New diagnosis

I was diagnosis with Aspergers in 2015 and every therapist I have dealt with will not explain anything about this. Evey time I as to have them explain anything they say we treat it just like an anxiety issue nothing else. I am so confused I know I do something's weird and feel like an alien from a another planet. But I thought a therapist was suppose to help you and not feel belittled in there office when you ask for an explanation.

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  • Asperger's syndrome is very complicated and everyone is affected slightly differently. My son and nephew were diagnosed last year and the more I read about it the more traits of it I seem to have too. I find reading about it and websites helpful to fill in more details than possible within short therapy sessions try The one of these I have read and found most helpful is the Tony Attwood one. Also, "Autism and Asperger Syndrome preparing for adulthood" by Patricia Howlin and others was very interesting.

    I find health professionals pretty scary and it takes me a long time to build up a good relationship and especially at the beginning I often feel belittled but I also find persistence helpful and several of the relationships I have had with health professionals have got better over time especially as I have taken time to inform myself of their subject.

    Good luck and I hope you get better understanding soon.

  • It would be easy but I have been seeing the councilor I have for almost a year. When I ask her to explain why I am doing the things I have explain to her. I get told ( in these exact words) I am to treat your anxiety, depression and other issues your understanding of Aspergers is on you. To me that is not a councilor at all she is just there for a pay check nothing else.

  • Get a new counsellor! Why throw good money after bad....

  • That is the issue. With my insurance I have finding a councilor that deals with Asperger's and Autism is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack around here. I found one but his staff makes it sound like they don't want to make me an appointment with him. I like my med management psychologist but the councilor they have me seeing says all Asperger's counseling is like treating Anxiety and other disorders. But when the client ask the councilor to explain what the disorder is and the councilor says just do your own research I feel like she feels I am not worth her time.

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