Is Group Therapy or Individual Counseling Right For Me?
You might feel ready for a change or are at least wanting to explore services that could help you improve your life. However, you might not be sure exactly what would help you reach your goals. Social Skills Group? Support Group? Individual Counseling? Parent Counseling. It’s hard to know what will be the best fit.
That’s where I can come in. I am a licensed psychologist with years of experience working with individuals with autistic traits who feel socially awkward, as well as parents and caregivers of neurodiverse individuals. This time spent listening to your needs and expertise from helping many other individuals and families has given me a better understanding of who does best in Group Therapy versus in Individual Therapy.
If you feel overwhelmed looking at all of the options available or simply aren’t sure what is going to be the most helpful for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Open Doors Therapy. I am happy to make a recommendation about which of my therapy services would be most effective in helping you reach your goals.
During your initial assessment with Dr. Tasha Oswald, you’ll explore whether group therapy or individual counseling is right for you. In your counseling assessment session, we will discuss the benefits and what to expect from Group Therapy vs. Individual Counseling.
We refer to our group therapy as “supercharged” social skills groups.
We offer more than just social skills groups or support groups, they are comprehensive programs that help you with the many aspects of adult life, led by experts based upon UC Davis MIND Institute research.
What’s Group Therapy Like?
We understand that some people are eager to join a supportive group, while others might feel intimidated or anxious at the thought of entering a new group. That’s why we provide Pre-Group counseling before you join a group. What’s pre-group counseling? Well, it’s a chance for you to meet one-on-one with your group leader, so you get to know them and build trust. Your group leader will also prepare you for group by describing the structure of group and answering any questions you may have about group.
Once you join the group, you’ll get to meet other people who have common life experiences to you. They will share some of your same challenges, and they will understand and empathize with you. Importantly, they will be supportive and encouraging. Your expert group leader will help you learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety, improve in communication skills, build relationships, help you identify and achieve goals, and more.
Not Sure Group Therapy is a Good Fit For You?
Dr. Tasha Oswald Provides Individual Counseling For:
Teens and Adults with Autism Traits
What’s Individual Counseling Like?
- You’ll meet individually with Dr. Tasha Oswald on a regular basis
- You’ll collaborate with Dr. Tasha on exploring issues important to you
- You’ll build trust with Dr. Tasha as you experience her supportive and nonjudgemental nature
- If you’re a neurodiverse youth or adult, you’ll build strategies to handle anxiety and worries around social interactions, adapting to change, setting goals, and more
- If you’re a caregiver, you’ll explore worries and strategies around supporting your child’s transition to adulthood