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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

As of April 2015, the McNeese Autism Program (MAP) will be offering counseling services for family members and caregivers to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental disorders. Counseling services are also available for individuals with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger's Syndrome. Services are offered for all ages. No diagnosis is required.
For more information or to apply for services please contact Kaycie Stacy, Clinical Director, at 337-475-4577 or at mapcounseling@mcneese.edu.
Counseling services for persons with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or a similar diagnosis include:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling (for adults)
Counseling services for persons with family members with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, or a similar diagnosis include:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
Common issues that co-occur with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor coping skills
  • Poor stress management
  • Issues regarding transitions into different life changes (marriage, divorce, death, school, career, etc.)
Common issues experienced by family members:
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Time management issues
  • Marriage/ relationship concerns
  • Anger/ resentment
  • Grief
  • Stress due to:
    • Diagnosis
    • Finances
    • Concerns for neuro-typical children (siblings)
    • Concerns for ASD member’s future