Eva Mendes is a skilled and successful 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 ADHD and those with related neurological profiles. Since 2009, she has worked almost exclusively with highly 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 offers groundbreaking, research-based, practical solutions to life's challenges tailored to each clients' needs, neurology and personality. Clients who work with Eva report feeling motivated, and empowered to change their lives with strategies and resources that actually work.
Eva provides a combination of research-driven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Practices. She leverages both the latest research, and her professional experience to help people overcome obstacles and create lasting and happy relationships.
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 Association of New England.
Having completed her bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology at Sophia College, Mumbai, India and Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont, Eva went on to receive her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Union Institute and University in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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.
A published poet, long-time yoga practitioner, and a Buddhist, Eva was a successful graphic designer in her career prior to counseling. Besides English, she is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Konkani.
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 life and relationship coaching by phone or video conferencing.
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