Does this sound like you?
- Is your teen or adult child (14+ years old) intelligent or perhaps even gifted, yet they have difficulty reading social cues?
- Does your child perhaps have a diagnosis of social anxiety, Asperger’s or high functioning autism?
- Are you concerned about your child’s future and ability to function independently?
- Are you worried about your child not having friends, being bullied, or spending too much time alone?
- Are you frustrated that your child is avoiding adult responsibilities?
- Are you and your child getting stuck in the same arguments and they don’t seem to listen?
- Are you concerned about your child’s motivation and self-advocacy skills?
- Are you worried about your child suffering and being taken advantage of by others?
- Are you wanting to figure how to best support your child’s transition to adulthood?
- Are you trying your best and feeling exhausted or burned out?
Parent Consulting and Counseling For Caregivers who have a Child with Autism Traits (12+ yrs old)
How will Parent Counseling Help You?
- You’ll have a nonjudgemental space in which to to explore your concerns and worries about your child’s development
- You’ll explore the relation between autism and anxiety, and how anxiety might impact your child’s emergence into adulthood
- You’ll explore how to assist your child in using emotion regulation skills so they can self manage their feelings and anxiety better
- You’ll explore communication strategies that support your child’s growth and help build their confidence and independence
- You’ll explore your own strategies for managing worry and stress
Who will benefit most from these services?
You will benefit from these services if you are a parent with a child who is a teenager or adult with autism traits and social-communication difficulties, and you want to effectively support their transition to adulthood. You’re looking for support and helpful ideas on how to increase your child’s independence and healthy behaviors.
What’s Parent Consulting and Counseling Like?
You’ll meet on a regular basis, typically every week for 1 hour, with Dr. Tasha Oswald. Over time you’ll build trust and see Dr. Tasha as an ally. Together you’ll work collaboratively on addressing issues that are important to you. You’ll work at a pace that is comfortable for you. You’ll learn and practice strategies to communicate with your child in a way that supports their independence and problem-solving skills, and enhances their confidence and motivation. Dr. Tasha will use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, and social skills training to help you gain greater insights into your child’s perspective and challenges, and build strategies that will help support your child’s growing independence. Overtime you’ll gain more comfort around managing your own worries and frustrations around your child, and greater hope around their future. You may want opportunities to meet with other parents experiencing similar challenges, and so you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the value of group therapy and whether you want to prepare to join one of our groups.
Fee: $250 1-hr individual counseling
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How do I get started?
Sometimes it may feel hard or overwhelming to figure out what type of service is best for you or to take that first step of reaching out. Dr. Tasha Oswald understands this and will help guide you through the process of getting started and figuring out which service will suit you best.
The first step is to set up a free consultation with Dr. Tasha and then she will help guide you, step-by-step through the process.