Meet Ciera Hopkins • LCSWA

Professional Charlotte NC Autism Therapist & Counselor
Charlotte NC Autism Therapist - Ciera Hopkins, LCSWA

Hey there! I’m Ciera.

I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for my Bachelor of Social Work and Johnson C. Smith (JCSU) for my Master of Social Work.

Coming from a large family, caring for and supporting others has always been a significant trait. Since I was a child, I’ve known that I wanted to assist others and support them in their time of need. As I got older, it became clear that becoming a social worker was the path for me!

While attending UNCG, I began to volunteer with families and children. My first experience was at a local center in Greensboro, working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. I found absolute joy in creating new and fun interventions to help them learn in their own way. I also worked at the Guilford Child Development Center, assisting as a family advocate. This allowed me to connect with a diverse group of families and children. I provided comfort and support for them, knowing that they did not have to worry about childcare and knowing their children were in safe hands. I have also worked as an early childhood development teacher. Providing aid and support for others brought me the happiness and pleasure of being a positive part of someone’s life. Just like Maya Angelou said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

After graduation, I returned to Charlotte and found my way to the historical JCSU. Here I furthered my education in social work and, in 2020, was accepted into the advanced social work program. My experience in this program showed me that I could be a voice – a change to others, whether it was big or small.

I have experience as an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist, using a methodological and holistic approach. I use different creative interventions that are specifically made based on an individual’s needs and maximize their learning and functioning potential.

I enjoy working with children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults who are diagnosed with autism or struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress, and life transitions.

I enjoy spending time with family, painting, drawing, listening to music, playing trivia games, reading, and making people laugh in my spare time.

Contact me directly at (980) 216-8969.

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