Directory of Specialists Diagnosing Autism (ASD) in Adults

Obtaining a diagnosis is difficult for adults. Often, diagnosticians only work with children, or they have a dated and incomplete notion of how autism looks in adults– a fact that is especially true for women and non-binary autistics.This list is community-generated list. NeuroClastic has not endorsed or vetted this list and would like to encourage readers to use caution when selecting a provider.

*Note: NeuroClastic has compiled this list of diagnosticians to help the community find a diagnostician in their area. If you would like to recommend a diagnostician or are a diagnostician working with adults and would like to be added to the directory, click here. If you are on the directory and would like to update your information or be/have a diagnostician removed from the directory, click here.

 

Africa

Western Cape

  • Plettenberg Bay:
    • Judy Bentley,
      The Mind Centre
      The Mind Centre, Sun Centre, Main Street
      Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600
      ‘0799890213
      Email: doctor@judybentley.co.za

Australia

Here’s a good place to start, it includes a list of diagnosticians: AutismSA.org * How Do I Get a Diagnosis?


New South Wales

Victoria

Canada

Alberta

  • Calgary:

    • Katelyn lowe,
      Mindbrio
      [Recommender’s Comments: She was really lovely and specializes is working with adult women]

British Columbia

Ontario

  • Toronto:

    • Dr. Pushpal Desarkar,
      The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

    • Dr. Lillian Burke,
      The Redpath Centre

    • Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht,
      Embrace Autism
      Virtual Services
      [Recommenders’ Comments:

      • Dr Natalie diagnosed me (adult — age 30-31) and it was an extremely pleasant experience. Dr Natalie is also openly autistic.

      • I am in the process of getting assessed through Embrace Autism. The process has been going very well so far, and I trust Dr. Englebrecht as a non-binary, AFAB person, to treat me fairly and not gaslight me. Dr. Englebrecht is herself Autistic]

Québec

Netherlands

North Brabant

South Holland

Utrecht

  • De Bilt:

    • Carmen Lisman,
      de Autisme Specialist
      Julianalaan, 103
      Bilthoven, Utrecht 3722 GG
      [Recommender’s Comments: Amazing team of Autistic and Allistic psychotherapists who are up to date about what autism actually is]

New Zealand

Puerto Rico

  • Aguadilla:

    • Dr. Millianetsie Nieves
      Carr. 2 km 124.7
      Caimital Alto, Aguadilla
      Puerto Rico ‘00603
      787-658-6536
      Facebook / Instagram
      Email: admin@dranieves.com
      [Provider’s Comments: Fully Bilingual (Spanish and English)]

United Kingdom

England

Ireland

The United States of America

*Note: Due to new legislation, 13 states now have reciprocity, meaning that if a diagnostician is in a PsyPact state, they can diagnose people via telehealth in other psypact states. View the PsyPact Map.

Arizona

  • Tempe:

  • Tucson:

  • Scottsdale:

    • Dr. Lauren Megrew LCSW PhD,
      The Neurodiversity Institute
      Scottsdale, AZ 85253
      914-489-9691
      Email: lemegrew@gmail.com
      [Recommender’s Comments: All services online available anywhere in the US during Covid-19. Dr. Lauren was amazing to talk to and she is autistic herself and has an autistic daughter and a husband who has ADHD, so she is very knowledgeable in neurodiversity. She made me feel understood and gave me a ton of helpful advice. Her special interest is neurodiversity]

California

  • Atascadero:

    • Laurie Ferguson, PsyD,
      Spark Psychological Services
      5975 Entrada Avenue
      Atascadero, CA 93422
      805-610-8694
      Email: lauriefergusonpsyd@gmail.com
      [Provider’s Comments: Neurodiversity-affirming support, assessment, therapy and advocacy available over zoom and in person in the state of California]

  • Eureka:

    • Claire Ajina, LEP,
      Redwood Coast Regional Center
      3009 Hubbard Lane
      Eureka, CA 95501
      7076837203
      Email: Claireajina@clairelep.com
      [Recommender’s Comments: RCRC is a very ableist organization and MOST people diagnosing there are terrible. Claire is the exception and I highly recommend asking for her by name]

