Is a Nonverbal Learning Disorder Making it Difficult to Adjust to a Career, Relationships, and life in general?
Are you a young adult with a Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD)? Are you adapting to the demands of independent life in Bergen County and the New York Metropolitan area? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by a fast-paced work environment where body language can be hard to read and the multitasking required for everyday assignments can seem confusing? Do you also struggle to establish meaningful friendships and romantic relationships in the New York Metropolitan area? Maybe you experience multiple challenges fulfilling your tasks and responsibilities at work. Do you fear your next performance review?
Perhaps you have to spend extra hours at work trying to stay on top of tasks that seem so easy for everyone else. You might also feel that your Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) is impacting your social life and anxiety. The good news is that working with a psychotherapist or coach who understands your unique neurological condition can have a profound impact on your overall development and happiness.
You are not alone if you are struggling With NVLD.
Nonverbal Learning Disorder is a neurological condition that first manifests during childhood. It tends to include verbal strengths along with deficits in visual-spatial, memory, and fine and gross motor skills. These weaknesses can result in challenges for young adults. At times, individuals with NVLD also develop anxiety disorders and depression.
Young adults with NVLD also bring unique interpersonal strengths that may be less visible to others. These can include compassion and empathy. They may also have a love of reading, history, and other subjects and pastimes that play to their strengths. Lastly, they may have perseverance and diligence due to overcoming many life obstacles. If you are struggling with some of the challenges of NVLD, you can bring your strengths to the surface and feel empowered in navigating workplace and social challenges.
Working With an Experienced Therapist Can Help You Utilize Your Unique Strengths
I work with young adults with NVLD to build on their inherent strengths. I not only helping them to overcome social and professional challenges while feeling self-confident in different arenas, but also on alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression that accompany this disorder. As a therapist with NVLD, I personally know the pain and frustration presented by this condition, but I am also aware that by using your unique skills and strengths you can achieve professional and social success.
In sessions, I will offer you an opportunity to collaborate on creating unique strategies for highlighting your strengths in the workplace and social arena. I also have a unique understanding of the emotional impact of NVLD. Therefore, as a psychotherapist who is trained in your specific condition – and also knows how it impacts you on a daily basis in the workplace and inter personally – I am in a unique position to provide you with practical strategies for finding professional and social success. I can also help you to better understand the unique emotional challenges that are frequently associated with NVLD.
Of course, I also know that NVLD does not define you or all of your experience. However, it may be one aspect that is often overlooked. Having a therapist who understands this aspect of your life is an important source of support.
I have years of experience working with individuals with NVLD, and I have seen how people like you can create comprehensive coping skills and organizational strategies, establish meaningful friendships and dating relationships, and find success in the workplace. I know it is possible for you to feel more in control and discover fulfillment in your life.
You may believe that therapy can help you cope with the challenges of NVLD, but still have questions or concerns…
How is therapy going to help?
Therapy can help you to create practical strategies for succeeding professionally and socially. Also, if you feel that life tasks are unfairly challenging and that advancements in your professional, academic, or interpersonal relationships have never come easily, you are not alone. Feelings of anxiety and loneliness are common in this population. Many young adults with NVLD also struggle with mental health concerns, especially anxiety and/or depression, and working with a mental health professional who understands the connection between NVLD and depression or anxiety can help to alleviate these symptoms.
Wouldn’t a neuropsychologist or professional coach be more qualified?
While neuropsychologist and professional coaches can address your practical challenges, a therapist with an understanding of this condition is specifically equipped to help you process the emotional impact as well. In fact, individuals with NVLD are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
I am not just my NVLD. I have many other kinds of challenges.
As a therapist, I have worked with individuals presenting with a variety of different life circumstances and challenges. I expect that we may work on several different topics throughout the course of therapy. However, I will always maintain sensitivity and understanding of NVLD, and how it may impact you in a variety of different life areas
With help, you can take some empowering steps to find true professional and social success. Please give me a call for a free 15-minute phone call at 3477683909 or Contact me directly. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about NVLD and my practice.