Open Doors Therapy Team
Dr. Tasha Oswald
Licensed Psychologist, #PSY30423
Founder and Director of Open Doors Therapy
I am passionate about working with teens and adults who are neurodiverse with autism traits or a diagnosis. I find it an honor and a joy to play a role in helping them gain skills, confidence, and inspiration to move forward in adult life. I truly enjoy getting to know them as individuals. I deeply value their uniqueness and all that they bring to this world! I work with neurodiverse teens and adults in group therapy, as well as individual counseling.
I am also dedicated to working with parents and other caregivers who wish for a brighter future for their teenager or adult son or daughter with autism traits. Through individual counseling, I support parents in building greater insights into their child’s perspective and challenges, the barriers that prevent their child from transitioning into adulthood, and strategies to support their child’s self-confidence, independence, and adult functioning.
I have a particular interest in working with gifted teens and adults who have autism traits. As one of my former adult clients with autism wrote to me in an email once,
Lots of clinicians can work with people on the spectrum.
Only a few can work with “gifted” kids/adults on the spectrum.
You’re one of the few.
I jokingly use the term ‘giftistic’,
but in reality, the overlap is extensive, and you have the unique blend of traits that makes you able to work with that population where others couldn’t.
I know parents of gifted autistic kids would appreciate your scientific background, and I know their kids would appreciate your ability to ‘get’ them.
Learn More About Dr. Tasha Oswald, Ph.D.
Cady Stanton, MS
Group Facilitator, Open Doors Therapy
I believe that the entire family unit matters, and my role is to provide support, encouragement, and practical help that makes your life easier. I understand the importance of providing helpful tools and a supportive, non-judgmental environment for parents and other family members, as I have both a brother and son who are on the autism spectrum. I have worked with youth and adults with autism and other special needs for over 15 years in clinical and research settings. I specialize in transition-to-adulthood planning and support for both youth and young adults and their parents, and facilitating parent groups.
Learn More About Cady Stanton, M.S.