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
- Behavior consultation
- Marriage and couples therapy
- Training for organizations and service providers
How do I schedule an appointment?
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Dr. Barbara Luskin, PhD, LP
Meg Williams, MA, LMFT
Tamara Phillips, MA, LMFT
Sara Pahl, MS, BCaBA, NCC
Beth Pitchford, MA
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.
AuSM's highly trained, certified therapists have committed their careers to helping individuals with autism understand their diagnosis and address both the challenges and gifts that it can bring. The AuSM Mental Health Services team sends out an e-mail each month to answer questions submitted by the autism community.
Professionals who work with individuals with ASD:
Join the AuSM Mental Health Services team for networking and pizza at the AuSM office in St. Paul. This professional networking group will meet on the following dates:
- July 8, 2014
- Oct. 14, 2014