Autism

Therapy or psychotherapy with a person on the autistic spectrum is not always about focusing on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The type of therapy we offer here at Harbor Counseling services for Autism/Asperger’s clients and family is categorized often as mood therapy.

Everyone including people who have autism can have anxiety, grief, stress, trauma, ADHD or other mental health topics that come up in their life. Some have the basics skills of how to function with autism while others may need to develop them. Those who have gained many beneficial skills find that this allows them to thrive.

Both of the above-mentioned autistic persons may find mood therapy can be a valuable resource.

Family members, friends, professionals and romantic partners too can find having a knowledgeable therapist in the area of autism or Asperger’s can be useful for: school, work or daily routine struggles and challenges.

Some skills we work on developing:

  • Mindfulness

  • Communication dialogue tools

  • Coping skills or self-calming strategie areas

    • Visual tools

    • Creative Tools

    • Humor tools

    • Self-nuturing tools

    • Physical tools

    • Auditory/verbal tools

Techniques we use to go about learning new skills:

  • Play therapy

    • Non-directive

    • Directive

  • Art Therapy

  • EMDR

  • CBT

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