Do you struggle with fluctuating emotions, thoughts, and behaviors? Do you react in ways that you later regret, and then judge yourself and your emotions harshly? Autistic people and ADHDers experience trauma living in world not designed for these neurotypes. Trauma makes self-regulation more difficult.
DBT is a type of therapy that helps people understand and manage fluctuating thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they can truly create and sustain the life they want to live. Its efficacy is supported by extensive scientific research. I collaborate, consult with, and train other DBT therapists. I specialize in tailoring DBT to the unique needs of Autistic people and ADHDers.
I offer two options depending on your needs: 1. Comprehensive DBT (24 weeks) - includes weekly skills training group, weekly individual therapy while enrolled in the group, and phone or message-based coaching.
2. Skills group only. DBT skills groups are 24 weeks, divided into three 8-week modules. You may work with a different individual therapist while participating in the group, or do the group without individual therapy if you and I agree it is not necessary for you and you do not have any risk factors.
The next DBT skills group tailored to the needs of Autistic and AuDHD adults will start in January 2024, Wednesdays from 5-7pm PST. Please contact me if you are interested in the upcoming group so we can arrange an intake appointment.