Megan Sutherland, MSW, RCSW
I have always worked with folks whose brains are wired differently. To me, the essence of neurodiversity-affirming counselling is rolling out the red carpet for people to come as they are, not how they are “supposed” to be. Some out-of-the-box thinking and creative therapeutic strategies don’t hurt either.
I am a multiply-neurodivergent counsellor who endeavours to provide a neurodiversity-affirming, inclusive counselling practice which welcomes autistic people, ADHDers, dyspraxics, folks with OCD, people with sensory processing issues, high sensitivity, trauma, mental health conditions, learning disabilities and other neurodivergences. If you don’t relate to any of the above, I welcome you too!
I acknowledge people who are self-diagnosed, professionally-diagnosed, late-diagnosed, suspect that they are neurodivergent, and those who also come from marginalized populations (neurominorities) whose neurodivergence has traditionally been ignored by the neurnormative world: women, older adults, AFAB/trans/queer folks and racialized people.
My therapy approach is unique to you and is collaborative: we start with an assessment of your concerns and work together on a plan to help make things better, using strategies that make sense to you. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker licensed in British Columbia, where I provide in-person sessions in my downtown Vancouver office, as well as virtual sessions for clients across BC. I am also a Registered Social Worker in Ontario (electronic practice). I look forward to hearing from you!