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Autistic therapist online autism therapy california

Hello! My name is Danielle (pronouns she/they) and I have been a practicing therapist since 2010. Becoming a therapist has been my soul's calling. I see psychotherapy as both an art and a science, a way to embody and explore the deeper philosophical questions within an intentionally healing relationship. I believe that therapy is sacred and incredibly powerful when done with intention and reverence to the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship. 

My approach is "person-centered" which means that I arrive as my authentic imperfect self with the sole goal of serving the person in front of me and fostering a healing connection. I believe that therapy doesn't have to look a certain way, it can be somatic-focused, existentially focused, it can be trauma-focused. What matters is that we are addressing what is important to you. 

I specialize in working with people who identify as Autistic. Being proudly Autistic (AuDHD = Autistic + ADHD) myself, I understand how hard it can be to be Autistic in an allistic-privileged world. Being Autistic gives me an extra ability to serve my neurokin as a therapist who can deeply relate.

If you want specific info about my training:

I am trained by Postpartum Support International in the treatment of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). I have advanced training in Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Yoga Therapy, Insight Meditation, Autism & psychedelic integration, PDA (pathological demand avoidance) certified level 1, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I will pull from these modalities to best help you meet your therapy goals. I am also formally trained on using the MIGDAS-2 by Dr. Marilyn Monteiro for assessing autism.

 

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I am an AuDHD ace agender homeschooling (unschooling) mom of two neurodivergent biracial/bicultural children living on the unceded land of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan peoples. As a business operating on stolen land, I support the #landback movement and pay monthly rent to the Nisenan people via The Ancestral Homelands Reciprocity Project. I value the environment, I try to live lightly and simply on the earth. I have always been focused on social justice issues and this has led me to sit on the Human Rights Commission in my county and intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. I met my spouse in Rwanda while working in human rights advocacy. I respect all people and I am committed to cultural humility.

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