Counselling & Community
(ADHD, ASD, HSP, Introversion or anyone who has wondered why they don't fit in)
Having worked in the mental health field for many years, I have come to believe that mental health symptoms often arise in those who have never found their fit. I consider neuro-exceptionals to be people who are very analytical, unusually sensitive and aware. They have very active minds and like to keep busy. They also tend to be introverts in typical social settings but get them comfortable and on a topic that interests them, you find a completely different person.
Counseling alone is not going to work with someone who has never found their 'fit', their 'tribe', and the optimal environments for their way of being. No one is going to have good mental health without something that makes them want to get out of bed in the morning.
B.A. (Hon) Psychology, Queen's University
M.A. (Teaching), Gonzaga University
Registrant of The Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
12 years as a mental health counsellor in a medical clinic
2 years as an addiction counsellor
9 years working with at-risk youth
8 years experience in non medical detox
Member of the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)