Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Why I Hid My Neurodivergence From Myself

I’d been blending in so well that I didn’t realize I was unique

Photo by Abigail Keenan on Unsplash

More than three months ago, I learned I’m neurodivergent. Autistic, to be exact. Me, a 58-year-old woman who earned a Ph.D. and ran a successful counseling practice.

At first, I could barely get my head around this revelation. To say I was shocked is an…



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Kerry McAvoy, PhD

Psychologist & Author of LOVE YOU MORE. Follow on Tiktok/IG for narcissistic abuse tips & advice. Email: