Services Provided

Specialties

Our specialties, where we can provide treatment, include:

Children and Adolescents

  • ADD / ADHD Evaluations
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Behavior Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression / Moods
  • Divorce / Family Changes
  • Friendships / Bullying
  • Impulsive Behaviors
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Trauma / Abuse

Adults

  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression / Moods
  • Divorce / Family Changes
  • Life Transitions
  • Midlife Changes
  • Parenting
  • Post-Partum / Perinatal Mood Issues
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional / Personal Growth
  • Relationships and Intimacy
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Work / Career Issues

Types of Therapy (Services)

We tailor therapies to the needs of our clients. Individual therapy is available for children, adolescents, and adults at our offices and elsewhere via remote-video therapy using Breakthrough.

Types of therapy are summarized below:

  • Individual
    This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist.
  • Group
    This therapy involves two or more patients participating at the same time. Patients are able to share experiences and learn that others also feel the same way and may have had the same experiences.
  • Marital/couples
    This therapy helps spouses and partners understand why their loved one has a mental disorder, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope. This type of therapy can also be used to help couples struggling with aspects of their relationship.
  • Family
    This therapy involves family members, so they can better understand what their loved one is going through. They may also learn what they can do to help, as well as how they themselves may be able to cope. Family is a key part of the team that helps someone with mental illness get better.

Approaches

  • Behavioral
    Founded on the belief that true change and movement towards goals is accomplished through action and that disorders are learned ways of behaving that are maladaptive. If we can learn to change our behavior, then our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes will also change. Common behavioral techniques include systematic desensitization (gradual exposure to an anxiety-provoking situation paired with relaxation), using reinforcements for desired behaviors, and aversion therapy to extinguish unwanted behaviors.
  • Cognitive
    Therapy is based on the belief that faulty thinking patterns and belief systems cause psychological problems and that changing our thoughts improves our mental and emotional health and results in changes in behavior.
  • Family Systems
    Therapy which looks at the entire family as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs, and patterns. Each family member plays a part in the system and family systems therapy helps an individual discover how their family operated, their role in the system, and how it affects them in their current family and in relationships outside the family.
  • Solutions-Focused
    Solution-focused treatment begins from the observation that most psychological problems are present only intermittently. People with panic disorder obviously do not spend every minute of every day in a panic; even depression fluctuates in severity. Solution-focused therapy tries to help the patient notice when symptoms are diminished or absent and use this knowledge as a foundation for recovery. If a patient insists that the symptoms are constant and unrelieved, the therapist works with him or her to find exceptions and make the exceptions more frequent, predictable, and controllable. In other words, therapy builds on working solutions already available to the patient.