Under the supervision of faculty who are licensed psychologists, MSP’s excellent graduate student trainees provide therapy for individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children ages 5 and above, and pre-school age children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Testing and assessment is also offered, including personality and IQ testing, and assessments for ADHD, learning disabilities and more.

Psychotherapy- Individual, Family/Couple & Group

Psychotherapy is designed to offer an opportunity for clients to discuss their thoughts and feelings in an environment that is safe and confidential. Individual, group, and family/couples therapy is available for depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and other mental health issues.

Psychological Testing & Assessment

Our team of psychologists and trainees conduct comprehensive psychological assessments with children, adolescents and adults to identify and diagnose psychological and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, learning disorders like dyslexia, and ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Our assessments go beyond just a diagnosis to provide a wealth of information that identifies and helps understand an individual’s unique set of learning, social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and challenges.  We provide a comprehensive range of assessments for the following potential diagnoses:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disorders- including Oppositional Defiance & Conduct Disorders
  • Depression
  • Giftedness
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics

The assessment process includes an initial intake to gather important historical information. Testing is conducted at the second appointment, where the clinician works one-on-one with the client to complete testing tasks. Finally, a feedback session is held to discuss results and recommendations. Ongoing therapy is also available when needed.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) teaches children on the autism spectrum how to modify their actions and replace problem behaviors with desirable ones. The ultimate goal of ABA is to establish socially appropriate behaviors in ways that are meaningful and sustainable.

Many experts consider ABA to be the gold-standard treatment for children diagnosed with autism, especially when started early and done consistently. This means the ideal time to begin treatment is when children are preschoolers, and to provide ABA for many hours each week.

ABA services are also available for the treatment of developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other disorders such as ADHD and oppositional defiance. All ABA services are delivered by MSP masters students undergoing training in clinical psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.  A clinical psychologist and a behavior analyst oversee ABA services provided in the clinic.

Click on the therapy name below to learn more about the different ABA services offered.

Our EIBI program for children with autism spectrum disorder focuses on acquiring and improving communication and social skills, school readiness, and developing self-care skills like toileting and more. The program also focuses on reducing unwanted behaviors like temper tantrums, physical or verbal aggression, screaming, use of inappropriate language, and other problems.

The clinic accepts many forms of insurance for these services. The EIBI program is supervised by a licensed behavior analyst.

Behavior challenges can be helped with PCIT, where parents receive real-time coaching during interactions with their child under the observation of the ABA clinician. Parents learn effective parenting skills as the clinician delivers real-time input via an earpiece, providing instant feedback as interactions occur.

ABA services can also benefit children with selective mutism, an anxiety disorder characterized by an inability to speak and communicate effectively in certain settings or with certain people, while being able to speak easily in other environments such as at home with close family members. Children with selective mutism may have difficulty talking to their teachers, ordering at a restaurant, and may even struggle to speak to their parents when in close proximity to other people. ABA techniques have been shown to be effective in helping individuals with selective mutism overcome their struggles to speak in these situations.

Photo of clinician working in the ABA clinic with a child using an ipad.

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