  • Los Angeles:

    • Dr. Alexander Gantman

    • Joel Schwartz, PsyD,
      Neuro-divergent affirming and specialized in adult diagnostics
      Email: dr.jschwartz1@gmail.com
      (424) 265-8185

    • La Concierge Psychologist,
      Adult Autism Assessment,
      Email: drlee@laconciergepsychologist.com
      (424) 272-6650

    • Megan Alsop, PsyD,
      Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group
      2901 N. I-10 Service Road E. Suite 300
      Metairie, LA 70002
      (504) 780-1702
      Email: malsop@JeffersonNeuro.com
      [Recommender’s Comments: Very supportive and asks insightful questions!]


Search these SoCal listings from Autism Learning Partners

Colorado


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Connecticut

  • New Haven:

    • Dr. Richard Rubin
      [Recommender’s Comments: Psychiatrist who specializes in autism and co-occurring mental illness]

  • Norwalk:

    • Dr. Marcia Eckerd
      [Recommender’s Comments: Clinical psychologist specializing in neurodiversity and Asperger’s; excellent grasp on female presentation]
      91 East Ave 3rd Floor
      Norwalk, CT, 06851
      (203) 299-1331

  • Rocky Hill:

Florida

Illinois

Search these Chicago listings from Autism Learning Partners

  • Elgin:

    • D. C. Tessman,
      Greater Family Health
      North Eastern Illinois, 60305
      312-465-0004
      [Provider’s Comments: I am not sure about other clinicians at this FQHC, I am a fully remote provider (people must present in person to the clinic and then I appear on a laptop screen in a clinic room with them for evaluation and clinical time. I am limited by the contract of my employment to that protocol, and there are other significant barriers to access, however, the FQHC does accept all medicaid, medicare, and undocumented, uninsured people as clients and will work on payments (this is not an area I have anything to do with). I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I am Neurodivergent myself, ADHD and self-diagnosed Autistic]

  • Glenview:

    • Jessica Myszak, PhD,
      Licensed Psychologist
      2700 Patriot Blvd Suite 250
      Glenview, IL 60026
      Phone: 847-558-7321
      Fax: 847-696-8181
      Email: drmyszak@helpandhealingcenter.com
      The Help and Healing Center

  • McHenry:

    • D. C. Tessman,
      Greater Family Health
      North Eastern Illinois, 60305
      312-465-0004
      [Provider’s Comments: I am not sure about other clinicians at this FQHC, I am a fully remote provider (people must present in person to the clinic and then I appear on a laptop screen in a clinic room with them for evaluation and clinical time. I am limited by the contract of my employment to that protocol, and there are other significant barriers to access, however, the FQHC does accept all medicaid, medicare, and undocumented, uninsured people as clients and will work on payments (this is not an area I have anything to do with). I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I am Neurodivergent myself, ADHD and self-diagnosed Autistic]

  • Peoria:

  • Sycamore:

    • D. C. Tessman,
      Greater Family Health
      North Eastern Illinois, 60305
      312-465-0004
      [Provider’s Comments: I am not sure about other clinicians at this FQHC, I am a fully remote provider (people must present in person to the clinic and then I appear on a laptop screen in a clinic room with them for evaluation and clinical time. I am limited by the contract of my employment to that protocol, and there are other significant barriers to access, however, the FQHC does accept all medicaid, medicare, and undocumented, uninsured people as clients and will work on payments (this is not an area I have anything to do with). I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I am Neurodivergent myself, ADHD and self-diagnosed Autistic]

Indiana

  • Columbus:

    • Bradley Estes, PsyD, Estes Neuropsychology
      & Kristen Hurley, PsyD
      2675 Fox Pointe Dr, Suite A
      Columbus, IN 47203-3391
      (812) 376-0900

  • Fort Wayne:

    • Tasha Williams PhD,
      Fort Wayne Neuropsychology
      4306 E State Blvd
      Fort Wayne, IN 46815
      (260) 460-3203
      [Recommender’s Comments: Fort Wayne Neuropsychology does not accept Medicaid]

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Bowling Green:

  • Louisville:

