Autism Therapists in Saint George, UT

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Crimson Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCBA, CMHC, RBT
Verified
Verified
At Crimson Counseling LLC we have the heart and passion to help teens and adults with behavior challenges move closer to independence and mental wellness. We focus on individuals who are experiencing challenges related to Autism , TBI, ABI, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, OCD, aggression, and just about everyone else. If you are not sure if we can help, send us an email, we’d love to talk - info@crimsoncounseling.net
(801) 893-7397
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Brandon Andrus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with neurodiverse clients (ADHD, high functioning autism spectrum, learning differences, etc.
My experience includes working with adolescents, young adults, parents, couples, and families. Are you struggling to feel like you are enough? Are you overwhelmed with social, academic, or work pressure? Have you recently gone through a major life transition such as losing a loved one or going through a separation or divorce? Do you struggle as a parent with setting limits or are you terrified of the current struggle your child is facing and at a loss as to how you can effectively support them? Do your relationships suffer due to poor communication and unhealthy boundaries? Have you experienced childhood or adulthood trauma?
(435) 292-8954
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Kauren Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, BCBA
Verified
Verified
My experience includes addressing a variety of mental health and behavioral issues (relating to depression, anxiety, adjustment, ADHD, Autism , etc.
We all experience difficult challenges that impact our ability to manage how we think, feel, and behave. My focus is to help you heal and move forward with your goals. While we can’t change things in the past, we can work together to better understand, manage, and gain over-all peace in our lives. My approach is warm and collaborative. I have found that most people enjoy the therapeutic process as it challenges them to make the changes they want to make. With a healthy therapeutic relationship, this allows you to be vulnerable and receive unconditional positive regard to address your goals.
(435) 236-3947
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Morgan Lenae Seymour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
After spending a month in the back country of Alaska, I discovered a passion for helping others and the true power that nature holds. I enjoy working and using nature as a co-therapist and thinking out side the box when it comes to helping and supporting my clients. I have a passion for working with teens and have specialized in tech addiction, Autism and offering perinatal support to new mothers. I also work with young adults, adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family systems challenges.
(970) 847-2477
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Malia McDermott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an empathetic therapist specializing in the treatment of children and young adults. I enjoy using Play Therapy techniques, as play is truly the language children use for communicating and healing. I enjoy the challenge, honesty, and rewards of working with kids. I have experience working with co-parenting, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, addiction, violence related issues, and LGTBQ. I also enjoy working with parents, utilizing some techniques from Gottman Institute, Love and Logic, and Incredible Years curriculum. I look forward to working cooperatively with your child and family.
(435) 236-3730
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Cheryl L Jordan
Counselor, MS, PT, ACMHC
Verified
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I have experience with autism , attachment issues, ADHD, and learning challenges, and anxiety/depression in children/teens.
Are you or your children/teens struggling? I specialize in helping both children and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, adoption, and difficult behaviors related to school and other life changes (moving, COVID, death of family members, family transitions). I am person-centered and trauma-focused in my approach to helping people and want to see life improve for you. I enjoy working with children and their parents, teens, as well as adults. I offer EMDR for all ages, a creative play-centered setting for children/teens, and person-centered, emotionally-focused, and DBT approaches for adults.
(435) 466-4150
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Austin Kyle Elder
Psychologist, PhD, SPC
Verified
Verified
My current practice is focused on psychological evaluations only. Not doing therapy at this time. My education and experience is rooted in Attachment Theory with focus on displaced children and their caregivers. I have been actively involved in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral disorders (i.e. ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder) and mental health disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder). I have focused on direct clinical services including psychological evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, supervision, and consultation.
(435) 220-5801
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Mountain View Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, APRN-FN, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We specialize in Play Therapy, Autism , Kids, Teens, Group, Trauma, Medication Management, Couples, EMDR and more.
St. George office opening soon! If you find yourself feeling more worried or sad than usual, you're not alone. Therapy can help you gain valuable tools to feel better. We can also provide support with parenting issues, stress, depression, trauma, life transitions and relationships! You may be surprised at how much better you can feel after just one session. Making emotional health a priority now can help you get back to enjoying life sooner. Now seeing clients in person and by telehealth for therapy and med management in St. George and Riverton.
(801) 438-4937
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Bethany Schlinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Frequent diagnoses I treat include depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, family dynamics and conflict, anger management/behavioral intervention systems, trauma, grief, High Functioning Autism and social/emotional difficulties.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE! I enjoy helping people to problem-solve, strategize, and set great goals. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nevada since 2004, and I have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Psychologist in Nevada. I primarily provide Cognitive, Diagnostic, Psychological and Psychoeducational testing to children and adults. I also provide individual therapy only on a cash pay basis, or through straight FFS Medicaid, when my schedule allows.
(702) 997-9177
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Jenna Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to counseling services, I also offer ADOS-2 Autism testing as well as ADHD assessments.
