Many folks with a neurodiverse identity worry about going to a therapist. Autism, ADHD, and other neurodiverse identities are often misunderstood and marginalized, with therapists believing that these identities are out of their scope of practice. As a person who experiences neurodiversity myself, I know that there are nuances to neurodiversity, and I provide a judgment-free place for my clients to explore their experiences. I stay up to date on the latest information provided by those in neurodiverse communities so I can provide the best care possible.
My interest in working with neurodiverse communities was piqued when I began to see a high rate of crossover between clients who fall under the transgender umbrella and neurodiversity. This crossover is research-based and more information can be found in resources like “Neuroqueer (see below)” The more that I’ve learned about the connection between neurodiversity and gender identity, the more I’ve felt the need to create a safe place for clients that experience that overlap. Every neurodiverse person’s experience is different, and I hope to understand each client’s experience and tailor their care to their unique needs.
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