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Translating the worlds of the autistic and neurotypical partners

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Services Provided

What You Can Expect when We Work Together

Coaching is an intensely personal experience. Your concerns are the center of our relationship, and the only center. I will work with you from the perspective of one who can see things you may be too close to see in your own life, by listening carefully to what you say and to what you do not say.

Your goals form the basis of our work. Sometimes it is necessary to go deep within in order to find the path out. Think of me as your guide on that path. I will point out to you possible obstacles, and I will point out possible options you may not have been able to see. I will ask you questions that will help you refine your choices. I will ask you to consider and articulate the implications of your choices and your decisions. I will support you when you begin to put your new decisions into action, and you begin also to encounter the reactions of your friends and loved ones.

Your feelings of making progress are paramount in this relationship. 

Entering a coaching relationship is a significant commitment. It will require your active involvement. It is your life we will be talking about. Your growth is the goal.

Initially, you will complete some forms which ask you about your goals; about what you feel is blocking your progress; your likes, dislikes; personality, and many other aspects of your life. We will refer to these aspects throughout our coaching relationship, and we will make certain we are addressing them as we incorporate any new goals that may arise during the coaching process.

I recommend that you begin by taking one or more of the courses I have developed, which you will find on my teaching website TheNeurodiverseCouple.thinkific.com. Each course runs three hours.

You will find previews for the courses on my YouTube Channel called The Neurodiverse Couple.

 

In Session

In our first session, we will discuss your main concerns and identify your goals. Then I will create the four-session plan to meet them and we will meet at regular intervals

Throughout our work together, I will listen, hear, reflect to you what you are saying, and help you in being accountable to your own passions and goals.

You can work with me while you are working with your therapist or couple counselor. This is often a good combination, and I am always happy to consult with other professionals in support of your growth.

Our focus here is on helping you understand both sides of the neurodiverse relationship, the autistic and the neurotypical, so that the differences can become clear and accommodated. Our work includes education as well as practical strategies and skills for more effective communication in order to increase the sense of intimacy you experience in your relationship.

I am here for you when you are ready.

If you are not ready, please know that I wish you well in your efforts to resolve the issues that brought you here to read my words in the first place.

 

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