Counseling

At our practice, we see children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with a variety of issues. We work with individuals, couples, and families. For some, treatment is to ameliorate emotional, psychological, and/or physical pain. Others seek treatment to master a personal challenge, be it in their relationships, educational or work endeavors, or to overcome a personal limitation. When working with children and adolescents, we strive to create a balance between the personal privacy necessary to establish a therapeutic relationship and the necessary collaboration that must occur with family, educators and medical personnel to maximize change. We extend this collaborative approach, when appropriate, to our work with adults, often consulting with spouses, other family members, physicians, employers, lawyers, etc. as part of our therapeutic work.

In treatment, we draw from a very broad range of therapeutic techniques, attempting to use the best approaches, that show the most promise, both in research as well as in our clinical experience. For instance a few of the concepts/approaches with which we are familiar: cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy,  behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, family systems theory, psychodynamic concepts, relaxation therapies, psychopharmacological therapies, and the cooperative problem solving strategy, to name a few. Our clients often find that our understanding of the brain processes underlying many human difficulties offers the possibility of developing a treatment that increases the likelihood of a more complete and satisfying solution. We strive to tailor our choice of techniques to fit the individual with whom we are working in order to formulate individualized solutions to our clients’ challenges and problems.

Rather than create a long list of problems for which we have both training and years of successful experience to help you develop healthy solutions, we encourage you to call and ask if your particular problem, challenge, or need is one with which we have training and experience.  The following is a short list of the issues successfully addressed in our offices:

  • Anxiety/Depression/BiPolar Disorder/Anger Management/Suicide
  • AD/HD
  • Aging Issues, e.g., Dementia, Retirement
  • Drugs/Alcohol/and other “addictive” behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Work Performance, e.g., Learning Disabilities, Fitness for Duty, etc.
  • Executive Skill Dysfunction
  • Gender Issues
  • Grief
  • Marital, Couples, Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Neurological Issues including Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion & Stroke
  • Self destructive/injurious behaviors
  • Social Skills
  • Sports Performance Difficulties
  • Stress & Stress related medical issues