Autism Therapists in Oklahoma City, OK

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St Dymphna Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I conduct evaluations to assess for most mental health diagnoses, including but not limited to Autism , ADHD, Learning Disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, Neurocognitive Disorders (such as dementia or TBI).
I am a psychologist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field, specializing in psychological assessment. Right now I am accepting clients for psychological assessment only; I am not accepting new psychotherapy clients.
(405) 645-9563
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Jill S Macon
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
autism /adhd), ethnicity, or diverse abilities, your unique culture and worldview will be respected.
If you are in the LGBTQIA+ community and seeking therapy, you can feel confident that you will find affirmative treatment focused on your needs and goals. As a nonbinary, neurodiverse therapist, I understand many of the unique needs and circumstances faced by many of us (i.e. discrimination, family rejection, homelessness, lack of support, and job issues). These challenges can cause added depression, anxiety, and trauma. I will provide a safe and affirmative environment for us to work together to reach your goals. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, you are welcomed into therapeutic, supportive treatment.
(405) 389-4536
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Oklahoma City, OK 73159
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Great Changes Resource Center, PLLC
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For over thirty years, I’ve helped children with special needs, developmental delays, or autism face social-emotional & behavioral challenges.
You’re desperate but determined to do anything you can to help your child be ok, and honestly, to make it easier for everyone. You try your best to keep them calm and manage their emotions, but the slightest thing can set off another tantrum. Their meltdowns make you feel scared, ashamed & guilty, like you’re being judged for somehow failing your child. You seriously wish that life was less difficult for them– that they could handle changes more easily, cultivate friendships, & learn to follow simple directions. But try as you might, there just doesn’t seem to be any real progress. You’re out of ideas and starting to lose hope.
(405) 349-5209
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Pendulum Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have 22 years experience working with children/adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities .
The smallest change can affect your whole life. Life seems to continue even if we don't feel prepared for it. Moments of anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming. A new diagnosis or loss can create feelings that are difficult to control. Both past and present trauma can leave a lasting impact without support. Addiction can ruin relationships with friends and family. Any of these issues can cause problems in a person's life and therapy can create change in one's life. I believe all clients deserve to be in a place that is judgement free.
(405) 251-8567
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Oklahoma City, OK 73159
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Alpha Autism Therapy
BCBA
Verified
Verified
Alpha Autism Therapy is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children with Autism and their families.
(405) 716-5110
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Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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Rachel Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Only accepting cash pay at this time** I work to foster a relationship that promotes growth and insight. This work helps to relieve symptoms, strengthen resiliency, grow intimacy in your relationships, and diminish obstacles to fulfillment in your life. I use an approach that focuses on increased self understanding and identifying patterns in your history that can point us toward the stability you long for. Every individual comes to therapy with their own unique experiences and biology. I have a special interest in neurodiversity including ADHD and Autism Spectrum diagnoses, and working with new and mid-career professionals.
(405) 679-2504
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Inward Bound Health Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We have therapists with experience in Interactive therapeutic play with children as well as with Autism and other childhood disorders.
Acceptance, understanding and real compassion for whatever challenges you are facing. That is what myself and my staff are about first and foremost. Sometimes you are faced with things you don't understand that can create pain, frustration and confusion. To many times we say to ourselves, "I can handle this." or "it will just go away in time." These are common and easy mistakes to make. If you are struggling, and things just aren't getting better, you need help from unbiased professionals that will listen to you and help you find peace again.
(405) 622-8462
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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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Scott P Secor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
, ADHD, Autism ) to personality disorders.
I believe that life's struggles can have multiple causes. That is, difficulties can be related to developmental issues, childhood or family-of-origin issues with deep-rooted histories or can be unexpected circumstances ranging from daily frustrations to traumatic life-altering events. My approach to therapy understands that much of our healing can be found in an empathic, supportive therapeutic encounter that challenges and supports individuals on a journey of self-discovery. I believe that good therapy is found when a therapist collaborates with his/her clients in this journey of self-discovery.
(405) 407-1151
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Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Jeremy W Case
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Jeremy has experience working with all age groups but has specialized with adolescents and adults. Jeremy has worked with people struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD/ Autism Support, trauma, difficulties with sleep, stress, spirituality/religion, and many other areas of concern as well. Jeremy also specifically works with youth and adults of the LGBTQ+ community. Jeremy is a Trans-Affirming Therapist. Jeremy is licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri and able to provide telehealth services to residents of both states.
(539) 224-3156
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Oklahoma City, OK 73101
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Michael LeFever
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in autism and intersectionality.
Accepting clients! Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or like problems never end? Is there always something to worry about in your life? Do you find yourself being triggered by people, places, and things? Trauma influences how we interact with the world and can affect how we see ourselves. Through EMDR incorporated treatment we can find relief from uncomfortable/disturbing emotions and thoughts. Healing and finding confidence in who you are is completely possible, even when it feels like you’re alone. Talk therapy is available for all clients pursuing relief from depression and anxiety. We can find balance & help you find peace.
