Neurodivergent Therapists was created by our founder, Amelia Slama, after she was diagnosed as autistic in her 20’s. At this point in her life, she was already a practicing counselor for over 5 years. She realized that her experiences as an autistic person had significantly impacted how she operated as a counselor. With the therapeutic relationship being the most important factor in the therapy process, she realized that there could be a benefit to connecting neurodivergent clients with neurodivergent therapists due to their shared neurotype. This lead to the development of this directory. All therapists listed in this directory have made the decision to be open about their identities to create safe therapy spaces for other neurodivergent folks. We do not ask for proof of diagnosis from our therapists, as we accept those who are formally diagnosed and those who self-identify as neurodivergent. This is also true for clients who are seeking services with therapists listed on the directory.
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