Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy
in Troy and Across Michigan

Together we thrive, embracing every mind.

Differences aren’t deficits.

Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and celebrates the natural variation in how people's brains work. It emphasizes that neurological differences, such as those seen in conditions like autism, ADHD, or dyslexia, are simply part of the diverse range of human experiences.

Instead of viewing neurodivergent “conditions” as disorders that need fixing, neurodiversity encourages acceptance and appreciation of these differences. It's about understanding that each brain works in its own unique way, and this diversity contributes to the richness of human thought, creativity, and abilities.

But our society wasn’t designed with neurodiversity in mind. And this often presents unique challenges and difficulties for people with neurological differences.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Social interactions are hard. You feel awkward and lost, and find yourself trying to navigate frequent misunderstandings and frustration within your relationships. What’s “normal” for others, doesn’t feel normal or natural to you.

Loud noises, bright lights, or crowds, even certain textures, smells, or tastes are overwhelming and uncomfortable. It’s a struggle to complete daily tasks and manage your time. When the stress gets too much, you zone out, melt down, or have to step away.

Traditional education or work settings don’t work for you, and your goals feel out of reach. The pressure to “mask” and “fit in” is intense. You feel different, isolated, and alone.

Neurodiversity-affirming therapy can help.

Your therapist will work with you to create a comfortable and accepting environment where you can explore your challenges and capabilities with nonjudgemental support. The goal is not to "fix" neurodivergent traits but to empower you to navigate a world that isn’t attuned to your specific strengths and needs.

Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy can help you:

Neurodiversity-affirming Therapy FAQ

What can I expect during a neurodiversity-affirming therapy session?

During a neurodiversity-affirming therapy session, you can expect a collaborative and non-judgmental approach focused on understanding your unique experiences, strengths, and challenges. The therapist will work with you to explore your goals, develop coping strategies, and foster self-acceptance within a safe and supportive environment.

I’m neurotypical, but my child or loved one is neurodiverse. Could I benefit from Neurodiversity-affirming therapy?

Absolutely! Neurodiversity-affirming therapy can help you expand your understanding of the diverse spectrum of human functioning and learn how to best ally with and support the neurodiverse people in your life.

I’m an adult, and I’ve never been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, or any other conditions. However, I think I might be neurodivergent. Can therapy help me?

Of course! You know you best. Whether you have a formal diagnosis or not, your experiences are valid! A therapist can help you explore your feelings, feel understood, learn useful skills, and find helpful resources and groups (including formal testing, if you choose), so you can understand yourself better.