Melinda Ledlow (she/her)
- Licensed as an LPC in South Carolina and Georgia, and an LCPC in Kansas
- Services: telehealth only- individual counseling, family as needed but not as a primary service, TTRPG social groups for neurodivergent/neuroqueer teens & adults
- Melinda’s message: “My mission is to: provide counseling to clients in a compassionate, individualized, and collaborative manner; remain curious, respectful, and open to the experiences of others; reduce gatekeeping and increase access to affirming mental health care for the neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ community.”
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.nurturingdivergence.com
- FB: https://www.facebook.com/melindaledlowcounseling
Rachel Filson (she/her)
- Licensure: My main state is Florida (license # SW20555). I am also licensed as a telehealth-only provider in Vermont (089.0135007TELE) and SC (TLS 104 CP).
- Services: I offer both in-person and virtual individual counseling services to adolescents and adults. In addition to talk therapy, I also offer EMDR.
- Rachel’s message: I am a neurodiversity and LGBT+ affirming and identified provider. I value client choice and honor that each client is the expert in their own journey. My work is informed by attachment and neuroscience, exploring how past hurts affect the way your brain functions today. I understand that everyday experiences of oppression create complex trauma over time. I therefore use a trauma-informed approach. Some modalities we may use together include EMDR, feminist therapy, CBT, psychoeducation and holistic coaching depending on your preferences.
- Website: www.mangrovementalhealth.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mangrovementalhealth
- Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/florida/sarasota/rachel-filson
Leah Barnes, LCMHC, QS (she/her)
- Licensure: LCMHC (10371) and Qualified Supervisor (125960) in North Carolina , LPC (6130) in South Carolina
- Services: Individual therapy, Licensure supervision for LCMHCAs, virtual only, superbills available for private pay clients, INN with Aetna, Cigna, UHC, Oxford, Oscar, & Optum
- Leah’s message: I provide individual, virtual therapy to adults and older teens looking to figure out who they are. I specifically focus on those who are recently diagnosed or suspect they are neurodivergent, and help them explore their newly discovered neurotype. As someone who didn’t know they were ND until adulthood, I understand the excitement of having a term for why you never really fit in, alongside the sadness over lost time when you were trying to fit into a neurotypical mold. I’m here to help you unmask (when safe to do so) and be your authentic self.
- Website: ridgelinecas.com
- Email: Leah@ridgelinecas.com
- Phone/text: 704-776-1632
Natalie Furdek, M.Ed., LPC, CASDCS, ADHD-CCSP (she/her)
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with endorsements for telehealth in Florida and South Carolina
- Offers individual teletherapy services via video or audio
- I’m an AuDHD counselor, born and raised in Texas. I currently live off the Caprock in Texas, and my roots lie in this and other areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. This is the reason I’ve chosen to provide online counseling services. I’ve also found that many neurodivergent clients enjoy and prefer online services because of the reduction in hassle of commuting to an office, as well as the ability to be in surroundings that are comfortable and familiar while engaging in therapy.
- I have worked with a wide and inclusive range of neurodivergent clients on issues such as trauma, depression, substance use, stress and anxiety, gender and sexual identity, and many others. My approach is client-centered, which means that I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is the most important aspect of therapy. Beyond that, my tools are cognitive behavioral in nature, with a heavy emphasis on mindfulness skills and self-compassion.
- In 2021, I became a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (CASDCS) after learning about the unique ways in which many females, non-binary, and transmen (and many men and transwomen as well!) experience being autistic (including myself). I later became similarly certified for ADHD as an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). Both of these particular programs provide information about autism and ADHD from the clinical perspective, rather than through the lens of neurodiversity, to be sure.
- While I am trained in the clinical perspective, I have fully embraced the neurodiversity movement. I do not look at autism or ADHD as “pathology,” but rather as natural and normal ways of existing as human beings (which also can bring struggles due to existing in a society structured for neurotypical brains). I enjoy teaching neurodivergent clients about neurodiversity concepts because of the healing that it brings.
- Website: nataliefurdek.com (secure email contact available through this website)