Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is a skilled and experienced couples’ counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome, and are on the Autism Spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed).
She also specializes in counseling adults with ADHD and related neurological profiles. Since 2009, she has worked almost exclusively with accomplished and gifted neurodiverse adults.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Eva has expertise in treating individuals and couples from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Eva is currently accepting new clients for individual and couples counseling, diagnosis and consultations. She can work with clients in person, via phone, or through video conferencing. Contact Eva at 617-669-3040, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eva offers creative, practical solutions to life challenges, tailored to each clients’ needs, neurology and personality. Clients who work with her report feeling motivated and empowered to change their lives. They are able to overcome obstacles and create happier relationships. Eva integrates proven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Practices to help couples and individuals reach their goals.
Eva leverages both the latest research, and her experience with numerous neurodiverse adults and couples to help her clients. When necessary, she collaborates with psychiatrists, organizational skills coaches, family, and community resources to help clients create lasting change and wellness.
“After just our first session with Eva I felt that she understood me. It was as if she knew my twin. Eva is very knowledgeable about Asperger’s, and already in only a few sessions has had a positive impact on our marriage. My wife was increasingly frustrated with me. Eva has helped both of us understand how we can improve our ability to communicate with each other, taking into consideration that I have trouble “reading people” and need time to process emotional situations.”
-Justin G., adult with AS
“We traveled from Florida for a 2-hour session with Ms. Mendes that transformed our marriage from being at the brink of destruction to being on solid ground and giving me new hope of a happy life with my husband. It was amazing to see how one visit with the right professional could make such a dramatic change in our lives. This was the best investment in our marriage that we could have made. Worth the time, effort and money to travel across the nation to see Ms. Mendes. I highly recommend it!”
-June S., Spouse of an adult with AS
An expert on the topic of Asperger Syndrome and social-communication challenges, Eva has spoken at conferences and colleges. She has written several papers on this subject and a thesis, Bridging Parallel Play in AS Marriage.
Eva leads the popular Spouse and Partners’ and the Couple’s Support Groups as well as the Women's Support Groups at the Asperger/Autism Network.
A published poet, long-time yoga practitioner, and a Buddhist, Eva was a successful graphic designer in her career prior to counseling.
Credentials and Experience
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