About Us

Learn about Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention and our impact on the Autism community.

About Us- Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention

Empower’s Outpatient Clinic provides therapy services in Columbus and throughout Ohio- Speech Therapy, Behavioral Health Counseling, Case Management, Autism Early Intervention, Autism Transitions, and many other services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Disorders.

We also operate the Autism Intervention Center in Columbus, Ohio- an early intervention and transistions program for children affected by Autism.

Our evidence-based, multi-disciplinary therapy services ensure success in the home, school, workplace, and community.


Empower was originally founded as Haugland Therapy Services by Michele LaMarche, Dr. Morten Haugland, and Jason R. Ramage in 2013 to provide services to students enrolled at Haugland Learning Center, which operates charter schools for children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. Since that time Haugland Therapy Services has changed its name to Empower and has expanded to provide services at schools, therapy centers, in homes, and in the community throughout Ohio. Additionally, Empower operates the Autism Intervention Center.