Divergent Conversations

Dr. Megan Neff and Patrick Casale are two neurodivergent therapists in a neurotypical world. During this podcast, they’ll talk about their own personal experiences as Autistic-ADHDers. They will reflect on their lived experience as AuDHD mental health professionals, and entrepreneurs, as well as offer clinical guidance, and support. Episodes will be conversational in nature, and they’ll interview other ND Folx to amplify the voices of other neurodivergent advocates and individuals as they share their authentic stories. New episodes will come out weekly, on all major platforms. Megan told Patrick, ”I’ll bring the chaos, You organize it.” This perfectly sums up their working relationship and friendship. Reflections of two neurodivergent clinicians. Raw, Vulnerable, Affirmative As Hell. Follow instagram.com/divergentconversations

Health & Fitness
Mental Health
Science
1
Episode 42: Let The People Feel What They Need ...
56 min
2
Episode 41: Unfortunate Coping: Neurodivergence...
61 min
3
Episode 40: Bridging the Gap: Empowering Neurod...
51 min
4
Episode 39: Reflection and Intention: Mapping E...
33 min
5
[FLASHBACK] Episode 25: Exploring Different Neu...
68 min
6
[FLASHBACK] Episode 24: Exploring Different Neu...
55 min
7
[FLASHBACK] Episode 15: Exploring the Intersect...
47 min
8
[FLASHBACK] Episode 7: Finding a Neurodivergent...
54 min
9
[FLASHBACK] Episode 4: Diagnosis Stories (Part ...
48 min
10
[FLASHBACK] Episode 2: Autistic Burnout
Do you ever find yourself in a state of paralyzing burnout that can happen even when you're doing activities that you enjoy? Have you ever taken a vacation to fight the fatigue of life only to find that your post-vacation burnout-recovery state is re...
43 min
11
Episode 32: Navigating Neurodivergent Attachmen...
The world of relationships and attachment styles from a neurodivergent perspective is complex and sometimes misunderstood as characteristics of neurotypes and attachment styles overlap and shape social interactions and dynamics. In this episode, Patr...
52 min
12
Episode 31: Releasing Expectations Around The N...
There are a lot of different opinions and feelings about the neurodivergent experience during the holiday season. The reality is that they will be vastly different for each individual, and there isn’t a right way to experience the holidays. In this e...
35 min
13
Episode 30: Rewriting Neurodivergent Narratives...
Labels can have a profound impact in the way neurodivergent individuals are perceived by others and themselves. Labels both originate from and shape narratives that can shift the trajectory of how life is experienced. In this episode, Patrick Casale ...
69 min
14
Episode 29: Unmasking Rejection: Answering Ques...
Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) impacts many aspects of your life and can be a driving force in how you manage relationships and internally process the world around you, so there are many nuances for it. In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Me...
43 min
15
Episode 28: RSD and Social Media: Exploring the...
If you struggle with rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), navigating social media can be complicated.  Social media is both a place where many neurodivergent individuals are able to find connection and be seen, but it can also be a place where impuls...
43 min
16
Episode 27: Inside Rejection Sensitivity Dyspho...
Do you ever feel like you are more sensitive to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you have failed or fallen short? Or maybe you know someone who seems to be particularly hard on themselves and reactive to others? Everyone exp...
47 min
17
Episode 26: Exploring Different Neurotypes: Ask...
Do you wonder how life might differ between an Autistic individual without ADHD and an Autistic individual with ADHD? In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental health professionals, talk with Amanda Diekman, mother of ...
65 min
18
Episode 25: Exploring Different Neurotypes: Ask...
Would you describe the way you feel as you walk through the world as having raw, exposed nerve endings? Or would you say that you just flow through the world able to smoothly transition throughout to day to handle whatever comes your way? In this epi...
67 min
19
Episode 24: Exploring Different Neurotypes: Ask...
Ever wonder what the differences are between the ways non-Autistic ADHDers and Autistic ADHDers process and move through the world? In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental health professionals, talk with Dr. Donna He...
54 min
20
Episode 23: Challenging Stereotypes About Autis...
Autism and narcissism can sometimes get lumped together in conversations, but despite there being some seemingly overlapping traits, it is important to not generalize all people with narcissistic traits as individuals with a narcissistic personality ...
41 min
21
Episode 22: Autism and Pregnancy Loss: An Autis...
Pregnancy loss is traumatic and the grief process that follows is complex. And when you are Autistic, the way you express grief and loss might not meet the expectations of society, which can result in feeling ashamed and isolated.  In this episode, P...
65 min
22
Episode 21: Taking Up Space: Navigating Social ...
Taking up space and asking for what you need in social settings and relationships can be particularly challenging for Autistic individuals, especially before Autistic diagnosis or discovery. It is not uncommon for many Autistic people to respond stro...
34 min
23
Episode 20: Embracing Neuroqueer Identity: Quee...
Statistically, 70% of Autistic individuals identify as non-heterosexual, and genderqueer people are 3 to 6 times more likely to be diagnosed as Autistic than cisgender adults. In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental ...
62 min
24
Episode 19: Questions and Answers: Redefining I...
Many questions around identity often come up for adults who have been masking their whole lives and discover later in life that they are Autistic. In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental health professionals, answer ...
43 min
25
Episode 18: Autistic Unmasking: Redefining Iden...
Identity is complex and interwoven into the world around us. But as Autistic individuals who wear a mask, identity is often not entirely shaped by ourselves. Late in life discovery of autism or ADHD can set off a cascading journey of self-discovery a...
34 min