Daniel Share-Strom (he/him)

Daniel Share-Strom (he/him)

Individual Therapist, Chilling Group Facilitator

BA Comm (Honours), HBSW, RSW

About Daniel

Daniel Share-Strom is a Registered Social Worker who believes in a strengths-based approach to helping Autistic youth and young adults improve their mental health and live meaningful lives.  Since 2004, he’s used his own lived experience of being on the autism spectrum to advocate for improved understanding and better social, academic, and employment inclusion of neurodivergent individuals through his public speaking, workshops, and writing.  

Daniel favours a positive psychology-based approach to helping clients become more satisfied with their lives on their own terms and is well-versed in mindfulness-based methods of mental wellness. In addition to his role as an Individual Therapist, Daniel  is a facilitator for our Chilling on the Spectrum support and social group for Autistic young adults.

A huge believer in the power of positive messaging in children’s media content, Daniel is the author of Do You Want to Play? Making Friends with an Autistic Kid and a writer and creative consultant on the TV show Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go!, where he helped create the joyful and adorable Autistic character, Bruno the Brake Car.

Client focus:

Young adults and mature adults.


$130/hr session




Individual therapy for youth and young adults based on:

  • Mental health and wellness
  • Identifying and achieving life goals
  • Building self-understanding and self-acceptance

Treatment Approach:

Positive psychology (PERMA Model)

  • Positive Emotion
  • Engagement
  • Relationships
  • Meaning
  • Accomplishment
  • Strengths-based and person-centred
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation

Therapy Options:



Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University
Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Communication – University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University)
Positive Psychology Certificate – Laurier University
Graduate Certificate, Children’s Media – Centennial College


Passion for Neurodiversity

Daniel’s passion for neurodiversity stems from his experiences growing up Autistic in a world designed for neurotypicals.  He practices therapy from a strengths-based perspective, helping Autistic individuals to thrive as themselves rather than conform to preconceived standards.  He understands that autism is not one-size-fits-all, and that each person has unique needs and a unique path to living their best life.

Outside of counselling and his public speaking career, Daniel works to craft positive autism representation in the media.  He created the well-received Autistic character of Bruno the Brake Car for Mattel’s ‘Thomas and Friends’ franchise and wrote the children’s book “Do You Want to Play? Making Friends with an Autistic Kid”.

Common Questions

Embarking on the journey of booking a therapy session can be a significant step—one that might seem intimidating.

Here are some FAQs

How do I book a free consultation?

If your preferred associate is available to meet with new clients, please click the link in their bio to book your free 20-minute consultation.

If they are not meeting with new clients at this time, please feel free to add yourself to our waiting list. Our Intake Coordinator will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.

Are your consultations virtual?

Yes, all our consultations are virtual. However, some of our associates meet clients for in-person sessions in the Toronto area.

What types of insurance do you accept?

Our therapists are Registered Social Workers and Registered Psychotherapists and are covered by most health benefits plans. Check your benefits to see if these professionals are covered by your insurance.

How can I pay?

Payments are made through our client portal Jane.app after each session. All major credit cards are accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 48 hour cancellation notice for in-person sessions, and 24 hours for virtual appointments.

Research & Media Links


“An Expert Discussion on Knowledge Translation in Autism in Adulthood Research”. Moderators: Anne V. Kirby, Participants: Katherine E. McDonald, James Cusack, Brenna Maddox, Cheryl Mangan, Lisa Morgan, Anne Roux, Nidhi Singhal, and Dori Zener. Autism in Adulthood. Mar 2021.11-17. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2020.29017.avk

Zener, D. (2019), “Helping autistic women thrive”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 143-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0042

Zener, D. (2019), “Journey to diagnosis for women with autism”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 Issue: 1, pp.2-13, https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0041

Contact us to request full-text versions of the publications.

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Radio guest

The Dating and Relationship Show – Autism and Dating AM640  – 2019


“10 Tips for Enhancing Mental Health” – CAMH 2023

“Fostering well-being in Autistic girls and women”, Profile of girls and women, INVEST – ACT 2022

“PTSD & Sexual Assault” – AIDE Canada 2022

INVESTing in Women & Girls with ASD: Identify Needs, Validate, Educate, Strengthen, and Thrive – 2018

Practical Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness for Girls & Women with Autism  – ACT 2017

Women on the Autism Spectrum and Eating Disorders: Implications for Treatment – NEDIC 2013

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Welcome to a unique framework transforming traditional counselling practices by embracing the beauty of neurodiversity.

INVEST adopts a person-centered, strengths-based approach, firmly distancing itself from deficit-oriented viewpoints on autism. 

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