IS THE REMARKABLE YOUNG PERSON IN YOUR LIFE STRUGGLING WITH ANY OF THESE?
Difficulties making friends
Refusing to go to school/work
Not attending to self-care
Difficulty tolerating changes
Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
Studies have shown that individuals on the autism spectrum and those with other neurodevelopmental differences, such as ADHD and learning disabilities, often face significant barriers when it comes to accessing appropriate psychiatric care. These barriers can include a lack of accommodations or support in clinical settings and a lack of understanding or knowledge about autism and other neurodivergencies. Many individuals report experiencing a lack of empathy and understanding from mental health professionals, as well as a lack of awareness about their unique challenges and experiences. This can lead to a sense of frustration and isolation for neurodivergent individuals, and can make it difficult for them to build trusting relationships with mental health care providers.
It doesn't have to be that way.
One size does not fit all.
Unique individuals deserve health care that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.
access CARE DESIGNED FOR YOU.
PERSONALIZED care for (twice) exceptional young people.
Dr. Ivana Viani is a psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School, completed her psychiatry residency in Boston, and is currently completing her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She primarily specializes in work with young people on the autism spectrum and those who are highly talented or knowledgeable in one or more domains. Dr. Viani is an LGBTQIA+ ally.
“Dr. Viani is the best doctor and therapist that we have ever had the good fortune to meet. She is intelligent, thoughtful, has a clear method and plan, and doesn't give up."
- parent of a17-year-old patient with autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression