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Regularhuman

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I’m in therapy, but I’m not sure it’s helping other than having a person to practice explaining myself to/ try to be understood by- if that makes sense? My therapist has only very very basic understandings of autism and ADHD and not how individualized the experience is. There are practically no resources in my area where I could get specialized help so I accept the privilege of at least having a therapist. The reason I’m posting is to see if anyone relates to my situation or has advice on how to make it more beneficial. Maybe you have found a way to describe what NT’s call symptoms better into individual experience that translate to needing accommodations.

    • AnimalBoy

      560d

      I definitely relate, when I started therapy I went for specifically gender dysphoria so I could receive the referrals I needed for transition and so I could hide that I was having as many mental health issues as I do from my mother (she doesn't have a good track record surrounding getting mental health treatment, its not horrible horrible but she mocked my brother a lot in a way that she thought was harmless but was clearly making things worse for him when he went for his Bipolar disorder as a teen) So my therapist wasn't/isn't qualified for a lot of the issues I was struggling with like my autism and ADHD but she was helpful to talk to and process my emotions with and it cleared my mind on many difficult topics. She also managed to give me mutliple diagnoses, not just gender dysphoria but also PTSD and CPTSD, that helped me get more treatments from my general provider. As of now she's been having her own medical issues that are disrupting her ability to work and I feel she has done as much as she can with me so I do need to find a new, and hopefully more/differently specialized, therapist but she helped me a lot for the couple of years I was seeing her regularly and I dont regret staying with her until recently.

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