Tosha Dianne Rollins
Professional Counseling & Therapy
Nice to meet you!
Hi! I am Tosha Rollins. Thank you for your interest in my practice. I hope you are as excited as I am to discover how I can help you find the answers to autism that you’ve been searching for.
As a professional counselor, I have a diverse skillset of which I focus on neurodivergent teens and young adults. However, I also work with others in the autism environment that are in need of my skills and training.
In short, although my counseling dynamics are directed at neurodivergent teens and young adults, I also provide assistance to the family members that care for them. They too are in need of counseling as their efforts to create an environment where their autistic child can thrive are often challenging and at times physically and emotionally draining. With that in mind, I counsel in the areas of stress management, family crisis support and intervention, individuals and families needing help developing coping skills, and much more. But importantly, I counsel families to understand autism and guide them towards the resources and support they need.
Additionally, and also important, my practice isn’t confined to an office space assisting families and individuals with autism-it’s who I am. That’s because I am a mother of two boys on the spectrum. My time raising my autistic children into their teens and now as young adults, has provided me with a wealth of experiences. Experiences that are as much a part of who I am as my desire is to share with you what I have learned along the way.
So, in addition to being a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, I have over twenty-years of hands-on experiences with autism and the infrastructure that serves the neurodivergent community. In that, my autistic children have given me the opportunity to be immersed in the development of our most misunderstood family members-that are also one of the most underrepresented populations among our society.
With that said, although I am dedicated to helping families create realities where their autistic loved one’s wellbeing and potential are aligned, I am also dedicated to providing neurodivergent people with a voice they don’t have. That’s because they need and want to be understood. They need to be properly supported and embraced-not only by their family members-but by our communities, government, and society at large. In other words, I am actively involved in the socio-political environment that is evolving around us, participating in a role to further the neurodivergent community’s continued development.
Being as such, both professionally and as a parent, I know the divergent minds and behaviors of individuals with autism are treasure troves of talents and potentials that must be discovered and unlocked. And as much as that is easier said than done, we recognize autism as a difference to be understood not as a disqualifier that prevents our children from enjoying life and living to their potential. As a mother of autistic children and as a professional counselor, that’s something I simply believe we can never give up trying to achieve.
If you would like to be one of the families that I help, as so many others already are, please reach out to me here at Upstate Carolina Counseling Associates. Or you can reach me through my personal website: https://tosharollins.com/. While you’re there, please check out my podcast Autism in Action. I think you will be glad that you did.
And although I have moved on to another important project at this time, all the information at Autism in Action is designed to be lasting and beneficial. It doesn’t cost anything, and truly, it is loaded with valuable knowledge that I would enjoy sharing with you.
Also, please sign into my guest book while you’re there. I am compiling an email list to provide the latest updates on resources, support, and new approaches for autism and families on the spectrum. If you do, as I continue my work assisting the always evolving community of autism and its life improving initiatives, I will keep you informed what it all means for you and your loved ones.
Again, thank you for your interest and taking the time to know a little about me. I sincerely hope to see you again when I can provide a more in depth understanding of what I can do to help you.