Therapy and Support
AuSM's Mental Health Services team works in partnership with you to develop a plan based on your needs. For many, working with mental heath service providers is a new experience; we want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable as we undertake this journey together, striving for positive, individual-focused goals.
Working daily with individuals with ASD through AuSM's office, our therapists are in the best possible position to stay up-to-date on the medical and developmental research communities. Creative and appropriate intervention often reduces the need for managing difficult behavior. It can increase social skills, communication and choice-making abilities, promoting more independence. Training by hands-on professionals eliminates unnecessary guesswork and makes use of the most up-to-date strategies. With training, family members, staff and those with ASD can feel successful in their everyday lives.
- Diagnostic, functional or behavioral assessments for children, adolescents, and adults
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Developmental therapy
- Behavior consultation
- Marriage and couples therapy
- Training for organizations and service providers
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Dr. Barbara Luskin, PhD, LP
Dr. Luskin is a licensed psychologist who has worked closely with children and adults with ASD for more than 30 years in professional and home settings. She specializes in providing both assessments and counseling to individuals with ASD and those who support them.
Dr Luskin’s services include diagnostic and functional assessments, individual therapy for adults and adolescents, training and consultation for caregivers; helping them to understand ASD, teaching them creative and effective interventions, helping them evaluate progress and providing guidance when adjustments are needed.
Meg Williams, MA, LAMFT
Williams is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist who has worked with individuals with ASD for over 10 years. Her services include individual, couple, family and group therapy and diagnostic assessments. She specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples (one or both partners with ASD) and families and is certified in Prepare/Enrich. Williams also teaches socials skills classes, facilitates support groups for adults with ASD, spouses and family members. She uses a holistic, strength-based approach offering hope, understanding, growth and encouragement.
Tamara Phillips, MA, LMFT
Tamara Phillips, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related mental health disorders. She works with individuals and families on strategies for improved behavior, communication and relationships. She has a special interest on the impact of autism on couples and families and helps parents and siblings navigate what can often be a stressful and confusing journey.
Phillips uses an integrated approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, family or group while offering knowledge, compassion, direction and hope. She is the mother of two teenage daughters, one who lives with autism.
AuSM provides a variety of support groups to meet the needs of parents, children, family members, individuals, couples and more. Support groups offer those affected by autism the opportunity to share problems, solutions, joy, and sorrows with one another. Most groups meet monthly, and advance registration is required.