Offering Solution-Focused, Positive Psychology Coaching
for Neurodivergent Folks & Families
I'm Danielle Sullivan. I'm a certified life coach who also happens to be autistic and parenting neurodivergent kids. I'm here to help you identify your individual goals and create a specific, personalized plan to live your values. I can help you improve your independent living skills, parenting skills, social skills, executive functioning skills, and general well-being. Sometimes you need a neurodivergent coach for your neurodivergent concerns!
Ready to go? Schedule your free discovery call with me today or buy a package below.
- I believe in strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building. I've been trained in several modalities, and use a combination of neuroscience, positive psychology, and solution-oriented paradigms to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.
- I believe autism, ADHD, and other neurodivergences are neurological differences, not diseases to be cured.
- I have experience working with sensory processing differences (SPD/SPI), pathological demand avoidance (PDA), oppositional defiance (ODD), social anxiety, learning differences, and executive dysfunction in adults and children, neurodivergent or neurotypical. (And yes, I disagree with a lot of this labeling, but the internet runs on Google.)
- I offer a safe space for GLBTQA+, polyamorous, and ethically non-monogamous folks and families.
- I believe in positive, collaborative parenting techniques, and have seen them work wonders for families with all kinds of children.
You're amazing and have been of such incredible support and help to me. Thank you deeply. The service that you offer and the format in which you offer it is so greatly needed and unique. - MeLisa, California
- Neurodiversity Coaching: I love working with people on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, anxiety, and those struggling with sensory regulation concerns. As an autistic person myself, parenting an autistic child, an ADHD child, and with an ADHD partner, I have a unique understanding of the daily challenges neurodivergent people face, and can work to help support you as you improve your daily life skills for independent living, emotional intelligence, and communication.
- Parent Coaching: I enjoy working with new parents who would like support in developing a parenting style and skills, discipline techniques that align with their values, and resources to better understand their parenting goals and their child's specific needs.
- Life Coaching: I love supporting people of all genders and neurotypes who are working to realize their passions and achieve their long-term goals in the midst of all the short-term hustle and bustle of their everyday lives.
I am a Certified Life Coach and Certified Solution-Focused Coach, and hold a B.A. degree from Temple University in Philadelphia (2007) and a M.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder (2013). I've also completed significant continuing education in positive psychology, coaching through resistance, applied neuroscience and brain health, emotional intelligence, and child psychology.
I'm a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
You may also be interested in my continuing self-education reading list here.
"With your support, I have vastly improved my boundary setting skills and self-awareness at work, which has contributed to much more satisfaction with my overall work experience and has also helped me avoid a period of acute autistic burnout. I know these skills and tools will have benefits in all areas of my life too, now that I’m practicing them at work." - Milo, Washington
How Coaching Works
So we met during your free discovery call, and I answered all of your questions, and we both decided to begin our journey together and scheduled our first full session.
Our first meeting together is our introductory session, usually 60-90 minutes. By the end of this session, we’ll have identified 1-3 goals that you’d like to work on together, and have agreed upon some next steps for you to take in the upcoming weeks. You’ll leave the session with an achievable plan to reach your goals, and a sense of how long it will take.
As your coach, I'll listen to your concerns and ask you careful questions to help you clarify your deeper wants, needs, and values. I'll help you organize your thoughts into concrete goals and create action-steps toward those goals. I'll also offer homework between sessions to help you keep moving forward on your path, which can often include prompts for deep thought, journaling, meditation, or planning.
I do not direct your path or tell you what to do. I am there to assist you in creating and achieving your goals.
Coaching is goal-oriented and collaborative, and the amount of interaction and support you need is unique to your personality and situation. In most cases, coaching is a long-term commitment of 6 weeks to 6 months or more. When we meet, we can talk together about how I can help you best, and agree on an estimated time-to-goal.
