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Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that impact your ability to interact socially and communicate effectively. While some think of autism as a disease that can’t be improved, focused therapy can significantly improve the condition.

No matter how severe symptoms are among the Autism spectrum, an experienced therapist can help you better understand yourself, your needs, and what you can do to improve your quality of life. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms of Autism

There are several symptoms of autism that you should know about, and they include:

  • Having trouble communicating how you feel.
  • Being perceived by others as offensive.
  • Shying away from social interactions.
  • Being unable to make friends.
  • Trouble making eye contact.

Aspergers symptoms include:

  • A strong interest in art or intellectual things
  • Delayed development
  • Lack of proper social skills.

If you believe that you fit the description of Autism, it’s wise to connect with a therapist for a formal diagnosis and treatment. Looking for autism information for your child? Read this article to learn about the merits of art therapy for Autism.

Get Treatment for Autism or Aspergers Today!

Mental Health Match can help you find a professional therapist who can improve your symptoms and help you function at a higher level. Finding a licensed therapist on our platform is as easy as browsing the experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Lianna Gliksman
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Work on befriending your brain, untangling your feelings, and deepening your understanding of your body’s signals so that you can create a life that works for you.


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Together, we will:

Work on befriending your brain, untangling your feelings, and deepening your understanding of your body’s signals so that you can create a life that works for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about having hard conversations, while also exploring what feels good. I think it's important to take therapy at your own pace and the hard conversations will only happen when you're ready.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodivergence
  • Young Adults
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Dr. Michelle Wambach
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Sometimes there are issues you just can't talk about with friends or family-that's where I come in. Together we can figure out a way forward through your current difficulties so that you are stronger in the future and make healthier choices.


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Sometimes there are issues you just can't talk about with friends or family-that's where I come in. Together we can figure out a way forward through your current difficulties so that you are stronger in the future and make healthier choices.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a holistic approach that takes into account mind-body-spirit. I use cognitive-behavioral skills for fear reduction, self-soothing, and emotional clarity. As well as incorporating EMDR, EFT, and body-mindfulness techniques for lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aspergers
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Feeling Lost
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Immigration evaluations
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Michelle Wambach remote and phone therapy in California, Idaho, Oregon
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Claudia Franzosi
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Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!


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Together, we will:

Map out a course of action to change where you are at and get to where you want to be. We will explore what keeps you stuck and find ways to navigate through the obstacles presented. Working with a very experienced therapist makes a difference!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am results oriented and do not believe in endlessly complaining about problems and childhood issues without taking specific actions to improve your situation. I only use science-based approaches like cognitive behavioral-therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • High functioning autism
  • Trauma Recovery
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Andrew Drey-Mulari
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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.


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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client-centered approach. My main modality is Narrative Therapy, which operates under the assumption that we live our lives in stories.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cancer Journey
  • Depression
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Teen issues
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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Empowering women
  • Empowerment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Dina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in California