FEMALES THRIVING WITH
NEURODIVERGENCE

Ever Ask Yourself, 
"Am I Neurodivergent?" 

We're Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

We're A Neurodivergent 
Mom & Daughter Team

We created the Only Course of Its Kind for Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To Accurately Screen Women for ASD & ADHD 
without Misdiagnosing Them.

You Are Free to Schedule Your Complimentary 
15-Minute Consult or Your First Session, Today!

Ever Ask Yourself, "Am I Neurodivergent?" 

We're Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

Neurodivergent Mom & Daughter Team

We created the Only Course of Its Kind for Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To Accurately Screen Women for ASD & ADHD without Misdiagnosing Them.

Helping Neurodivergent Women (16+) in Wisconsin
Increase Your Resilience & Self-Esteem By 
Using Positive Coping Skills That Will Help You Live   
A Life Filled With Hope, Health & Happiness!


FEMALES THRIVING WITH
NEURODIVERGENCE

You Are Free to Schedule Your Complimentary 
15-Minute Consult or Your First Session, Today!

Helping Women With Neurodivergence Thrive!

Neurodiversity Affirming therapy services for 
Young Adult Women  (and AFAB) in Wisconsin
who are ready to be supported on their 
journey to personal growth and happiness.

Helping Women With Neurodivergence Thrive!

Neurodiversity Affirming therapy services for Young Adult Women  (and AFAB) in Wisconsin who are ready to be supported on their journey to personal growth and happiness.

Living with neurodivergence 
can be challenging. 
Rest assuredYou Are Not Alone!

Do you relate to any of the thoughts below?

  • Do you live your life trying to fit your thoughts, behavior, and emotions into a pre-designed box, but always end up feeling like a circular peg in a square hole? 
  • Do you feel like there was something "wrong" with you, since you aren't like everyone else? 
  • Do you not have many friends (or any at all), and have difficulty with the social experience which leaves you feeling ostracized and demeaned, despite your best efforts to "fit in?" 
  • ​Do you get frustrated that you can't be your authentic self, because people can't just accept your uniqueness for what it is? 

If this resonates with you and you're ready
embrace your uniqueness, I'm here for you!

If you are questioning if you are neurodivergent or if you have formally received a diagnosis, I completely understand how you feel.

After living in limbo for over 20 years feeling like an outsider, then diagnosis bouncing from anxiety to sensory processing disorder, I finally found the diagnoses that miraculously fit me perfectly. 

The diagnoses that completely explained why I feel, think, and behave the way I do. The "boxes" I finally fit in:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

When I first heard these words I was shocked. As a mental health professional, how did I never see this sooner? Based on what I was taught in school and how society and the media portray people with autism and ADHD, I initially was in a state of denial.

But as I read the lists of symptoms that sounded like they were describing me specifically, I had a sudden wave of relief wash over me.

There was actually an explanation for why I am the way I am!

Every facet about myself that people made me feel bad for in the past was explained. It really wasn't my fault; I did do anything "wrong." I simply just didn't fit into their "box" so they tried controlling me by changing me.

As I read this, my entire perception of myself and my life experience completely changed in the best way possible. I finally felt free. I finally understood myself.

My denial instantly faded; at this moment I realized that I wasn't just "weird," "quirky," or "didn't fit in," my brain is simply just built differently. I am not neurotypical.

In fact, autism and ADHD are not even a mental disorders, they are neurological disorders: this means that our brain structure and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) are simply different than neurotypical people.

I share my story because this information needs to be shared more readily and this conversation needs to be had without the stigma behind the disorder and fear of being diagnosed. 

You do not have to do this alone!

Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

Founded by A Neurodivergent Mom & Daughter Team

Ever ask yourself, "Am I Neurodivergent?" 
We created the Only Program of Its Kind Created for 
Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To 
Help ND Women Focus On Their Strengths of Thinking Differently!

Living with neurodivergence 
can be challenging. 
Rest assuredYou Are Not Alone!

Do you relate to any of the thoughts below?

  • Do you live your life trying to fit your thoughts, behavior, and emotions into a pre-designed box, but always end up feeling like a circular peg in a square hole? 
  • Do you feel like there was something "wrong" with you, since you aren't like everyone else? 
  • Do you not have many friends (or any at all), and have difficulty with the social experience which leaves you feeling ostracized and demeaned, despite your best efforts to "fit in?" 
  • ​Do you get frustrated that you can't be your authentic self, because people can't just accept your uniqueness for what it is? 

If this resonates with you and you're ready
embrace your uniqueness, I'm here for you!

If you are questioning if you are neurodivergent or if you have formally received a diagnosis, I completely understand how you feel.

After living in limbo for over 20 years feeling like an outsider, then diagnosis bouncing from anxiety to sensory processing disorder, I finally found the diagnoses that miraculously fit me perfectly. 

The diagnoses that completely explained why I feel, think, and behave the way I do. The "boxes" I finally fit in:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

When I first heard these words I was shocked. As a mental health professional, how did I never see this sooner? Based on what I was taught in school and how society and the media portray people with autism, I initially was in a state of denial.

But as I read the lists of symptoms that sounded like they were describing me specifically, I had a sudden wave of relief wash over me.

There was actually an explanation for why I am the way I am!

Every facet about myself that people made me feel bad for in the past was explained. It really wasn't my fault; I did do anything "wrong." I simply just didn't fit into their "box" so they tried controlling me by changing me.

As I read this, my entire perception of myself and my life experience completely changed in the best way possible. I finally felt free. I finally understood myself.

My denial instantly faded; at this moment I realized that I wasn't just "weird," "quirky," or "didn't fit in," my brain is simply just built differently. I am not neurotypical.

In fact, autism and ADHD are not even a mental disorders, they are neurological disorders: this means that our brain structure and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) are simply different than neurotypical people.

I share my story because this information needs to be shared more readily and this conversation needs to be had without the stigma behind the disorder and fear of being diagnosed. 

You do not have to do this alone!

Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

Founded by A Neurodivergent Mom & Daughter Team

Ever ask yourself, 
"Am I Neurodivergent?" 
We created the Only Program of Its Kind Created for Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To Help ND Women Focus On Their Strengths of Thinking Differently!

Neurodiversity Services

Female ASD Screening (16+ years old): $375

Female ADHD Screening (16+ years old): $375

Female ASD & ADHD Screening (16+ years old): $550 

If you're questioning if you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ADHD but don't want to go through individual therapy, having a neurodiversity screening can bring you the validation and peace of mind that you are looking for. 

My goal is to collaborate with you, leading with your lived experience, working together as co-searchers for the truth. I utilize my clinical experience, from a neurodiversity informed lens, identifying signs and symptoms of females who have ASD and/or ADHD, and will help guide you through various screening tools and questionnaires that will help you understand neurodivergence and possible diagnoses. 

Single screenings (ASD or ADHD) last approximately 2 hours. Dual screenings (ASD and ADHD) will last approximately 3 hours. All screenings are available to Wisconsin residents, only.

After the screening, I will be able to tell you whether or not you meet DSM-5 criteria for ASD and/or ADHD. 

ASD and ADHD are two of the most underdiagnosed challenges in young women. It's our mission to help you understand that you are not alone on your journey. 

As a professional woman who has ASD and ADHD, I not only have specialized clinical experience about female neurodivergence, but I also have lived experience. This combination allows me to understand you on a deeper level and provide you with the most accurate clinical interpretation possible.

*Disclaimers:

  • Screenings are provided for validation and peace of mind. Screenings are not considered psychological testing, as I am not a licensed psychologist. If you meet DSM-5 criteria for ASD and/or ADHD after the screening provided, I will provide you a suspected diagnosis. If you would like a formal diagnosis that is recognized by the state of Wisconsin (for any purpose other than your own edification), please contact a licensed psychologist who specializes in ASD or ADHD testing in your area.
  • ​Screenings are conducted using DSM-5 criteria, including questionnaires and unofficial checklists derived from the DSM-5, and clinical experience based on ASD and ADHD presentations specifically in women.  
  • ​I will sign any documents that you request, but cannot guarantee that your work, or state or federal unemployment or disability offices will accept a suspected diagnosis from an LPC. I also cannot guarantee that your primary care physician or medical prescriber will accept your suspected diagnosis/diagnoses for potential medication prescriptions.

“A Safe & Soothing Space to Help 
You Embrace Your Uniqueness!”

Neurodiversity Services

Female ASD Screening 
(16+ years old): $375

Female ADHD Screening 
(16+ years old): $375

Female ASD & ADHD Screening (16+ years old): $550 

If you're questioning if you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ADHD but don't want to go through individual therapy, having a neurodiversity screening can bring you the validation and peace of mind that you are looking for. 

My goal is to collaborate with you, leading with your lived experience, working together as co-searchers for the truth. I utilize my clinical experience, from a neurodiversity informed lens, identifying signs and symptoms of females who have ASD and/or ADHD, and will help guide you through various screening tools and questionnaires that will help you understand neurodivergence and possible diagnoses. 

Single screenings (ASD or ADHD) last approximately 2 hours. Dual screenings (ASD and ADHD) will last approximately 3 hours. All screenings are available to Wisconsin residents, only.

After the screening, I will be able to tell you whether or not you meet DSM-5 criteria for ASD and/or ADHD. 

ASD and ADHD are two of the most underdiagnosed challenges in young women. It's our mission to help you understand that you are not alone on your journey. 