Most folks initially choose to meet once a week, and then reduce to once or twice a month to check in and tweak the plan as needed. How often we meet is up to you. I offer unlimited email and text support as-needed between sessions as part of your coaching package.
Once you select your coaching package, payment is due in full at the end of the first coaching session. I have limited sliding scale and pro bono spots available for clients who are not working or who are on a fixed income. I may be open to alternative arrangements like bartering or trade, etc. Email me!
Neurodiverging Coaching Packages
If you'd like a single session to talk through a problem or issue you're stuck on, choose this package. I'll help you dig into the issue at hand to help you clarify your concerns, goals, and priorities.
$150 USD / 1 live session
|Get Going (4-6 weeks):
If you need support, accountability, and partnership to achieve one small goal, this is the program for you. We’ll develop a unique plan together with detailed steps and clear benchmarks to get you moving confidently toward your dreams!
$725 USD / Introductory + 4 live sessions
|Make A Change (2-3 months):
Looking for support to develop new habits, organize one or two facets of your life, or for partnership toward one medium goal? With this program, we’ll develop a unique plan with clear benchmarks to achieve significant, lasting changes in your life!
$1300 USD / Introductory + 8 live sessions
|Whole Life Overhaul (5-6 months):
If you feel lost, overwhelmed, or know you want to make big changes in many different areas of your life, this is the program for you. We’ll work to identify your values and strengths and work together to create long-term goals to get you back on track, with accountability and support along the way.
$2500 USD / Introductory + 17 sessions
|Returning Clients: If we've worked together previously and you'd like my support again, get in touch! Discounted single sessions and packages are available to all returning clients.
Group Coaching: Group coaching is available by request. Email me with some information about what you're looking for, and I'd be happy to discuss it with you and offer a personalized quote.
|Patron Discount: If you'd like to make a monthly pledge to support the Neurodiverging Podcast at Patreon, your perks could include life coaching benefits, including complimentary coaching sessions, discounted packages for you or a friend, priority slots on my waitlist, a digital self-help life coaching resource once a month, and more. Patron pledges also allow me to coach more individuals who aren't working or who are on a fixed income.
Learn more about all tiers of support at my Patreon.
If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) you may be able to use that for coaching sessions. Please check with your account provider. Coaching is not covered by health insurance.
Some sliding scale and pro bono options are available for those with demonstrated financial need. Please email me for more information.
Coaching sessions are held by phone or virtually via Google Meet, Skype, or Zoom, depending on your preference. If you are in the Colorado area, you may email me about meeting in person.
Session recordings are available upon request. You must let me know at the beginning of the session you would like recorded.
If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, I request at least 24 hours notice. Please only cancel when truly necessary. Not having done the homework, or not having made progress on your goals is NOT a good reason to cancel! I’m here to help you with your goals, not judge you. If you haven’t made progress, you need to let me know so we can work together to develop a new strategy!
If you cancel within the 24 hour notice period more than once, I may begin to deduct the equivalent of 10 minutes of time from your remaining minutes for each cancellation.
Rarely, despite best efforts and goodwill on both sides, we may not be the right fit for one another. If for any reason you are unhappy with my services, and you have discussed the issue with me first, I will offer a full prorated refund on any unused time you’ve purchased, minus a $15 USD administrative fee. Refunds must be requested within 30 days of your most recent purchase, and may take up to 72 hours to be processed.
All packages expire in full one year after date of purchase. Extensions may be available in some situations, at my discretion.
Not Sure Yet?
That's okay! Starting work with a coach is a big decision and it's not for everybody. The best way to figure out if we're a good fit, or if you're ready for coaching, is to sign up for a discovery call above. It's a zero-pressure way for us to meet, for me to hear more about your concerns, and to tell you more about my services, so we can determine if we're a good fit for each other.
If you'd like to learn more about me, may I recommend the Neurodiverging Podcast? The following episodes are especially helpful for neurodivergent adults:
I am always happy to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated November 7, 2021.