Supporting Neurodiverse Adults in Federal Way, WA
Are you or a family member living with a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of one of the following?
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Other Learning Disabilities
Are you struggling to fit into the complex world of neurotypical people (that’s everyone else!) and feeling lost?
If so, our Supporting Neurodiversity services are for you.
Understanding Neurodiversity in Adulthood
Our world is a complicated place to live in, and there isn’t a perfect rule book of what to do, what to say, and when to do or say it.
Individuals who live with neurodiverse brains see and engage with the world differently. Unfortunately, our world and its “rules” are not always friendly to those with neurodiverse minds.
If we were to pause and take inventory of all the ways our brains work, we would quickly realize that the brain is capable of amazing things (although we know it doesn’t always feel this way). Many times we find that those living with a “diagnosis” actually have ways of engaging in the world in ways neurotypicals (that’s everyone else) only wish they could!
Our professional counselors know how to approach neurodiversity in Federal Way, and our resources have helped many adults improve their understanding of how to interact with the world around them.
What Celebrating Neurodiversity Means for You
Celebrating neurodiversity means that we get to honor the many different ways there are of living and being in the world.
If you are neurodiverse, the way you engage in the world is not wrong—it’s just different. Celebrating neurodiversity means that we don’t assume that one way of living in the world is better than another. Each unique person, and the way their brain works, has its strengths and advantages, as well as unique challenges.
Supporting neurodiversity at our Federal Way counseling office means that we help identify your strengths as well as your challenges. Then, we get to use your strengths to target the areas of life that you are struggling with.
Some focus areas in our work with our neurodiverse adult clients include:
- Learning how to engage with neurotypicals more effectively
- Navigating the complex social world of their work environments
- Learning how to develop sustainable and healthy friendships
- Better understanding the rules of engagement for dating and relationships
- Becoming more active and engaged in their marriages
- Successfully transitioning from home to college and/or living independently
We help parents, families, and significant others of neurodiverse individuals:
- Understand how the neurodiverse brain works, and how to effectively work with it
- Develop reasonable expectations and transition plans
- Feel grounded in knowing how to give the right amount of support
- Learn how to communicate more effectively
- Understand how to best support the overall development and well-being of their child or partner
Our Approach to Therapy in King County
What we know from our years of experience is that many common approaches to counseling and therapy just don’t work for neurodiverse individuals. Our counseling team understands this and utilizes evidence-based, solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches in our work with neurodiverse individuals, their partners, and their families.