In this episode, Natasha Villalobos discusses her experience working with clients who identify with neurodivergent. She provides a multicultural lens on how to work with this population in an affirming, non-pathological way. Natasha describes how the movement towards more affirmative care for this population can increase connection while remaining person centered.
Natasha Villalobos is a Licensed Professional Counselor from San Antonio, Texas. She obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Natasha currently works at Salient Clinical Services as the Clinical Team Lead. She specializes in working with clients who identify as neurodivergent, LGBTQ2S+, and collegiate age students. Natasha also conducts evaluations for LGBTQ2S+ persons to obtain gender affirming care. She also evaluates drug courts to determine whether their practices align with the ten Key Components.
Speedlin Gonzalez, S. (Producer). (2023, September 1). The Neurodivergent Movement: A Multicultural Perspective [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/the-neurodivergent-movement-a-multicultural-perspective