Autism Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Nathan Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHCP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
(901) 445-6562 View (901) 445-6562
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Family Tree Applied Behavior Analysis, LLC
MS, MBA, LBA, BCBA, SSGB
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38133
Family Tree is a center based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) company that works with children primarily diagnosed with Autism.
I have been a behavior analyst for the last 20 years and have worked with a variety of children and adults in need of ABA services. Being a calm and positive have been assets to me in very difficult and challenging situations.
Family Tree is a center based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) company that works with children primarily diagnosed with Autism.
I have been a behavior analyst for the last 20 years and have worked with a variety of children and adults in need of ABA services. Being a calm and positive have been assets to me in very difficult and challenging situations.
(901) 531-9201 View (901) 531-9201
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Skye Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38150  (Online Only)
I work with autism in adults, individuals with trauma history, individuals in the music industry, and the LBGTQI+ community.
All are welcome! You can have a life full of abundance, peace, and joy, in fact, you deserve it! Life may be more overwhelming than you could ever imagine. I get it! We will work together to identify sources of stress, difficult emotions, & limiting thoughts and behavior patterns in order to develop resources for more satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in your life. My goal is to be deeply present with your experiences in order to help you become more expansive, self- aware, confident, and validated so that you can find your path that leads to your most authentic self.
I work with autism in adults, individuals with trauma history, individuals in the music industry, and the LBGTQI+ community.
All are welcome! You can have a life full of abundance, peace, and joy, in fact, you deserve it! Life may be more overwhelming than you could ever imagine. I get it! We will work together to identify sources of stress, difficult emotions, & limiting thoughts and behavior patterns in order to develop resources for more satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in your life. My goal is to be deeply present with your experiences in order to help you become more expansive, self- aware, confident, and validated so that you can find your path that leads to your most authentic self.
(615) 590-3291 View (615) 590-3291
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Zephyr Care Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38138
Zephyr Care specializes in neurodiversity-affirming assessments for autism, ADHD, and mental health for adults and children. We have immediate openings for appointments and can see people in TN and most other states. We specialize in high masking autism and understand the unique presentations of autistic women/girls as well as profiles like pathological demand avoidance (PDA). Our evaluations are comprehensive and consider all possible mental health diagnoses - this is what sets our evaluations apart from others who offer psychological testing testing!
Zephyr Care specializes in neurodiversity-affirming assessments for autism, ADHD, and mental health for adults and children. We have immediate openings for appointments and can see people in TN and most other states. We specialize in high masking autism and understand the unique presentations of autistic women/girls as well as profiles like pathological demand avoidance (PDA). Our evaluations are comprehensive and consider all possible mental health diagnoses - this is what sets our evaluations apart from others who offer psychological testing testing!
(615) 205-1921 View (615) 205-1921
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Janet Ewing Panter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38134
Waitlist for new clients
I want to work with you to develop treatment plan that meets your needs. By collaborating we can identify your needs, goals, and struggles and find a path that works for you. I work with clients of all ages, including children and adolescents with a range of issues, including learning disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression, and anxiety among others. When working with young people, I also spend time with their parents to talk about the challenges of parents and recommend strategies to deal with the issues you face.
I want to work with you to develop treatment plan that meets your needs. By collaborating we can identify your needs, goals, and struggles and find a path that works for you. I work with clients of all ages, including children and adolescents with a range of issues, including learning disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression, and anxiety among others. When working with young people, I also spend time with their parents to talk about the challenges of parents and recommend strategies to deal with the issues you face.
(901) 672-6539 View (901) 672-6539
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Play Therapy Center of Oxford, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38103
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of practice settings over the past 20 years. My primary area of interest and training is working with children under the age of 10 dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, autism, developmental delay, divorce, grief, medical issues, behavioral problems, and more. I believe children have limitless potential for growth and they have an innate capacity for resiliency. I also believe that parents and primary caregivers play a critical role in a child's recovery and a joint approach to working with children is essential to healing.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of practice settings over the past 20 years. My primary area of interest and training is working with children under the age of 10 dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, autism, developmental delay, divorce, grief, medical issues, behavioral problems, and more. I believe children have limitless potential for growth and they have an innate capacity for resiliency. I also believe that parents and primary caregivers play a critical role in a child's recovery and a joint approach to working with children is essential to healing.
(662) 388-0148 View (662) 388-0148
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Dayciaa C. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38115
Such conditions may be ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Autism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.
Happy Hello! I counsel children and adolescents, from ages 6-18, on academic and behavioral matters including, but not limited to, the following: Goal-Setting, Study Skills, Test-Taking Strategies, Organization/Time Management, Non-Violent Conflict Resolution, Respect/Responsibility, Decision-Making, New School Transitions, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Stress Management, Anger Management, and College/Career Awareness, Exploration and Planning. I also work with adults of all ages and life stages on a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, eating disorders and PTSD.
