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  1. Irakus34

    Do You Think Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Is Good In Autistic People?

    Hi. I've just thought that cognitive behavioural therapy is so well used among psychologists because it's a very useful therapy against anxiety, depression, phobias, etc. However, even though it has helped me to be where I am today by fighting and exposing myself to my fears, it has also...
  2. F


    Hey everyone, I’m not sure what exactly to write but I’m 28 from Australia but originally from Israel. I’m a mum to a beautifully girl and expecting another one in February, when I was pregnant with my first I experienced a lot of anxiety and depression and at the same time I struggled with...
  3. Jenisautistic

    Has anyone here had private or School tutoring

    If you had tutoring in your lives,what was it like and how did you feel about it? was there any other training like tutoring stuff you did like maybe therapies like PT or OT or speech? I don't remember too much about speech therapy but I do remember having a seit I remember having speech therapy...
  4. M

    Renting a friend/paying someone to talk or hang out with you

    I came across a couple websites where you can pay people to act like they're your friend (they'll talk to you, text, hang out, go to a movie, restaurant, or party). What do you think about it? Has anyone tried it? I think it could be helpful to talk about special interests, work on social...
  5. A

    Good practice guide - For professionals delivering talking therapies for autistic adults and childre 2021-10-07

    Our project Our Mental Health Project, in collaboration with Mind, aims to establish how to make mental health talking therapies better for autistic people. This guide incorporates the views of over 1,500 autistic people and almost 1,000 family members who responded to our mental health survey...
  6. Janja

    Hello everyone!

    I am waiting for my assessment, but they can’t give it to me until November 10! I am very disappointed that I have to wait so long for this. It was suggested by a therapist I had gone to for an assessment of ADD that I probably do NOT have ADD. After asking multiple questions, she said it sounds...
  7. SimonSays

    Challenging The Therapist

    Even though he turned up a few minutes early, he had no opportunity to take his coat off (having just braved the elements), sit down for a moment and gather himself before going in. She was right there, introducing herself, and bringing him through. She then proceeded to perform a little drama...
  8. sisselcakes

    Therapy for People on the Spectrum

    Hi All. I’m writing to request feedback on your experiences with therapy. I’m a licensed clinical social worker and worked in direct care for over ten years with a diverse group of clients. I am considering returning to direct care part time with a focus on working with adults with ASD...
  9. N

    I might need help to understand

    I hope everyone here made it into the new year and had a great start. i might need some advice to understand my situation and relationship because I clearly don’t know what to do anymore. I’m now in a relationship with a really great guy for almost 4 years now. There were many ups and downs...
  10. Autistamatic

    Two new videos from Autistamatic.

    Hi all Two new videos I've not yet posted here. The one at the bottom of this post was a collaboration between myself, The Autistic Allies FB group and The Aspergian. I quite liked the style I used on it so I decided to do something in a similar style on a different topic. I'll do more DERS...
  11. Bolletje

    New beginnings, or something like that.

    It's been a while since my last blog post, and not without reason. My last post was in June, when I was gradually increasing my dosage of lithium while following a treatment program for anxiety. However, instead of becoming more stable, I was rapidly becoming more depressed, as well as...
  12. Autistamatic

    Is your child's therapist harmful? - Autistamatic video collaboration

    I was asked by The Aspergian to make short videos to accompany a two part article about identifying harmful and helpful therapists for autistic children. The first part was published last night. How to Spot a Good– or Bad– Therapist for Your Autistic Child | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent...
  13. catdog55616

    Confused and Kind of Upset?

    I don't believe my current therapist is working out for me. I'm supposed to trust him, but I don't. I haven't trusted the previous one either. My only question is, how long will it take, and what will it take for me to trust them? Trust seems to be an issue with me, even with ordinary stuff like...
  14. catdog55616

    Well That's New

    Something weird happened today. I felt bad because I continuosly got a problem wrong in math, which carried over into science. We were discussing possible group projects, and I had gone nonverbal. Hearing everyone talk about the project made me a bit angry, which manifested into a physical...
  15. catdog55616

    Therapy this week

    As I always do at the beginning of "Therapy Weeks", I'm debating on whether I should bring up autism. I also usually get too afraid to, and refer to the giant list of stuff I wanted to bring up since last year. It feels like I'm doing myself a disservice, by not utilizing the time I have to talk...
  16. catdog55616


    It's been a long while since I was on here, mostly due to my horrible memory, getting more involved with school, and falling back into my default cycle of social media, games, repeat. However, I wanted to try and figure things out the way I do best: talking/typing to myself! I would like to ask...
  17. M

    It's you who upsets you, not the events themselves.

    Albert Ellis started a revolution in psychotherapy by introducing the world to a form of therapy founded on a profoundly helpful insight of the ancient Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. It goes like this: It is not the events in your life that upset you; it is rather the way you interpret or think...
  18. SusanLR

    Anyone tried TMS therapy?

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Used to induce more neurotransmitters such as seratonin only supposedly does not give the side effects that antidepressants do. To qualify you must have a doctor that knows you have tried antidepressants but could not tolerate the side effects or they just...
  19. Paralleluniverse

    Is your therapist/psychologist your primary support?

    Hello beautiful people, I wonder if this is for Aspergers especially , I'm a 30 y o female diagnosed and find it hard to open up properly about my difficulties to anyone other than a therapist. Sure I can open up about my personal issues to friends which could be related to life circumstances ...
  20. Gummi27

    STORYTIME - Sensory Battlefield 01

    Today, I have a mission! ... and after gearing up in a hat, hoodie and sunglasses, I feel just safe enough to step out that door. I walk quickly. I know I have 2 crosswalks, a bus ride and 6 more busy street crossings between here and my appointment downtown. The bus is very loud and bumpy. I...
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