Autism Therapists in Melville, NY

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Samantha L. Maietta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Samantha L. Maietta, LCSW is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in treatment of complex and/or co-occurring mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions, which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties across the lifespan. She received her Master's degree from New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Samantha's clinical training has entailed providing evidence-based treatment at Einstein College of Medicine and Lenox Hill Hospital.
(631) 302-7969
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Melville, NY 11747
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Marc A Blank
Counselor, MS, EdM, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed treatments. I work with children, adolescents and adults with many challenges including ADHD, autism , anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship challenges, family conflict, trauma, insomnia, and life and career challenges. I am an excellent listener, very empathetic, easy to talk to, and nonjudgmental. I create a relaxed, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable sharing and grow through guided self-exploration and varying perspectives.
(631) 769-2275
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Melville, NY 11747
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Melissa Rosenblatt
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a strong background in working with children with behavioral and emotional challenges, Autism , ADHD, social skills delays, and developmental disabilities.
Making the decision to begin therapy is a very important step, and just as important is finding the right therapist for both you and/or your child. I love working with and helping children and their families. My goal is to work with children and their parent(s) to identify and prioritize the main concerns to address in therapy and to work together with both the child and the family in order to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
(917) 382-8759
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Melville, NY 11747
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Meredith Dooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Meredith Dooley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2003. She has a BA from University of South Carolina and an MSW from Adelphi University. Meredith believes in utilizing active listening with her clients to show them that she is always paying attention to them. She also believes that 'not one size fits all' in treatment and clients should be given the opportunity to express themselves through different outlets whether it be art, music, or creative writing. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys concerts, movies, any type of live entertainment/music, reading, and going to the gym.
(631) 920-3541
Melville, NY 11747
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Shea Shapiro
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Shea loves her work with all ages and has a commitment to helping LGBTQ+ individuals and people of every culture, religious, or ethnic background. She has experience working with adults, children, and adolescents. She utilizes various therapeutic techniques to meet her clients where they are. She helps them identify their emotions and learn positive, healthy ways to express themselves. She has also worked with older populations providing support through the end-of-life phases. She works with stress management and emotional challenges throughout the life cycle.
(631) 201-5666
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Melville, NY 11747
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Michael Marzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work closely with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to improve the quality of their personal lives and relationships. Often, feelings of anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness can either result from or lead to difficulties in the quality of our interpersonal relationships. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based and solution-focused model of support that is geared toward identifying strategies to help people better manage their own personal emotions, while simultaneously strengthening their bonds with partners and other loved ones.
(631) 459-4529
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Melville, NY 11747
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Justin Dantzler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC
Verified
Verified
Have the past few years been mentally challenging for you? Have you been mentally impacted by the pandemic? Justin provides supports and strategies to help you address concerns for more balanced living. At times, we can tend to be harder on ourselves than the external world. We are all people, being. Let’s work together to help achieve your ideal self!
(631) 818-2053
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Melville, NY 11747
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Alyssa Jagerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you lost or confused about your existing situation or your path in life? There’s no better time than the present for self-development. Every person’s journey is unique and has the ability to grow. I am Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW). I have experience with all ages; children, teens, adults & couples. I embrace an integrative approach through a strength-based mindset, which fosters positive attitudes as well as a psychodynamic approach with cognitive behavioral techniques. It is important to bring the underlying root issues to the surface & help individuals resolve their issues with the use of effective tools.
(561) 933-4775
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Melville, NY 11747
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Dennis Feuerstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a licensed and board certified clinician, I find that all aspects of experiences impact my clients as they do myself. My background in psychology and social work give me a unique perspective. I have worked as an educator in the public schools, provided services at a tier 3 hospital and continue to work in the non-profit sector. Each experience enhances my expertise in addressing serious issues that may be presented. Couples counseling, anger management, drug and substance abuse are some of the main areas that are addressed. We look for the underlying causes primarily Depression, Anxiety and mental health concerns.
(631) 458-1372
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Melville, NY 11747
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Martine Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You may be thinking, “I just don’t feel like myself.” but don’t know where to start to feel better. Did you imagine your life would be at a different place by now? Sometimes as great as family and friends are, they may not truly understand and an outside unbiased perspective is helpful. I know that it can be hard to reach out for help, let alone find a therapist who is right for you. I provide my clients with a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space to help empower you and give you the coping skills needed to live the life you deserve.
