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My Story

I grew up not knowing that I was autistic. 

And yet it made complete sense once I realized it. 

I had a sensory-based eating disorder and struggled to understand and meet neuro-typical social expectations.  For decades, I lived with a tremendous amount of intense chronic pain made worse by anxiety and sleep difficulties. 

Despite excelling at science at university, I switched to social work because I wanted to understand people - deeply. 

Later, as my children were diagnosed autistic, I saw how similar I was. 

However, I still felt like an imposter. 

Increasingly, I realized that in order to manage chronic pain and anxiety, I needed a positive sense of myself as an autistic adult. 


Now I support others exploring neuro-diversity for themselves or loved ones. 


 I am a registered social worker (#14739) with a Masters of Social Work, and I have done further learning in a variety of modalities: Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  I use these approaches because they have made a difference in my own life as a neuro-divergent person.  


I am also a consultant for families navigating diagnosis and supports for their children.  I help folks with challenges at home, school, and community, and overall, I hope to foster a positive sense of what it means to be neuro-divergent. 


I especially welcome LGBTQ folks.   I am queer and my sense of gender is influenced by being neuro-divergent.  I respect the interconnections between gender identity, sexual orientation, and neuro-diversity.  


I work virtually from the unceded traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and lək̓ʷəŋən peoples.  I am of a mixed European- Metis descent, and I benefit from unearned straight-sized and light-skinned privilege.

I use she/her pronouns.


I invite you to join me.

Rainbow Socks
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