With the increased prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), children, teens, and families need a warm and understanding approach to treat the symptoms and related challenges that are associated with the diagnosis. It can be difficult to find a professional who truly understands ASD and knows how to best approach working with your child based on their individual needs.
While a variety of approaches may benefit your child or teen, increased research is demonstrating the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy treatment in individuals with ASD, especially to manage symptoms of anxiety or depression. It is common for children and teens with Autism to experience higher levels of anxiety and depression, which may be due to the challenges they face socially that become more apparent as they enter the teen years.
Therapy can assist your child or teen with learning tools and strategies to manage their anxiety and focus on activities that highlight their strengths and skills. Social skills training may be integrated into therapy to help your child feel more confident and capable in their interactions with peers.
In addition to individual work with your child, Wellspring therapists are available to provide parent consultation and in-home therapy services to address presenting issues in the environments in which they occur most often. This allows the therapist to provide in the moment feedback and guidance to parents and provide you with tools to know how to best respond to your child’s behavioral needs.
Wellspring’s skilled clinicians treat individuals with high-functioning Autism by looking at the whole person. The symptoms of Autism can differ greatly from person to person. We seek to individualize treatment and provide a supportive environment for both the client and the family. Wellspring approaches the therapeutic process with sensitivity to the ways individuals diagnosed with Autism relate to the world.
- Social skills development
- Emotional regulation and anger management
- Behavior management strategies
- Managing anxiety and depression
- Parent consultation
- In-home behavior consultation
- Consultation with school/educators and other providers in the community