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 spent the earlier part of his career in technology and then chose a second career in counseling,
he is the founder and clinical director of the Neurodiverse Couples Counseling Center,
he has collaborated with his team to develop 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 is a clinical supervisor of other neurodiverse couples therapists,
he serves on the board of two non-profits, New Path Couples Therapy and Therapy in Motion.
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 from the fact that his psychology practice is 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):
Trauma-focused Neurodiverse Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Imago Therapy, Gottman, Person-Centered, Existential, Couples-Based CBT, Behavioral, Internal Family Systems, Experiential, Positive Psychology
Couples and Families only
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