Counseling / Therapy
The world we live in was not designed with autistic needs in mind. Relationships are essential to our well-being but connecting with those who are not autistic can be difficult; bullying and social rejection or alienation are unfortunately common experiences.
Autism includes some sensations and experiences that are difficult to manage. For too long the therapy approaches developed by non-autistic professionals have been aimed at making autistic people look like they are “normal”, that is, not autistic. Although mental health professionals are beginning to listen to and learn from autistic adults, we still need to develop a lot more flexible and customized methods to provide truly effective help to autistic clients and their families. My goal is to work collaboratively and to focus on your strengths as well as areas of your life that you can improve.