Autism Therapists in Freehold, NJ

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Jenna Siciliano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
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I've worked as a therapist for ten+ years doing a combination of Intensive In-Home Counseling, private practice, and working in schools for children with behavioral/academic/psychiatric issues. I’m pleased to now work exclusively in private practice where I offer individual as well as group therapy; I currently run three social skills groups for people with Autism : Adults, Middle teens (grades 7, 8, 9) and HS teens (grades 10, 11, 12). I believe in working with the family as well as the child when working with adolescents. I enjoy working with adolescents as well as adults, and appreciate the unique differences of each client.
(732) 479-7406
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Stephanie Guzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
My specialty is working with children, adolescents, youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, families, and adults.
Healing and resiliency. I believe we all have the innate ability to heal and overcome challenges. I am here to be your driving force for peace and balance. One of my main qualities is offering an atmosphere of positive regard through our therapeutic relationship. I have a passion for making strong connections through truly listening to others. There’s no judgment – ever. My goal is to help you explore and reflect on contributing factors of identified issues and develop strategies that will enhance your ability to effectively cope with them.
(732) 716-7692
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Kerry O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat adolescents and adults with various mental health disorders and related issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, ADHD, autism , chronic illness/pain, emotion regulation, life changes, stress/anger management, chronic illness, relationship issues, identity exploration, childhood emotional neglect, self-esteem & body image issues.
**Accepting new clients as of January 24th 2022** “When “I” is replaced with “We”, even illness becomes wellness.” I am passionate about supporting my clients in their journey to wellness and find that people can begin to heal the moment they feel heard & seen by another person. I am a big believer in meeting someone where they are at and providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore what lies beneath the surface.
(732) 307-8661
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
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I have experience with typically developing children and children who have been diagnosed with autism and other challenges.
You wish your child would follow the bedtime or breakfast routine better. Your child seems unable to communicate, problem solve, reflect, or play with friends. Your child has difficulty with homework or following rules. Your child gets into trouble at school or with the kids on the block. You want your child to learn the art of communication, how to express their emotions in appropriate ways or to understand other people’s feelings. Your child needs help! You have tried everything you know including interventions. You feel frustrated and emotionally drained. You agonize about their behavior that is affecting the rest of the family.
(732) 994-6869
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Neal Louis Fleischman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You may be experiencing difficulty in relationships, disappointment or anxiety regarding personal situations or self doubt. It is often helpful to have a third neutral party to share these concerns with. These therapeutic conversations can relieve stress, help clarify thoughts and help develop coping strategies, leading to a more positive outlook. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with forty years of clinical experience and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked in private practice, clinic and hospital settings including Rutgers University and RWJ/Barnabas.
(848) 207-2355
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Linda P. Lotano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Choosing to begin therapy for yourself or seeking support for a loved one is a brave and meaningful step towards achieving both short and long term goals. I look forward to being a part of your journey towards healing, personal growth, enhancing strengths, and manifesting the future you deserve!
(732) 313-0508
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Jason Suleski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Jason Suleski and I’ve been working in the field of social work for over 25 years. I consider it an important privilege to be able to listen to people and help them on their own personal journey to wellness. I enjoy working with all types of clients and issues. I have spent a great deal of my professional career working with children and families and I consider this to be a specialty area for me.
(732) 592-5266
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Daniel Chabarek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
Verified
Do you suffer from a Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Problem (drug and/or alcohol) Experience working with all ages and populations. Providing Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy. I am also SAP certified (Substance Abuse Professional). My approaches and therapy is designed to be a short-term utilizing a variety of concrete techniques that help achieve your goals and are tailored towards you. Progress is a step by step process, but the ultimate goal is to help you resolve difficulties as quickly as possible. Contact me to help you learn the past, live the present, and dream the future.
(732) 462-7877
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Ronni Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CASDCS
Verified
Verified
Please click the link to my website to learn more about my practice. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where I will strive to help you reduce your struggles and meet your challenges, whatever they are. I will guide you and journey with you as you seek enduring happiness and greater satisfaction in your work, in your home, in your relationships, and in other areas of your life. Whatever you want to discuss is okay, I will not judge you. My intention is to help you lessen your suffering, improve your perspective, have more satisfying relationships, and feel less distress ... more joy.
(732) 993-3418
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Lauren Gerardi Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. I practice a style of psychotherapy which focuses on building a warm, empathic relationship between therapist and client, and on helping the client to gain a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I aim to help each client achieve his or her own goals and fulfill their potential.