(516) 346-5823
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Melville, NY 11747
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Ashley Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
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I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and those with special needs experiencing a wide variety of psychological, academic, behavioral and relational problems. I have worked with these populations for over 18 years. Each stage of life; childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, has its' own set of changes and challenges which can be difficult to navigate.
(917) 924-8174
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Melville, NY 11747
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Kidz Helping Kidz, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Kidz Helping Kidz, LLC was established in 2017, because growing up can be hard. Sometimes fitting in seems nearly impossible. Many kids struggle with forming meaningful bonds and social connections. Many kids feel lonely, alienated, rejected, and bullied. Our groups purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where middle and high school kids will feel included, safe, respected, happy, positive, meet peers who share similar experiences, all while learning, practicing and strengthening their social skills. It is a place to come together where there is no bullying and everyone is accepted.
(516) 289-9569
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Melville, NY 11747
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Amy Houghton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
Do you ever feel weighted down by feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, or interpersonal struggles? Life can be tough at times and finding a trusted person to support you is important. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship through trust, caring and respect. I utilize a holistic approach to meet you where you are at. I am trained in various modalities including: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma focused approaches. I offer individual, group, couples, and family counseling in person therapy or via telehealth (HIPPA compliant video counseling).
(607) 600-9162
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Melville, NY 11747
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David Lesser - Envision Beyond Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is a journey and you will be hard pressed to find a completely smooth path along the way. The hard truth is that life can be filled with difficulties. However, everyone possesses inner strengths to overcome their barriers. I will assist you in bringing out these strengths and adopt healthy coping mechanisms.
(631) 402-9978
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Melville, NY 11747
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Yara Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome to my practice. Asking for help is not easy, so I am so glad you are here! Therapists are not a one size fits all and finding the right fit for you, your family, and/or your child is so important for therapy to be successful. My approach with clients is always collaborative, genuine and warm, and I use both empathy and humor. I am client-centered, strengths based, and solutions focused. I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities to correspond with the needs of each individual client, meeting them where they are at.
(475) 251-4204
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Melville, NY 11747
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Taryn Wood
Psychologist, PsyD
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I also specialize in gifted testing and autism assessments for individuals applying to OPWDD including administration of the ADOS-2 and adaptive measures.
I am a NYS certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist. I have extensive experience with a variety of assessment tools. I am able to provide detailed assessments of cognitive abilities, social-emotional functioning, academic skills, and executive functioning.
(516) 217-2306
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Plainview, NY 11803
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Dr. Leigh Rust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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Throughout his clinical and school experience, Dr. Rust has gained extensive training in Child/Adolescent Psychology. He specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Rust often incorporates components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and principles of Behavior Analysis in his eclectic approach. He is exceptionally aware of the social, emotional and behavioral needs of a child and utilizes a “whole child” methodology.
(516) 614-5599
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Plainview, NY 11803
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Kristen Memoli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
**Now enrolling for Virtual Parent Coaching: See "Groups" below** I am a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavior therapy and applied behavior analysis. Since 1996 I've worked with individuals of all ages affected by Autism . I have worked in several school systems and I am currently the clinical adviser for a young adult transition program for individuals with Autism . In addition to my focus on Autism , I also work with individuals struggling with Technology Dependence or Addiction. I see local clients in my office or via secure video conferencing.
(516) 513-8327
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Plainview, NY 11803
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Jill Schieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialty lies in working with parents of all children as well as those with disabled children; particularly those with Autism , ADHD, emotional issues &mood disorders.
Are you having trouble in a relationship, feeling overwhelmed, overcome, anxious or depressed? Are you experiencing difficulties with a child, spouse/significant other or parent? For over 30 years I have helped individuals, couples and families become healthier. I have extensive experience helping clients deal with anxiety, depression, conflict, intimacy, communication, and personal growth. I have the training, insight and experience needed to work with my clients to define problem areas and make the changes needed to live happier lives.
(516) 346-5691
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Plainview, NY 11803
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Shannon Harvey
Psychologist, MA, MS, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a NYS licensed clinical psychologist specializing in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. Specialty areas that I treat consist of anxiety disorders, OCD, autism , attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other behavioral and developmental disorders. In addition, I have specialized training in applied behavioral analysis, parent training, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I take pride in being empathic, genuine, and creative in my approaches with my clients. I believe in utilizing the latest empirical research and technological advances in the field to provide the best quality of care.
(631) 354-4386 x6
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Huntington Station, NY 11746
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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.