Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC is a skilled and experienced couples’ counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome, and are on the Autism Spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed). She works with adults with Asperger Syndrome (an Autism Spectrum Disorder), High-functioning Autism, ADHD, Non-verbal Learning Disability, PDD NOS, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, and gifted individuals. Eva also works with women with Asperger Syndrome.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Eva works with individuals and couples from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
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In This Episode, You’ll Also Learn:
Eva’s background as a graphic designer, and how she ended up working with couples and specializing in Aspergers.
Her experience as a disability counselor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and the value of reviewing hundreds of neuropsychological profiles while there.
Why she enjoys working so much with neurodiverse individuals and couples
How Eva solves a challenge I’ve had for years: what term to use other than “neurotypical". She suggests the term non-autistic or non-Aspergers. As she points out, what is neurotypical? Many of the couples she sees, the non-AS partner may be diagnosed with another condition, like depression, or ADD, or a learning difference.
Anger as one of the key emotions that are challenging, due to emotional regulation difficulties/differences in Aspergers individuals.
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