Arreas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Child & Adolescent:

Teen Consulting

Anxiety:

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Navigating anxiety can be exhausting and interfere with day to day life.   Anxiety can manifest itself with physical symptoms and progress into poor adaptive behaviors.   Call for support if your child or teen experience:

  • Sudden overwhelming fear that appears for no obvious reason
  • Changes in appetite
  • Panic – Heart palpitations
  • Headaches
  • School refusal or academic decline
  • Self Harm
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Depression:

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Depression is more than feeling sad or upset.  It can linger for more than 2 weeks and or come and go.  Genetic predisposition to depression can have positive results when skills are learned.  For others, the condition can be related to hormonal changes or imbalances, pregnancy, post pregnancy, menopause, death, divorce, loss of job. Some of the most common signs of depression include:

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Unwillingness to socialize
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Significant changes in weight
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
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Grief Counseling:

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Grief is a natural response to a loss.  The grief process is unique to everyone and occurs in stages.   There is no right or wrong way to grieve.  Confusion and discomfort can make the process more difficult to understand and seeking counseling can certainly help facilitate a healthy healing process.

Healing doesn’t mean that the memory of your loved one will go away, it means that you will honor your feelings as well as your loved one in a conscious and healthy manner.

Grief can occur following death of a loved one, beloved pet, terminal illness, fertility issues.

Stages of Grief:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

Not everyone will experience every stage of grief or necessarily in this order.   Seek support today.

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Parenting Education and Support:

Women's Health Issues

Collaborative Problem Solving is a therapeutic approach in addressing behavioral issues with children and teens.  Parents and educators are able to accurately assess and support children through a collaborative process to minimize challenging behaviors.   As a clinician, we will teach skills and solve problems and help manage ADHD, learning issues or lagging skills through cooperation in the home and school.

The demands of parenting often are not due to NOT loving your child, or poor parenting.  Skill based program in restructuring the imbalances of expectations, time management, communication and conflict resolution.

Parenting education is about respecting that you are all growing together.   Adapting and accommodating the needs of each family member while evolving through the stages of child development.  Parents benefit from support programs and reminded about positive reinforcement, setting boundaries, identifying common values, minimize negative behaviors while fostering a nurturing environment with young and adolescent family members.

All parents need support from time to time and growing through the process is a goal we all strive to seek through Collaborative Problem Solving therapy.

Group Counseling:

Groud Counseling

Evidence based group therapy designed from Harvard Medical School. Please contact us for schedules for on-going groups in:

  • Social Skills Training
  • Infertility Group
  • ADHD
  • Nutrition Education – Food & Mood Health

Health Psychotherapy:

Health Psychology Center

Adapting to illness, health concerns and recovery, nutritional education & psychotherapy services.

  • Mental Health supports the overall health (Epilepsy, Cancer Recovery, Infertility)

Executive Counseling & Corporate Training:

Executive Coaching & Training

Corporate Training on Stress Management, Executive Functioning and Life / Work Balance is essential to the individual and corporate resources.   High demands and corporate pressure can lead to burn out.  Professional training and individual support is available.

Some of the most common work and career issues:

  • Potential job loss
  • Concerns for career direction in relation to life purpose
  • Frustration with employee productivity
  • Feeling unfulfilled and stuck