Counseling

Gail Gillingham Wylie, M.Sc. is a trained individual, family and marital counselor and offers these services on a hourly basis to individuals and families who are dealing with autism as well as to anyone else who is interested in using her as a therapist. Her work is loosely based on that of family therapist Dr. Murray Bowen. She has added her own knowledge to the counseling sessions based on her own experience in life as well as what she has learned about humanity from those who live on the extreme of life: people with autism, children in foster care, and those who were sexually abused as young children.

 

Rates: $100.00 an hour

 

Key Benefits

  • Benefit 1: you work with a counselor who fully accepts that this is your journey we are traveling on together and that the work that has to be done is your responsibility. She walks beside you, not above you.

  • Benefit 2: you work within a holistic approach that covers all levels of the self.

  • Benefit 3: if you are interested in counseling from an autistic perspective, you are working with a person who has dedicated her life to understanding autism as clearly as possible and who is known and accepted by people with autism from all over the world as a person who truly understands in a way that very few 'typical' people do.

  • Benefit 4: all types of counseling can be combined with work on the SCIO which speeds up our ability and effectiveness to deal with any type of issue.

Types of Service

Individual counseling

  • Individuals with autism: focus on discovering how the individual's body is working for them, using examples from others on the autism spectrum.

  • Anyone else: focus on discovering exactly who one is as a person and how to achieve full potential using the model of self developed by Dr. James and Bowen family therapy methods.

Family counseling

  • Families with autism: focus on coming to as clear an understanding of autism in general and how it affects the family member on the spectrum specifically to decrease the level of stress in the home.

  • Anyone else: focus on discovering who each member of the family is as a person and how to help all achieve their full potential using the model of self as developed by Dr. James as well as Bowen Family Therapy methods.

Marital counseling

  • Focus on discovering who each member of the relationship is as a person and how to help all achieve their full potential using the model of self as developed by Dr. James as well as Bowen Family Therapy methods.

 

Telephone or internet counselling is also available.