Learn Practical Strategies to Develop More Positive Social Relationships

We are an unusual set of clinics in that we specialize in working with teens, young adults who are transitioning into adulthood as well as adults of all ages. When working with our adult clients, we use our core Social Thinking concepts as well as concepts and strategies specifically designed for the individual we are working with.



We bridge social thinking, the social emotional experience, and social competencies. During our sessions we help clients better define their treatment goals, explore practical concepts and strategies that are practiced in our clinic as well as by the client away from our clinic. We commonly work with high school students who are preparing for adulthood, university/college students, adults living with their families and a large range of professionals who are getting relatively poor feedback from their superiors on the job.



All of our clients are dealing with confusion or frustration when trying to navigate the tricky waters of adult friendship and personal relationships. It is more common for our adults to be seen individually but we also provide group services. If there is a good group for the adult client, and they are seeking social group services, we will have them try it out to see if it is a good fit for them. When working with adult clients, we also like to meet with a family member when possible. Just like with our younger students, the social experience can happen any time of day and it is great to keep people who live with our clients abreast of concepts they can use to help encourage more positive social relations.



Some concepts explored with our adult clients include:


  • Transition to adulthood and the changing social expectations
  • Perspective taking
  • Personal problem solving
  • Understanding the hidden rules and hidden messages
  • Flexible thinking
  • Self-advocacy
  • Building independence and motivation
  • Organizational skills
  • Expanding social networks
  • Improving social communication
  • Working as a member of a team
  • Managing stress and exploring how anxiety inhibits social and/or vocational success

Application for Adult Treatment

All applications must be submitted to the Social Thinking-Stevens Creek, San Jose clinic.

(408) 244-2005


Office hours: M–F, 9am – 7pm Pacific Time


3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95117

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Clinical Treatment Service Rates

Weekly Therapy Group: $115 / hour

Group size is generally between 2-4 participants. The group consists of approximately 50 minutes of direct therapy for the students and 10 minutes of parent education each week. Our clinical staff goes above and beyond in coordinating the group placements, however, on some occasions students’ initial placements are not successful. We will coordinate with you in this event.


Individual Therapy: $165 / hour

Individual therapy sessions are limited and offered as space allows. The rate of $165/hr is for all therapists.


Family & Client Related Consultation: $165 / hour

Consultation may take the form of parent requested special time to meet with them to discuss their child, once we have started to see them regularly in the clinic. We may also attend IEP or other meetings, engage in parent requested school observations, write small reports based on what we have learned from the child during our treatment sessions, work with siblings, etc. Travel to and from meetings will be billed at the hourly consultation rate. Telephone, email and any other consultation requested by parents to discuss the client with other care providers will be billed in 15-minute increments.


School District Embedded Training: $200 / hour

Can take place at School District’s place of business and can include brainstorming meetings, small staff training, curriculum development, teacher or aide training, attending IEP meetings or observation of the student in the class. Travel to the worksite is charged at the hourly rate, when it takes more than 15 minutes to drive to and from the appointment.


Informal Social Thinking Dynamic Assessments: *$500

An assessment is not required for an individual to receive services from our clinic. Assessments are only offered at our Social Thinking-Santa Clara and Social Thinking Boston clinics. *$500 is the average rate for the evaluation session (typically 3.0 hours) plus an hourly rate of $160/hr to write any letter or report requested by the family.


Meet our San Jose Clinical Staff

Boston (Sudbury) Clinic Services & Staff


Our Clinic in Boston (Sudbury), MA provides therapy to clients in the New England area. The Boston clinic opened in 2012 with Michelle’s endorsement and under the direction of Nancy Clements, a social-cognitive therapist and a member of the Social Thinking Training and Speakers’ Collaborative.


The Boston Clinic is independently owned and operated. To learn more about their Clinical Treatment services & staff please visit their website.

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