Inspiration Point Backbone Trail

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, 
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming. 
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
 
~John O'Donohue

"Nothing about us...without us.".​
1980's International Disability Rights Conference

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Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

WA DOH Lic# LW60835798

Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

WA DOH Lic# LH60738072

 

- Welcome -

I'm glad you're here!

 

Neurodiversity refers to the variations within every human being's neurological, sensory and nervous systems, or how they are - wired.  Naturally, a person's wiring impacts their physical, social, emotional, and occupational development throughout their entire life. Current known neurodiverse conditions are defined as: Autism / Spectrum (Asperger's), Sensory Processing, ADD/ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette's syndrome.   

 

There are many barriers to obtaining access to an experienced psychologist for a neurodevelopmental evaluation for these conditions.  It is especially difficult in rural areas and for older teens or adults not previously evaluated.   Even with a referral from a primary care physician, an approved prior authorization with a "good" health insurance carrier, an "in-network" practitioner, and a location within 100 miles of your residence -- an individual at ANY age may end up on a two year waitlist.   It can often be very discouraging. 

 

Azimuth Counseling PLLC is a local clinical practice providing critical access to integrated assessment, treatment and advocacy to individuals (16y+) with neurodiverse diagnoses, tendencies or traits.   We offer education, strategies and recommendations to a client's trusted system of support, including: partner, family member, educator, employer, healthcare provider, or skilled professionals.   We prefer to work in collaboration with your primary care physician's team and prioritize referrals from other providers. 

 

Clients who establish with Azimuth Counseling PLLC will explore internal and external tendencies that are disruptive or unwanted.  We will identify survival and soothing cycles that may be ineffective, unsatiating and undermine our valued goals.  We will spend time understanding and creating space for your sensory system, reflective insight, meaningful strengths, and present core values.  These holistic perspectives will help us map out the areas of your wiring that may need some attentiveness, flexible supports and adaptation to tolerance.  Together we will strategize a plan of care with specific target outcomes that include increased connection, compassion, insight, courage, consistency, and optimize sustainable relationships with yourself and others, at home and beyond.

Often individuals with neurodiverse wired systems experience other disruptions throughout their lives, we will tailor strategies that create a sense of reliable flow for you that focus on sustainability versus push, crash and burn cycles.  Here are a few of those disruptive areas: 

  • inconsistent self-care routines

  • irregular sleep and eating patterns

  • lack of executive functioning and pacing 

  • strained communication and relationships 

  • persistent difficulty in school or work settings 

  • sensory overload, irritability, and outbursts

  • social or performance-based anxiety and panic 

  • depression, avoidance and isolation 

  • shame and lack of confidence


We are allied with neurodiverse BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx, survivors of neglect, abuse, trauma, grief / loss of any kind, and academic or employment burnout. We are experienced with the complexity burdening neurodiverse veterans, first responders, healthcare providers, educators, athletes, & entrepreneurs.

Loneliness is a common shared experience for many neurodiverse individuals, before they are connected to the global neurodivergent community.    

We look forward to connecting soon.

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**FOR YOUR PRIVACY**

Please DO NOT send sensitive personal information through this form. Only send contact information and best days or times during the week to connect with you.  Thank you!

Due to growing demand for Neurodivergent Providers, I am unable to establish new patients at this time.  Please specify if you would like to be added to a waiting list for the next 60 days.

Please Take Good Care.

~~ Tasha Hansen

11/20/2022

Azimuth Counseling PLLC

Tasha Hansen, MSW, LICSW

Location:

1206 N. Dolarway Road, Suite 116

Ellensburg, WA 98926

Mailing:

PO BOX 465

Ellensburg, WA 98926

O: 509.233.7574

F:  855.644.1338

E: info@azcpllc.com