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Dr. McAllister uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy with adolescents and adults. This approach takes advantage of good reasoning skills in applying strategies to compensate for deficits in social skills and emotional regulation. 

Therapy and Support Services

Joseph R. McAllister, Jr., Ph.D.

Appointments can be scheduled to address any of the following issues:​
  • providing families with support and direction after the diagnosis

  • ​helping families get control of behavior problems
  • helping the family present the diagnosis to their child and helping the child to accept both his or her strengths and their challenges
  • addressing the core social deficits that can otherwise limit the success of individuals with ASD
  • helping families prepare for transitions
  • helping to remediate social skill issues
  • helping address the anxiety and depression that can often accompany ASD in adolescence and beyond.

Autism Services Pittsburgh

*Now providing  services through secure video conferencing*