Autism Therapists in Flourtown, PA

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Daniella Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, R-DMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus of interest is to become a therapeutic container to support the exploration of the mind-body connection within children, teens and adults. I believe that the body carries valuable information about ourselves and our minds are actively trying to interpret it. I specialize in children who seek to improve their body awareness which provides coping skills for self-regulation, positive self-talk and overall physical/mental wellness. I have experience working with children with autism , adopted families, neurodivergent movers and people simply want a better connection with their bodies
(215) 598-6894
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Laura DeFelice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
Verified
I am a black, genderqueer, neurodivergent, non-monogamous therapist who prioritizes work with queer people and/or people of color. All aspects of my identity enrich my work and help me meet the needs of people with marginalized identities who may have thought therapy isn't for them. In meeting with me, you can expect a non-judgmental, funny, transparent, open conversation where you can feel parts of yourself exhale.
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Vanessa Mortillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that therapy should be as fun, collaborative, and easily accessible as possible. I offer a warm, nurturing environment for youth ages 2-18 and their families. Utilizing mindfulness, group therapy, talk therapy, expressive arts, and play-based modalities, I provide a playful space to harness creativity and imagination in the service of growth and healing. I take a strengths-based approach and build on what is going right for your child and your family. I have worked with families from a variety of backgrounds in home, school, and outpatient settings and am committed to advancing equity and social justice.
(267) 323-4425
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Selena Morant
MS, LPN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Selena provides individual, family therapy, couples therapy, and group counseling to adults, children, and adolescents. She has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral interventions, family conflict, self esteem, life transitions and relational problems. She views the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the clients as the experts of their lives. Selena’s theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients are in charge of their counseling experience.
(215) 791-8073
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Katowitz Jeff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My ideal clients are those who are experiencing difficulties with blended family issues, adolescent development, trauma, grief and loss, separation and divorce. My role as a therapist is to facilitate a process of healing by partnering with each client. I believe it is essential to listen carefully to an individual, couple or family and develop a partnership that combines my training and experience as a practitioner with each persons unique capacity for healing and growth. Most importantly, the objective of intervention and caring is promoting the family's ability to support the passions and interests that exist in each individual.
(215) 977-4832
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Frank A Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
Verified
Enspire Consulting Group, LLC is a premier private practice that offers individual and group sessions to children, adults and families. Our well trained and skilled clinicians counsel on a range of emotional and personal issues. We offer a comfortable, supportive atmosphere that provides a personalized approach to supporting a growth mindset. We feel passionate about the work we do, and are committed to helping our client's feel better about themselves and their lives. We understand that sadness, anger, fear and anxiety are universal experiences to which we are here to help clients move through those cycles of negative thoughts.
(215) 948-3218
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Natasha McCray
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
(215) 709-0446
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Flourtown, PA 19031
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Danielle Epler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life is full of moments when children and their families feel stuck. Is your child is struggling in school, feeling anxious, or having difficulty focusing? As a parent, do you feel overwhelmed by your child’s behavioral difficulties? Call for a free 10-minute consultation to see if I am a good fit to help your family get back on the right path. I specialize in conducting psychological evaluations as well as providing therapy to support children with autism , intellectual disabilities, ADHD, learning disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression and other behavioral and emotional disorders.
(267) 310-1532
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Maria Maddalo
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA
Verified
Verified
Specialties include Autism , ADHD, executive functions, anxiety, depression.
I am a PA Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. At this time, my focus remains with the child/adolescent population.
(267) 356-4730
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Stephanie Compton-Bain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LBS
Verified
Verified
I have the most experience working with clients who struggle with Anxiety and Depression, Neurodiversity such as Autism and ADHD/ADD, Relationship Conflicts, Life transitions, and Complex Trauma and Abuse.
Hi! I'm Stephanie (she/her). I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS). I have been serving the Eastern Pennsylvania area for 10 years as a Masters level clinician. I'm constantly striving to be an anti-racism, gender and sexuality affirming, humanistic clinician. Individuals I see often want to feel like they can breath through their obstacles, live authentically, and gain a fuller understanding for their path in life. My clients feel connected to my compassionate approach and safe therapeutic environment.
(610) 590-9896
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Ambler, PA 19002
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Derek Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
I have over two decades of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapy to people of all ages and diagnoses. My areas of specialty include adult/adolescent Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction (All Types), Anger Management, and Asperger's Disorder, for which I utilize my experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices. In addition, utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices, I work well with families whose children struggle with behavioral and emotional problems, including diagnoses of ADHD, ODD, and Autism .