Such conditions may be ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Autism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.
Happy Hello! I counsel children and adolescents, from ages 6-18, on academic and behavioral matters including, but not limited to, the following: Goal-Setting, Study Skills, Test-Taking Strategies, Organization/Time Management, Non-Violent Conflict Resolution, Respect/Responsibility, Decision-Making, New School Transitions, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Stress Management, Anger Management, and College/Career Awareness, Exploration and Planning. I also work with adults of all ages and life stages on a range of issues, including anxiety and depression, eating disorders and PTSD.
(901) 617-3139 View (901) 617-3139
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Valentine Behavioral & Mental Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEdNCC, LPCMHSP, CMHC, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38125  (Online Only)
I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults.
I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults.
(731) 666-6903 View (731) 666-6903
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Samantha Perkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 37544
I specialize in working with autistic and neurodivergent indviduals. Throughout my career I have advocated for my clients’ needs in the educational system, community agencies, and in higher education. I have encountered several barriers in these settings, including a lack of support in providing equal access and accommodations to neurodivergent individuals. This has guided me to focus my skills on providing a safe therapeutic environment that fosters accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
I specialize in working with autistic and neurodivergent indviduals. Throughout my career I have advocated for my clients’ needs in the educational system, community agencies, and in higher education. I have encountered several barriers in these settings, including a lack of support in providing equal access and accommodations to neurodivergent individuals. This has guided me to focus my skills on providing a safe therapeutic environment that fosters accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
(865) 290-2405 View (865) 290-2405
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Ellie Mental Health - Memphis
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving. Your mental health care should be effective, easy, and fun. When life has you feeling down, our qualified & compassionate therapists are here to help you feel better.
We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving. Your mental health care should be effective, easy, and fun. When life has you feeling down, our qualified & compassionate therapists are here to help you feel better.
(901) 668-6722 View (901) 668-6722
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Britt Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
The treatment of complex histories of trauma, eating disorders, and attachment disruptions must include interventions that rewire the brain from the bottom up, somatic movement to reintegrate the body with the brain, and a felt sense of safety, in the context of relationship. This provides lasting change for improved regulation, mood, energy, the ability to be present and attune to others. Too many therapies focus on decision making, problem solving, or changing your thoughts. This is not how we are wired to work. It leads to disappointment. My evidenced based interventions promise to be different.
The treatment of complex histories of trauma, eating disorders, and attachment disruptions must include interventions that rewire the brain from the bottom up, somatic movement to reintegrate the body with the brain, and a felt sense of safety, in the context of relationship. This provides lasting change for improved regulation, mood, energy, the ability to be present and attune to others. Too many therapies focus on decision making, problem solving, or changing your thoughts. This is not how we are wired to work. It leads to disappointment. My evidenced based interventions promise to be different.
(901) 519-2163 View (901) 519-2163
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Meredith Julian Mahaney
MEd
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38125
Change is hard. Change can feel scary. Yet, change is absolutely necessary for us to grow and for our lives to become more meaningful. In my career and throughout my life, I have observed three main characteristics that stand out regarding human nature: first, all of us, adults as well as children, crave connection both within ourselves and with others. Secondly, we all have a need to feel seen and heard. Lastly, we all desire to experience joy and lightheartedness.
Change is hard. Change can feel scary. Yet, change is absolutely necessary for us to grow and for our lives to become more meaningful. In my career and throughout my life, I have observed three main characteristics that stand out regarding human nature: first, all of us, adults as well as children, crave connection both within ourselves and with others. Secondly, we all have a need to feel seen and heard. Lastly, we all desire to experience joy and lightheartedness.
(901) 665-0852 View (901) 665-0852
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Amy L Bohannan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
(901) 459-5834 View (901) 459-5834
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Wendi Stec
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I firmly believe that every child has the potential to thrive, but sometimes they need guidance and support to unlock their abilities. In my therapy sessions, I create a safe and nurturing environment where your child can explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to navigate life's challenges. I am dedicated to being a compassionate and encouraging presence in your child's journey towards growth and self-discovery. Together, we can empower your child to create a brighter and more fulfilling future.
I firmly believe that every child has the potential to thrive, but sometimes they need guidance and support to unlock their abilities. In my therapy sessions, I create a safe and nurturing environment where your child can explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to navigate life's challenges. I am dedicated to being a compassionate and encouraging presence in your child's journey towards growth and self-discovery. Together, we can empower your child to create a brighter and more fulfilling future.
