Here are several examples of personal goals that go to the heart of ASD and related disorders. Reaching out is the first step to identifying, assessing and creating a plan for your therapy path.
Our clinicians work together to ensure that goals are comprehensive, complementary and collaborative for the most effective outcomes.
Want more confidence?
Feelings of helplessness, perceived failure, uncertainty, and low self-esteem often keep us isolated or untrusting new people in fear of triggering bad memories. Counselors can help get you un-stuck.
Want to engage more with your family?
Sitting at the dinner table, participating in board game night, doing the dishes together and taking a walk in the neighborhood. A qualified clinician will guide parents and caregivers toward a new family dynamic.
Want to go out on a dinner date?
Hygiene, etiquette, holding utensils, time management, information processing and wearing appropriate clothing are just some skills that an OT can target.
Want to advocate for yourself?
Sometimes its hard to tell people how you feel, what you need or that you are confused. A Speech Therapist can teach you how to effectively communicate.
Want to try new things?
You have to be flexible in your friendships to talk about things they might be interested in or do things you don't want to do. Behavior Analysts can guide you to learn how to stop yourself and see other's perspectives.
Want to know what is really going on?
Diagnostic testing by a clinical psychologist can help identify and clarify symptoms so that you can empower yourself.
How do I make friends?
How do I improve my marriage?
How do I hang out with my family?
How do collaborate at work?
How do I relate to my grandchild?
How do I find a girlfriend?
How do I engage positively with my child?
As we age through the lifespan, it is relationships that make or break our overall well-being. When we experience failures over and over in early childhood as we try to learn how to play with peers or in adulthood as we try to be a team-player at work, our stress increases and it becomes too overwhelming. The cycle of anxiety and depression can inhibit our ability to function day to day.
Even at an early age, stress impacts our ability to learn and develop the skills necessary to adapt, problem-solve, cope and navigate complex interactions and environments.
Our treatment philosophy at Heart SOS is to build competence in skills to build confidence in self. We guide you and/or the trusted people in your life to experience successes and overcome challenges together so that you can apply them confidently on all areas of your life.
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