Provincial - New Diagnosis Adult Group

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This six-week support group is facilitated by Registered Psychotherapist, Heather Sansom, PhD. Heather was diagnosed on the spectrum in her late 40’s. As a psychotherapist, she works with autistic clients in both ‘office’ and creative/nature/animal-assisted approaches. She identifies positively with neurodiversity, describing her approach as strengths-based. Many late-diagnosed autistic people have experienced a difficult journey, sometimes including misdiagnosis, anxiety, depression and other responses to sensory overload, not knowing they were atypical in a neurotypical (NT) world. The process of realization, seeking assessment, and diagnosis is often experienced as both world-shaking, and relieving. Autistic people need coping skills for navigating an NT world, managing and reducing meltdowns/shutdowns, and growing confidence. These sessions will include helpful information and opportunity to share your experience with other atypical peers. 

Once registration is complete, participants will remain in a closed group for the duration of the series to ensure comfort and privacy.  

A short survey and a confidential form will be sent to each participant and need to be returned by the date provided.  

This group is not for individuals in a mental health crisis.  

This group will start on Wednesday October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

BIO: Heather Sansom, PhD. Heather was diagnosed on the spectrum in her late 40’s. She has run a sports group for autistic and children with disabilities in her former work as a recreation therapist. As a psychotherapist, she works with autistic clients in both ‘office’ and creative/nature/animal assisted approaches. She identifies positively with neurodiversity, describing her approach to psychotherapy as strengths-based.

A Zoom link for the activity will be sent closer to the activity date.

When
October 19th, 2022 7:00 PM   through   November 23rd, 2022 8:30 PM
Location
Online/En Ligne
ON
Canada

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Contact
Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 331
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