(405) 784-7983
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Oklahoma City, OK 73134
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Rebecca Dufek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My clinical experience includes working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are facing challenges with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, anger management, Autism , ADHD, and trauma.
In my practice, I feel that it is my job as a counselor to provide a nonjudgmental space for my clients. I create a warm environment and help my clients heal from their past, accept their present, and ultimately enhance their future. I enjoy working with others to help them become the best version of themselves. I assist individuals, couples, and families to deal with ongoing personal issues and family conflict. I can help you understand your feelings and help you find the tools to make more fulfilling choices in life, whether that be with work, school, friends, family, or with love.
(405) 266-5015
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Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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Lauren Hamra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RBT
Verified
Verified
My interest and passion is in working with children with developmental disabilities and delays. I feel strongly about children being given the tools and the voice to develop their own self-determination, independence and fulfillment as they grow into adulthood.
(405) 331-6405
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Oklahoma City, OK 73108
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Be Free, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Many of my clients have described what they feel is an "invisible ceiling" or barrier that seems to block them from making the changes that would allow them to create the life that they envision for themselves. In my experience, for most people, overcoming these barriers is not usually a direct reflection of effort. In fact, they have usually invested a tremendous amount of energy into reaching goals, resolving problems, and creating significant change in their lives. In spite of these blockages, clients tell me that there is a deep desire to find the hidden passageway to physical, spiritual, and emotional freedom.
(405) 266-5985
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Jennifer Morton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MLA, MA , LPC-C
Verified
Verified
Appointments AvailaIable! When looking for a therapist you want someone you can trust. You want to feel safe, right? You may feel that you are different than others and you want to know you can talk to someone that has experience and understands how to help . I have been a support for those who have experienced social anxiety, LGBTQ discrimination, depression and trauma. I pride myself in a non-judgemental space for you to heal. I take a relational approach and feel that progress can be made when you have a trusted person that can support you through the changes you are wanting to make or the crisis that you are facing.
(405) 451-4221
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Choices for Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, LADC
Verified
Verified
Let’s be honest, therapy can be intimidating, but you’re ready to take the first step toward healing. We have caring providers whom work with children and adults. Our team works with anger, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, as well as any family/marriage/couple issues. We approach therapy as a partnership and together, we can navigate your journey of healing and self-discovery.
(405) 351-7298
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Ashley Renae Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC, BC-TMH, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**********************NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***********************I am so glad you are here. I have years of experience working with individuals experiencing self doubt, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjusting to the effects of disabilities. I am passionate about providing hope for all of life's struggles. In my practice, I want to help you improve relationships--starting with the most important relationship, the relationship with yourself. Whether you are single, dating, married, or navigating a divorce, I want to help you be the best version of you.
(405) 926-8907
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Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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Absolute confidential counseling, pllc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHR
Verified
Verified
Although we all have the ability to help ourselves, by combining a professional with your struggles, you will accentuate progress and growth. My practice covers more than just people with struggles. I welcome anyone who desires to improve their lives, increase their self-esteem or enhance their social skills as well as treating a variety of life challenges such as depression, relationship troubles, phobias, anxiety, childhood oppositional disorders, anger management and life coping skills. My practice is available to treat individuals, couples and families. Life is too precious to just settle for anything less than okay.
(405) 591-4706 x73159
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Oklahoma City, OK 73159
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Emily Linsky
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting new clients JAN-FEB 2023 At my core, I believe that play is an essential part of a human interaction. This is because I wholeheartedly believe that play should not end at a certain age, or when a child is “too old”. From a young age, play is how we learn boundaries and social skills. Play can also be used to process trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and much more. Play therapy can help build trust and attachment with your child, while the both of you learn more helpful behaviors and how to express your emotions. I encourage a child’s caregivers to take an active role in the therapeutic process.
(405) 351-6012
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Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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Instilling Hope, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT-S, TBRI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My personal philosophy regarding therapy is to focus on the family unit and meet each individual member of the family where they are and treat them as an important part of the therapy. Parents often call me and state they need help for their child and my first response is to treat the child but consider the whole family unit as a part of the therapy treatment plan. Meeting the individual needs of the client is of the utmost importance.
(405) 896-3569
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Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Vicki Harris Wyatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LADC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
Your well-being is the reason I am a counselor. I provide individual, group, couples and marriage counseling along with a variety of other individual therapies. I provide a compassionate and realistic approach for men, women and couples needing help with love, sex and relationship addictions. Please visit http://wyattgroup.biz for more information. I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with certifications in DUI assessments, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT), Neurofeedback/ Biofeedback, Interactive Metronome (IM) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(405) 622-4669
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Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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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.