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

Autistic-Centered 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. I fully support, and even encourage, self-identification/self-diagnosing as Autistic. 



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 deeply 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 an affirming container that can hold it all:

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

by utilizing whatever approaches feel most supportive to you.

This may include parts work (Internal Family Systems) or

nonverbal approaches like creative arts expression.

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-Centered therapy* 

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 Florida or North Carolina

Autistic-affirming coaching is available, regardless of your location


*Autistic-Centered therapy was coined and created

by Matt Lowry, LPP (thank you, Matt!).

The Autistic Culture Podcast has an excellent episode

on Autistic-Centered therapy.

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