I enjoy working with families, couples, and individuals. In addition, I have a passion for families and couples who have experience with neurodiversity within their family and/or relational system—specifically, Autism and ADHD. Coming from experience, I feel there is a great need for mental health services for families, couples, parents, and individuals who go through the initial diagnosis process and challenging situations that may arise. I find working with couples rewarding, and love witnessing their combined and individual journeys throughout the therapy process.
(435) 710-7594
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Mary Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am all about play therapy! It's surprising how fast children can be empowered through different play methods to feel confident managing problems, emotions and behavior. When children use their natural ability to play to access their inner world, they gain confidence and skills they didn't have before. I also work with teens, which includes talk therapy and expressive forms of therapy depending on needs.
(435) 246-1558
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Donald Kirk Best
Counselor, ACMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Available state wide through video conferencing. Many people struggle with feeling different, strange, or like others do not relate to them well. Many people feel like they have to hide who they are and have no place to be themselves. Many new clients worry about being pushed to confront truths and emotions before they are ready. I seek to first get clients ready to change then support them as they lead the way. This goes for the person with depression who needs to reshape their relationships; the person with PTSD facing their painful past; and the gay person grappling with the consequences of coming out or not.
(435) 236-3488
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Rachael Wesemann
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trauma is trauma, no matter how small. It may affect how you cope with life's daily stressors, how you develop and maintain relationships with others, and how you ultimately view yourself. My role is to help you better understand and discover your true self by bringing any shame that lies behind your trauma to the forefront of your life so that it can be replaced with self-compassion. My ultimate goal is to help you heal until you gain confidence in who you are and what you have been through.
(435) 334-5142
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Kade Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For many years, I have specialized in helping struggling adolescents and families dealing with depression, anxiety, defiance, negative communication/ interaction, and substance abuse. Additionally, I have worked to help children understand and work through traumatic events in their lives as well as guiding couples and families as they find hope in their relationships.
(435) 241-1107
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Michael M. Steele
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Sometimes parenting can be fraught with challenges, and knowing how best to help your child can be confusing. Whether it's behavior problems, anxiety, depression, educational issues, or chronic illness; these issues do have solutions. The guidance you receive should be from someone with the proper training, who utilizes research-based strategies, and resists the urge to rely solely on their "gut" in a treatment setting. This is the current standard in this modern age of psychological care, and combined with the right interpersonal fit, you and your child's efforts in treatment will be more likely to result in lasting change.
(435) 708-2829
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Saint George, UT 84770
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Candice Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, CSW, BSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strongly believe that before the more technical work can begin, there must be a trusting therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. I prefer the relationship and therapy in general to develop organically, being authentic, supportive, transparent, confidential, and compassionate. I am fully committed to seeing that you feel safe and receive the therapeutic impact needed to heal. Sometimes things happen in life that disrupt our mental, spiritual, and physical balance, impacting our ability to lead a happy fulfilling life. My goal is to partner with my clients to find balance.
(435) 266-4298
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Brent Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist, religious educator, and army chaplain I have a unique passion for helping families, couples, and individuals cope with life's stress. I specialize in helping teens and their families overcome defiance, depression, anxiety, drug abuse, and Aspergers. With my training in marriage and family therapy I love helping couples reduce conflict and increase marital satisfaction. Currently accepting in-person and telehealth/online clients.
(435) 246-4819
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Jennie Pool
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, BSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are all designed to heal when wounded, and often times a safe objective place to support healing and growth is needed. Trauma of all kinds and negative life experiences can create ruptures in our stability and consistency in life. I will partner with you to find and utilize the best tools, strategies, and coping mechanisms to create the life you want and find the place of inner balance and healing. Therapy is like an emotional gym. We do therapy in order to strengthen our emotional/mental health and assess what is causing internal dis “ease”. Compassion and empathy are major therapeutic tools to promote healing and growth.
(435) 210-6965
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Endeavor Family Counseling & Sports Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHC, CS, PECI
Verified
Verified
I have a dual focus on both therapy and Sports Psychology. I have tremendous success is treating clients with issues related to adolescence, transitioning into young adulthood, failure to launch, parent/child conflict, anxiety, trauma and developing mental focus to achieve specific performance goals and aspirations. My clients typically have a problem or a goal they are trying to work through to improve their life in the present and the future.
(435) 220-4155
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Saint George, UT 84790
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Bonnie Bennett
Counselor, ACMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe in meeting the person where they are in life. Talking to someone in a therapeutic setting can be intimidating, generally most people find it uncomfortable to talk to a stranger about the things that bother them or hurt them. I understand and respect that personal caution and assure you that, at no time I will judge you or your situation. The basic premise is to help people in a trauma informed setting gain new coping skills because the ones used in the past are no longer effective. I believe in helping people look inside themselves and find their own answers that fit within their value system.
(435) 236-3792
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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.