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Autism-affirming therapy with an Autistic therapist. A safe space to explore and affirm your Autistic identity.

Autistic-Affirming Therapy 

"One of the best kinds of support out there for Autistic individuals is connecting with the Autistic community.

Autistic folks deserve Autistic spaces." 

-Lived Experience Educator

I provide an Autistic-affirming perspective in therapy and believe Autism is a genetically-based neurotype, not a medical disorder. "I understand being autistic to be a cultural identity and recognize #actuallyautistic people as experts on their own culture." -Janae Elisabeth, Trauma Geek  


As an Autistic therapist, I'm here to create a safe space that affirms your Autistic identity. 



Autistic-affirming therapy seeks to...

support you in better understanding yourself, by better understanding

your neurotype

create a safe space to explore

Autistic masking and unmasking

attend to the complex trauma many

Autistic people experience

validate your unique lived experience as a late-identified Autistic adult

provide an experience of Autistic culture in session with an Autistic therapist

encourage infodumping

about special interests in sessions

(this can be profoundly healing)

unpack internalized ableism +

discuss Autistic burnout

support you in discovering your needs + learn Autistic coping skills



Together, we'll create an accepting and compassionate environment,

with respect for your neurotype underlying all that we do. 

We'll create a holistic container that can hold it all:

the overwhelm, the uncertainty, the grief, the shame, the anxiety...

by utilizing whatever approaches feel most supportive to you. This may include parts work (Internal Family Systems), in-session mindfulness practices or non-verbal approaches like creative arts expression.

All somatic support, meditation and mindfulness offered in session is neurodivergence-inclusive

River Marino, liberation-oriented therapist in Florida, designed this illustration of abstract geometric shapes in soft muted colors.

"One of the biggest problems facing autistic people, when seeking mental health treatment, is a mismatch between neurology and therapy modalities. Everyone needs whatever therapy works best for their particular brain."

-Matt Lowry, LPP

Convenient + Confidential


Autistic-affirming therapy or coaching

from the comfort of your

home, office or airbnb.

We'll meet online via an

easy-to-use HIPAA compliant (secure)

video conferencing system.

$200 per 60 minute session

all sliding-scale spaces are full

neuroqueer abstract line drawing of a face created by autistic therapist River Marino. the words read: you don't have to heal yourself into a neat little story of triumph or success. Life is mess. Growth isn't linear. You are not a commercial. -Chani Nicholas

Autistic-affirming therapy services are available if you live in FL, NC or abroad

Autistic-affirming coaching is available no matter your location

The goal of therapy should never be to help people adjust to oppression. - Carmen Cool
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