OUR CORE AREAS OF SPECIALTY

WORKING WITH AUTISTIC ADULTS

We work with adults in Ottawa & nearby communities who are autistic or Asperger’s. We also support a variety of other forms of neurodivergence. At present, all our sessions take place online.

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Autism

Those who are autistic face varying degrees of obstacles & roadblocks as they make their way into and through adulthood. Being autistic is still widely misunderstood in society, and while strides have been made, autistic adults often need help with specific challenges. That’s where we can help, guiding you, with a strengths based and neurodivergent-affirming approach, towards your goals.

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Although Asperger's Syndrome is no longer diagnosed today, many still identify with the diagnosis. This is primarily because over the years, the diagnosis has been popularized. Today, the diagnosis has been absorbed into the wider umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in part to avoid ableist language. If you identify with Asperger's Syndrome, we are happy to use this language in session with you in an open and caring environment. It's a part of your identity after all!

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HELPING PEOPLE TO FEEL THEIR BEST

FAMILIES & PARTNERS OF THOSE WHO ARE AUTISTIC OR ASPERGER'S

Being autistic doesn't just affect the person themselves. The families, spouses, partners and friends of someone who is autistic know all too well the strengths and challenges that come alongside being neurodivergent. At times, they can also have questions about how to support someone that was recently assessed. That’s why we offer counselling that incorporates the families, friends and/or partners of those who are autistic as requested. We help by:

  • Taking a strengths based approach to counselling
  • Helping to set up relationship accommodations
  • Explaining various therapeutic interventions in a gentle and more direct language
  • Helping to create an environment where everyone can unmask
  • Facilitating conversations with families, spouses, partners and/or friends so that needs can be better met

Our experience has shown that counselling can help a neurodivergent person to feel more confident in their strengths, feel deeper self-understanding and to feel better understood by others. Please note: due to the pandemic, all sessions are now over the phone or through a secure online video chat service. Reach out and get in touch with us today!

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IMPROVING ADULT MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

COUNSELLING FOR
individuals 16 & UP

Have you been feeling down, sad, in a bad mood? Maybe you’ve been quick to anger, stressed, or you’ve been feeling more isolated than ever. Know that you are not alone! Others have been feeling very much the same way. Covid-19 has added stress in all our lives and in many cases, has made issues we are already dealing with even worse. People just like you have been scrambling to find help, but with the medical field currently overburdened, many issues have fallen through the cracks. This is why even if we can't support you ourselves, we'll try to connect you to someone who's a good fit!

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