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OUR BEAUTIFUL BRAINS


UNHELPFUL NARRATIVES

Many couples arrive in neurodiverse couples therapy with one or both of the following stories:

Neurotypical Partner: "They don't' care about me" or "He just can't give me what I need."

Autistic Partner: "I'm a failure." or "My partner is overly emotional."

We are here to tell you that you are both mistaken. If you don't understand the problem you are trying to solve, it is virtually impossible to solve it. 

First, the root problem is that your brains are wired differently.

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.
TRENDS IN BRAIN RESEARCH

Ok, so how do brains with autism (autistic) differ from brains without autism (allistic)?

Studies that make use of a brain-scanning technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have highlighted brain regions that are structurally distinct in people with autism. However, research has not uncovered a…

THE MAIN POINT

We encourage you (both allistic and autistic) to be open to seeing your partner's behavior with a new level of acceptance, knowing that their behaviors are not a reflection of bad intent, lack of will, or an inability to care. With this in mind, building bridges…

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