Therapy and Support
The AuSM Counseling and Consulting 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.
AuSM therapists have more than 80 years of combined experience serving individuals with autism. They strive to help individuals with autism understand their diagnosis and address both the challenges and gifts that it can bring. Our depth of experience and dedicated support allows you to be confident that we will meet you wherever you are and start from there – no judgments, no preconceptions. From young children to adults, those on every part of the spectrum can grow at their own pace in a safe, compassionate environment, while pursuing their personal goals.
AuSM’s Counseling and Consulting Services team is available to consult with therapists, group home staff, community organizations, employers, day training and habilitation groups, and other professionals who work with individuals with autism to help with general training or to offer strategies related to a specific issue or topic.
Please Note: Due to an increase in requests for services, new AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services clients may have to wait up to 90 days for a first appointment. AuSM is actively seeking additional qualified providers to reduce the first appointment wait time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Diagnostic assessments for adults
- Functional or behavioral assessments for all ages
- 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
Sara Pahl, MS, BCBA, 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 a monthly e-mail to answer questions submitted by the autism community. If you would like to sign up to receive these e-mails, click here.
Professionals who work with individuals with ASD