As a professional woman who has ASD and ADHD, I not only have specialized clinical experience about female neurodivergence, but I also have lived experience. This combination allows me to understand you on a deeper level and provide you with the most accurate clinical interpretation possible.

*Disclaimers:

  • Screenings are provided for validation and peace of mind. Screenings are not considered psychological testing, as I am not a licensed psychologist. If you meet DSM-5 criteria for ASD and/or ADHD after the screening provided, I will provide you a suspected diagnosis. If you would like a formal diagnosis that is recognized by the state of Wisconsin (for any purpose other than your own edification), please contact a licensed psychologist who specializes in ASD or ADHD testing in your area.
  • ​Screenings are conducted using DSM-5 criteria, including questionnaires and unofficial checklists derived from the DSM-5, and clinical experience based on ASD and ADHD presentations specifically in women.  
  • ​I will sign any documents that you request, but cannot guarantee that your work, or state or federal unemployment or disability offices will accept a suspected diagnosis from an LPC. I also cannot guarantee that your primary care physician or medical prescriber will accept your suspected diagnosis/diagnoses for potential medication prescriptions.

“A Safe & Soothing Space to Help 
You Embrace Your Uniqueness!”

Diagnoses are meant to help, not harm.

So, if a diagnosis can help reduce self-deprecation and negative internal thoughts by allowing an individual to understand themselves, then there should be no stigma or shame around receiving one.

I am lucky enough to have my best friend, role model, and mom be neurodivergent with ASD and ADHD, as well, so I know I am never alone on my journey, but not everyone is so fortunate. 

The more we educate ourselves and others, the more we can help to reduce prejudice and stigma, and help those who truly need it, such as women like me and my mom.

Women are one of the most underdiagnosed groups when 
it comes to autism. 

Since the diagnostic criteria and research were designed around boys, the criteria and symptoms do not describe a female experience on the spectrum.

This leads to skeptical clinicians and diagnosticians, as most are not properly educated on what ASD and ADHD looks like for women, which leads to improper diagnoses and further invalidation of the female autistic and ADHD experience.

This means that a multitude of women are still living their lives feeling like a "freak" or "outsider" because they have not been properly diagnosed and have not had exposure to the truth about what autism and ADHD are like for women.

In women, typical symptoms of ASD include:

  • Social difficulty (and feeling like an outsider.
  • Sensory sensitivity, 
  • Masking (hiding differences to appear "normal").
  • Difficulties with eye contact.
  • Emotional regulation/expression challenges.
  • Literal thinking and interpretation.
  • Stimming (repetitive behaviors for self-regulation).
  •  Anxiety and depression


Nice to meet you, I'm Jess!

"You deserve to feel heard and be understood. I 
have a caring & empathetic approach that includes 
using humor as a tool. I look forward to helping you 
start your new journey to a happier and healthier life!"

Diagnoses are meant to help,
not harm.

So, if a diagnosis can help reduce self-deprecation and negative internal thoughts by allowing an individual to understand themselves, then there should be no stigma or shame around receiving one.

I am lucky enough to have my best friend, role model, and mom be neurodivergent with ASD and ADHD, as well, so I know I am never alone on my journey, but not everyone is so fortunate. 

The more we educate ourselves and others, the more we can help to reduce prejudice and stigma, and help those who truly need it, such as women like me and my mom.

Women are one of the most underdiagnosed groups when 
it comes to autism. 

Since the diagnostic criteria and research were designed around boys, the criteria and symptoms do not describe a female experience on the spectrum.

This leads to skeptical clinicians and diagnosticians, as most are not properly educated on what ASD and ADHD looks like for women, which leads to improper diagnoses and further invalidation of the female autistic and ADHD experience.

This means that a multitude of women are still living their lives feeling like a "freak" or "outsider" because they have not been properly diagnosed and have not had exposure to the truth about what autism and ADHD are like for women.

In women, typical symptoms of ASD include:

  • Social difficulty (and feeling like an outsider.
  • Sensory sensitivity, 
  • Masking (hiding differences to appear "normal").
  • Difficulties with eye contact.
  • Emotional regulation/expression challenges.
  • Literal thinking and interpretation.
  • Stimming (repetitive behaviors for self-regulation).
  •  Anxiety and depression


Nice to meet you, 
I'm Jess!

"You deserve to feel heard and be understood. I have a caring & empathetic approach that includes 
using humor as a tool. I look forward to helping you start your new journey to a happier and 
healthier life!"

Autism does not equal mental disability, violence, lack of empathy, antisocial behavior, or non-verbal communication.

While these symptoms can occur, they are mostly myths about autism that are perpetuated by our society and media, leading people to fear autism instead of understanding it.

