Zoe Darazsdi: Mental health stigma & neurodivergent self-advocacy

1h 0m | Jan 9, 2023

Episode 119 with Zoe Darazsdi.

“Even though I don’t necessarily have the desire to fit in, I think being understood is the greatest feeling on Earth.”

Zoe is a neurodivergent mental health counselor who specializes in empowering autistic and ADHD clients. She has helped countless teens and adults to navigate the challenges and gifts of living with a unique brain. Her practice is trauma-informed and guided by Adlerian counseling theory and disability rights activism.

Zoe & I talk all about some of the stigmas and biases faced by autistic & ADHD clients within therapy, as well as strategies for neurodivergent self-advocacy in therapeutic relationships. We also talk about how mental health counselors can better serve their neurodivergent clients.

Zoe’s work is supported by her own autistic self-advocacy and the professional research she conducts on autistic peoples’ experiences in counseling. When Zoe is not counseling, she is writing, kickboxing, and playing with her dog, Beezus.


Instagram: @zoedarazsdicounseling

Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

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