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Monique Mitchelson

Clinical Psychologist and Lived Experience, Qld

Monique is an Autistic and ADHD’er Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Brisbane Australia. She has an interest in Neurodiversity particularly in women and girls, chronic pain/illness, and trauma. Monique is consulting on the National Autism Strategy and hosts The Neurodivergent Woman Podcast with Clinical Neuropsychologist Michelle Livock where they share free quality psychological information on Neurodiversity in Girls and Women and interview Australian women and non-binary folk about their lived experience of neurodiversity. The podcast has over 1 million downloads.  Monique practices Neurodiversity Affirming therapy which aims to affirm the different neurotype of a neurodivergent person, rather than seeing their neurotype as inherently “bad” or in need of fixing to become neurotypical. It aims for the person to explore their neurodivergent identity and find their own unique strengths.  The Neurodiversity Affirming movement comes from the wider social disability movement and is an important therapeutic approach in working with neurodivergent clients. Monique incorporates CFT, ACT, EMDR and aspects of CBT in her practice.

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