When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can sometimes come as a relief for a family, but it can also mean that challenging times may be ahead. An autism diagnosis is not just a diagnosis of an individual, but it has far reaching effects for an entire familial unit. At CBT Counseling Centers, we work with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum and have found that family intervention is a key component of a successful autism treatment plan.
What is Family Intervention?
At CBT, one of our therapists Kyrie Schmit, has extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum. She uses family intervention as a way to use what’s known as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help with a wide range of areas including parent training, behavior modifications as well as support for the entire family as a unit. It’s her belief that it’s extremely important to work with not just the individual who may have been diagnosed with autism, but the larger family as well.
Kyrie has extensive in-home experience with individuals on the autism spectrum in her previous work as a registered behavior technician, which translates extremely well into her current role as a therapist within our practice. She understands intimately the toll that autism can have on a family, but also the joy that can be had as well when a family unit is accepting of their situation and work to continuously learn from certain cues and behaviors that occur inside and outside of the home.
Using Behavior Intervention to Allow Families to Find a New Normal
At CBT, one of our goals with our autism treatment is to help our clients learn a series of behavior interventions that are custom tailored to each individual and family to help them deal with certain situations. There’s no denying that emotional regulation can be a challenge for those living on the spectrum, but there is still hope thanks to new advances in treatment through cognitive behavior therapy as well as acceptance and commitment therapy. All of our therapy is strength based where we try to help our clients find their talents and leverage those so that both the client and their family can live a more full life.
Interested in Learning More About Our Autism Treatment in Asheville?
If you’re interested in learning more about our autism treatment services in the Asheville area, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. With therapists that are highly trained in this area, we’re confident that we can help you to not only come to terms with a potential autism diagnosis, but embrace it and learn how to identify the strengths that we all possess regardless of a certain label. To schedule a consultation with one of our therapists, feel free to contact our office today at 828-350-1177.