As I think about ringing in the new year, I found happiness in the hope I feel for the new year. It no secret that 2020 was a wild year. It often felt like life was completely turned upside down. Suddenly my familiar routines and activities became impossible and I was left to figure out the new normal of social distancing.…
Do you ever get home from work or school and just feel completely wiped out? Dealing with daily social demands is draining. You have no energy to do anything and you’re already stressed about having to interact with others tomorrow. Perhaps, this feeling is negatively affecting your overall happiness, social life, or work.…
Today, we begin our series on autism and trauma. After talking with my neurodiverse clients and fellow therapists, who happen to be experts in trauma, I felt it was necessary to write about autism and trauma. Today, I will talk about trauma and masking.
There is a strong correlation between autism and trauma.…
By: Leslie Delcid LMFT
As an autism therapist, I get asked how working with neurodiverse clients has changed my world view? To answer this question, I first would like to share with you the career I have had working with neurodiverse youth, teens, and adults.
My Introduction to Working with Teens with Autism
Autism Therapy for Neurodiverse Adults and Teens
Online Social Skills Groups are Still as Powerful as In-Person for Adults and Teens
May is Mental Health Month. But, due to social distancing during the COVID-19, it would be more fitting to call it Telemental Health Month. Many therapists, including myself, have shifted to providing online therapy to their clients during this time of sheltering in place.
This is the first blog in my series about the value of online therapy services for people on the autism spectrum and their parents.