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Want to understand the Neurodiversity Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD Spectrum, and/or Relationships? Or simply get advice and reading recommendations? Welcome to Dr. G's blog!

Neurodiverse Couples

Is Your Partner on the Spectrum? Try These Tips to Understand Them Well

Are you a neurotypical person with a partner on the Autism Spectrum? Are you struggling to find ways to connect and relate in everyday ways? You aren’t alone in your experience. Many couples in similar circumstances struggle as they try to find harmony and balance together in their intimate partnerships. At Spectrum Connections Therapy, we

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Neurodiverse Couples

Gottman Couples Therapy: What It Is & Why It Works

We hear all the time that relationships are “hard work.” Yet, perhaps they are so difficult because tools for relationship success and satisfaction are not taught early enough or thoroughly enough from the start. What if there were proven techniques available to help restore your struggling connection? What if you knew what to do to

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Neurodiverse Couples

How Do Attachment Types Develop and What Can You Learn From Them?

Starting from an early age, our lives are often shaped by the people who surround us. Known as attachment theory, it explores the connection that humans have with one another. Most often, the connection between caregiver and infant. Attachment theory looks at the various ways bonds in life influence us as we grow up into

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Autism

Podcast with Dr. Nicole Gurash: Navigating the Spectrum

Recently I chatted with Michele Portlock with Navigating the Spectrum, located in Parker, Colorado. We chatted about neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed care for the neurodivergent community. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, here is the link. https://www.micheleportlock.com/

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Neurodiverse Couples

How to Improve Communication in Your Neurodiverse Relationship

Communication, for any couple, is a continual work in progress. Your neurodiverse relationship is no exception. Whether one or both of you are on the autism spectrum, the challenges to feeling mutually heard and understood are real and ongoing. Coming together to engage and respond to each other effectively is vital to a lasting connection.

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Neurodiverse Couples

Love on the Autism Spectrum

Are you an adult on the autism spectrum or in a relationship with an individual with ASD and do you feel like you are struggling with the important relationships in your life? Whether you are stuck in unhealthy communication cycles, spiraling further away from feeling connected, or struggling to stay on the same page with

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Neurodiverse Couples

Attachment Styles 101

Attachment styles are part of attachment theory in psychology, developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. They help outline how we think, feel, and act in our relationships. Parents this post may be helpful as you think more about your relationship with your child and how you can support healthy and secure attachments in your family.

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