You've always been your child's biggest advocate and fiercest ally. You've done your best to help, teach, protect and guide your child. But now you feel stuck and alone. Your son or daughter is struggling and it feels like your home is filled with conflict. Even when you set boundaries, you find yourself not always sticking to the consequences because you are afraid of your child's reactions. You want to help your son or daughter but aren't sure how.
As the mother of a teen or young adult with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism:
- Do you feel like you're giving your all to support your child?
- Is communicating with your child sometimes a battle of the wills?
- Do you feel like you’re carrying the load, keeping things organized, dealing with childcare responsibilities, and not getting enough help?
- Are you constantly going to battle for your child and acting as their greatest ally?
- Do you get little time to take care of yourself, and often feel drained?
- Do you feel judged and like people don't really understand what you're going through?
Our Mother's Group can give you the support you need & deserve
So often in your life, others haven't understood what it's like to live in your household. Many people care and try to offer you well-meaning advice. But they haven't walked your path. They don't understand your struggles. Our "MOTHER'S GROUP" is an empowering and supportive group of women who are like you. In this group, you will get to know other moms who understand the problems that impact you as a mother.
In this group, you also have the support of a leader who is an autism expert. Dr. Tasha Oswald will give you helpful strategies to reduce your stress and burnout. She will lead discussions to help you manage the mixed feelings and fears associated with parenting a child who is entering adulthood. Through participating in this group, you will learn ways to communicate better with and help you, child. The group will address concerns around your child's safety. You'll gain confidence in setting boundaries with your child, helping them navigate the complex systems they will face in the world and encouraging your son or daughter to be more independent. You'll be able to talk about relationship problems and process your feelings. Through being a part of the Open Doors Therapy Mother's Group, you'll gain a greater sense of peace and positivity.
The group consists of up to 10 women with similar concerns and life experiences. The Mother's Group meets weekly for 1 hour at our Palo Alto office.
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As a mother of a teen or an adult with Asperger's or Autism, you don't have to struggle with mixed feelings and fear alone. Open Doors Therapy serves as a Silicon Valley resource for the autism community. Our Mother's Group can help you manage your stress and increase your confidence with the support of both experts and other moms who are like you. If you live in the San Francisco Bay area, we can help. To get join our autism support group in Palo Alto, follow these steps:
- Contact Open Doors Therapy to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation
- Attend an intake meeting with an autism therapist,
- Attend our support group and learn parenting strategies from other moms and autism therapists who understand your struggles!
Reserve your spot in group by scheduling a diagnostic evaluation.
Take the next positive step in your life journey!
Other Mental Health Services & Autism Resources at Open Doors Therapy
Our San Francisco Bay Area mental health clinic focuses on supporting individuals with autistic traits. We help those who identify as having Asperger's, high functioning autism, undiagnosed autism traits, etc. and their families. More specifically, our services include individual counseling, parent counseling, and groups. Some of our support and educational groups include those for college students with autistic traits and those seeking college transition social skills training, young adults with autism, neurodiverse adults, working professionals, women who identify as neurodiverse, and gifted youth & caregivers. We offer an online parent support group to support autism parents and online group therapy. I have been blogging to provide timely autism resources for autistic teens and young adults! If you would like more information about any of these services, please reach out today!
Contact Open Doors Therapy for a free consultation to learn more about the Mother's Group.