA-affirming, and trauma- informed virtual mental health counseling and assessment services for clients 18+ in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Owned by an openly Autistic and ADHD therapist, Authentic Therapy Services offers person-centered support guided by values of authenticity, curiosity, compassion, and self-advocacy that prioritizes clients as the ultimate authority on their own lived experiences. Practice specializations include Autism, ADHD, late diagnosis/identification, complex trauma, demand avoidance, neurodivergent burnout recovery, and identity exploration.
(717) 510-1369 View (717) 510-1369
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Breighone Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
(443) 457-9498 View (443) 457-9498
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Brenden Stinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
I specialize in crisis intervention and enjoy helping individuals with trauma disorders, stress management, autism, and life transitions.
For me, there is no ideal client. To some extent, everyone is on a spectrum of depression and anxiety, and I seek to work with clients who need assistance becoming oriented toward improvement. I have personal and professional experience and understand how difficult it is to find someone patient enough to grow alongside a client through the therapeutic process. I want to work alongside you to help you live a happy, meaningful life with these conditions.
I specialize in crisis intervention and enjoy helping individuals with trauma disorders, stress management, autism, and life transitions.
For me, there is no ideal client. To some extent, everyone is on a spectrum of depression and anxiety, and I seek to work with clients who need assistance becoming oriented toward improvement. I have personal and professional experience and understand how difficult it is to find someone patient enough to grow alongside a client through the therapeutic process. I want to work alongside you to help you live a happy, meaningful life with these conditions.
(443) 232-9629 View (443) 232-9629
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Dr. Katherine Endy
PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21213
I specialize in working with parents of kids who are highly sensitive, neurodivergent (autism, ADHD) or presenting challenging behaviors, or who, themselves, identify as neurodivergent.
As a certified NLP Practitioner and HeartBreath Practitioner in-training, I help parents feel calmer, more confident, and more connected to themselves and their children, using a unique combination of conscious parenting techniques, breathwork, and nervous system regulation work. By uncovering and addressing the emotional patterns that are holding you back, we will rewire your brain around healthier beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, so you can respond instead of react to your child's challenging behaviors. In a short period of time, I will help you parent from a place of peace, feeling in control of your own emotions.
I specialize in working with parents of kids who are highly sensitive, neurodivergent (autism, ADHD) or presenting challenging behaviors, or who, themselves, identify as neurodivergent.
As a certified NLP Practitioner and HeartBreath Practitioner in-training, I help parents feel calmer, more confident, and more connected to themselves and their children, using a unique combination of conscious parenting techniques, breathwork, and nervous system regulation work. By uncovering and addressing the emotional patterns that are holding you back, we will rewire your brain around healthier beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, so you can respond instead of react to your child's challenging behaviors. In a short period of time, I will help you parent from a place of peace, feeling in control of your own emotions.
(443) 998-9405 View (443) 998-9405
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Elizibeth Ayers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) whose clinical practice includes working with children, families, and adults in a variety of different settings. My background includes supporting individuals with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and autism.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) whose clinical practice includes working with children, families, and adults in a variety of different settings. My background includes supporting individuals with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and autism.
(443) 323-1071 View (443) 323-1071
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Jamie Archibong
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Life transitions, daily-living, family dynamics, and cultural stressors are unique to each individual, and can impact your functioning in significant ways. This is why in therapy, it is you who defines your experience. I have my Master's degree from Loyola University Maryland where I am a current Clinical Psychology Psy.D. student. I have assisted clients (adolescents and adults) with a wide range of mental-health related concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal skills, grief, and Autism.
Life transitions, daily-living, family dynamics, and cultural stressors are unique to each individual, and can impact your functioning in significant ways. This is why in therapy, it is you who defines your experience. I have my Master's degree from Loyola University Maryland where I am a current Clinical Psychology Psy.D. student. I have assisted clients (adolescents and adults) with a wide range of mental-health related concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal skills, grief, and Autism.
(410) 517-7531 View (410) 517-7531
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Dr. Sarah E. Jung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
I provide psychoeducational assessments for ADHD, Autism or psychiatric disorders for adults.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples dealing with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from treatments that are backed by science, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Additionally, I work from a cultural perspective, which means bringing attention to how your background and identities impact your relationship with yourself and others.
I provide psychoeducational assessments for ADHD, Autism or psychiatric disorders for adults.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples dealing with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from treatments that are backed by science, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Additionally, I work from a cultural perspective, which means bringing attention to how your background and identities impact your relationship with yourself and others.
(443) 331-2708 View (443) 331-2708
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.