Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio (E. 2001951) and Kentucky (273236), Nationally Certified Counselor (835010), and Board Certified – TeleMental Health Provider (2457)
Services: Neurodiversity affirming autism evaluations, individual teletherapy, and consultation services.
Amelia’s message: I specialize in providing teletherapy services for neurodivergent individuals who live in Ohio and Kentucky. Specifically, I focus on supporting those who have experienced differences related to autism, ADHD, OCD, trauma, LGBTQIA+, trans and gender diverse persons, and diverse relationship structures through affirming therapy approaches. As someone with lived experience in several of these groups, I am passionate about creating spaces to support and empower others within these communities.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio and Nationally Certified Counselor
Gene offers individual, family, group, and teletherapy services
Gene’s message: “A safe, affirming, and empowering therapy space specializing in affirming care for all gender, sexual/affectional, and relationship structure minority identities and expressions at any stage of the journey.”
Licensed in Ohio (I.0900104) and Florida (telehealth only).
Services: Individual psychotherapy for teens and adults; 14 and up. Teletherapy only. Self pay; I don’t take insurance. $140 fee per 50 minute session.
Erika’s message: “Nothing about us without us! I am a trauma informed, neurodivergence affirming, social justice minded, fat positive, autistic therapist with specialties, training, education, and lived experience with people who have childhood trauma, or later life trauma or both, C-PTSD, LGTBQIA2S+, Anxiety, depression, and the general stress that comes with being a neurodivergent person sometimes feeling devalued, misunderstood, rejected, unaffirmed and overwhelmed. My goal is to affirm and empower as we work toward your goals. I use a mish-mash of modalities in my person centered, humanistic, strengths focused approach. Always with your consent, and working together to find out what works best for you since we are all different! EMDR, Ego state, and internal Family Systems, PolyVagal theory, mindfulness, somatic approaches, solution focused problem solving, supportive counseling, and humor!”
Kira’s message about their practice: “A Safe, Affirming, and Empowering Therapy Space – Specializing in affirming care for all gender, sexual/affectional, and relationship structure minority identities and expressions at any stage of the journey.”
Office Location: 54 S. 2nd Street Newark, Ohio 43055
Megan M. Matthews, LPCC, Certified Geek Therapist (she/her)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Geek Therapist in Ohio
Offers individual therapy services in person and via teletherapy
Megan’s message: “As a neurodivergent person who also has invisible disabilities and disadvantages from being “non-mainstream” in other ways, I know from lived experience what it’s like to feel erased, and what it’s like to be different and yet be expected to behave as if I’m not. If you feel isolated and alone in your experience; if you don’t like who you are; if you like who you are but dislike the lack of acceptance you get from others in your life; or if you’re so tangled up in expectations – your own, other people’s, maybe both – that you don’t even KNOW who you are… I’ve been there. I see you. I hear you. And I’m here to help.”
Vanessa’s message: “I offer therapy to those struggling with anxiety, depression, making big decisions in life, and those who feel they don’t quite fit in. I especially enjoy providing support to those who are exploring their identity as a neurodivergent person. I strive to bring comfort to my clients and wish to help them affirm their own values and strengths. I especially love to provide psychoeducation around neurodiversity and mindfulness.”
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisor in Ohio (E. 1800755-SUPV), Nationally Certified Counselor (684571), Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist (688534), Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner (123434), Registered Play Therapist (T5230)
Services: Individual Psychotherapy for adolescents/adults, Parent Consultation; teletherapy/online services for Ohio residents
Christina’s message: Online therapy works really well for many people, because it is convenient, accessible, and you are able to stay in your personal space, which is where you want to see changes happen! In my practice, I strive to create a space that is genuine, comfortable, and grounded in connection. I like to be integrative in my work with clients, pulling from frameworks like positive psychology, geek therapy, neuroscience, narrative therapy and other creative approaches. Clients often seek my services when traditional therapy has not proven beneficial, or they feel like something was missing. I tend to work with neurodivergent individuals, LGBTQIA+ persons, those who have have experienced trauma, and sleep disorders & dreamwork. Diagnosed as neurodivergent in my early 30s, and having experienced the associated self-discoveries and challenges, I enjoy working with late-diagnosed autistic/ADHD clients to help them explore and process life through a neurodiverse lens. Being a gender-affirming therapist is essential to my practice.
Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio (License I.2203922)
Services: Individual telehealth for adults
Lauren specializes in working with other neurodivergent individuals with an emphasis on late in life ADHD and ASD diagnoses. As an Autistic/ADHD therapist, Lauren approaches therapy from the social model: you are not broken or damaged, but live in a world that has many oppressive systems in place. These systems can make it hard for anyone to truly thrive without accommodation and self-compassion, especially neurodivergent individuals who have a variety of unique sensory, social, and emotional needs.
Lauren also specializes in working with trans and gender diverse individuals and can provide WPATH letters of support for gender affirming surgeries. These specialties very frequently overlap, and Lauren is proud to provide competent and affirming care while acknowledging intersectionality.
Offering individual, family, group, 100% teletherapy, parent and professional consultation.
Laurie’s message: Hey, I’m Laurie and I’m a neurodivergent therapist. I’ve always been drawn to other humans who march to the beat of their own drum. I approach support through a trauma-informed, neurodivergent/ gender-affirming and culturally sensitive lens and my goal is to meet people where they’re at and help clients to build a life that’s meaningful to them. I’m also fully EMDR and Reiki I trained and a Registered Yoga Teacher with an obsession for making mindfulness feel accessible for everybody. I believe that autistic rights are human rights and all neurodivergent brains should be respected and valued. I look at therapy as a collaboration to support people in building a life that feels good to them by following their lead and magnifying their au-someness, rather than focusing on their challenges. I love supporting humans and families that are non-traditional and who choose to color outside of the lines. I am unschooling supportive, gender-affirming, always culturally seeking, and welcoming to LGBTQIA+ humans.
Services: TWJ provides individual therapy and group workshops virtually
Jasany’s message: Therapy w. Jasany’s mission is to improve the quality of life of minority individuals at the intersection of neurodivergence. TWJ aims to increase access to neurodevelopmental assessment, education, community support, and advocacy.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia and Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist in Ohio
Services: Adult Population, Individual Therapy, Teletherapy Only
Alec’s message: I specialize in treating ADHD, PTSD, Addiction, Mood Disorders, and Grief. My early career was spent in Addiction Rehabilitation facilities where I learned that not only were all those folks suffering from mental health symptoms adjacent to addiction, but that I loved helping people heal from, solve, and/or manage those adjacent issues. I also learned about my own ADHD brain, and saw how pervasive the neurodivergent person was in the facilities I worked in. So, I got myself trained in EMDR to help people with trauma; I got myself trained in DBT to better target mood and personality issues; I read every book and attended every seminar I could find about ADHD; and I found as many adjacent trainings as I could to help a wide range of folks from Video Game addiction to Intuitive Eating to Grief. It is my aim to help people who are lost, confused, and/or overwhelmed. My clients show up with little to no understanding of their mental health or how to manage their emotions and behavior after a trauma or why they always fail to live up to expectation. Then, through collaborative effort and better understanding they leave my office with clarity and the tools to manage themselves in a way consistent with their own values and expectations.
I accept most major insurance providers. $125 per session out-of-pocket rate. Some sliding scale availability on request.
Levana Slabodnick, LISW-S, LCSW (she/her)
LISW-S, LCSW licensed in Ohio and Florida, USA
I offer individual therapy and telehealth
Therapy works best when you relate to and trust your therapist. I use my training, education and lived experience to support you through the challenges you face and reach the goals that you identify for yourself. You are the expert on yourself and my role is to provide a safe space to grow, learn and most importantly accept who you are right now. I work with people who have felt like outsiders for a variety of reasons, such being Autistic, ADHD, Fat, traumatized, LGBTQ or part of other racial or cultural minorities. My approach is to acknowledge the systems that have made you an “other” while finding ways to affirm your identities and truly care for yourself and your needs.
I offer in person in Cincinnati and Telehealth for Ohio and California. I offer individual therapy, parent coaching, dyadic therapy, play therapy, developmental therapy, CBT. I see all ages infants through adults. I also offer assessments for ADHD and autism.
I take a flexible, developmental and affirming approach to both therapy and assessments.