17 Barclay Street, Bldg. A & 4 Terry Drive, Suite 1
Newtown PA 18940
267-755-9333 [phone] | 215-550-6966 [fax]

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Stephanie DeSouza, MSW

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Stephanie DeSouza has a master’s degree in clinical social work and over 18 years of experience working with individuals and families living with autism. After working as the director of counseling services at an Independent School for 15 years, Stephanie understands adolescent pressures and the various daily responsibilities and choices they navigate. During her tenure, Stephanie also worked closely with parents to support their ever-changing role while their students developed socially and emotionally, discovering their journey with independence and maturity.

For over ten years, Stephanie owned and managed day camps where she developed individual and community-based programs focusing on social and life skills to support those with neurodiversity. In addition, she worked as a psychotherapist, and that is when she developed a specialization and strong interest in working as a Neurodiverse Coach for individuals and couples.

Stephanie obtained her certification as a Neurodiverse Diverse Couples Coach in 2019. She aims to bridge communication gaps by identifying productive and practical ways of sharing experiences and feelings to improve perspective-taking and connection. When working with her clients, she cultivates techniques to improve communication, growth, and overall well-being. Stephanie is interactive, caring, collaborative, and intentional.

Parent Coaching is another support area Stephanie believes is essential when adolescent behaviors are a detriment to themselves and the family system. It’s a critical way to help neurotypical, and neurodiverse families approach challenging moments by aiding parents struggling to set boundaries, understand their child’s perspective, and find productive communication methods.

Many with ASD find it frustrating when searching for knowledgeable clinicians who can properly support their needs, given all the subtleties and complexities involved with neurodivergence. Stephanie works in partnership with her clients to design specific strategies to help individuals and families navigate the challenges of being neurodiverse in a neurotypical world.


Stephanie’s fee is $150 per 45-50 minute session. Under the Coaching model, Stephanie cannot provide receipts with billing codes for reimbursement from health insurance providers.