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Barbara R. Lester LCSW

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Barbara Lester

Barbara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychotherapy and consultation for children, teens and adults. She specializes in working with those on the autism spectrum or with similar neurodevelopmental profiles. In addition to thirty years of professional experience working with hundreds of families impacted by autism spectrum disorders, she grew up with an autism spectrum parent, and has a young adult son on the spectrum.

She is a published author, app developer, and blogger and creates YouTube videos about the autism spectrum and other mental health topics. Barbara is a member of the Autism Society, the National Association of Social Workers, and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Barbara has consulted internationally with school in Mexico and Kenya about positive behavioral supports for special needs children, the treatment of trauma, and educational programming in low resource settings.