While all of us see the world in unique ways, some of our brains are quite literally wired in a different way, and we typically identify those under the umbrella of “neurodiversity.” These most often fall under Autism and ADHD diagnoses, and significantly affect how we look at and process information, how we think, how we experience emotions, and more.
In the past, neurodiversity was generally looked at under a fairly narrow definition, and because of that, only a limited number of people had access to diagnoses and support. However, as time has gone on and we are leaning more about what this type of diversity looks like in different people, more people are finding they have been neurodiverse without necessarily having the support they needed.
As part of Neurodiversity Support here at 253 Therapy, our goal is to help understand more about what being neurodiverse means for you, what it looks like in terms of common experiences such as sensory overstimulation, attention understimulation, rejection sensitivity dysphoria, as well as generally navigating a world that is not necessarily built to support the way that you work in it.
Furthermore, part of Neurodiversity Support can also be examining the past trauma of growing up with undiagnosed neurodiversity. It’s quite common to hear phrases such as “If you would just try harder” or “if you would just apply yourself…” growing up, and these messages can become solidified in our minds. As part of this support, we can examine these assumptions that have developed, and begin to unravel them, while replacing them with new, healthier ways of seeing the self.