Valerie L. Gaus, Ph.D.


Dr. Gaus is a psychologist, licensed by New York State, who has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years. She specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages, from 18-98, with extensive experience serving people with disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress-related problems. She approaches therapy using a cognitive-behavioral framework. She has written numerous articles and chapters on these subjects, as well as two books. One is entitled Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome, published in 2007 by Guilford Press (a second edition due out in November of 2018). More recently, she wrote   Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism, also published by Guilford Press.

New York State License In Psychology #012090 (1994)

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Activities   

  • Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, Advisory Board Member
  • Organization for Autism Research, Adjunct Grant Reviewer
  • Long Island University/CW Post Psychology Doctoral Program, Adjunct Clinical Supervisor


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Nassau County Psychological Association
  • National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (Developmental Disability/Mental Illness)     
  • Suffolk County Psychological Association


1992 - Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
State University of New York Stony Brook  

1989 - M.A. in Psychology
State University of New York Stony Brook  

1986 - Psychology
Hofstra University (cum laude)