My name is Kaye and I am a Neurodivergent (Autistic w/ADHD, cPTSD, OCD) limited license clinical therapist. I am passionate about providing support to other Neurodivergent people, whether that is helping them to process traumatic experiences, unmask, or accommodate/advocate for themselves. I believe most mental/emotional distress originates from white supremacy, patriarchy, transphobia, ableism, homophobia, and class oppression. I am decidedly here to support people while they navigate those things — not to tell them that they will be unaffected if they just try harder. I acknowledge the violence and oppression baked into our current mental health infrastructure and can hold particular space for those who have been previously harmed by it.
Kaye Lafond, LLMSW
After years of working on her stuff in therapy, but feeling like they were missing some key information, Kaye learned they were Neurodivergent at the age of 31. She now wants to provide therapeutic support to others who’ve struggled to fit in. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and spent seven years working as a journalist covering data, the environment and social issues in Michigan before completing their Master's of Social Work at Ferris State University. They completed their clinical internship at Heartstone Guidance Center, supporting neurodivergent clients through life changes, identity exploration, and trauma processing. She draws from several therapeutic modalities, but prioritizes parts work (most humans contain multitudes) and acceptance and commitment therapy (especially for living through these times).