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Meet Mark Cagle, LPC-S

It’s Time to Bridge the Gap

There was a time in your relationship when it just seemed to flow. Sure, you had your moments of disagreement, but ultimately you were able to talk it out and come to a resolution. But now, there seems to be an unbridgeable gap of understanding between the two of you that just won’t go away.

In the beginning, your partner was curious and kind. They seemed to try really hard to impress you, to sweep you off your feet. It was as though you were their special interest, what they spent their time attending to.

But then something changed, and the distance between you began to grow. Maybe one of you became more distant or guarded, or perhaps it was a shift in your lifestyles that created the separation. Whatever caused it, the spark is gone, and there seems to be no way back.

Maybe You’ve Tried Couples Therapy Before

In an effort to reignite that spark, you sought help. Maybe it seemed to work for a time. Maybe it ended before it really began. Either way, you find yourself looking for help once more.

Perhaps you or your partner felt ganged up on or misunderstood. Maybe the therapist’s advice was too general and not tailored enough for your needs. Either way, you’ve tried counseling and it didn’t quite fit.

Whatever the case, you’ve begun to feel invisible again. You walk around on eggshells just hoping not to say or do the wrong thing. Whenever you bring something up with your partner, it ends in an argument (and more tension between you). The silence is deafening.

I Provide Specialized Care for Neurodiverse Relationships

That’s where I come in. I am a therapist who specializes in helping neurodiverse couples like you bridge the gap between each other, and forge a path to understanding.

I know that there are many reasons why people feel misunderstood or struggle to communicate with one another. I understand the special needs of those who have Autism, ADHD, and other forms of neurodivergence. My approach is tailored to meet the needs of each individual couple and provide them with tools they can use to communicate more effectively.

My goal is to help you both understand one another better so that you can move forward in your relationship with greater understanding and respect. I want to help you build bridges where there were once walls, and I believe that with the right tools, you can find your way back to each other.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards bridging the gap between you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am here, and I’m ready to help. Together we will work on building a stronger connection that lasts. Let’s get started today!

Hi, I’m Mark Cagle

Neurodiverse couples therapist, Mark Cagle, standing near a wooded area

I am a licensed professional counselor supervisor in Texas, and I help couples just like you work through the unique challenges of being in a neurodiverse relationship. With my specialized approach, I can help you better understand one another and rebuild the connection between you.

Whether you or your partner were recently diagnosed or you’re just beginning to explore the possibility of being neurodiverse, I can help.

By helping couples gain more insight and understanding of themselves and each other, we can begin to bridge the gap between you. You no longer have to feel like you and your partner are speaking different languages.

Even if you disagree on what happened, I can teach you skills to help you reach a resolution. It’s not a matter of helping the two of you avoid conflict but rather learning to have healthy conflict. Conflict in relationships is inevitable. It’s about helping you and your partner navigate the path of repair that’s most important.

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Partner

Do you ever wonder what’s going on in the mind of your partner? Do you feel like they just don’t understand your needs? I can help you gain a better understanding of each other.

By exploring the different ways that neurodivergent individuals think, feel, and process information, I can provide insight into why your partner may be feeling certain things or responding in certain ways.

This will enable both of you to create a deeper understanding of one another, and learn to better connect with each other. It’s about helping you build a relationship in which you both feel nurtured and satisfied.

What Makes You Different From Other Therapists?

A lot of therapists say they work with couples while having little or no specialized training to do so. I believe that couples therapy is so different from individual therapy that you really need advanced training to do it well. I have and continue to seek such training.

I also have specialized training through AANE to work with neurodiverse couples. In conjunction with the training I already have, this allows me to further bridge the divide between the neurotypical and neurodivergent.

I’m passionate about helping neurodiverse couples like you build strong and lasting relationships. I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you connect with each other in a new way!

Are You Neurodivergent?

Many couples want to know if I can truly understand their relationship and will ask if I myself am neurodivergent. Well, it depends on who you ask.

I don’t have enough of the signs of autism to meet criteria for a diagnosis, and while I might be scattered and easily distracted at times, I don’t have ADHD. I am, however, a highly sensitive person (HSP).

Whether HSPs fall under the umbrella of neurodivergence is up for debate. Some strictly use the term to refer to those on the autism spectrum. Others have begun to include those with ADHD and various learning differences such as dyslexia and dysgraphia.

What I do know is that my experience as an HSP allows me to more easily relate to the experience of those on the spectrum. I get overstimulated and need to take breaks. It’s difficult for me to fall asleep at night if the sheets are too wrinkled. I can’t take certain medications because my body literally reacts differently than most people. The list goes on.

I believe I am uniquely positioned to help neurodiverse couples bridge the gap. If you’d like to learn more, schedule your free consultation today!

Experience and Education

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor- TX #71799

Relational Life Therapy Level III

AANE Certified Neurodiverse Couples Therapist

Masters of Professional Counseling from Amberton University

B.A.- Psychology, Texas Tech University

If you’re in (or suspect you’re in) a neurodiverse relationship, let’s talk. Schedule your free consultation today!

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