The term “neurodivergent” is used to describe people whose neurological differences affect the way their brain functions in terms of processing, learning, or behaving among various other mental functions. These individuals have different strengths, and also different challenges from those without neurodivergent qualities.
Neurodivergence can include some of the following common diagnoses:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Other learning disabilities
If you are seeking neurodivergent-affirming therapy services, it is important that your therapist understands and validates the unique obstacles and personal experiences that neurodivergent individuals face on a daily basis. While you may experience symptoms or challenges that are unique to others, you may also encounter many of the same difficulties neurotypical individuals face. To enhance your support system, your therapist may want to help you connect with additional resources such as occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, community agencies, or other providers.
If you have been diagnosed with a neurodivergent disorder or condition, you may seek to address the following in therapy sessions:
- Concerns relating to school, work, or social settings
- Navigating relationships
- Self-esteem or self-growth
- Establishing and achieving goals
- Setting boundaries with others
- Time management
- Stress management
- Gaining independence
- Societal pressure
- Life transitions or changes
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. You want to work with someone who is competent, compassionate, and makes you feel seen and heard. Therefore, it is essential that you find a therapist who understands your unique circumstances and helps to nurture your individual strengths. At New Leaf, we prioritize your feelings of emotional safety and comfort. Our clinicians are equipped to work with a range of neurodivergent-related diagnoses and issues, providing you with the support you deserve.
Please reach out to learn more about our therapists
and their approaches to working with neurodivergent individuals.