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Mountainous Landscape

Mental Health and Life Skills for all

Individuals

Couples

Families

All Identities and Neurotypes

About Me

Greetings! My name is D’Angelo Capriglione. I am a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD’r and a licensed mental health therapist.

And, this is me…

Okay, that’s not really me but the likeness is uncanny. I have a history of nightmarish family portraits and school pictures whereby I would often be told to, “smile” and “change your face.” I had no idea what that meant, but I spent a lot of time trying to learn how to “change my face” until I decided I didn’t need to change my face at all. Instead, I accepted that I’m just not skilled at contrived expressions. My neurology just doesn’t agree with it.

I’ve been working in the mental health field for over 25 years and providing therapy to individuals, groups, and families for the past 9 years. Additionally, I've been providing support to students, families, and school teams while working in a program in the Madison Metropolitan School District for the past 7 years.

My Modalities

My style of therapeutic approach is adapted from CBT, Gestalt, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing with a touch of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.

Neurodiversity

I believe that the needs and experiences of neurodivergent youth and adults are unique. Therapeutic models need to shift to be more representative of the neurodiversity that exists widely.

This is why I created Fulcrum All-Terrain Therapeutic Services, LLC., a mobile support service that offers the flexibility and adaptability necessary to be able to serve people in a way that will meet their individual needs. In building this idea, I found that many people prefer a model of support that reflects their own identity and lifestyle. Some folks prefer coaching, while others prefer mentoring support. Some folks prefer a therapy model but prefer a setting that is more comfortable or accessible. Others prefer a peer support approach. Some folks prefer to talk while they walk or work with their hands on a project. All styles are accepted and welcome.

In the spring of this year, I surveyed hundreds of autistic adults to seek information about their preferences for provider and support services. Overwhelmingly, respondents chose my model over the mainstream medical model. Nearly all respondents identified a preference for an autistic or neurodivergent provider.  

My goal is to provide a customized support service that fits your needs.

Who is a good fit for Fulcrum?

This service is for 

  • Neurodivergents

  • Rebels

  • Artists

  • Free thinkers

  • Eclectics

  • Eccentrics

  • Superheroes

  • Misfits

  • Jedis (Dark side inclusive)

  • And anyone who falls outside of or just wants an alternative to the mainstream model.

  • Ages 10 and up

 

 

Whether you identify as disabled, neurodivergent, spiritual, a survivor, an aspiring superhero, or perhaps several identities at once, your experience is unique. 

D'Angelo's
General Wheelhouse

  • Autism (late diagnosed, ASD, questioning, and self-diagnosed)

  • ADHD

  • Chronic Illness

  • Trauma, (c)PTSD

  • Anger Management

  • OCD

  • Grief

  • Assertiveness

  • Setting Boundaries

  • Social Skills

  • Building Healthy Relationships

  • Domestic Violence

  • Violent Crime Survivors

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • AODA

  • Job Coaching

I work from a belief that every person has gifts, struggles, and many layers of identity.  The way we move through the world is complex and personal. Recognizing strengths and learning the skills to manage this imperfect life is the difference between thriving and “just surviving.”

Fulcrum All-Terrain Therapeutic Services, LLC. does not have a physical space for services (yet). Instead, we offer online and mobile mental health support. Want to meet in your kitchen, garden, a park, wood shop, garage, office, or school? No problem. You book the session, select the location, and I show up! It’s that easy. 

Perhaps you want support with setting routines, creating and facilitating family meetings, or are seeking support with challenges at school. You might be looking for support to better self-advocate, consult on workplace or school-based accommodations, work on social skills, learn to work with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), RSD (Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria), or find strategies to manage meltdowns, shutdowns, and regulation. You might be early on in your journey and want to explore the benefits and potential challenges associated with choosing whether or not to be formally evaluated and diagnosed. We can help!

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