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Adrienne Vincenti

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At A Glance:

Specialties and Certifications

 

  • Neurodiverse Parenting Specialist

  • Neurodiverse Couples Specialist

  • Certified Autism-Informed Therapist

  • Parent Support Group Facilitator

 

Life Experience

 

  • I have been married to my partner for 15 years, and we have a neurodiverse daughter.
     

  • I learned early on how to advocate for myself and throughout the education system due to being diagnosed with a learning difference when I was eight years old.
     

  • I have been able to advocate for my daughter through many IEP meetings and working with advocates to make sure my daughter received appropriate accommodations.
     

  • When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, kayaking, cooking, and gardening.

 

Education

 

  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in MFT from University of San Francisco
     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Notre Dame de Namur University
     

  • Associates in Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Canada College
     

Adrienne's Story

Hello, I'm Adrienne, and my journey as a dedicated therapist and advocate for neurodiverse families is deeply rooted in personal experiences and a passion for making a positive impact.

 

Here's a glimpse into my background:

 

With 15 years of marriage under my belt, I am proud to be a loving partner to my spouse, who happens to have ADHD. Together, we navigate the beautiful complexities of life, raising a wonderful daughter who is neurodiverse. Our shared experiences, have fueled my commitment to supporting families facing similar challenges.

 

My journey as a learner began at the age of eight when I was diagnosed with a learning difference. Early on, I embraced the importance of self-advocacy, navigating the educational system with determination. These early lessons laid the foundation for my understanding of the unique needs and strengths that neurodiverse individuals bring to the table.

 

Being a parent to a neurodiverse child has brought its own set of challenges and triumphs. I have actively participated in numerous Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, ensuring my daughter receives the support and accommodations she deserves.

 

Collaborating with advocates, I've worked tirelessly to navigate the educational landscape and secure the best possible outcomes for my child.

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Counseling for parents, raising a child who is neurodivergent .

 

Having children can strain many relationships, and when a child is neurodiverse, that strain can feel even greater. Raising a neurodiverse child presents significant challenges, requiring extraordinary dedication and hard work from both partners.

 

Do you find yourself worrying about your child's social connections, their future, and their ability to function independently? And let's not even start on IEPs.

 

As a mother raising a neurodiverse child, I understand the stories and struggles you face. You don't have to handle this alone. Together, we can set goals and uncover and nurture your strengths to help you cope with the daily challenges.

 

My warm, collaborative, and client-centered approach is designed to help you start where you are. I also integrate various modalities and techniques into my work, which allows me to provide guidance that is tailored to your needs.
 
If you're seeking understanding, or a compassionate ear, I'm here to support you on your journey. Let's navigate the world of neurodiversity together, embracing the uniqueness that each individual brings to our shared tapestry of life.

When you're ready, I'm here to provide you with a supportive space.

Areas of Focus​

Services:

  • Navigating new diagnosis and learning to advocate within the education system.

  • Navigating Grief as a Neurodiverse Parent and embracing the child you have

  • Advocating for your child

  • Anxiety and Fear About the Future

  • Coping with the social challenges that your child faces

  • Isolation

  • Parent-burnout prevention & recovery 

  • Building your support team

  • Navigating sibling needs and regulation for you and your family

  • Fostering strong bonds between Neurodiverse & their Neurotypical sibling/s

  • What I can and cannot control

  • Identifying what has worked/hasn’t in parenting your child

  • Strategies for managing emotional dysregulation within you and your child

  • Trauma Treatment

  • Depression & Anxiety Treatment

  • Parent Support Groups 

Clients:

  • Parents

  • Individuals

  • Couples


Modalities:

  • Emotionally Focuses Therapy (EFT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Gottman Method

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Mindfulness

  • Art therapy

 

License: 

  • Registered Associate, AMFT# 140277

  • Supervised by Dr. Harry Motro, LMFT #53452

  • Employed by New Path Couples Therapy Inc.

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