“If you have a child who is on the ‘Autism Spectrum’, you know it is heartbreaking to see your child work but not achieve, and to see him misunderstand and be misunderstood. Meeting Marcia was like being thrown a lifeline. She has helped us to bridge those gaps. Her insights have changed the way we parent, and have eliminated a lot of frustration at home. Marcia’s work with our school has had considerable impact. The result is a less anxious, more confident kid. We could not be more thrilled with the work she has done.” —Mother of 5th grader
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who have issues with social understanding, rigid thinking, anxiety and emotional control whether or not they are diagnosed as "on the spectrum." My work includes modular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive restructuring, mindfulness training, collaborative problem solving and social skills coaching, as well as neuro-psychological evaluations and consultations with parents, adults, schools, advocates and attorneys. I am also dedicated to advocacy, and have been appointed by the State Legislature to the newly created CT Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council.
I have also trained extensively in stress reduction techniques, which are effective for all ages, both individuals and families, with too much stress in life. There are scientifically proven techniques, simple to use, that actually repair the damage of stress to the body. I use these techniques in therapy and teach these tools in 8 week workshops and individually.