Stephanie Adams Mendez, PhD, NCSP
I utilize a neurodiversity affirming approach to helping clients ages 5 through adulthood. OCD spectrum disorders are included under the umbrella of neurodivergence, and the vast majority of my clients have overlapping neurodivergent identities and diagnoses.
APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treating OCD Spectrum Disorders, and ongoing training through IOCDF and consultation groups in private practice.10+ years of experience serving children, families, and adults across school, medical, and community mental health settings.
I emphasize providing services that help clients better understand themselves and how to advocate for their needs in an ableist, difficult world. Much of my research and clinical work focuses on promoting family and school-based support for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent youth. I also train professionals in clinics, hospitals, schools, and universities on how to provide culturally responsive neurodiversity- and gender-affirming care.