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.
Tamara Phillips, MA, LMFT
Philips 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.
Sara Pahl, MS, BCaBA, NCC
Pahl is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in mental health counseling from Walden University. Pahl has worked with people with ASD for nearly 20 years. Her professional experience includes working with people with ASD in multiple capacities, such as mental health counselor, behavior support professional, education specialist, lead therapist, program manager, primary grade teacher, consultant, and director of a teen program. She specializes in working with systems, such as families and schools struggling with behavioral issues, as well as working with adolescents and young adults with ASD. Pahl strives to help empower, children, adolescents and young adults with ASD through self-advocacy and self-determination no matter what ability using a non-judgemental, integrated, empathetic, evidenced-based approach.
Beth Pitchford, MA
Beth Pitchford earned a master’s degree in Psychology from the Adler Graduate School (AGS), where she focused on learning about autism and how various aspects of Adlerian psychology could compliment the standard use of cognitive behavioral therapy with people on the autism spectrum. Pitchford became passionate about working with people on the “invisible” part of the spectrum (formerly known as Asperger’s syndrome) after she realized that many people close to her are on the spectrum and spent most of their lives wondering why they felt so different.
Pitchford values working with adults who want to decode the neurotypical world in order to decrease barriers to community acceptance and to increase a feeling of success. She works with adolescents as they navigate the super-social world of the teenage years. Using cognitive behavioral approaches and her Adlerian training, Pitchford’s goal is to help people better understand not only themselves but also the people in their lives.