Psychological and Behavioral Services

Individual Therapy Services

*Our waitlist for individual therapy is currently closed. Please check our website periodically to get updates.

Our team emphasizes treatment and support to:

  • Reduce Challenging Behavior often associated with autism, such as rigidity, disruptive behaviors (screaming, repetitive speech), and noncompliance (not following directions, unable to stop an activity).
  • Build Social Communication and Play Skills in young children with ASD using a naturalistic behavioral approach
  • Improve Peer Interactions by offering social skill programs to teach children how to make and keep friends.
  • Improve Adaptive Skills to promote independent living and increase quality of life. Skills addressed are based on individual needs. Adaptive skills may include: Toileting, dressing, hand washing, teeth brushing, completing chores, improving homework habits, and interview skills.
  • Manage Emotional/Attention Concerns (e.g., Anxiety, Depression, ADHD) to address issues such as low self-esteem, worries, fears, sadness, inattention, or understanding the diagnosis.

The therapy models that are used in our center are evidence-based. These treatments include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (Pivotal Response Treatment, Early Start Denver Model)
  • Structured Teaching (TEACCH)
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) 

     

    Current Services Accepting Patients on Waitlist:

    1. Parent-Mediated Early Intervention Services (Ages 2-8):These services are delivered by both our psychologists and our speech language pathologist. Services are most often delivered in person. Telehealth services are available for families from rural communities without access to autism specific services in their area. This treatment is for toddlers and young children with the goal of improving communication, language, play, and engagement. We use a parent education and coaching model grounded in the naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (NDBI) treatment paradigm. Specifically, the intervention utilizes components of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). The parent coaching model employed is called Project ImPACT.