You want to see a therapist online who really gets your unique challenges.
It is hard to find an autism specialist in your smaller California town.
There’s no time in your schedule to go to in-person autism therapy every week.
You want to collaborate with an autism therapist to learn how to communicate and advocate for your teen or young adult on the autism spectrum.
Life in California can be hectic. You may not be able to make it to in-person counseling for autism. Or, if you live in a small California town, like Ojai, Laguna Beach, or Temecula, there may not be many options for autism therapy. You want to work with a therapist who gets what you’re going through and can really help you. You’re looking for a therapist who specializes in neurodiversity.
Online Autism Therapy in California Offers You the Option to Meet with an Autism Therapist From the Comfort of Your Home
There are so many benefits of online autism therapy. Perhaps, the most important benefit is the ability of autistic teens and adults, and autism parents to work with an autism therapist without having to go to a counseling clinic. This eliminates the need to travel to and from appointments in heavy California traffic. So, you don’t have to risk being late for counseling because your meeting ran long at work. Now, all you need are a few minutes to log in to our secure video therapy platform RingCentral which is powered by Zoom. Then, you’ll be connected with one of California’s leading autism specialists.
Open Doors Therapy can offer our autism services to anyone living in the state of California. So, if you’ve been struggling to connect with the therapists in your California town because you don’t feel like they understand struggles you’re having, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Our therapists understand autism. So, they are prepared to help you, or your high-functioning child, cope with the challenges they may have due to your neurodiversity.
Is online autism therapy effective?
Yes! In fact, we’ve found it to be very effective in helping our neurodiverse clients when they can’t come to our Palo Alto counseling clinic. The research on online autism therapy is minimal at the moment because it is so new. However, emerging studies point to the effectiveness of online therapeutic interventions for autistic clients.
At our autism therapy clinic, we have seen great progress made by our online clients. Although our interactions are a bit different when we are not face-to-face, we’ve found that connection is still possible. Our clients are still able to learn and practice the same social skills and coping techniques they would in our office. In fact, sometimes the computer makes it easier for us to see our client’s facial expressions. So we can better interpret facial cues and body language. We are also able to see a glimpse into their home lives and the things they love. For example, many of our clients have beloved pets that help them cope with stress, anxiety, or being overstimulated. Because we meet online, we are also able to meet these furry family members and integrate them into our therapeutic interventions!
Individual Online Autism Therapy in California is Unique to Meet Your Needs and Goals.
As autism experts, we understand that every client has different needs and goals for individual therapy. Therefore, our individual online autism therapy sessions are unique to each client. This allows us to support our autistic clients or autism parents in meeting their goals for therapy. Many teens and adults on the autism spectrum struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem, and sadness or depression. They often feel like they don’t fit into the neurotypical world. So they have feelings of confusion, sadness, anger, and injustice. Sometimes, they feel like they are different, less than others, or defective deep down. So, in our online autism therapy sessions, our therapists will listen without judgment and validate your thoughts and experiences. Then, we work together to build your self-compassion. Over time, we hope you will feel more comfortable and confident with who you are as an autistic teen or neurodiverse adult.
Develop Your Social Skills and Learn Coping Techniques During Online Autism Therapy in California
Online autism therapy will help you gain greater awareness about how you perceive and interact with other people. You will also learn about how your own feelings impact the way you interact with others. For example, in your sessions, we may reflect on how other people in their life might feel in response to your words or actions. Especially when others seem hurt by your actions or words. Therapy at Open Doors is a safe place for you to reflect on your actions and express your thoughts without fear of judgment. This allows you to learn how to empathize with others without having to be defensive of your own actions. Therefore, many of our clients often grow in their self-awareness and are able to improve their relationships with others.
During online therapy, you can learn and practice important social skills, such as validation, empathy, and perspective-taking online. These skills will help you be successful in your interactions with your neurotypical peers, friends, family, and coworkers. Also, we will work to improve your distress tolerance skills. This will give you the tools to manage stress, anxiety, and overstimulation, which will help prevent autistic meltdowns.
Online Consulting and Counseling for Autism Parents
Being an autism parent is full of highs and lows. Your child may be gifted and excel in certain skills, but struggle in other aspects of their life. They may also be hard to communicate with and reason with. We understand and empathize with these challenges.
The therapists at Open Doors Therapy offer online consulting and counseling for autism parents. We will offer you a non-judgemental space to talk about your concerns. Our therapists can also answer questions you may have about your child’s behavior. We can also provide you with a concrete toolbox of skills you can use to better your communication with your teen or young adult with autism. Then, we can work on your ability to cope with the stress, worry, and anxiety you’re feeling as an autism parent. We know your job is not easy! Ultimately, our goal is to give you the resources to strengthen your bond with your neurodiverse child.
Begin Individual Online Autism Therapy in California:
If you are ready to begin working with autism experts from the comfort of your home or office, we would love to connect with you. We offer a variety of autism therapy services online for California residents. So, to begin online autism therapy in California, follow these steps:
- Reach out to our autism therapy practice using this contact form to schedule your free 30-minute video consultation,
- Meet with an autism specialist for a 1-hour intake meeting. This will give us the opportunity to discuss your needs and goals for therapy.
- Begin individual online autism therapy and feel empowered as a neurodiverse teen, young adult, or parent!
Other Autism Services at Open Doors Therapy
Our South Bay Area autism clinic and online autism therapy practice helps teens and adults with autism and their families. We help individuals who identify as having Asperger’s, high functioning autism, undiagnosed autism traits, etc. Please visit the Autism Resources page for more information about our services and updated autism resources for the Palo Alto, CA area.
Our autism therapy services include individual therapy, parent counseling, and group therapy. We also offer social skills groups for college students with autistic traits, young adults with autism, neurodiverse adults, women who identify as neurodiverse, and a mother’s group, and an online parent support group. Please visit our blog for timely autism information and resources. To learn more about autism therapy reach out to Open Doors Therapy to learn more about our autism counseling services.