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AUTISTIC WOMEN

SHE ROCKS THE SPECTRUM


We have found that autistic girls and young women desperately need autistic-aware therapy.


If this is you, please consider visiting our partner site, She Rocks the Spectrum, a therapy center for autistic girls and young women.


HOW WE CAN HELP


Although our support is always uniquely crafted to your personal needs, the work often ends up with some combination of the following:


  • Understanding the strengths and challenges of your differences 

  • Consideration of a formal diagnosis 

  • Building a life centered on healing and self-acceptance (freedom from shame) 

  • Making peace with your past 

  • Finding and practicing of constructive patterns of communication 

  • Building a plan for reducing social anxiety 

  • Discovering emotions and how they can be helpful 

  • Managing sensory stimulation 

  • Understanding and building relationships 

  • Exploring sexuality in light of your differences 

  • Understanding the impact of your differences on professional, relational, and life goals 

  • Support for related issues such as depression, ADHD, overwork, anxiety, and addiction 

  • How to support other neurodiverse girls and women

There are many benefits of focused therapy for neurodiverse women but, perhaps the most important, is to provide a safe and non-judgmental place to discuss your experiences. We look forward to hearing from you.

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WOMAN ON THE SPECTRUM? WE SEE YOU.


If you are an adult woman who thinks you may be on the spectrum, we are so glad you are here. You have probably been overlooked and under-supported for years and maybe even decades. You may be struggling in your relationship but not know how to fix it. Sadly, feelings of being defective, lonely, confused and helpless may be all too common. Please don't despair. There is hope!

 

On this web page, we will try to cover the basics of women on the spectrum but we invite you to connect with one of our neurodiversity specialists who would be honored to help you.

A photo of neurodiverse expert and therapist, Colleen Kahn. Colleen sees clients with Neurodiverse Couples Counseling Center and is here to support you on your journey.

OVERLOOKED IN CHILDHOOD


As the field of neuroscience continues to develop, there is an ever-increasing consensus among researchers that autistic women are dramatically undercounted. Well-intentioned, parents, teachers, and counselors often miss the opportunity to identify women on the spectrum. There are two major reasons for this unfortunate situation:


REASON 1:…

DIFFERENCES & STRUGGLES


Of course, young girls grow into women and the unequal treatment continues into adulthood along with the emotional struggles.

Here are a few examples of how adult men and women present differently in adulthood:

- Adult autistic females are more comfortable than their male counterparts…

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