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Why Watson for Individual Therapy?


  • Watson provides confidential and therapeutic counseling services to children and adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Therapy can address specific behavioral concerns, core issues in autism, and frequent co-occurring issues in autism, including anxiety and depression.
  • Therapeutic sessions for newly diagnosed children and adolescents and their families for brief periods or over an extended time, based on individual needs.
  • Day and evening appointments available in Sewickley, Sharpsburg and the South Hills.
  • Watson's licensed, professional staff has specific expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders and appropriate techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Individual Therapy

The therapy program at The Watson Institute, also called SCAFFOLD—Services for Children with Autism and Families; Facilitating Outpatient Learning and Development— is an outpatient clinic for children and adolescents with autism or a related disorder, including those with Asperger’s and Pervasive Development Disorders.

The Watson Institute has assembled a professional staff with specific expertise in the field of autism and related disorders. The interventions and methods used at Watson are specifically designed for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

There are a variety of services available through The SCAFFOLD Program at The Watson Institute, including:

•individual and group therapies
•social skill groups
•diagnostic evaluations
•wraparound evaluations

In addition, outpatient services are offered to adolescents dealing with issues such as:

•understanding his or her diagnosis
•depression
•obesity
•anxiety
•social conflicts

Click Here to access our intake packet.  Please complete the forms IN THEIR ENTIRETY and return to the Watson Institute 1 of 3 ways:  via fax to 412-412-741-9021;  via US mail to The Watson Institute, Attn:  Psychological Services Intake, 301 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley, PA  15143; or scan in the completed forms and send via email to:  intake@thewatsoninstitute.org.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT COMPLETED FORMS ARE RETURNED TO EXPEDITE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.  INCOMPLETE INFORMATION WILL DELAY THE SCHEDULING OF AN APPOINTMENT.

For more information, please call our Intake Coordinator at (412) 749-6425 or 1 (866) 893-4751, ext. 6425 or via email:  intake@thewatsoninstitute.org.