Late-Di​agnosed Autism in Adults

I have a special interest in working with women who have been diagnosed as autistic as adults.

Why women, especially?

Because women are so much more likely to miss being diagnosed in childhood. Women tend to adapt (or "mask") as much as possible to neuro-typical ways, to escape bullying or disapproval.

Many autistic women have their own special gifts and have learned to get along in a world designed for neuro-typical people, yet there can be struggles with energy, employment, organization and feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety.

The term Asperger's has been eliminated from the DSM V, although it is still in common currency. Even a term such as "high functioning" is of limited value, as only the autistic person herself can really know the cost in emotional energy of hiding her true self for hours each day.

If you are a woman diagnosed as an adult--or even self-diagnosed--as autistic, we can work on:

  • self-acceptance
  • improved social skills
  • treatment of anxiety and/or depression
  • other goals that are important to you

Email me at [email protected]