How Do I Find a Good Therapist for My Kid Who’s on the Spectrum?

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How Do I Find a Good Therapist for My Kid Who’s on the Spectrum?

Honestly, it’s really tough to navigate and know when a psychology or therapist understands the spectrum.

Any good therapist will welcome a five or ten-minute interview or phone call where you can assess do they feel like they’re a good fit.

Now, this will sound pretty strange, but I would be looking for a therapist that’s nerdy. A therapist that knows what Pokemon is or knows things about Star Wars and Legos.

You have to find a therapist that can speak that language. If you can find a therapist that can speak that language, you’re probably in really good hands!

Watch other videos in this Psych in 60 series to learn more about Autism and Aspergers and leave your questions in the comments below!

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Southeast Psych, Psych Bytes, and Shrink Tank.He works with individuals on the Autism spectrum and consults on the development of Autism programs and private practice development across the country.Dr. Gaskill is the co-author of Max Gamer: Aspie Superhero as well as How We Built Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours.

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