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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has rapidly become one of the most talked about and recognized diagnoses in our culture. ASD can include a wide range (spectrum) of abilities, symptoms and limitations including; ongoing social problems such as difficulty communicating and interacting with others, repetitive behaviors as well as limited interests, and deficits in life skills that may lead to the inability to function independently socially, at school or work, or other areas of life.

For parents who receive this diagnosis for their child or for individuals who are finding this diagnosis later in life, it can be daunting and anxiety provoking to know where to start and whether or not you are making the right choices for treatment. At Meaningful Connections Counseling, we provide an environment to explore these options to find the best clinician suited for you, as well as refer you to the most necessary resources in the community.

Megan Carlson, MA, LPC, LLMFT, is our expert staff, who offers both Individual therapy as well as Group therapy. Megan has over 7 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults with ASD, as well as alongside their families, in the form of parent and sibling training and support.

If you are interested in learning more about our services or in working with Megan or one of our other qualified clinicians, please contact us today for a consultation to determine your best fit. 

In individual therapy we will explore the top concerns you are presenting with and develop a plan for how to reach those goals. Our hope is to develop strategies for you to take on life as independently as possible and develop ways to manage your feelings. 

Group therapy is offered for social and life skills work, as we explore these areas through open discussion and role-playing games. Groups are held for children, adolescents and adults who may have ASD or who may experience Social Anxiety. We work through topics such as assertiveness, social cues, conflict resolution, friendships and dating, boundaries and organization/time-management.

We also are looking to support those family members who are impacted by ASD, and will be offering support groups to address this, in the coming months.

​We offer both individual and group therapy for individuals with ASD.