  • St. Matthews:

    • Matt Lowry,
      Child & Adolescent Psychological Evaluations, LLC
      120 Sears Avenue, Suite 202
      St. Matthews, KY 40207
      5022656790
      Email: Matt@MattLowryLPP.com
      [Provider’s Comments: I’m not just a person who assessed for autism, I’m autistic, myself! I specialize in adults, particularly people who are AFAB and BIPOC, and neurotypicals tend to miss a lot of stuff with them]

     

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Ann Arbor:

  • Grand Rapids:

  • Troy:

    • Dr. Leslie Green,
      Psychologist,
      755 W Big Beaver Rd, Suite 414
      Troy, MI 48084-4900

Minnesota

  • Duluth:

    • Dr. Julianne Davis,
      Essentia Health
      502 E 2nd St,
      Duluth, MN 55805
      (218) 786-1186

  • Rochester:

  • St. Paul:

    • Monica Toledo,
      Director of Counseling Services,
      Autism Society of Minnesota
      2380 Wycliff St. #102, 
      St. Paul, MN 55114
      651-647-1083 ext. 21
      Email: mtoledo@ausm.org
      [Recommender’s Comments: The Autism Society of Minnesota has been serving Minnesota’s Autism Community for 50 years. I am an educational assistant, and they are my business partner for my podcast. Please contact them. Tell them Philip from Today’s Autistic Moment referred you to them]

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Jersey

  • Morristown:

New York

Try searching these New York Listings from Autism Learning Partners

North Carolina

  • TEACCH
    Multiple locations in NC.
    From the University of North Carolina

Ohio

  • Cincinnati:

    • Emily Morton,
      Reclaimed Divergence
      4790 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 126
      Cincinnati, OH 45227
      Email: Contact@reclaimeddivergence.com
      [Recommender’s Comments: Had a wonderful experience getting my assessment from Emily. She is very affirming and knowledgeable. I send everyone to her]

  • Columbus:

  • Westerville:

Oregon

  • Ashland:

    • Kristel Olsen,
      Kristel’s Counseling
      1661 Hwy 99 N, 203 G
      Ashland, OR 97520
      +1-971-273-5358
      Email: olsen@autismcounselingoregon.com

  • Eugene:

    • Dr. Gretchen Scheidel,
      Eugene Psychological Assessments
      3225 Willamette St 3F
      Eugene, OR 97405
      541-972-3958
      Email: julie@eugenepsychassessments.com
      [Provider’s Comments: Accepts most insurance. Provides evaluation services for ages 2 to 60]

  • Hillsboro:

    • Cynthia Arnold,
      New Leaves Clinic
      1575 NE Arrington Road
      Hillsboro, OR 97124
      503 693 9153
      [Recommender’s Comments: I was diagnosed by Dr. Arnold as a young adult and felt incredibly validated, understood and heard throughout the whole process]

  • Portland:

    • Karen McKibbin,
      Portland Autism Center
      10300 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 240
      Portland, OR 97223
      503-593-3331
      Email: karen.mckibbin@portlandautismcenter.com

    • Dr. Leslie Carter,
      Tigard Therapy Center
      9600 SW Oak Street, Suite 325
      Tigard, OR 97223
      (503) 206-5578

  • Salem:
    • Dr. Wendela Marsh,
      Pips for Autism
      (209) 489-0056
      Email: DrWendy@pipsforautism.com
      [Recommender’s Comments: Will do telehealth diagnosis!]

     

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

  • Johnson City:

    • Dr. Kaleb Pratt
      [Recommender’s Comments: Was previously at Papillion Behavioral Health, but practice is closing. Not sure where he is moving but would expect him to be in same area]

  • Knoxville:

    • Dr. Candice Blake,
      5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 285
      Knoxville, TN 37919
      (865) 588 3388
      [Recommender’s Comments: Diagnoses children and adults]

  • Memphis:

    • Dr. Neelam Jain,
      River City Neurology

      1661 International Place Dr, Suite 400
      Memphis, TN 38120
      (901) 245-5915

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

  • Barboursville:

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Laramie:

    • Snowy Range Consulting

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