Alina Kislenko MA RP
Psychotherapist & Centre Founder
Alina Kislenko is a registered psychotherapist specializing in ADHD and Autism as well as an Asst. Adj. Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster School of Medicine. In 2009, she founded The ADHD & Spectrum Centre in Guelph, Ontario when she was 22 due to her own recent diagnoses of ADHD & Autism and the severe lack of relevant services in the area. She now has the privilege of supervising the talented psychotherapists, social workers, and coaches of the centre while travelling internationally to do advocacy work towards increasing awareness around Neurodiversity and creating affordable access to supports. Alina sees the neurodiversity of ADHDers and Autistics as a huge strength and wouldn't trade her own unique brain for the world. She seeks to help others with these conditions thrive through understanding their own stealthy superpowers and how to use them for best results.
Alina hosted The Strange Brains Talk Radio Show on CFRU 93.3FM for many years and was the in-house expert on The ADHD Spot TV Show. She also trains therapists from around the world seeking to specialize in ADHD and Autism. Alina received the most prestigious honour in Guelph, The Mayor’s Award, for building a thriving ADHD and Autism community and for her advocacy work in the field. She was also selected for the Community Hero and Woman of Distinction awards for related works.
Alina has written The Asperger's Handbook: A quick guide to finding the benefits and workarounds for the 10 most common Asperger's traits. Check out our ADHD & Autism Member's Lab that Alina put together or our facebook page where Alina posts regularly!
Alina is not currently taking on new clients.