One of my specialties is working with neurodivergent individuals, particularly with Autism and ADHD. I appreciate that living life as a neurodivergent person presents its own unique set of challenges. I understand the strengths that working through and struggling through the challenges have created in the family system. I work to utilize these strengths in therapy to help people become more effective in their families and their lives.
I understand that “traditional” counseling sessions—which often take place in an office and are almost exclusively talk-oriented—are not always the best option for people who are Autistic or have ADHD. My sessions take place outside, where sessions and conversation can flow a bit more freely. I also meet with clients all over the community to practice life skills like grocery shopping, cooking, and social skills. I tailor my services to each individual client in order to help them achieve their personal goals.
At Winding Roads Counseling, I believe that the challenges neurodivergent folks, particularly Autistic folks, face is due to the fact that they possess a neurodivergent brain but live in a world designed almost exclusively for neurotypical people. As a result, they may struggle or face challenges in areas including social skills, emotion regulation, executive functioning skills, or independent living skills. I work with the individual to help them identify what skills they would like to develop and then help them develop those skills.
During our initial assessment, I work with you to identify the areas that are most important to improve upon and develop a plan to increase those skills in daily life. My sessions are focused on the individual, with support from the family to implement the skills into daily life. If this sounds like a fit for you and your family, please reach out to schedule a free 30 minute initial consult today!