I never went to a counselor therapy because I never thought that I needed it, but if I do in future,I would definitely do that.. I think most of my family have mental illnesses although they never went to a psychiatrist, it's something not very popular in my region..
Since I'm a mother of an autistic child, may I ask you about your ASD son how old is he? At what age did you find out about his condition? And is he speaking or did you guys have to go through a speech therapy stage with him? How intense is it? What other therapies did he receive other than speech therapy? Does he receive enough affection and love from his mom? Because these children needs much more love and cuddling than any regular child and their mother is a key for them to get better..