(267) 428-3650
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Samantha Dunnum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I’ve worked with ages 4-18, as well as adults. I have experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, parents, and families dealing with a wide range of challenges including the impacts of generational trauma, parent-child relational challenges, and relational difficulties. I’ve also worked with a wide range of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, autism , adjustment disorders, PTSD, personality disorders and mood disorders.
(215) 607-2408
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Ambler, PA 19002
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Derek Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
I have over two decades of experience providing individual, family, and couples therapy to people of all ages and diagnoses. My areas of specialty include adult/adolescent Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction (All Types), Anger Management, and Asperger's Disorder, for which I utilize my experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices. In addition, utilizing Evidenced-Based Practices, I work well with families whose children struggle with behavioral and emotional problems, including diagnoses of ADHD, ODD, and Autism .
(267) 592-6888
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Oreland, PA 19075
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Goldman Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Please feel free to contact me to talk further about my therapeutic process or to learn more about the psychological assessment services that we offer, such as diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning differences, etc.
Children, teenagers, and adults all want to feel in charge of their own lives; I believe in fostering your personal growth and change despite any obstacles you might encounter. As humans, we strive to feel capable, considered, content, centered, and connected to others. I will help you realize your inherent strengths; such as, encouraging parents to feel competent in their parenting strategies; guiding children and teens to respect and understand their parents’ values and expectations; bridging gaps in communication between couples and family members; and challenging you or your child to take new, manageable risks in your life.
(215) 798-7011
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Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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James J Stone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Neuropsychologist and Certified School Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. In my practice, I specialize in providing evaluations and diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults in four main areas: head injuries (including concussions evaluation and management), ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and neurological issues, including learning problems. Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that understands behavior and development as it relates to brain functioning. Understanding an individual's unique neurocognitive profile helps us understand their needs as well as their strengths that can be used to help improve those needs.
(215) 688-5842
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Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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Kaylee Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In the last ten years I have worked with clients in a variety of settings; outpatient, in-home, intensive outpatient, legal systems, clinic, and emergency room. I have also worked with a variety of needs; anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism , attachment disorder, other trauma related disorders, suicidal and self-injury thoughts/behaviors. In working with clients, I have seen so much resiliency. I have witnessed so much strength that often goes unnoticed by the individual them self. I find that once a client is able to identify their strength, they are able to identify their solution.
(215) 234-1663
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Ambler, PA 19002
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Evergreen Counseling and Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified
Verified
Our clinicians have training, certification in CBT, Short Term Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, EMDR, Family Therapy (Systems, Structural), and Couples Therapy, Autism Evaluation and Diagnosis, educational testing and full battery psychological assessment for children and adults.
We welcome you to Evergreen! We are a private practice group of compassionate and skilled Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, and Conshohocken, PA. We understand it's not easy to open up to someone you don't know, but we strive to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible. We are here to support you, to help develop workable solutions, and to improve overall health and well-being. We know that change and happiness are possible. You don't have to struggle; help is available. Some clinicians available on Saturday. Our office staff are here and want to hear from you.
(215) 392-6685
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Ernest Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, BSL
Verified
Verified
Pearson also has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities.
Mr. Pearson is an experienced Mental Health Professional who is dedicated to serving individuals, families and communities who are in need of counseling and behavioral health services. Mr. Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Specialist in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pearson has over 9 years of experience providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults including outpatient mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment facilities and in public school systems throughout PA
(267) 450-2726
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Charlotte Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have expertise in helping with problems related to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, stress-management, life-change transitions, autism , gender or sexuality issues, ADHD, and trauma.
It is exhausting to feel disconnected, overwhelmed, or like you’re walking on eggshells with people you love. It is miserable to feel like you’re just faking it every day, not liking yourself, or not knowing how to manage your depression, anxiety, or trauma. I provide my clients with the care, guidance, and support they need to make positive change and feel better. My approach is non-judgmental and grounded in respect. I work collaboratively with each client to understand their unique situation, struggles, and goals; working to develop the tools needed to improve relationships - including their relationship with themself.
(215) 799-9188
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Empowered Life Counseling and Coaching LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about fostering growth, healing and empowerment for those courageous enough to reach out for help. Together we will process your experiences without judgment and explore the origin of your feelings. I will validate when appropriate, challenge when necessary, and teach skills and strategies to help you to manage your feelings. I especially enjoy working with members of marginalized cultural groups, adults on the autism spectrum, the LGBTQ+ community, victims of religious trauma and individuals who just feel like they don't fit in. Life can be challenging, confusing and difficult. You do not have to navigate it alone.
(215) 645-5365
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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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.