Here at ABLS we believe that providing services means supporting the entire family. Our team of Clinical Social Workers specializes in ongoing weekly psychotherapy with children on the Autism Spectrum, their parents, and siblings.
We work with people ages 5 and up with Autism and other developmental challenges to target a range of issues including: impulse control and other executive functioning challenges, establishing and maintaining relationships, emotional regulation and awareness, perspective taking and reading and understanding social contexts, and navigating specific challenges of having ASD within the school system and/or larger society. We also provide outpatient therapy for parents and siblings to address the unique challenges within a special needs household. Our model includes promoting self-care, coaching for parenting challenges and co-parenting, providing further psychoeducation on a child’s presenting diagnosis and challenges, and processing grief and emotional struggles often associated with raising a child with special needs in our work with parents. We also strive to provide a supportive and facilitative environment for siblings of children with special needs where they can work to strengthen their relationship with their brother or sister, understand and learn more about the challenges their sibling is presented with, and process their own feelings around their family dynamic and potential challenges.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact our Intake Coordinator by filling out our Outpatient Therapy Application. Appointments are available Monday through Friday mornings and evenings. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Harvard Pilgrim insurance, or private pay.
At your first appointment you will go over and sign informed consent, consent to release information for all other relevant providers and schools, and our cancellation policy.
When seeing a child as the client, the clinician will first meet with caregivers for 50 minutes to discuss goals and concerns and then schedule a second 50 minute meeting with the minor. These two meetings will be used for both the family and therapist to decide if this treatment is the right fit for the client. When working with adults, clinicians will have an initial 50 minute meeting with the potential client to determine the right fit.
If you are interested in receiving therapeutic services from Applied Behavioral Learning Services, please fill out our online application and our intake coordinator will reach out to you for further information. Alternatively, if you would like to contact us directly by email or phone, you can do so by emailing Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-467-4136.
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