Sunday, March 16, 2014

FOUND! A Christian Counselor for an Aspergers Marriage!

Check out this link:

Several good articles for the Christian living with Aspergers Syndrome

The link above has some good articles for the Christian, or Christian spouse of someone with Asperger's Syndrome or high functioning autism (as it is now called).

Best of all, there IS now a Christian counselor and marriage and family therapist who is very familiar with autism and Aspergers!  Go to: CounselorStephanieHolmes(dot)com for contact info.  She has both personal experience in her own life, and professional experience, with autism spectrum disorders.

AND . . . Drum roll . . . This Christian counselor will counsel patients all over the world via Skype, so no worries if her office is too far away.  That may sound iffy, but I vouch for her.  This counselor is legit.  She knows her autism stuff, and seems biblically solid, too.  I recently attended  a large conference where she was speaking.  I am in no way getting compensation or anything for recommending this therapist.  I'm just so thrilled SOMEONE has the skills to counsel women and men in Aspergers marriages.

 C'mon therapists and counselors out there....the future is here!  These Aspergers kiddos diagnosed in the 1990s will be getting married soon, and there will be gazillions of spouses seeking therapists with knowledge of autism.  This is seriously an untapped gold mine in the future of the counseling field. Aspie spouses may be the very best therapists due to their personal experience and wisdom acquired over the years.  So if looking for a field to study or career change . . . consider counseling with an emphasis on autism and families with special needs.


  1. "These Aspergers kiddos diagnosed in the 1990s will be getting married soon, and there will be gazillions of spouses seeking therapists with knowledge of autism. "

    OTOH, as the worldwide rates of marriages being consensual instead of forced go *up* (and they are going up! :D ) the rates of people with poor social skills still getting to marry people with whom they don't get along socially go *down*...

  2. It will be interesting to watch the future of AS marriages unfold. Children who grow up under AS parents (or just one parent) will likely marry into all they've ever known as normal. Engineers will still marry engineers, musicians/musicians, etc. I see the primary difference in the future being the awareness of AS either prior to marriage (will kids share their diagnosis with a potential mate? Will a parent share this info with a potential son or daughter in law?) or someone finally mentioning "oh, yeah, I was told as a child that I was a little autistic" once there are marital problems. Aspies are often very charming, attractive, fascinating partners. But once communication problems get intensely difficult, awareness of Aspergers having a huge role in the relationship is likely to come to the surface much, much sooner in the future than it has up to this point in history. A question many will search to answer in books and online will be "should I marry someone who has Asperger's Syndrome?" So much more needs to be written, because currently, there are very few places to find good advice on this subject.

  3. Hello, I tried to go to the link you have posted to reach Stephanie Holmes but it brought me back to this site. Is she no longer practicing? How can I reach her? Thank you and God bless.

  4. Hi! Here's a direct link to her Contact page:

    or try and then scroll down to the contact link.

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been praying for a Christian counsellor who can help us with our Aspie marriage problems - and using Skype too!

  6. My email is
    I do still practice counseling
    Im based out of Atlanta, GA
    Stephanie C Holmes

  7. This is Stephanie Holmes, MA
    I can be contacted through
    I do Skype sessions
    Aspie- NT marriage is a unique relationships with lots of nuances