Individuals with ASD see and experience the world differently than most people.  That isn't a bad thing.  

However, they sometimes need assistance in understanding how to interact with others and with existing within a typical functioning individual's world which is full of expectations, non-verbal communication, and nuances that can be hard to understand.  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) not only impacts the individual with that diagnosis, it also impacts their entire family system.  Maren has provided therapy to individuals with ASD all ages, as well as their siblings and parents.  Here are some common challenges that Maren has helped to address:


  • Social skills
  • Rigidity
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Academic challenges
  • Sensory needs
  • Hygiene management
  • Puberty
  • Sexuality 
  • Relationships
  • Safety & boundaries
  • Job skills


  • Grief & loss
  • Adjusting to diagnosis
  • Basics of ASD
  • Parenting techniques
  • Future planning
  • Extended family acceptance
  • Discord between parents
  • Stress & exhaustion
  • Isolation


  • Understanding of ASD
  • Embarrassment of sibling's behavior
  • How to talk to others about ASD
  • Jealousy & frustration
  • Relationship building between siblings
  • How to deal with higher expectations from parents

If you are struggling with any of these issues, please consider connecting with Maren.

Photograph by Dru Bloomfield