Eva Mendes, MA, LMHC, NCC is a psychotherapist experienced in treating adults with Asperger Syndrome, Social Communication Disorder and on the Autism Spectrum including, Pervasive Development Disorder: Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS), Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD), High-Functioning Autism (HFA), Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and others with a similar neurological profile. Since 2009, she has worked almost exclusively with highly accomplished and gifted adults on this spectrum.
Eva is a couple’s counselor specializing in neurodiverse couples i.e. couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder (either diagnosed or undiagnosed) and ADD/ADHD.
Eva uses a person-centered and strength-based approach to counseling and utilizes a combination of evidence-backed therapies such as — Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology tailored to the circumstances and needs of the individuals and couples she is working with. Originally from Mumbai, India, Eva is well-versed in multi-cultural issues, mindfulness practices, spirituality and the mind-body connection. In addition to English, she is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Konkani.
Eva Mendes leads the Spouse and Partners’ and the Couple’s Support Groups as well as the Women's Support Groups at the Asperger Association of New England.
Eva is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association.
Eva completed her undergraduate degree at Sophia College, Mumbai, India and Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont and her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Union Institute and University in Brattleboro, Vermont. Her master's thesis was titled, Bridging Parallel Play in AS Marriage.
In addition to psychotherapy, couples' counseling, diagnosis and consultations, Eva is also available for speaking engagements, trainings, and workshops. She is also currently accepting clients for relationship coaching by phone or video conferencing.
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