Psychotherapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety

Autism Spectrum Disorders and psychotherapy treatments

 

PsychSystems is proud to offer a range of services designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum. We provide ABA services to help children learn important skills that will increase important social, communication and self-care skills that will last a lifetime. The Private counselling London Tends to have doesn’t usually cater for both adults and children on the autism spectrum, however, we do. For adults who are on the Autism Spectrum, we offer individual therapy and in-home consultative services to help the person and their loved ones better understand and help the person succeed. We offer the following services:

Assessment

PsychSystems offers assessment services to determine if your child is on the Autism Spectrum. In addition to a comprehensive interview and clinical observations, we employ a variety of standardized tools to help us reach our conclusions. Some of the tools we use are:

  1. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale – 2 (ADOS-2)
  2. The Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADIR)
  3. The Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS)
  4. The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)

psytherapy.co.uk also conduct behavioral/functional assessments that help to determine the characteristics of specific challenging behaviors. By conducting a behavioral assessment, we are able to develop individualized treatments that address the person’s needs.

Treatment

In terms of treatment approaches, we offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies including discrete trial training, where appropriate. Many of our clinicians have their BCBA certificates and others are BCBA certification eligible or knowledgeable of ABA strategies. We also train parents, caregivers, and other interested parties (paid caregivers, school personnel) in strategies to prevent problematic behavior and increase more pro-social interactions. We use many different modalities of therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, in-home consultation and center based treatments) to best address the needs of the person to achieve the best possible outcome.

ABA Intensive Treatment for children with Autism

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is the gold standard for helping children with Autism reach their highest potential. In fact, ABA is the only Autism Treatment recommended by the Surgeon General of the United States.

PsychSystems offers both a Center based program (in Harper Woods, on the campus of Starr Detroit Academy) and home-based services (throughout Southeastern Michigan and soon in Northwestern Ohio). Our Technicians are supervised by BCBA staff and are extensively trained throughout their work tenure with us. We invest in our Technicians – it is our belief that the more they know, the better they can serve your child. We also retain our technicians – your child may have the same Technician working with him or her for years at a time. It is our goal to provide the best, highest quality treatment possible.

ASD/Asperger’s Social Skills group

PsychSystems offers a 10-week interactive social skills training group to help children with high-functioning ASD (previously referred to as Asperger’s syndrome) learn to improve their social interaction abilities.

Children with high-functioning ASD often exhibit difficulties in the social areas of life. They frequently have few, if any, friends, they are teased and often feel like they “don’t fit in”. Social skills training has been found to be one of the best ways to help these children learn the various ‘social rules’ that other people take for granted.

To ensure that each child receives the best outcome possible, PsychSystems therapists use a structured group method that adheres to established ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) principles. Each group uses informational learning experiences combined with role play and social interaction to allow each participant to interface with the relevant skill in different ways. This allows us to meet each child at his or her level and learning style.

Our Adolescent group (ages 8-14) meets at our Wayne offices, our young children’s group (4-7) meets at the Autism Center in Harper woods. Openings in the group are limited, please contact us for details.

Consultative Services

At times, the challenges of a particular person with ASD may not be well served by intensive models but may be best served by consultation by a trained professional. PsychSystems offers in-home assessment, behavioral intervention plans, and family/caregiver training to help the person learn alternative ways to deal with life stressors. People who may have challenges with anger/aggression, self-injury, or other problems related to day-to-day living (i.e depression or anxiety) can be helped by working with a PsychSystems therapist. Sessions can be held in a persons home, or at one of our offices – whichever is best for your situation. Please contact us for additional information.

If you are the parent of a child with Autism in the London area and would like to speak to us please use our contact form, or get in touch with our partners and Pimlico psychotherapists

PsychSystems/Starr Commonwealth accepts many insurance plans and we participate in the Community Mental Health Autism Waiver for those children who are eligible for Medicaid. We can also develop a payment plan for some services. Please contact us for details

Psychological Assessments

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PsychSystems provides psychotherapy services, assessment, psychological testing and other types of behavioral support. We specialize in helping people in the following populations:

  • Developmental Disabilities/Autism
  • Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • ADHD coaching

PsychSystems also offers assessment, therapy, consultation, and counseling for many difficulties and concerns of everyday life.

DSC_0129Our Autism program provides either In-home or Center- based ABA services to children and adults at their home or at our Treatment Center in South west London. Our outpatient clinic provides counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, and groups at our offices throughout London

PsychSystems therapists use therapeutic techniques that are the most effective based on the most recent scientific research. We are a COA accredited clinic and take most insurance plans. More information about our services is available here. Please feel free to call to make an appointment, or you can use our e-mail contact form.

ASSESMENTS

PsychSystems offers different types of psychological assessments depending upon the nature of your concerns. Our assessment batteries can include a comprehensive assessment of your cognitive abilities, academic/achievement skills, and adaptive (daily living skills) abilities. We do behavioral assessments for those people with developmental disabilities, including autism, using a functional analysis approach. We screen for problems such as Autism/Asperger’s Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and mental illness.

If you wish to become someone’s guardian, we do guardianship testing required for the court hearing. If you are seeking services from a community mental health agency working with people with developmental disabilities, we do eligibility evaluations.

Based on the results of your testing, we can develop a treatment plan tailored toward the individual’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses as well as identified emotional and behavioral concerns.

Fees: Fees will be based on your individual needs and will be determined during the initial consultation. Most insurances do not cover psychological assessments. If you are in the London area and seeking assessment services please contact us about setting up an appointment