Helping deconstruct the shame and anxiety that comes from operating “differently” in a world that places a high value on being “normal.”
If you are reading this, you likely identify as, or are curious about possibly being neurodivergent.
If you don’t connect with that word, you may connect with being called a highly sensitive person, having ADHD, or being on the Autism Spectrum.
Maybe there isn’t a label you identify with, but you just feel different from those around you. Your brain works differently, and because of that you experience shame around who you are.
Being Neurodivergent is not a medical term, condition, or diagnosis
It is a word used to describe
individuals that have differences
in the way their brain works.
Often times, when treatment for these communities are discussed, it is centered around behavioral techniques.
While this is an important component of treatment, there is so much more to supporting people with neurodivergence that gets lost inside treatment; such as, processing emotions, building an identity, and creating meaningful relationships when you operate differently from others.
Many people learn to “mask” to cover up or compensate for symptoms. While masking can help one to “function” in a socially acceptable manner, it can also cause exhaustion, burnout, and identity confusion.
This can disproportionately affect those with multiple marginalized identities (such as women, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, etc.) and further the feeling that something is wrong with you, or even that you are wrong.
Here at Replenish Her, we focus on exploring the full scope of an individual, their needs, feelings, identity, and support systems; rather than isolating treatment to behavioral focused approaches only.
Common Conditions associated to Neurodivergence
How we Help
We do not provide Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD testing/evaluation, however, you do not need one of those diagnoses to receive therapy. There are a multitude of reasons one might not have a formal diagnosis, and we work with you to uncover the path that is best for you, with or without a diagnosis.
When you choose to work with us, we begin by exploring what is working in your life and what is not; and from there developing a treatment plan that takes into consideration not only the behavioral tools and techniques you may need, but also the emotional and social ones.
Often times, individuals that are neurodivergent are told to work on developing their organizational tools and techniques. While we do work on these skills with you, this it not the focus and core of our work.
Instead, we hope to couple those behavioral skills with also working to bring compassion and acceptance into your differences.
We hope to dive into the emotional needs that present when you feel “not normal,” that you don’t fit in, or just struggle to function and operate in the way society expects.
We work through these narratives by helping you build confidence and an inner voice that is self loving and embracing of your unique and beautiful differences.
This can be done in many different ways, but our therapists most often use narrative approaches, expressive/creative approaches, ACT–Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and parts work (such as IFS–Internal Family Systems).
We understand phone calls can be difficult.
Once you submit our contact form, communication can be had via phone call, text, or email.
We typically call on the phone before scheduling to learn a little about you, ask questions, and figure out which therapists would be the best fit.
However, if you are not a phone call person, we can work with you to find another way.