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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 Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Bee Cook
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We'll explore your relationships, attachments, sense of self, and how past experiences still impact you today. I'm happy to support those undergoing major life transitions, working through trauma, navigating identity questions, or seeking growth.


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We'll explore your relationships, attachments, sense of self, and how past experiences still impact you today. I'm happy to support those undergoing major life transitions, working through trauma, navigating identity questions, or seeking growth.

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In our work together, you can expect a warm, nonjudgmental presence as we explore your inner world. I offer a space where all parts of you are welcome, even those you've tried to push away. My goal is for you to feel truly seen, heard, and understood

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Kristen Schaer
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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.


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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.

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I’ve worked with a variety of populations, including LGBTQIA, trans, neurodivergent, kinky, polyamorous, disabled, and asexual. Anti-racism, decolonization, and the impact of intergenerational trauma are at the core of my practice.

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Buck Hourigan
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Explore what is important to you, whether it is living with neurodiversity, exploring an LGBTQ+ identity, or your identity as a gamer and what that means for how you interact with the world. Living authentically is crucial.


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Explore what is important to you, whether it is living with neurodiversity, exploring an LGBTQ+ identity, or your identity as a gamer and what that means for how you interact with the world. Living authentically is crucial.

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I approach this process from an existential point of view, with a heavy emphasis on our sense of meaning and purpose. My approach strongly focuses on you and what you find to be important in your world.

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  • Adult ADHD
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  • Autism Spectrum
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Donna Allen
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We will collaborate to identify your main goals for our time together, and periodically thereafter we'll check in to celebrate progress and identify any challenges or roadblocks. We may also change or add new goals as we go along.


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We will collaborate to identify your main goals for our time together, and periodically thereafter we'll check in to celebrate progress and identify any challenges or roadblocks. We may also change or add new goals as we go along.

Something to know about my approach is:

I blend diverse therapeutic methods, tailored to your unique journey. This may involve mindfulness, Eastern philosophy, reiki energy support, CBT, Gottman therapy, IFS, creative arts expression, and the principles of non-violent communication.

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  • Adult ADHD
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Christopher Norris
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The journey through therapy is highly individual, and how you feel can vary from session to session. You may experience a range of emotions as part of the therapeutic process. My commitment is to support you through this process of personal growth.


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The journey through therapy is highly individual, and how you feel can vary from session to session. You may experience a range of emotions as part of the therapeutic process. My commitment is to support you through this process of personal growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), each offering unique strategies to help cope with life.

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