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Full Range of Mental Health Care

Our office is honored and proud to have a full well ranged and experienced staff to help you with anything that is needed to give you the best treatment that we can. We use several different approaches to hep in different areas. Thank you for taking the time to consider our practice. It is our honor to be considered by you.

3 Step Approach

Consultation, Assessment, and Dianosis

Step 1: You contact us, we take a full picture of what is going on, we assess you for any diagnosis that may be needed, and we help you understand what that has on your daily life.

Treatment Plan Developement

After we have a full understanding of what is going on in your life, we work together with you and your treatment team to design goals that allows you to get where you want to be.

Direct Therapy and Support

After the goals are in place, we work with you to use the treatment plan, strategies, and support to help you achieve your goals. We are here to support you with the tools you need.

What We Treat

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)

We all know children who cannot sit quietly, who never appear to concentrate, who blurt out unnecessary statements, and who do not obey directions, regardless of how clearly they are presented.

Inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. It is usual for children to forget their schoolwork, daydream throughout class, and act without thinking. ADHD makes it difficult for someone to control their impulsive reactions, including speech, movement, and aggressiveness.

Some youngsters with ADHD may be in continual motion, bouncing off the walls and causing disruptions. Other youngsters with ADHD may be inattentive when sitting quietly.

There are three basic symptoms of ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, however not usually all three are present in the same kid.

Autism Spectrum (ASD)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with four separate autism diagnoses, each of which encompasses a spectrum of symptoms and deficits of varying severity. Autism is characterized by communication and social interaction difficulties, as well as compulsive or repetitive behavior. Autism may be diagnosed as early as two years old, depending on the child’s communication and interaction skills. It is also fairly unusual for adults to seek diagnosis if they or their children exhibit symptoms.

We advise you to contact our office if you see any of the following behavioral patterns in your child:

Lack of eye contact or inability to reply when spoken to or addressed by name, rigid norms or practices, isolation or avoidance of social contact, repetitive or compulsive activity, such as arranging items or executing chores in a certain sequence, behaviors such as blinking, swaying, hand flapping, and finger flicking that are involuntary or excessive.

A diagnosis of autism may assist your kid in finding relief from symptoms that are interfering with everyday living. Autism may make it challenging for individuals to communicate socially, both verbally and nonverbally. Inability to maintain eye contact or the production of involuntary sounds may also create issues at home, in school, and with friends.

Autism may make it difficult for your kid to form or retain friendships, as well as get along with his or her family. As individuals develop, it might become more difficult for them to maintain close connections. In addition, they may acquire repetitive, compulsive, or ritualistic activities that disrupt their everyday lives.

Vocational Counseling

Do you hate your daily journey to work? You “followed your passion,” but now you feel unsatisfied and dissatisfied. Are you unsure whether a job change is the correct decision?

To live a really happy life, it is essential to have a work that you like. According to a recent poll, however, over fifty percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs. This discontent may lead to worry, stress, and even despair. This discontent may also spill over into your personal life, badly affecting your connections with friends and family.

At any point in your life, career counseling may help you pick a job or make a total career transition. Even though beginning a new job may be thrilling, it can also be highly stressful, and the majority of individuals could use assistance navigating the road.

Career counselors are prepared to give specific resources for career information and to discuss career development.

General Anxiety (GAD)

Does worry dominate your life? Does it seem that no matter how hard you try, you cannot control it? Have you attempted treatment before and found it ineffective?

If this describes you, I am certain I can be of assistance. My office provides the most effective treatments for anxiety, so you may get the comfort you deserve.

The most effective treatment for anxiety disorders, according to studies, is often psychotherapy. As contrast to anxiety medication, anxiety treatment targets more than simply the symptoms of the condition.

Frequently, these are the signs of anxiety:

Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense, feelings of danger, panic, or dread, rapid breathing or hyperventilation, increased or heavy sweating, trembling or muscle twitching, weakness or lethargy, difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about, insomnia, obsessions about certain ideas; a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety about a past life event or experience; a sign of post

Therapy may help you understand the root reasons of your anxieties and phobias, learn how to relax, see circumstances in a new, less terrifying light, and build more effective coping strategies and problem-solving abilities.

Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

In their lives, the majority of individuals will suffer a traumatic event, such as a vehicle accident, abuse or neglect, the untimely loss of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the horrors of war, or a natural catastrophe.

While many individuals may heal from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back, others may have persistent trauma, which can lead a person to live with intense emotional anguish, anxiety, bewilderment, or posttraumatic stress long after the incident has gone.

In these situations, a therapist’s support, direction, and aid are essential for trauma recovery.

