Counselling for Neurodiverse Young People

Growing up isn’t always easy. Growing up with a neurodiverse brain (a brain that takes in information, processes, and responds to the world a little differently) can be even harder.

“Her mind was jumbled, everything blurred together and confused; but from the tangled knot of her feelings she had extracted a single crucial thread”

Katharine McGee, The Thousandth Floor

Growing up isn’t always easy.

Growing up with a neurodiverse brain (a brain that takes in information, processes, and responds to the world a little differently) can be even harder. 

Feeling completely overwhelmed?

“Where do I fit in?”

“Why do things like making friends seem to be easier for others than for me?” 

“Will I be able to do things like go to college, have a job, a relationship, or a family?”

The challenges that young people with neurodiverse brains face are very real. They are more likely to:

  • Struggle in school, both socially and academically
  • Suffer from depression and anxiety
  • Lose their confidence and motivation 
  • Experience bullying and/or relationships where they are being taken advantage of
  • Fail to launch successfully into college and/or living independently

I consistently find that young people really benefit from having an ongoing working relationship with a therapist who is experienced in working with individuals with neurodiverse brains.  I can help children and adults work towards neurodiversity acceptance and celebration.


  • AA (Young Adult)

    “Emmeline is the first person I have ever felt as comfortable opening up to. I have never met someone more understanding and compassionate. She has such a warm, welcoming presence. Every time I speak with her, I feel so inspired. I wish she could live with me so I could talk to her every day!”

  • HS (Student Counsellor)

    “Emmeline is an outstanding therapist , compassionate supervisor, and brilliant educator.I worked alongside Emmeline gaining practicum experience. She  draws from an impressive number of years of diverse experience and education. I now refer clients to her and cannot recommend her strongly enough. I wish there were more therapists who had her solid common sense and her boundless empathy. If you have a chance to work with her, you will not walk away disappointed.”

  • TB (Parent of Autistic Teen)

    “ Emmeline was my son's counsellor. He was reluctant to speak, but really opened up to her. My husband and I could see him grow in confidence. She also worked with his teachers helping them understand his needs, he is much happier in school now”

  • SR (Parent of a pre-teen)

    “I love Emmeline’s workshops, she's such a knowledgeable speaker and so easy to understand and connect with. Her one about teens and friendships really helped me make sense of my son’s struggles and how I can support him by not being too involved”