Autism-friendly Therapy: You do not need to be fixed.
You are not broken, but difficulties navigating the social world might be a source of anxiety, confusion, disappointment, fear, or sadness for you.
You don't need an official autism spectrum or Asperger's diagnosis to benefit from working with a therapist who knows how to connect with older teens and adults who have autistic traits. We might be a good match if:
You have a recent or late diagnosis and would like to explore your new autistic identity.
Your autistic traits are not always readily apparent to others, so you feel pressured to "just know" all of the unwritten rules of socializing or getting along with co-workers.
Maybe you're a woman on the spectrum who was told, “autism is for boys," or you have become burned out by trying to "act normal" to fit in.
You could benefit from some extra help transitioning to college or independent living.
Many of my clients on the autism spectrum are also exploring their identities along the broad spectrums of gender and sexuality.
You have a partner or family member on the spectrum and would like to learn how you can relate better.
Someone in your family got a diagnosis and you're realizing now that you might be on the spectrum, too.
If you feel ready to form a supportive alliance with someone who knows how to listen to teens and adults on the autism spectrum, I want to help you feel more comfortable in social settings so you can have more fulfilling connections at home, at work, in your community, and with yourself.
You won’t waste your time in the office explaining autism to me. I have worked with autistic adults on social anxiety research since 2011. That’s where I learned how to support autistic preferences in therapy, and I want to share effective tools and strategies for overcoming social barriers with you.
In case you're wondering, I also work with individuals who are not autistic.