Asperger's Treatment with a Qualified Therapist

Although Asperger's Syndrome is no longer diagnosed, many still identify and seek out support using the diagnosis. Today, Asperger's Syndrome has been absorbed into the umbrella diagnosis of of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), primarily to avoid the use of ableist language. If you identify with the diagnosis, don't worry! We provide a safe and caring therapeutic environment, regardless of how anyone identifies!

At Unique Peace Counselling, we focus exclusively on helping teens and adults find their way in the world, enabling clients with the tools, wherewithal and confidence to feel good being themselves! We also help individuals to better communicate their unique needs to others.

Our research and hands-on counselling experience puts us in a position to help the people we meet, passing on guidance that is proven and tested to be effective. Our goal working with people with Asperger’s and Autism is to help lessen the stress caused by living in a neurotypically designed world by improving confidence, getting relationship accommodations, and through improving stressful environments!

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Improve Communication, Gain Social Skills & More

We not only work with adults with Asperger’s, but we welcome the presence and participation of their family and partners. Our experience has shown that talk therapy can greatly improve these relationships as understanding builds, and love emerges!

While it’s true that people with Asperger’s are often misunderstood, we aim to create a space where they can feel understood and begin to feel safe showing their true colours!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder which is a form of autism. Those who are diagnosed with Asperger’s have increased difficulty understanding and relating to others socially because their behaviour and thoughts can be rigid and repetitive.

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder which is considered to be a mild form of high-functioning autism. Individuals with Asperger’s often exhibit difficulties with sensory reception and social interaction. Common Asperger’s syndrome symptoms include:

  • Unorthodox Communication Styles
  • Fixation on Patterns and Routines
  • Underdeveloped Social Skills
  • Challenges With Grasping Nonverbal Communication
  • Trouble Expressing Emotions
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Limited Range of Interests
  • Erratic and Unpredictable Behaviors

According to the Chief Public Health Officer in Canada, approximately 1 in every 66 children and youth are diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in Canada.

There is no cure for Asperger’s syndrome. However, working with a qualified therapist can greatly increase communication and social interaction skills, which can enable those with Asperger’s to better function in society.

While there is no single cause of Asperger’s syndrome, experts believe that the onset of the developmental disorder is triggered by a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors that work together. Risk factors for Asperger’s syndrome might include: being born prematurely, a family history of Asperger’s, or having other health complications.

Most cases of Asperger’s syndrome are diagnosed early in childhood, and it’s becoming less common for someone to reach adulthood without a diagnosis for Asperger's. There are no diagnostic criteria for adults to be diagnosed for Asperger’s syndrome, so it’s possible that it can be developed later in life and that it often could go undiagnosed.