(732) 702-3715
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Zakiyya Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, young adults, and families in educational settings, residential, outpatient and community programs. I specialize in treating children and adolescents, anxiety, depression, familial conflict, and challenges related to school or work performance.
(732) 838-9439
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Michael P Heptig
Psychologist, Psy, D
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Verified
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and completed my Master's and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. My dissertation focused on elucidating factors that contribute to the underreporting of mTBIs in high school sports. With completion of my post-doctoral residency, I continued my career at Bancroft NeuroRehab in Central Jersey where I treated individuals with a history of TBI and other neurological conditions. Prior to joining Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates LLC I completed a two-year AABN post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at a private practice.
(732) 401-9531
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Carol M Fahad-Lenzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired, stressed, overwhelmed? I can help. I specialize in anxiety and depression issues,as well as addictions.When you decide to make the change to a more satisfying life, I can help. I have over twenty years experience and work with individuals and couples. Call or e-mail me for an appointment. The initial consultation is free,and I can help you be the person you want to be. In person or virtual appointments are available.
(732) 852-7024
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Sandra Von Der Fecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am genuine, straight forward and compassionate in my approach to treating children, adolescents,adults and families.
(732) 253-4272
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Denise Lauria Venitelli, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
COVID-PANDEMIC-TELETHERAPY: Today these words are all to familiar and may make us feel as if we don't have options. I AM HERE TO ASSIST YOU with integrating a new approach to your life and manifesting exciting opportunities using an integrative and multi-dimensional, eclectic approach focusing on traditional and holistic modalities. I assist clients by guiding them to listen to their inner wisdom as part of the healing process to empower themselves and transform their lives, Assist clients in building stronger levels of communication, deepening levels of attachments, developing healthy, loving, genuine and authentic relationships.
(908) 543-7931
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Pathways Neuropsychology Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Vierbuchen specializes in child, adult, and family therapy. She believes therapy is an opportunity for people to understand their problems in new ways and learn skills that allow them to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Her approach is compassionate and competence-based and utilizes cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and systemic strategies to promote change.
(848) 246-2188 x3
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Dan Blum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired of feeling like you have no control in your life? The topics discussed in therapy and pace will be up to you. We can help you find the best coping skills appropriate to your needs. We can also help improve your communication skills to more effectively handle problems within any relationship. Together we can tackle anything you may be struggling with. My priority is to help you become the best version of yourself. No matter what may be going on in your life, I promise to offer a non-judgmental and non-biased space for you at the speed you're comfortable with.
(732) 487-3709
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Exceptional Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PAT
Verified
Verified
We know how difficult and stressful life can be. Our staff is committed in helping you reach your goals which will lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. At exceptional wellness we are dedicated to making our clients feel that they are of top priority. We work with children, adolescents, College students, adults, couples and families on identifying and fulfilling their goals. Reaching out and asking for assistance is the first courageous step in your journey. If you are ready to take that step please contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
(908) 300-5871
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Comprehensive Counseling Center
Counselor
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Comprehensive Counseling Center is a group of professionally trained and experienced psychotherapists who are committed to helping individuals in a comfortable and confidential setting. Our goal is to make a positive difference and to improve the emotional well-being of people in our community. Couples, families, and individuals of all ages are welcomed to embark on the journey of self-exploration, problem-solving, and goal setting with our highly skilled therapists. Our therapists are devoted to empowering their clients by providing guidance, support, and an individualized treatment plan that will cater to their specific needs.
(732) 412-6393
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Accredited Hypnosis Counseling
PhD, DCH
Specialties: Stop Smoking, Weight Loss (Gastric Band Hypnotherapy), Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Phobias, Educational Enhancements, Sports Enhancements, Career Motivation, Hypnotherapy Life Coaching, Behavior/Anger Management, Relationship Therapy, Grief & Bereavement Therapy, Sexual Dysfunctions, Hypnotherapy for Children, Immune System Enhancements, Self Confidence/Self Esteem, Finding Lost Objects. Alcohol & Drug Addiction, Medical Hypnosis. Dr. Jaime Feldman is one of the Top Hypnotherapists in the country. He has been on the Montel Williams show 4 times. Dr. Feldman teaches some of the most revolutionary techniques in Hypnotherapy, including speaking to the sub-personalities that cause a specific problem.
(848) 233-4313
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Freehold, NJ 07728

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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.