Client Profile

Our client profile ranges greatly. Since no two are the same, we pride ourselves on making individualized assessments and recommendations for all of our families.

Parents seek the advice of AO for a variety of reasons. What they all have in common is they have spent years seeking the right help for their child, have consulted with the best professionals, and have exhausted a great deal of money on services. Unfortunately, they still find themselves worried about their child’s future, without answers, and in need of a new approach.

Some of our clients are sweet and innocent, causing no problems, but have developmental delays or intellectual limitations that hinder their ability to find success in traditional environments. Other clients have behavioral, mental health and/or psychiatric difficulties that wreak havoc on their families.

What all of our clients have in common is that they are good kids with good hearts and great strengths who are in need of support, guidance, and often treatment, to become independent, successful adults.

Some of the diagnoses or challenges our clients struggle with include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Avoidance
  • Declining grades
  • Defiance
  • Depression
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Executive functioning deficits
  • Lack of direction, effort and motivation
  • Misreading social cues
  • Mood dysregulation
  • OCD
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Personality disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Risky behaviors
  • School refusal
  • Self-harm/Suicidal ideation
  • Social isolation
  • Substance use
  • Thought disorder