(Online Group Via Zoom)
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 with autism. But now you're feeling stuck and alone. Your child has grown into a teen or young adult, and you see them struggling to make friends or with feeling isolated, unmotivated, withdrawn or anxious. You have concerns about their failure to launch. At this stage in their life, they may be less open to your input and you may feel at odds with them. You want to help your child but aren't sure how.
As the parent 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?
- Do you feel judged and like people don't really understand what you're going through?
- 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?
Our Parents 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 "PARENTS GROUP" is an empowering and supportive group of parents who are like you. In this group, you will get to know other caregivers who understand the problems that impact you as a parent.
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. Dr. Tasha creates a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Through participating in this group, you will learn ways to communicate better with your child that honor their growing independence. 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 child to be more self-sufficient. You'll be able to talk about relationship problems and process your feelings. Through being a part of the Open Doors Therapy Parents Group, you'll gain a greater sense of peace and positivity.
The online group consists of up to 8 parents with similar concerns and life experiences.
Typically 20 sessions. Meet once a week for 1.5 hours virtually via Zoom.
Contact us for details (typically a weekday evening)
Groups typically start August/September and January/February
Learn more about fees and payment
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A New Group is Forming Now
As a parent of a teen or an adult with Asperger's or Autism, you don't have to struggle with mixed feelings and fear alone. Our Parents Group can help you manage your stress and increase your confidence with the support of both experts and other parents who are like you. If you live in California, we can help. To join our online autism parent support group, follow these steps:
- Contact Open Doors Therapy to schedule online a free 30-minute phone consultation
- Attend an intake meeting with an autism therapist,
- Attend our support group and learn parenting strategies from other caregivers and autism therapists who understand your struggles!
Contact Open Doors Therapy for a free consultation to learn more about the Parents Group.
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. Our clinic provides telehealth online therapy for clients across the state of California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and smaller Californian cities. 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!
To learn more about Open Doors Therapy services, schedule a free consult.