My Approach to Helping
At Starobin Counseling we focus on helping people repair and strengthen their relationships. We regard relationships as central to the therapeutic process. Some challenges in life are purely personal, but most problems express themselves in the intersections people have with other people. Therapy helps people repair their inner selves, often injured by relational ruptures, and learn and practice being in relational health with one another. Therapy helps people hear themselves think, experience feelings, gain new perspectives. We help people recognize and strengthen their own vitality and resiliency so they can unlock their capacity for compassionate and meaningful connections. We are a neurodiversity-affirming, gender-affirming, and culturally aware and sensitive practice.
More Info About My Practice
Specialties at Starobin Counseling include working with autistic children, adolescents, young adults, and adults and their families. Neurodiverse couples therapy is also specialty that we provide. In addition, PCIT and SPACE are specialties Starobin Counseling associates have which help anxious children, adolescents, and young adults by working with the parent-child relationship. My associates and I also work with non-autistic people throughout the lifespan. We offer several groups to help break down social isolation. Parents Together is a parent support group that offers parents of autistic children, adolescents, and young adults opportunities to enhance coping skills and gain insight and understanding of the emotional impact of autism, time to develop supportive relationships and share resources with other parents, and aims to strengthen the capacity of families to navigate the emotional and practical challenges of raising autistic children, adolescents, and young adults. Siblings Together is a sibling support group that provides a supportive and therapeutic environment for children and adolescents who have autistic siblings. Participants in my PEERS® social skills groups learn and practice relationship skills with their peers and family members. In individual & family counseling for neurodivergent people individuals explore their neurodiverse identity and expand their relationship skills and tools for thinking flexibly. Family members learn to sustain relational connection with each other and interact with greater ease and compassion. In addition to Caron Starobin being certified in RLT (Relational Life Therapy) and PEERS (Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills) associates at Starobin Counseling are certified in PCIT and trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions).