30 episodes

A podcast for neurodivergent women, hosted by clinical psychologist Monique Mitchelson and clinical neuropsychologist Michelle Livock. Covering Autism to ADHD and everything in between, we aim to educate and inspire women who think differently.

 

The Neurodivergent Woman DM Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

A podcast for neurodivergent women, hosted by clinical psychologist Monique Mitchelson and clinical neuropsychologist Michelle Livock. Covering Autism to ADHD and everything in between, we aim to educate and inspire women who think differently.

 

    Depression and anxiety

    Depression and anxiety

    In this episode Michelle and Monique explore two of the most common mental health conditions: depression and anxiety. We unpack what separates normal sadness and worry from clinical levels of depression and anxiety and what the ‘purpose’ of these emotional states are. We discuss the overlap of depression and anxiety in neurodivergence, including how common it is, and what factors contribute to depression and anxiety in neurodivergence. Finally, we talk solutions. Including how to support good mental health functioning long term, and what you can do in the moment.

     

    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

     

    Email us your questions for our Q&A episode by November 7th!

     

    Visit our websites to attend upcoming client and professional development webinars:

     

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

     

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page to support us, as we aim to make quality mental health care information accessible to everyone: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Exceptional and unusual abilities in neurodivergence

    Exceptional and unusual abilities in neurodivergence

    This week Michelle and Monique discuss unusual and exceptional abilities in neurodivergence. We explore savant abilities, ‘splinter skills’, hyperlexia, and giftedness, as well as ‘twice exceptionality’.

     

    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

     

    Email us your questions for our Q&A episode by November 7th!

     

    Visit our websites to attend upcoming client and professional development webinars:

     

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

     

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page to support us, as we aim to make quality mental health care information accessible to everyone: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    Bipolar Disorder with Anastasia McLean

    Bipolar Disorder with Anastasia McLean

    This week Michelle and Monique talk with Anastasia McLean about Bipolar Disorder. Anastasia is the host of The Bipolar Diaries podcast. In this episode we cover what actually is Bipolar and Anastasia shares her experiences through adolescence, getting a diagnosis, and into adulthood. We talk about the difficulty teasing apart personality and neurodivergence, the overlap of some of the cognitive traits of Bipolar and ADHD, trauma, her experiences with friendships and relationships, and her medication journey. Anastasia shares her key behavioural and lifestyle strategies, and also the strengths that have come with her neurodivergence.

     

    Anastasia talks about her experiences with such openness and grace – it was such a pleasure to have her on the podcast!

     

    Listen to Anastasia’s podcast – The Bipolar Diaries – wherever you get your podcasts. Follow her on Instagram @thebipolardiaries_

     

    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

     

    Email us your questions for our Q&A episode by November 7th!

     

    Visit our websites to attend upcoming client and professional development webinars:

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

     

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page to support us, as we aim to make quality mental health care information accessible to everyone: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What does an Autistic, ADHD’er brain look like?

    What does an Autistic, ADHD’er brain look like?

    Welcome to Season 3 of the pod! In this episode Michelle and Monique discuss the overlap and the differences between Autism and ADHD. We cover the differences in presentation of the two, and what it looks like to have both an Autistic and ADHD brain, across executive functioning, special interest, social processing, and sensory processing domains. We also explore the diagnostic criteria for both Autism and ADHD; what is being measured through these criteria and what are other possible explanations for Autistic and ADHD traits.

     

    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

     

    Email us your questions for our Q&A episode by November 7th!

     

    Visit our websites to attend upcoming client and professional development webinars:

     

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

     

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page to support us, as we aim to make quality mental health care information accessible to everyone: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Neurodivergence and disordered eating with Annie Crowe

    Neurodivergence and disordered eating with Annie Crowe

    TW: This episode discusses disordered eating, weight loss, and diet culture, and Annie describes her experiences during periods of an active eating disorder. Some listeners may find this content triggering, particularly those currently experiencing an active eating disorder, and those in recovery from an eating disorder. Please consume with caution, and reach out to your local crisis line if you need to talk to a professional.  

     

    In our final episode for Season 2 Michelle and Monique chat with Annie Crowe about neurodivergence, late diagnosis, chronic health issues, and disordered eating. Annie is an Autistic lawyer with ADHD, dyslexia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Annie shares her journey to diagnosis and her experience of disordered eating throughout her childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. We chat about the overlap between neurodivergence and eating disorders, including common eating disorders that co-occur with Autism and ADHD, and untangling eating issues that are part of neurodivergence versus part of an eating disorder. We discuss barriers to effective treatment of health and eating issues for neurodivergent individuals and what can be done differently to improve treatment and recovery. 



    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive additional content: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod

    To find out more about Michelle’s upcoming online webinars, visit www.redlandspsychologists.com.au/groups 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Interoception and alexithymia

    Interoception and alexithymia

    This week Monique and Michelle chat about interoception and alexithymia. We unpack what these concepts mean, and the difference between the two, including understanding our embodied experiences and emotional awareness. We describe some activities to build interoceptive awareness. 

     

    A handout detailing the interoceptive activity described on the podcast will be available on our Patreon this month!



    Contact us at ndwomanpod@gmail.com, or visit our website: www.ndwomanpod.com

    Michelle's website: https://www.michellelivock.com/

    Monique's website: http://moniquemitchelson.com.au/

    We are on Patreon! Check out our Patreon page for exclusive additional content: www.patreon.com/ndwomanpod

    To find out more about Michelle’s upcoming online webinars, visit www.redlandspsychologists.com.au/groups 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Joval46 ,

Empowering parents

Thankyou for your podcast it is so insightful and empowering for neurodivergent parents of neurodivergent teens.

gjhackett ,

Brilliant resource

This podcast is an exceptional resource and as an OT beginning to work with Neurodivergent individuals and planning to specialise in working with women, I am so inspired and better equipped to support my clients. Thankyou so much for putting this together, your respectful and validating approach mixed with research, detail, clinical examples and lived experience interviews provide such an important resource. I also love your combined humour and kindness that radiates through each episode. I am sharing this widely!

Headny ,

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I really enjoy the content and have learned a lot about myself.

I do find the difference in volume between the ads and intro music, and the actual content really harsh though.

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