 In fact, most women with autism are highly intelligent, empathetic people who have a desire to communicate with others, but simply have difficulty doing so. 

Autism and ADHD are not a linear spectrums; therefore, no two people have exactly the same symptoms. Two people with ASD and/or ADHD may have completely different symptoms but still have the same diagnosis. For example, a presence or lack of certain symptoms does not make a person "more" or "less" autistic.

Many autistic women who have minimal support needs are often told they "look normal" because they mask so well. But in reality, there is no one "look" for autism (or ADHD); therefore, telling someone they "look normal" can be offensive and come off as demeaning. 

There are so many positive aspects of having ASD and ADHD and amazing qualities that people with autism have to offer, but we just need the space to be able to be ourselves so we can contribute without being restricted and put in the neurotypical box. 

 "Autism" is not a bad word or taboo topic you should avoid, so let's talk about it!

I want to welcome an open and honest conversation about autism and ADHD, specifically in females, so I have designated my practice as a safe space for young women (and those AFAB) to ask any questions you may have whether it be about autism and ADHD in general or my experience, personally. I am more than happy to help increase understanding and awareness, one person at a time! 

I wouldn't change a single aspect of my life for anything, including my neurodivergence as a woman with ASD and ADHD.

I am proud of who I am and what I am able to represent, and I hope to raise awareness about what autism and ADHD, and what being on the spectrum can look like, offering a different perspective and potential hope for the women and those assigned female at birth who feel the same way I did my whole life.

Knowledge is power, and power can help so many. So, thank you for helping be a part of this change by paying it forward and helping teach others to reduce misconceptions about autism and ADHD!

Autism does not equal mental disability, violence, lack of empathy, antisocial behavior, or non-verbal communication.

While these symptoms can occur, they are mostly myths about autism that are perpetuated by our society and media, leading people to fear autism instead of understanding it.

In fact, most women with autism are highly intelligent, empathetic people who have a desire to communicate with others, but simply have difficulty doing so. 

Autism and ADHD are not a linear spectrums; therefore, no two people have exactly the same symptoms. Two people with ASD and/or ADHD may have completely different symptoms but still have the same diagnosis. For example, presence or lack of certain symptoms does not make a person "more" or "less" autistic.

Many autistic women who have minimal support needs are often told they "look normal" because they mask so well. But in reality, there is no one "look" for autism (or ADHD); therefore, telling someone they "look normal" can be offensive and come off as demeaning. 

There are so many positive aspects of having ASD and ADHD and amazing qualities that people with autism and ADHD have to offer, but we just need the space to be able to be ourselves so we can contribute without being restricted and put in the neurotypical box. 

 "Autism" is not a bad word or taboo topic you should avoid, so let's talk about it!

I want to welcome an open and honest conversation about autism and ADHD, specifically in females, so I have designated my practice as a safe space for young women (and those AFAB) to ask any questions you may have whether it be about autism or ADHD in general or my experience, personally. I am more than happy to help increase understanding and awareness, one person at a time! 

I wouldn't change a single aspect of my life for anything, including my neurodivergence as a woman with ASD and ADHD.

I am proud of who I am and what I am able to represent, and I hope to raise awareness about what autism and ADHD, and what being on the spectrum can look like, offering a different perspective and potential hope for the women and those assigned female at birth who feel the same way I did my whole life.

Knowledge is power, and power can help so many. So, thank you for helping be a part of this change by paying it forward and helping teach others to reduce misconceptions about autism and ADHD!

It's time to put your needs, first!

Start living the life you deserve to be living.

I hear you, and I'm here for you!

You are free to schedule your free
15-minute consultation, below!

Multicultural & LGBTQ+ Friendly!

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Congratulations on taking Your first step 
towards Hope, health, & happiness!

Copyright 2022 - NeuroJess Women's Neurocounseling Center, LLC - All Rights Reserved

Ever Ask Yourself, "Am I Neurodivergent?" 

We're Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

Neurodivergent Mom & Daughter Team

We created the Only Course of Its Kind for Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To Help ND Women Focus On Their Strengths of Thinking Differently!

It's time to put your needs, first!

Start living the life you deserve to be living.

Multicultural & 
LGBTQ+ Friendly!

I hear you, and 
I'm here for you!

You are free to schedule your free 15-minute consultation, below!

CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Congratulations on taking Your first step Towards Hope, health, & happiness!

Copyright 2022 - NeuroJess Women's Neurocounseling Center, LLC - 
All Rights Reserved

Ever Ask Yourself, 
"Am I Neurodivergent?" 

We're Specialists Focusing on Female Neurodivergence

We're A Neurodivergent 
Mom & Daughter Team

We created the Only Course of Its Kind for Women Questioning Neurodivergence & Therapists Who Want To Help ND Women Focus On Their Strengths of Thinking Differently!