Therapeutic Coaching with Dana Sayre

United States
Therapeutic Coaching with Dana Sayre
Practitioner identifies as: ADHD, Autistic, Complex PTSD, Dyspraxic
Practitioners' Race and/or Ethnicity: White - Northern and Eastern European
Gender and/or sexuality: Trans Non-binary / Genderfluid
Pronouns: They / Them

I can offer 60-minute video sessions via or Google Meet.

I prefer to meet on a weekly basis but can also set up biweekly (fortnightly) sessions.

To get the maximum benefit from our work, please be prepared to commit to a minimum of 3-6 months of sessions. I do offer a free 20-minute consultation to ensure that we are a good fit.

I work from a holistic perspective which integrates elements of peer support, coaching, mentorship, and creative/expressive arts with a deep understanding of both the nervous system and the neurodiversity paradigm.

I use a person-centered approach, which means diving deep to understand how you conceptualize yourself and the world around you. I want to understand what makes you most uniquely YOU, and which values, beliefs, and priorities are most important to you.

This might look like asking questions, guiding you in exploring strong memories from the past, or asking you to imagine a future moment where your current goals have been met.

I also draw heavily from narrative approaches – we all internalize messages about ourselves, whether from family of origin, friends, coworkers, media, or the culture at large. For those who hold marginalized identities, many of these narratives are toxic, and cause us harm. By identifying where we have internalized oppressive narratives about ourselves, we can gain deeper agency into cultivating self-esteem and self-empowerment.

This could look like exploring and expanding meaningful roles in your life. This could include roles like friend, sibling, parent, or colleague. But it could also mean exploring what being autistic means to you, or grappling with whether or not you see yourself as disabled.
Our work together will be collaborative, and I do not take on the “expert” role, because YOU are the expert on your own lived experience!

My hope is that by working together, you can gain a deeper understanding of your social, emotional, and sensory needs and feel empowered to set strong boundaries and identify where you have agency to create change in your life.

Topics we could work together around include (but are not limited to):
– Masking/camouflaging autistic traits
– Unpacking internalized ableism
– Self-disclosure (in the workplace, to family, etc)
– Healthy relationship skills
– Cultivating awareness of the nervous system to mitigate sensory overwhelm
– Exploring self-regulation strategies
– Integrating a positive autistic identity

About Me
I am unapologetically: queer, trans non-binary, fat, disabled, and neurodivergent. I work from a disability justice framework which embraces intersectionality, wholeness, and sustainability.

I am a Registered Drama Therapist through the North American Drama Therapy Association. This is a Master’s level credential which requires significant coursework in Psychology. I am autodidactic and am a self-taught expert on both complex trauma and the neurodiversity paradigm.

I also draw heavily from my own lived experience in my work. I discovered my own neurodivergence in my early 30s and am in an ongoing process of neuroqueering. I have over a decade of experience in social-justice focused communities related to gender/sexuality, disability, and racial justice.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours

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