Lara Schaeffer

How Can I Help You?

I’m passionate about helping autistic adults of all ages to live their best lives.

I also work with family members and loved ones of autistic young adults and adults so that they can better understand their loved one's experiences and thus improve relationships.

 As an autism specialist, I offer a range of services to meet your needs and preferences. These include:

Autism coaching: 

  • I guide you in adjusting to a new autism identification, whether it’s formal or self-diagnosed.
  • I help you understand how autism may affect your life through self-assessment, and help you understand your unique challenges and strengths. 
  • I mentor adolescents and young adults to improve their sense of self-worth, self acceptance, understanding of autism, and social interactions (matching with their own individual and varying goals for interacting). 
  • I help adults develop positive and empowered outlooks for their futures. 

I also help you develop strategies and skills to cope with:

✔️ stress 
✔️ anxiety
✔️ sensory issues
✔️ executive functioning
✔️ communication challenges and more

Relationship coaching: 

I help you improve your relationships with family, friends, partners, co-workers, and others. 

I work together with you and/or your loved ones to enhance:

✔️ understanding
✔️ communication
✔️ emotional expression
✔️ boundary setting
✔️ conflict resolution
✔️ building trust and intimacy

Career Coaching:

I help you find and maintain a fulfilling career that matches your interests, abilities, and values. I assist you with workplace etiquette, negotiation, and career advancement.

Life Coaching: 

I help you create a vision for your future and set realistic and achievable goals. I support you in pursuing your passions, hobbies, and interests. I also help you with personal issues such as:

✔️ self-esteem
✔️ identity
✔️ independence
✔️ health
✔️ wellness
✔️ happiness

Why choose me?

I’m not just a professional who works with autistic people. I’m also an autistic person myself. I know firsthand the joys and challenges of being on the spectrum. I also know how hard it can be to find someone who understands you and can help you navigate the neurotypical world.

That’s why I’m here to offer you a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space where you can be yourself and explore your potential. I’m here to listen to you, empathize with you, and empower you.

How to Get Started

If you are looking for guidance after an autism identification, or curious as to if you may be autistic, please contact me today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. You can reach me by email at  [email protected]. You can also fill out the contact form by clicking on the Appointments tab.

During the consultation, we will discuss your needs and goals. I will answer any questions you may have about my services or autism in general and determine how we might work together.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Phone: United States 201-787-7721

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