Brittany Boveé Schwartz, LCSW
Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Let’s face it – that image we have of therapy, the poker-faced glare of a bespectacled professional analyzing, judging your every word and telling you how to live, think, and feel, as you divulge your most sensitive and vulnerable parts – I would not want to be in therapy if it were like that.
With me, it isn’t. Therapy is primarily a relationship. If we don’t have a good, warm, and dare I say fun, working relationship, we don’t have good therapy. Although I am a professional, with a string of letters and certifications after my name, I am first and foremost a human being (but I do wear glasses). And in the therapy room, you and I will work together – person to person – to understand your life difficulties and find clarity and solutions. The first step in this process is establishing trust, so you can feel safe to open up and talk about what is weighing on your mind.
So, let me start by sharing something about me. I am not like other therapists – heck, I’m not like most people! I am somewhat quirky, silly, humorous, and blunt at times. Growing up thinking differently has keyed me into aspects of the human experience unseen by those who easily fit in. I have become a very good study of human behavior, and have exceptional pattern recognition skills. My clients have often been amazed at the quick clarity I bring to their problems – so much so that I’ve been lovingly accused of being psychic! While I cannot claim supernatural powers, I can tell you that my unique differences allow me to see what others miss.
If you are visiting this website because you are on the Autism Spectrum, or you have a loved one that may be on the Spectrum, you have come to the right place! One of the most difficult aspects of being on the Spectrum can be managing social situations and personal relationships. I have many years experience with helping others through the pain of isolation, of being misunderstood, of being judged by others. I know how damaging it can be to live in a world where you feel like you don't fit in. But there are ways to survive and thrive, and I would like to help you do exactly that.
Let’s figure it out together; we can start today.