Our goal is to train and mentor coaches, counselors, clinicians, chaplains and pastors to better serve, coach and counsel NeuroDiverse Christian Couples.
Qualifications for the Referral List:
The individual is first a committed Christian and is dedicated to a Biblical worldview.
The individual has completed a certified coaching program, counselor training or has a certification or training in psychology, social work, ministry, special education or a correlated field.
The individual has completed mentoring or modules through the International Association of Neurodiverse Christian Marriages.
Each referral has listed what their interest or specialty is working in this space.
We strongly recommend you conduct your own due diligence when determining if any professional listed here is the right fit for your particular situation. While we recommend the following individuals, each professional has their own practice and do not work directly for Dr. Stephanie and Rev. Holmes or their organizations. The following are NeuroDiverse/Autism aware and you would reach out to them directly concerning their fees and schedules.
NeuroDiverse Couples' Coach & Biblical Counselor
Barbara Grant, CAS, NCC, is a Certified Autism Specialist (IBCCES) and certified Neurodiverse Couples Coach (AANE) and is near the completion of her Master's in MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy.) She has been coaching and offering Biblical counseling since 2005, working with individuals, couples, and groups. Her current coaching practice focuses on neurodiverse couples, individuals, and families, as well as offering support groups for neurotypicals. Barbara enjoys people! She herself is neurotypical; her first marriage (of 20 years) was to a neurodiverse partner. and through that marriage has a high-functioning neurodiverse adult child. She brings a lifetime of experience, compassion, and understanding to all her clients and is becoming a significant voice in the growing dialog about how to best support and strengthen neurodiverse relationships. She works with individuals, couples and has groups.
Reach out to her at: bg-hc.com
Barbara has been featured on our NeuroDiverse Christian Couples (NDCC) podcast. Listen to her episodes here:
Rev. Iris Knapp
Certified Life Coach
Iris Knapp has over 50 years of ministry experience, and is now a Life Coach. Raised Jewish, she came to know Jesus as Messiah in 1969 during the “Jesus Freak” revival. Her qualifications include:
15 years Full-time Ministry
24 years of experience as a woman's small group/support group Lead facilitator
18 years Mothers Support Group facilitator
6 years Womans' & Neurodiverse support Group/Bible facilitator
Professional Christian Life Coach
Certified with Light University
Certified with AIFC Australian Institute of Family Counseling
Ministerial Licensed with IAOG International Assemblies of God Fellowship
ND Training with the International Association of ND Christian Couples
She is called to work with women. She has a special place in her heart for women coming out of a difficult life experience or trauma. And those who are pre-, mid- or post-divorce and neurotypical wives in neurodiverse or complex marriages.
Iris has been featured on our NeuroDiverse Christian Couples (NDCC) podcast. Listen to her episode HERE!
Mary Jones, MD, ASDCS
Physician and PCCI-trained Life and Leadership Coach
Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) from PESI
Dr. Mary Jones believes there is greatness in each of us and is passionate about equipping and empowering women to reach their fullest potential.
Throughout her life and career, she has had the privilege of working to empower and equip women and girls to be their best selves. Dr. Mary has also completed a study in autism as a speciality through PESI becoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. Her vision is to see women living out their purpose and affecting change in their worlds. She is an NT married to a neurodivergent spouse and the mother of a son on the autism spectrum.
"Each day, I have the privilege of spending time coaching amazing women who are reaching goals and fulfilling a compelling vision for their lives."
Contact her at: https://drmarycoaches.com/contact-me
Dr. Jones has been featured on our NeuroDiverse Christian Couples (NDCC) podcast. Listen to her episode HERE!
She often has groups. Please check out the Group Coaching to see if she has a group being offered for women.
About Jeremy and Charity Rochford
Jeremy and Charity, or Team Rochford as they are affectionately known, are both certified Life Coaches, now specializing in individuals and couples. Having recently discovered Jeremy’s place on the spectrum, they’ve pivoted coaching efforts to help other neuro-diverse couples. They’re working to launch their website, NeuroFam, with additional offerings, later this year.
The couple was originally from western Pennsylvania, meeting nearly 25 years ago at the California University of Pennsylvania, where Jeremy studied Communications and Charity studied Psychology. They have spent time living states apart and learning to navigate a long-distance relationship, first while Charity was working at Walt Disney World in Florida and then while Jeremy was playing for Christian rock bands on the east coast and in Tennessee. They spent some of their early married years in eastern PA, then spent 10 years in Nashville before moving back to the Pittsburgh area in 2018. They now live in the 1990s with their 2 children in the suburbs of western Pennsylvania.
Team Rochford has been featured on our NeuroDiverse Christian Couples (NDCC) podcast. Listen to his episode HERE!
Check out this YouTube video as well!
Team Rochford Works With:
Parents of ND children
Jeremy Rochford Works With:
AS/ND men, marital and life skills coaching
Fathers of AS/ND Children
Weight Loss Coaching
Jeremy has been featured on the Just the Guys podcast: LISTEN HERE
Charity Rochford Works With:
NT Women & Spouses of AS/ND Men, Marital & Life Coaching
Mothers of AS/ND Children
Autism/ADHD Life & Neurodiverse Couples Coach
Robin Tate, M.A., M.S., BCC, ACC, CAS, is a professionally trained coach with ten years of teaching experience and owner of her own coaching and education practice (Robin Tate LLC). She has earned a Master of Science in Reading and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is credentialed as a Board Certified Coach (BCC), Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). Robin has trained with UCLA PEERS Institute, The Peter M. Friedman Institute Neurodiverse Couples Institute (AANE) and has completed Gottman Level 1 and 2 training. Her coaching approach is strength-based and client-centered.
Robin is an ADHD woman with a lifetime of experience with neuro-distinct people. She has a passion for providing each client with an individualized coaching experience that co-creates goals, builds awareness of strengths and develops strategies to overcome challenges. She believes that it takes two healthy individuals to create a healthy loving relationship. Robin coaches Neurodiverse Couples, she also provides Life Coaching to Autistic Adults and Non-Autistic partners in Neurodiverse Relationships. You can connect with Robin through her website at Robintatellc.com.
Robin has been featured on our NeuroDiverse Christian Couples (NDCC) podcast. Listen to her episode, Tips on Executive Functioning with Robin Tate, HERE!
Reach out to her at: https://www.robintatellc.com
The above coaches do not work for IANDCM, LCC or ASRM&F, LLC or Dan or Stephanie Holmes.
Each coach sets their own payment scales and has their own coaching agreements as their own practice.
Our recommendation for referral is based on the profession of faith, coach's training and additional training provided under IANDCM, LLC.