Your teenager is gifted in so many ways. They’re academically smart and successful in so many areas of their life. Yet, you worry. They have autistic traits or are even diagnosed with high functioning autism. Because of this, your teen has difficulty in social situations. You find yourself intervening for them in school and other areas of their life. But you know your teen is capable to being more independent. You want them to learn how to advocate for themselves, make friends and navigate their world independently so they can be successful in college. Our groups support both you and your teen.
You are a caregiver with a gifted youth (16-30 yrs old)
Does your child identifies as Neurodiverse, Asperger’s, Autism, or HFA?
Are you concerned about your child’s future after high school?
Do you hope your child will find a meaningful life path?
Have you worried about your child’s motivation and self-advocacy skills?
Are you wanting to figure how to best support your son or daughter in transitioning into adulthood and college?
Does your teen want to make more meaningful friendships but need to develop better conversational and communication skills?
Has your teen been taken advantage of by others in the past?
Are you and your child wanting to learn strategies to manage stress and to assist your child in learning skills in order to become more independent?
Then this is the Open Doors Gifted Youth & Caregiver program for both of you!
Our Gifted Youth & Caregiver program supports both you and your teen. Your teen will receive the skills they need while you learn how to help them and connect with other parents of neurodiverse children.
The gifted youth group provides HELPFUL STRATEGIES to gifted teenagers on the autism spectrum. These coping skills help gifted teens & young adults reduce stress, prepare for the transition to adulthood and college, improve conversational skills, make friends, self-advocate, adapt to change, set and achieve personal goals, increase organization and planning, promote independence, increase safety awareness, improve communication with family, deal with driving or public transportation, and problem-solve.
On the other hand, our caregiver support group support you as the parent. It provides a non-judgmental and supportive environment where parents learn strategies to facilitate their son or daughter in applying the skills from group to real life situations. Through attending this group, you’ll be able to better help your child improve the quality of their life and aid the transition to adulthood.
Gifted Teens & Parents Group Details
The gifted youth group consists of up to 8 gifted, neurodiverse youth. There is a separate caregiver support group that meets at the same time in a different room. Both groups meet weekly for 1 hour & 45 mins at our Palo Alto office.
New Group Forming
Open Doors Therapy begin new groups on a regular basis. We are currently filling our next gifted teens & parents group, so reach out today to see if you and your teen are a fit!
To Be Determined
$250/Session (includes fee for both you and your child)
Learn more about fees and payment
Reserve your spot in group by scheduling a diagnostic evaluation.
Contact Open Doors Therapy for a free consultation to learn more about how our program will help gifted teens and their families!
Additional Groups & Resources at Open Door Therapy
Our San Francisco Bay Area mental health clinic focuses on supporting individuals with autistic traits (Aspergers, high functioning autism, undiagnosed autism traits, etc) and their families. Our services include individual counseling, parent counseling and group therapy. Some of our support and educational groups include those for college students with autistic traits, neurodiverse adults, women who identify as neurodiverse, and neurodiverse youth & caregivers. If you would like more information about any of these services, please reach out today!