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Mental Health

Fostering Growth: The Importance of Neurodivergent Affirming Therapy

In the world that is constantly facing several different disasters and complexities, finding the right therapist can be akin to discovering a guiding light in the midst of darkness. However, for individuals who are neurodivergent, this journey can be fraught with additional challenges. Neurodivergence encompasses a spectrum of neurological differences, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. These differences shape the way individuals perceive and interact with the world around them. Therefore, it becomes paramount for those seeking therapy to find a therapist who not only acknowledges but also validates their neurodivergent identity.

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Navigating Loss: How Grief Counseling Can Support Teens

Losing a loved one can be an incredibly challenging experience, especially for teenagers who are already navigating the complexities of adolescence. Grief can manifest in various ways for teens, impacting their emotional well-being, relationships, and overall mental health. In such times of distress, seeking support through grief counseling can provide invaluable assistance in processing emotions, coping with loss, and rebuilding a sense of normalcy.

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Exploring the Link: Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Neurodivergence

This article defines Generalized Anxiety and Neurodivergence and explores the links between the two. My personal experience (Cassandra Carter) working with the neurodivergent population has led me to have a lot of thoughts on the subject. I have seen clients who have struggled to be validated in their pursuit of neurodivergent diagnosis or who are confused about the link between comorbid disorders and neurodivergence. My specialty is working with clients who are going through big life transitions. Having comorbid generalized anxiety, neurodivergence, and going through changes can feel excruciating.

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The Intersection of BIPOC Neurodiversity and Mental Health

Being a woman of color and neurodivergent, whether autistic or living with ADHD, presents a unique set of challenges that are often compounded by societal biases and systemic barriers. The journey towards understanding one’s neurodivergence, seeking diagnosis, and accessing appropriate support can be a daunting one, but it’s a journey worth taking to better understand oneself and thrive in a world that doesn’t always accommodate differences.

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Black Women in Therapy: We Belong.

In the intricate tapestry of mental health care, there exists a profound and urgent need to address the unique struggles faced by Black women. Despite being pillars of strength within their communities, Black women often find themselves relegated to the margins of society, deprived of the essential mental health support they deserve. This disparity stems from systemic inequalities, historical injustices, and pervasive stigmatization, all of which intersect to create formidable barriers to care.

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Navigating Collective Trauma: The Power of Online Therapy

In an era marked by global challenges such as war, pandemic, and social upheaval, the concept of collective trauma has become increasingly relevant. The impact of witnessing these events, coupled with the strain of daily life, has brought mental health to the forefront. In this context, online therapy has emerged as a powerful tool to address collective trauma, providing a lifeline for individuals who might otherwise struggle to access traditional in-person therapy.

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