Dr. Harry Motro
Dr. Motro has made working with neurodiverse couples the centerpiece of his practice. He has extensive personal experiences with neurodiversity and believes that general couples counseling tragically falls far short of the true needs for neurodiverse couples. Accordingly, he has dedicated his practice to providing life-changing counseling for this special but often misunderstood population.
His background includes the following:
he is the founder and clinical director of the Neurodiverse Couples Counseling Center,
he has developed specialized tools to assist neurodiverse couples,
he serves as an adjunct graduate school psychology professor where he has incorporated neurodiverse couples counseling into his graduate-level teaching curriculum,
he supervises other neurodiverse couples therapists,
he serves on the board of a non-profit, Therapy in Motion, which also serves neurodiverse couples,
he has been married 38 years with adult children, and
he has received specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels.
His interest in neurodiverse couples is rooted in his personal life experiences, his former work experiences in technology, and his psychology practice in Silicon Valley, a neurodiversity hot spot.
Most neurodiverse couples start off woefully uninformed about their differences and how to support and accept each other. This misinformation leads to misunderstanding, which eventually grows to the belief that the other partner is cruel, mean or simply uncaring. Emotional walls come up and intimacy fades and then dies. The most important part of our work in therapy is to free you from this painful blame and shame cycle. We work to gradually reframe how you understand and see each other, allowing a new relationship to blossom.
You can read more on his approach to Neurodiversity at:
Other areas of focus (in addition to Neurodiversity):
Emotion Focused Therapy, Imago Therapy, Gottman, Person-Centered, Existential, Couples-Based CBT, Behavioral, Internal Family Systems, Experiential, Positive Psychology
Couples and Families only
California / LMFT53452
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