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SUPPORT FOR NEUROTYPICALS

CASSANDRA SYNDROME SUPPORT: BELIEVING CASSANDRA


If you are interested in therapy with a counselor who is highly trained in issues related to Cassandra Syndrome, you have come to the right place.


We are proud to present our partner website, Believing Cassandra, which is dedicated to healing the Cassandra experience.

Lisa Anzaldua, Group Facilitator

WEEKLY GROUP COACHING/THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE: "THRIVING BEYOND CASSANDRA SYNDROME"

Our 8-week program is a journey designed to elevate your well-being and reignite joy in your life. It's inclusive for anyone in a neurodiverse relationship, regardless of their partner's ASD diagnosis, the stage of their relationship, or previous therapies and interventions they've experienced.

That is, it is for women only and is for you if:

  • You know or suspect your partner is on the Autism spectrum

  • Whether or not you are in couples therapy (or coaching)  

  • Whether or not you are experiencing the classic Cassandra Syndrome, Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Stress, or Trauma Bond. 

  • You seek guidance, clarity, healing, and reclamation relative to your unique relationship.

In this supportive group environment, you will:

  1. Feel Less Alone and Establish Emotional & Psychological Safety

  2. Clarify Patterns and Discover Solutions to Them

  3. Requalify Your Emotions to Experience Relief and Peace in Your Heart

  4. Apply Powerful Psychological and Emotional Empowerment Tools

  5. Nourish Yourself to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

  6. Heal Attachment Injuries to Step into Your Full Power

  7. Reclaim Yourself to Feel Whole Again

  8. Focus on Post-Traumatic Growth & Release Regret



GROUP DETAILS

Cost:   $120 per session (not covered by insurance*) 


Times:

Friday evenings. Complete our contact form for the latest dates

Ready for the next step?

Just complete our Cassandra Group Contact Form

to get started.

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THE NEUROTYPICAL EXPERIENCE


Because the person with autism does not have the same relational needs as the allistic partner, he or she is often unable to instinctively recognize the emotional needs of his or her partner and may feel ill-equipped to meet them. Relationships can thus form seriously dysfunctional patterns.


RELATIONSHIP OF CONVENIENCE?

People who do not have autism enter a relationship with the normal expectation that the priority of a relationship will be about togetherness, mutual terms and meeting of needs, but in reality, the relationship ends up feeling like one of practicality and convenience for the person with autism.

For those who had typical expectations of the mutuality of marriage,…

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.

CASSANDRA SYNDROME (CADD) & OTHER SYMPTOMS


Many neurotypical partners often feel that they are sacrificing their own sense of self to help fulfill the priorities of the partner who has autism. They begin to feel that they are entirely defined by the role they fill for their autistic partner. There…

STEPS & SOLUTIONS


VALIDATING REALITY

The first step to start supporting the neurotypical partner is to sit with the reality of what life has become. To begin to grieve the dreams of what the relationship was "supposed" to look like. This usually takes the form of the following steps:

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