Neurodivergent-affirming classroom management: 3 perspective shifts for teachers

By: Christina Crowe, RP, (S-Cert. OAMHP), and Sarah Palozzi, RP Qualifying “TEACHERS ARE SOME OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT LEADERS. We can’t always ask our students to take off the armour at home, or even on their way to school, because their emotional and physical safety may require self-protection. But what we can do, and what … Read more

Working with ADHD Couples: The Referee, the Detective, and the Whisperer

Couples therapy isn’t just couples therapy, when attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is in the mix. We know couples living with ADHD have higher rates of separation and divorce, more affairs, more domestic violence, more conflict, and a harder time parenting together. ​Finally deciding to get professional help is often a major turning point for couples, especially when … Read more

Dealing with ADHD-powered procrastination

Episode 19: Overcoming ADHD-powered procrastination  Telling someone with ADHD “just do it” is like telling a person with a clinical mood disorder to cheer up. This ‘rule’ falls firmly in the “Don’t” column of supporting ourselves or someone we love, with their ADHD-related challenges. If we suspect or know definitively we have ADHD, we know we … Read more

Intense ADHD Emotions & Mindful Communication

Episode 8 on The Christina Crowe Podcast: making the invisible VISIBLE Despite is absence from the DSM diagnostic criteria for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for anyone who lives with it, and any clinician who treats it, emotional dysregulation is a core feature of ADHD.   The symptoms we recognize as emotional dysregulation however, can … Read more

Thoughts on Ukraine: trauma, our kids and how to cope.

As the daughter and granddaughter of Polish and Ukrainian survivors of war in Europe, it’s been a particularly heavy week. In comparison to my ancestors, I have had a charmed life (intergenerational trauma and all). And as a mother, who is also a therapist, I felt compelled to write and share a few thoughts that might be shared among … Read more

Welcome to The Christina Crowe Podcast: making the invisible VISIBLE.

Today is the day! Here we are my friends! It’s PodcastLaunch Day.  For a long time, I have been asked when I might put out a podcast. I was never quite sure whether or not podcasting was for me, mostly because I didn’t want to re-create something that already existed (there are so many great … Read more

Holiday gifts for your favourite ADHD-brains

By: Christina Crowe, Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor Updated: December 1, 2023 If you are celebrating the holiday season with gifts for your loved ones, we’ve got some suggestions for you! We’re sharing our list of our most recommended gifts for neurodivergent brains. Whether your loved ones are easy to buy for, or more challenging, these things … Read more

ADHD & Polyvagal Theory: Making sense of the link between ADHD and trauma

By: Christina Crowe, Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor Dear TikTok viewer, What a wonderful question you asked last week, “What do you think about Polyvagal theory?” Given that particular social media channel is mostly about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I wonder if what you might have been asking was, “What did I think about how some of the … Read more