"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
I am a neurodivergent industrial and organizational psychologist, clinical therapist, coach, and speaker specializing in higher-functioning adult neurodiversity, both in the workplace and personal life. As a therapist and coach, I am privileged to help adults not only determine if they are neurodiverse but also to teach them to understand and embrace their or a loved one's neurodiversity. As an I/O psychologist and speaker, I work with organizations to understand the reality of neurodiversity, create neuro-inclusive workplaces, and capitalize on the unique, and often untapped talent of neurodivergent employees.
Neurodiverse Therapy, Consulting & Coaching (individual, relationship, parenting): $225 per hour
Adult Neurodiversity (Autism/ADHD) Evaluation & Consult (18+ years): $900
Organizational Neurodiversity Consulting & Speaking Opportunities: Please Inquire
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! Learning to understand and embrace my neurodiversity has changed my life, both personally and professionally. Now, I help others do the same.
Neurodiversity consultations are virtual meetings that are designed to screen for/diagnose Autism and ADHD. I specialize in adult diagnoses, especially in females and non-traditional presentations. The consult lasts 2 hours, and by the end of our time together, you will have answers! I intertwine teaching and assessment as we go through the consult so each client can learn to understand the science and "why's" behind our neurodiverse lived experiences. I want you to walk away feeling confident, validated, and ready for whatever is next. During the consult, I will guide us through a conversation outlined by the two psychological tests that together form the "gold standard" for understanding and diagnosing neurodiversity. We will discuss the ins and outs of how your neurodiversity impacts you, and discuss possible accommodations that may be beneficial to you.
I am happy to help complete paperwork for accommodations for most academic and professional endeavors.
Please note, that I am unable to help with state and/or federal financial or disability programs (i.e. SSDI, unemployment, housing, etc.). If you are looking for this higher level of support, I suggest looking to a local neuropsychologist for a comprehensive evaluation.
To say that neurodiversity is my special interest feels like an understatement, but it's true. I am passionate about helping people learn to understand their neurodivergence, and how to proactively create the life they want. 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 or considered "less than".
Upcoming Speaking Events
Join and watch my upcoming guest panelist appearance as an international expert on adult neurodiversity in the workplace for the company Unmind on September 27, 2023.
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 2 Great Danes named Benny and Bunny, our 3 cats named Fifi, Ninjago, and Squints, and a ball python named Monty Python.
In the past few years, I too have struggled to figure out how to navigate pandemic and post-pandemic life. There have been periods of time when I became inundated with people contacting me for consults or asking questions. As an AuDHD person, I too can struggle with things like EF skills, demand avoidance, and managing my social battery. I have worked hard to create a new process and pattern that makes the work-life balance feel manageable and allows me to be the best person and psychologist I can be.
I strive to do the same for others.
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
Independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker AZ
Psychological contributor, WebMD Magazine: Adult Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Psychological contributor, Vice Magazine: How to Have Great Sex When You're on the Autism Spectrum
Office Location: All services are virtual, Monday's-Thursdays.
Based in N. Scottsdale, AZ.
To schedule an Adult Neurodiversity Evaluation & Consultation, please click the "Request Appointment" button below and complete the prompts to schedule now.
To schedule Individual Therapy or other Consultations, please complete the "Contact Me" form below and I will be in touch to schedule.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, but please be patient with response times. I am a solo provider, meaning I do not have an administrative team to help manage scheduling and correspondence.
Thanks and I look forward to working with you!
Please remember, Arizona is in MST!
Payment and Insurance
Payment is due in full at the time of the consult or session. If you schedule a consult or session and do not show up or provide notification of the need to reschedule 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $225. 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.
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. Having access to the proper instructions and a neurodivergent coach is important. Enter Mike Megrew. As a former MLB professional athlete and coach for the Chicago Cubs, he has focused on health and sports performance for 20 years. He creates custom virtual and in-person programs for individuals to optimize their fitness and athletic endeavors.
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