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George Bernard Shaw

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

As an I/O psychologist and therapist, I specialize in the evaluation and support of Neurodiversity in children, teens, and adults. Neurodiversity refers to an amazing population of unique individuals who are lucky enough to both think and experience life differently, such as those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, etc. I hold a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology with a focus on neurodiversity and a Masters degree and independent licensure in clinical social work. 

 
 
Neurodiversity Services

Individual Therapy: $225 per hour

Adult Neurodiversity (Autism/ADHD) Evaluation and Consult (18 years old+): $900 

Pediatric Autism/ADHD Evaluation (5-18 years old): $2000

Organizational Neurodiversity Consulting

Autism and Neurodiversity Consultations* last approximately 2 hours and are available Worldwide.

I have been lucky enough to consult with adults on their neurodiversity from across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Sweeden, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, France, Bosnia, and China! During the consultation, I will guide us through a conversation outlined by the two psychological tests that together form the "gold standard" for understanding and diagnosing neurodiversity across the spectrum (ADOS-2 and ADI-R). By the end of our two-hour conversation, I will be able to let you know if you are or are not officially neurodiverse (ASD and/or ADHD). We will discuss the ins and outs of your neurodiversity and work to understand how it impacts you as an individual, both personally and professionally.  We will also discuss the possible accommodations (again both personally and professionally) that may be beneficial to your day-to-day life. I am always happy to create and sign paperwork for accommodations if needed. I didn't learn to understand my neurodivergent self until my early 30's, but it's been an amazing and life-changing journey since!

My research has focused primarily on neurodiversity and the workplace, "high functioning" neurodiversity, and neurodiversity in females. I have published on the inherent barriers neurodiverse individuals face in the organizational interview process and the neurodiverse experience in the workplace. In my clinical practice, I work with children as young as 5 through adulthood, helping clients and families learn about and embrace their neurodiversity and gain insight into their emotions, relationships, workplace/school accommodations, communication, and learning patterns. My clinical approach stems from a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, solution-focused therapy, and integrated play therapy (when appropriate with younger children).

I currently only practice via teletherapy secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As an organizational consultant, I have helped organizations, such as Yelp, to understand the importance of supporting neurodiversity in the workplace and helping their neurodiverse employees capitalize on their inherent strengths while minimizing the inherent difficulties of the workplace environment. I enjoy creating custom organizational neurodiversity assessments, training tools, organizational and human capital analysis, cultural competency development, training and onboarding, employee development and succession planning, as well as organizational change management, and more. 

Neurodivergent Strength and Conditioning Consulting

Getting in shape and learning to best support your body can be hard, especially if you're neurodivergent. We have a unique sensory system, an intense mind/body connection, strong interoception yet struggles with proprioception, dyspraxia, and coordination. These factors (not to mention our emotions and anxiety) can make creating lasting physical change difficult at times. Having access to the proper instructions and a neurodivergent coach is important. Mike Megrew is a neurodivergent professional strength and conditioning coach. As a former professional MLB athlete and a former S&C coach for the Chicago Cubs, he has been focused on sports performance for almost 20 years. He works from our own private gym and creates custom programs for individuals to help optimize their fitness and athletic endeavors. If you are interested in learning more about Mike or scheduling private training and fitness assessments, please click here

 

I love my work and I love my career field. As a neurodiverse individual myself, as well as a parent of a neurodiverse child and the spouse of a neurodiverse person, I have a unique and in-depth perspective and ability to help our amazing community! Please feel free to contact me to discuss how I am able to help you and your family!

  WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?
 
Neurodiversity is a disability rights movement supporting the premise that Autism (including Asperger's-type profiles), ADHD, PTSD, etc. are normal variations of the human brain and thought process. These differences should be celebrated and supported, not discriminated against. 
EDUCATION
 

ABOUT ME

I hold a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Grand Canyon University and a Masters in clinical social work from Arizona State University. I have been a clinical psychotherapist (both teletherapy and in-person) for 10 years, including serving as the executive director of a nationwide not-for-profit organization from 2014-2015. 

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my amazing daughter and husband, who are also neurodiverse. We are passionate about health and wellness, enjoy rock climbing, being creative, goofing around with our two Great Danes named Smalls and Benny, our 3 cats named Fifi, Ninjago, and Squints, and a ball python named Monty Python. 

As a family, we are writing books about Autism and are working to create new and progressive assessments, fitness techniques, as well as building a supportive and inclusive community of neurodiversity allies.
 

  • Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology,     Grand Canyon University, 2019

  • Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University, 2009

  • Bachelors in Psychology, The University of Rhode Island, 2003
  • Arizona Independent License # LCSW16944

Adults suspecting they may be Autistic: I specialize in assessing and diagnosing the complexities and nuances in adult Autism presentations. As a neurodivergent individual myself, one diagnosed in adulthood, I look forward to helping other adults understand and embrace their own neurodiverse tendencies.   

Neurodiverse Families: Realizing your child is unique can be an overwhelming yet beautiful process. As parents, we want to do everything in our power to support and help our children, but the road of neurodiversity can be confusing and downright hard sometimes. Let me help you take the steps to refocus and gain a positive perspective on your personal and family life. Together, we will work through your feelings, parenting questions and concerns, and help you adjust to create a happy, healthy, and functional family life. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, let me help you find it. 

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CONTACT ME

Email: lemegrew@gmail.com

Office Location: All services are virtual.
Based in N. Scottsdale, AZ.
Services offered nationwide.

To schedule an Adult Neurodiversity Consult, please "Request Appointment" below. You will be prompted to "sign in". Entering your email will allow a link to be sent to you with my availability to schedule.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, but please be patient with response times!
Thanks and I look forward to working with you! 

**Please Note: If you schedule a consult and do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance or no-show the appointment, you will be charged a $225 fee.

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Payment and Insurance

Payment is due in full at the time of the consult. If you schedule a consult and do not show up or provide notification of the need to reschedule, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $200. Please note that I do not accept insurance and am an out-of-network provider. I am happy to provide you with an invoice or superbill so you can attempt to submit the claim to your insurance for potential reimbursement independently. There is no guarantee in therapy, nor is there a guarantee that your insurance company will accept the claim for reimbursement; each plan is different.