I often get asked for referrals to medical professionals whose services may be covered by insurance and can diagnose and provide therapy and/or pharmaceutical treatments for living with neurodiversity.
The neurodiverse spectrum includes gifted, talented, highly sensitve, ADHD, OCD, Autism, Asperger’s, Bipolar, PTSD, auditory and other sensory processing disorders, dyslexia, depression, anxiety, and more. Many of these conditions are a combination of biological brain wiring, genetic influences and traumas stemming from environmental, emotional, physical, family and educational incidents that deeply hurt the individual and triggered the learning of unhealthy metacognitive and coping strategies.
Diagnosis and medication can be an extremely valuable part of healing. However, true healing requires learning new metacognitive skills such as self-monitoring, self-teaching, self-cooperation and design thinking which includes needs assessment, creative and critical thinking, conflict resolution, adaptive thinking, and decision-making strategies.
With that in mind, below are resources for your consideration. Keep in mind that choosing a service provider is a very personal decision. Finding the right person for you may require multiple attempts – especially if you are highly intelligent or sensitive.
Keep the faith. There are people out there who can help you. But like many things in our lives…it may not be an easy process to find the right support for you.
Got a service provider who helped you? Are a Neurodiverse-friendly practioner who gets thats the label isn’t the whole story?
Please leave a comment below and share Name, Location, brief description, website and /or phone number. Thank you!
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