Nyck Walsh, MA, LPC

Nyck Walsh

Nyck Walsh, MA, LPC

Nyck Walsh, MA, LPC, (he/him, they/them) has been a leader for 15 years in bringing somatic, anti-ableist, trauma-informed care to Autistic children, adults, and families. He founded “The Infinite U” in 2009 after a most profound experience of teaching a yoga class to families with Autistic kids. In that one-hour class, Nyck’s most shamed parts, specifically their gentleness, sensitivity, and seriousness, became true assets, and they witnessed kids and parents go from deep distress and isolation to a state of heightened calm, safety, and belonging.

Originally formed in NJ, Nyck brought The Infinite U to the unceded lands of the Di De’i (Apache), Hinono’eiteen (Arapaho), Tsétsėhéstȧhese (Cheyenne), Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), Caiugu (Kiowa), Čariks i Čariks (Pawnee), Sosonih (Shoshone), Oc’eti S’akowin (Sioux) and Núuchiu (Ute), colonially known as Boulder, Colorado, while he pursued his graduate studies at Naropa University in Somatic Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Body Psychotherapy. Over time, The Infinite U grew to include somatic counselling for kids, teens, and parents, social communities for teens, summer camp programs, and family support that included communities for Autistic teens, their non-Autistic siblings, and their parents. All of this work centered Neurodivergent and Autistic people.

Through the pandemic and the shift to virtual work, The Infinite U transformed into Nyck Walsh Counseling and Training Center, focusing on individual work with adults and training clinicians. It is now located on the unceded lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), Pawtucket, and Agawam, what is colonially known as Groveland, Massachusetts. His work, which brings a compassionate and accurate lens to Neurodivergent people, has created a large national following among clinicians wishing to expand their ability to serve Neurodivergent clients.

Nyck’s identities include white, Autistic, queer, trans, and Jewish. As a somatic, anti-oppression counsellor, Nyck is deeply invested in unpacking both his privileged and marginalized identities in support of justice and liberation for all humans. Nyck is deeply passionate about supporting late identified Autistic folx, especially helping people assigned female at birth to unpack their lives through the lens of their unidentified and misunderstood Autistic experience.

Nyck attributes so much of his personal and professional growth to his clients, who are by far, their greatest teachers and the experts on Autism and ADH. When not advocating for the individual and collective rights of marginalized people, Nyck can be found frolicking in the forest or beach, delighting in sensory pleasure, feeling big love for their family, or basking in solitude with their noise-cancelling headphones.

Financial Disclosures: Nyck Walsh maintains a private practice called Nyck Walsh Counseling & Training Center. The center undertakes contract work as a speaker for The Knowledge Tree. They receive a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.