Episode 37: Neurodiversity & Validity of Self Diagnosis featuring Jamie Roberts, LMFT

Sh*t You Wish You Learned in Grad School with Jennifer Agee, LCPC

Dec 28 2022 • 32 mins

Jamie Roberts, LMFT, and I talk about the importance of understanding the nuance of neurodiversity, the validity of self-diagnosis and leading with authenticity. In grad school, we are taught how to check the boxes of diagnosis but Jamie shares the importance of secondary questions and how listening to people with lived experience can help you become a better clinician, partner or friend.

Jamie Roberts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as the author of the book Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, a practical guide to manage stress, ease worry and find calm. Jamie is the founder of Equilibrium Counseling Services, a teen and young adult mental health center in Southern California.  ECS is a place where all identities and brains are celebrated, with the goal of building confidence in identity, and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Jamie is the Neurodivergent Therapist throughout social media and is an active speaker on Neurodivergent and Teen topics, from ND Affirming training for graduate-level therapists, to Autism and ND Advocacy groups, as well as podcasts and documentaries on later in life diagnosis. Jamie has been diagnosed with ADHD, and actively shares her experiences with her later-in-life diagnosis.

OFFERS & HELPFUL LINKS:

  • Jamie’s offer: Offering 5 exercises from my recently published book Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety when listeners join our mailing list.
  • Jennifer Agee coaching page
  • Counseling Community Facebook community
  • Counseling Community Instagram
  • Alaskan Cruise: Experiential Therapeutic Intervention Training for Therapists June 3-10, 2023

Portugal Marketing Retreat October 2-7, 2023

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