Trauma Symptoms

According to the DSM-5’s four categories of symptoms

Avoidance Symptoms, avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event, anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt, re-experiencing Symptoms, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks, hyperarousal Symptoms, anger, irritability, and hypervigilance, aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm, sleep disturbances, negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms, loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable, difficulty remembering details of the distressing event, change in habits or behavior since the trauma.

Psychotherapy is the most effective type of treatment for trauma, according to research. Trauma is often treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Major Life Transformations

Have you had a significant life event such as a death, divorce, or job layoff? You are having difficulty going through and beyond the emotional upheaval. Feeling absolutely stuck and in need of assistance to get back on track?

There is no disputing that life often confronts us with obstacles, typically in the form of abrupt change. Even wonderful life events may send us into a spiral, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and vulnerable. You have the ability to not only endure any setback, but also to change into a more genuine and self-assured version of yourself if you have the correct skills and mentality.

Change, especially undesirable, unanticipated change, may affect human development. Change gives us the chance to see what we’re made of; to become stronger, more self-assured, and more prepared for what life has in store for us next. With each new obstacle, we acquire new personal talents and a deeper understanding of ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Moving away to college, adjusting to university life or your first professional job, getting married, having a new baby, parenting, empty nest syndrome, breakup, separation, or divorce, infidelity recovery, retirement, job loss or major change in career, relocation, financial gain/loss, serious illness or disability, aging-related issues, death, and pondering the meaning of life are some of the most common life transitions we assist clients with.

Sometimes we can manage change and difficulty on our own, but other times we need assistance. I’m here to provide a helping hand and provide a supportive atmosphere in which you may talk freely and get care, compassion, and direction.

 

Compulsive Behavior (OCD)

Compulsive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is characterized by obsessive thought patterns that include unwelcome thoughts, pictures, or desires that cause anxiety or discomfort.

Individuals with OCD often have great trouble pushing these ideas aside or ignoring them. Compulsive actions are an effort to counteract obsessive thoughts or desires by the performance of a specific activity.

According to the DSM-V, common symptoms of OCD include intrusive thoughts, constant checking, constant counting, the repeated cleaning of one or more items, constantly checking the stove or door locks, fear of contamination, hoarding, thoughts that you could be harmed and thoughts that you could cause others to be harmed.

If you identify with one or more of the aforementioned symptoms, I urge you to investigate OCD treatment immediately. The most effective treatments for OCD, according to research, are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or medication.

Addiction

More frequently than not, drug dependence begins with social experimentation. And for some individuals, drug use increases in frequency. Over time, a person may feel the need to consume more of a drug to get the desired high, and may eventually need the substance to feel “good.”

Drug addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others: Feeling the need to use the drug regularly, which can be daily or multiple times per day; having intense urges for the drug; and, over time, needing more of the drug to achieve the same effect; being certain that you maintain a supply of the drug; failing to meet obligations and responsibilities; and, doing things you wouldn’t normally do to obtain the drug, such as stealing.

If any of the following signs or behaviors seem familiar, it may be time to pursue addiction treatment.

 

Depression (MDD)

Do you feel hopeless, alone, and not like your normal self?

Do these ideas often cross your mind?

I am useless and unable to change my situation.

I feel bad about wanting just to eat, sleep, and be alone.

I detest who I am now.

I cannot stop sobbing, which makes me want to avoid other people.

I experience excruciating anguish, yet no one understands.

My life and the surrounding surroundings are dreary. I detest it, but I cannot alter it.

If you have experienced any variation of these ideas and do not feel like your regular self, it is likely that you are depressed.

Grief Processing

Grief and loss are not lighthearted subjects. Grief is a response to any kind of loss, whereas bereavement refers to the process of recuperating following the loss of a loved one. Both cover a vast array of feelings, including fear, rage, and profound, profound grief.

Depending on a person’s upbringing, beliefs, connection to the deceased, and other considerations, the process of adjusting to a loss may vary significantly from person to person.

Grief may manifest physically, emotionally, and socially.

Physical, crying and sighing, headaches, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, weakness, fatigue, emotional, feelings of sadness and yearning, feelings of worry or anger, feelings of frustration or guilt, social, feeling detached from others, self-isolation from social contact, and acting in ways that are out of character.

Each grief experience is unique. A person may be able to resume their daily routine following the death of one individual, yet be unable to leave their bed after the loss of another. No matter your specific symptoms, grief and bereavement therapy has been shown to be beneficial.

Types of Therapies Offered:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Forensic Assessment

  • Hypnosis

  • Christian Counseling

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Mindfulness Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution Based Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Vocational Assessment

  • Academic Assessment