Disabilities and Speech impediments

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Differing - “abilities”

I am a biracial -Black and White- counselor with a learning disability and speech impediment who has struggled academically in school, work, and socializing with other people. This was until I taught myself how to learn differently. Having taught me how to live, learn and grow with dyslexia has allowed me to graduate from college, earn a master’s degree, and am currently finishing my doctorate.  

 

I am a person who lives with a learning disability and who has struggled academically in school, work, and socializing with other people. 

 

Can you relate to my struggles in school and work? Have you found yourself studying and still not passing your classes, trying to read a book or article, and feeling like the words are jumbled together in a different language? What has been your experience learning math and trying to complete simple math problems in your head? Lastly, does it hurt when you write by hand; do you find that your writing is very messy and “everyone” tells you your writing looks like “chicken scratch?” 

 

These were all my experiences, and if you feel that you want to work together to find solutions to your struggles, let work together. 

 

Speech Impediment

I am a biracial -Black and White- counselor with a learning disability and speech impediment who has struggled academically in school, work, and socializing with other people. Growing up, I was often teased by other students and kids for how I spoke and told, “you talk funny.” Or being told by teachers, “please slow down so that I can understand you.” Or chatting on the phone and being told, “you sound like your muffled-we must have a bad connection.” 

 

Can you relate to my struggles of not being understood? Perhaps, feeling that it is better not to say anything or wishing you could be invisible? Have you tried not to speak, and other people wonder why you are so silent? Have you had to take years of speech classes to help improve your speech? Do you have a severe underbite that impacts how you sound? Have you considered having surgery to fix your “disfigurement” so other people can understand you? 

 

These were all my experiences, and if you feel that you want to work together to find solutions to your struggles, let work together. 

The Process

In order to proceed with booking an appointment, you will need to fill out and sign the online fillable PDF forms listed below. Once you have completed and submitted the forms to our HIPAA approved and encrypted email address, we will process your documents and get in touch with you within 24 business hours.

 

Consent for Telehealth Treatment

HIPAA Agreement

Authorization for Electronic Communication

Credit Card Authorization

Informed Consent Service Agreement

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Consent for Telehealth Treatment

HIPAA Agreement

Authorization for Electronic Communication

Credit Card Authorization

Informed Consent Service Agreement

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

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President Signs National Suicide Prevention Designation Act Into Law.

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