(901) 673-9791 View (901) 673-9791
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kardia Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Jordan has a long standing history of working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are navigating the difficult road of overcoming trauma and the emotional and physical scars that remain after the dust has settled. Trauma has a way of stunting emotional and physical growth. It has a way of making us feel that we have lost our voices, that we are not valued, that we do not have a purpose, and as if the only way to be heard is to engage in risky behaviors or defiance. Finding hope may seem impossible. However, beginning to explore and understand the impact that trauma has had on our character enables us to move forward.
Jordan has a long standing history of working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are navigating the difficult road of overcoming trauma and the emotional and physical scars that remain after the dust has settled. Trauma has a way of stunting emotional and physical growth. It has a way of making us feel that we have lost our voices, that we are not valued, that we do not have a purpose, and as if the only way to be heard is to engage in risky behaviors or defiance. Finding hope may seem impossible. However, beginning to explore and understand the impact that trauma has had on our character enables us to move forward.
(901) 813-6004 x733 View (901) 813-6004 x733
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The Collective Healing Space
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Being seen and heard are gifts that a lot of us have not consistently received throughout our lives. Our humanity requires these gifts to experience fullness, wholeness, and a steady sense of self. Ruptures and traumas with society, with others, and with ourselves can be experienced as a result of not being experienced as our full selves or when we are reduced to attributes, parts, or fragments rather than as fully human. At times, we can even begin to believe that this is all we are worth or engage in scrambling to live a life of scarcity not believing we deserve a life of abundance. Our life force, though, knows that we need more.
Being seen and heard are gifts that a lot of us have not consistently received throughout our lives. Our humanity requires these gifts to experience fullness, wholeness, and a steady sense of self. Ruptures and traumas with society, with others, and with ourselves can be experienced as a result of not being experienced as our full selves or when we are reduced to attributes, parts, or fragments rather than as fully human. At times, we can even begin to believe that this is all we are worth or engage in scrambling to live a life of scarcity not believing we deserve a life of abundance. Our life force, though, knows that we need more.
(901) 657-3660 View (901) 657-3660
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Jarrod Micah Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Are you lonely? Tired? Scared? Have you decided you need help? You fear what might happen if you put off counseling any longer. You've tried everything you know to fix your problem. You thought you would have figured it out by now. Your job, your career, your life circumstances have never been so challenging. Trying to solve this puzzle has been exhausting, debilitating, and perplexing! You're beyond ready to experience freedom and purpose!
Are you lonely? Tired? Scared? Have you decided you need help? You fear what might happen if you put off counseling any longer. You've tried everything you know to fix your problem. You thought you would have figured it out by now. Your job, your career, your life circumstances have never been so challenging. Trying to solve this puzzle has been exhausting, debilitating, and perplexing! You're beyond ready to experience freedom and purpose!
(901) 350-4314 View (901) 350-4314
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Katherine Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Hi there! I am a counselor who works with clients ages 13+ and am skilled in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, self-esteem, anger management, and transition issues. I also have specialized training and experience working with older adults with dementia and other cognitive and age-related changes. Additionally, I see teenagers and adults of all ages who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am well-versed in helping clients who are questioning their identities, beginning the coming-out process, and/or transitioning. I am included as a recommended specialist for transgender mental health in the local OUTMemphis Resource Guide.
Hi there! I am a counselor who works with clients ages 13+ and am skilled in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, self-esteem, anger management, and transition issues. I also have specialized training and experience working with older adults with dementia and other cognitive and age-related changes. Additionally, I see teenagers and adults of all ages who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am well-versed in helping clients who are questioning their identities, beginning the coming-out process, and/or transitioning. I am included as a recommended specialist for transgender mental health in the local OUTMemphis Resource Guide.
(901) 668-7624 View (901) 668-7624
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Shelby Kristafer Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS/EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Life can be tiring and exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like we're underwater and there's no relief in sight. When we're having strong thoughts we can't seem to shake, it's truly just peace we're looking for and I hope to help you find that.
Life can be tiring and exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like we're underwater and there's no relief in sight. When we're having strong thoughts we can't seem to shake, it's truly just peace we're looking for and I hope to help you find that.
(901) 673-3848 View (901) 673-3848
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Lance Faegenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38111  (Online Only)
Sometimes dark places need flashlights. Early in my education to become a therapist, I learned being allowed to walk with someone during a dark time in their life is an honor. As a therapist it is my intention to earn that honor, to be a flashlight of sorts, and to help remove those emotional filters which often darken our experiences.
Sometimes dark places need flashlights. Early in my education to become a therapist, I learned being allowed to walk with someone during a dark time in their life is an honor. As a therapist it is my intention to earn that honor, to be a flashlight of sorts, and to help remove those emotional filters which often darken our experiences.
(901) 557-8889 View (901) 557-8889

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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.