Autism Therapists in Colleyville, TX

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Jenna Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that counseling provides an avenue in which individuals and families can grow through self-discovery, self-awareness, gaining confidence and creating meaningful and authentic relationships. Asking for help takes courage and by just calling you are one step closer to self-improvement. I have more than 10 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families. I use a variety of treatment methods that are flexible to your needs.
(469) 715-4069
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North Texas Counseling Associates
Psychologist, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
North Texas Counseling Associates offers psychological assessments for: ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, career/vocational assessment, diagnosis study for general treatment recommendations, intellectual disabilities (IQ), and learning disorders.
North Texas Counseling offers psychological testing services. All psychological assessments include: detailed clinical review, review of pertinent records, standardized testing only with empirically validated instruments, feedback session to review results, and a written report of the assessments and treatment plan.
(682) 228-3714
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Kristy S Hagar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with a wide range of developmental disorders including ADHD, Autism -spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, pediatric pain (including headaches, stomachaches), and other medical conditions impacting cognitive, academic, psychosocial, and emotional functioning.
I provide assessment and consultation services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. My goal is to provide a continuum of support as children grow and develop from preschool to young adulthood/college-age. If you or your child is experiencing learning or achievement difficulties, social or adjustment problems, or fears and worries that are disrupting daily life, we can develop a plan of action to address these concerns.
(214) 838-8079
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Alaina Kroes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Evaluations include: general mental health; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); autism spectrum disorder; learning difficulties; behavioral disturbances, and emotional disturbances.
I specialize in psychological testing and offer comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages.
(817) 492-5105
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Kayla Dillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Navigating life’s ups and downs can often be challenging. My goal as a therapist is to join with my client, and to empower them on their journey to find resiliency and healing. I believe that counseling can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. I’m passionate about walking along side of you as you grow and provide practical techniques and resources for you to navigate through life feeling more confident and empowered.
(817) 241-3366
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Texas Child Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you ever felt helpless, lost, or confused as a parent? Felt overwhelmed by the daily decisions we face as parents compounded by the number of differing opinions on how to be a good parent? Alongside the intense love a parent feels for their child can also come worry, fear, and a deep desire to do everything that we can to nurture their development. Watching your child struggle at school, be rejected by friends, hurt themselves, or explode with anger can feel like an open wound that will not heal. A journey this important should not be undertaken alone.
(817) 646-9752
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Sonia Noorany
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
Life is hard! Whether it be stressors of everyday life, family or marital issues, school or work-related problems or because of recent or past trauma/grief, life can become messy. It gets hard not only for oneself, but also for loved ones or those around us. The reality is it happens to ALL of us. Sometimes all we need is for someone to listen with compassion and without judgment. Sometimes we require resources or coping strategies to help navigate the obstacles life throws at us. No matter what it is we need, therapy is the first step. Therapy equips us with the tools that we need to face whatever hardships we have.
(682) 305-2750
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Andreanna Duron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
I have a Masters Degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have experience working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, grief, and couples working through a difficult time.
(972) 580-3422
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Ann Marie Leist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
All individuals experience difficult times or crises in their lives. As an experienced, licensed psychologist, I would like to help you work through life's challenges. I am committed to helping my clients overcome obstacles and meet goals that will lead to lasting and meaningful changes in their lives. I have extensive training in treating children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families in therapy.
(817) 522-3291
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Collin Carey Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MA
Verified
Verified
Living with your own personal struggles can be defeating. I understand how impossible it can feel to carry on every day. I also understand how difficult it can be to find someone who can be completely objective and supportive to your struggles, especially the ones that are more difficult to talk about. You do not have to feel that way. Any person and/or struggle is invited to see me. I am located at SEVN Therapy, which is a collection of therapists gathered to help our community. From the moment you walk through our doors, to the end of your session, we want you to feel welcomed, loved, and excited to come back for more.
(682) 936-1897
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Beth Lusby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Lusby focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Services available include psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, parent coaching, school consultation, and psychotherapy. We also provide behavioral plans based on school/home observation.
(817) 601-7597
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Valerie Reyna
Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I believe in meeting clients where they are at emotionally and helping them and their parents reach their goals. Through a positive relationship with my client I try to help them gain insight into their desire to belong and have significance. I continually work to create a supportive environment for children in order for the child to gain insight and understanding into their unique world. With insight the child and therapist can collaborate to reduce the child's current stressors possibly leading to problematic behaviors.
(972) 503-4045
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Kaitlin Elizabeth Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and preadolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. I also work frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional talk therapy. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas where I trained in Play Therapy, Group Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention. While at UNT, I also trained in Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT).
(817) 662-4751
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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The Well
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, TBRI, MA
Verified
Verified
The Well Counseling Center is a professional mental health care practice serving the area with office, and/or Telehealth. We sincerely believe there is hope for all who are willing to seek help no matter their situation. With an integrated approach, using psychological proven techniques and skills from a Christian foundation, we draw from a variety of methodologies to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. We tailor our skills and therapeutic interventions to meet our individual client’s needs with love and understanding. Sascha is a advanced clinical supervising specialist for teen, child, marital, and online therapy
(214) 833-6927
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Colleyville, TX 76034
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Mitch Hill, LCSW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, BA-Psyc
Verified
Verified
My practice is all about improving self-awareness, self-control, and resiliency. I also focus on strengthening overall family connection and support. I use an eclectic blend of evidence-based theories and experiential practice. That means using the best of science in ways that are real, relevant and in-the-moment.
(682) 587-6216
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Tamra White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
It takes courage to reach out for assistance. I acknowledge that, and welcome you to an environment that asks questions, and promotes change! In my practice, I strive to make the client feel safe, comfortable, and understood from the moment we meet. The quality of the connection between the client and the therapist is fundamental to emotional growth and genuine change. I understand that there are certain feelings, problems, relationship dynamics and behaviors that one would like to feel better about as soon as possible. My practice does not ignore one's need for change in the here and now!
(940) 202-8321
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Marla Klein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life stressors can contribute to feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and even hopelessness. If you are feeling any of these, know that you are not alone. I work with clients to re-examine stressful situations in a safe, judgement free environment. Together we can identify goals and solutions to problems that cause pain and confusion and work to improve communication, coping skills and self-esteem.
(682) 334-8851
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Megan M Shelton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Children and adolescents often struggle with the same difficult feelings and emotions that adults do, but they have limited ways of expressing themselves. Similarly, parents can find themselves at a loss to reach their child, often leading to stress, anxiety, and disconnection. I have spent years working with children, teens, and their families in order to create healthy coping skills and foster healing, growth, and connection. I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential in a safe environment to explore their thoughts and feelings and develop necessary skills to thrive.
(214) 974-4129
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Darlene Vanchura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
"Learn all your theories as well as you can but put them aside when you touch the miracle of a living soul." I love this quote by Carl Jung as it describes so well my approach. I am looking forward to helping you address your concerns. I am well experienced in working with PTSD, anxiety & depression with all ages (from age 3 - 93). We will work together to address parenting or relationship issues. Some issues resolve relatively quickly & some take more time. I strive to provide a safe environment in which personal growth can happen.
(817) 264-7941
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Wes Parks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
If you're looking for a gay therapist in the DFW Metroplex who personally understands the confusion, frustration, and difficulties that can come with being LGBTQ+, look no further. Whether it is problems in your relationships, a lack of acceptance from your family or others, or confusion about who you are, I can help. Together we will find ways to improve your outlook, work on your relationships, feel better about yourself, and live your best life true to who you are.
(817) 591-4647
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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.