We work with parents, grandparents, & individuals to navigate the challenges of being on the spectrum.
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Individualize the Treatment
The most effective treatment for Autism is based on the person. There are many different types of treatment that can be individualized.
Social skills training
Cognitive behavior therapy
Behavioral management therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including anxiety, addiction, marital problems, eating disorders, and self confidence. CBT can improve work performance as well as quality of life.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that teaches presence through daily life and helps develop healthy ways to regulate emotions, handle stress, and improve relationships.
As an individual on the spectrum myself, I am keen on helping my clients and their parents focus on self advocacy. The neuro-typical world can be difficult to navigate at times because we are more prone to burn-out, to be overwhelmed by sensory stressors, by complex social situations, and by even our own self beliefs. I provide therapy and coaching for individuals on the spectrum and I provide support for their parents with the understanding that we can succeed as long as we believe in our ability to manage burn-out. To eat well, play more, and love yourself is one of the best ways for neuro-exceptional individuals (ASD, ADHD, and GAD) to navigate the neuro-typical world. Learning to eat well helps us reduce internal stress caused by poor nutrition. Playing more allows the individual to connect in the community in a more effective, and socially desirable way. Loving yourself is a way to balance it all by fostering gratitude for who we are and what we are able to accomplish on a day-to-day basis. Having the insight that we are on the spectrum is a great starting point to knowing how to navigate the neuro-typical world most effectively. Sometimes it takes a coach or therapist with a personal understanding of what it is to be on the spectrum to help us become confident in who we are and how we contribute to the world.
“Our counseling approach with these young men & women is to help them build confidence about who they are by turning them into advocates of their own emotional and intellectual intelligence. We teach to teach others about the neurological and social benefits of an autism spectrum brain. A neuro-exceptional mind! “
– Michel Bordeau, MA, LCSW
If you are an individual on the spectrum and finds yourself struggling with the rigidity of your own mind in social and professional relationships. If you are well aware that sometimes you are at odds with neuro-typical expectations, you are not alone! Working with a coach, a therapist who shares your life experience and who is trained to navigate the oddities of the neuro-typical world is the next step to consider. Please call me, email me, or text me if you are ready to make changes that will make day-to-day life less frustrating and more enjoyable. Again, you are not alone, and working with someone who shares your struggles is the most effective way to put order in what at times seems to be unmanageable chaos.