Neurodiversity and Autism

1361068376The senses are nonsensical.

Perhaps you feel like you are constantly overstimulated.

Noises may seem normal to most people, but to you, they make you feel overwhelmed, as if danger lurks around the corner.

People accuse you of being too sensitive, making interacting with others difficult.

Maybe you react differently to how clothes feel – causing you to rip off tags on your shirt because they feel weird.

“I know I am different, so stop reminding me.”

Your friends keep telling you that you seem awkward – reacting negatively to minor differences, displaying obsessiveness, or becoming hyper-focused.

Sometimes, it may take you longer to understand the perspective of others.

Being overwhelmed can make it challenging to think about other sights and sounds.

It’s hard to look someone in the eye. Therefore, you prefer looking away or down during a conversation.

Staying focused – Forget about it!

Getting things done on time is a challenge. It’s hard to stay on task and concentrate.

Distractions make it difficult to listen to instructions and become organized in your thinking and actions.

On other occasions, you can become so focused that you ignore other tasks you must finish.

You think to yourself, “I have ADD! No, I have ADHD. When I was a kid, they said I had Disrupted something or the other. Maybe something is wrong, but I don’t know why I’m like this.”

Neurodiversity Img 2Therapy can help make sense and bring things into focus.

Being neurodivergent or dealing with autism can make your life seem different from others. But trust us because all is not lost.

Wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to build skills for focus and concentration?

As therapists, we understand the intricacies of what it is like to be neurodivergent or autistic. We can help you learn skills to be unapologetically you, develop acceptance for how your brain works, and rid yourselves of the pressure to be “normal.” What’s “normal” anyway?

Being different isn’t bad, and we can help you capitalize on being different while learning to make more sense of who you are and how to face struggles confidently.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help.