Our prescribing clinicians offer specialized care, beyond the scope of your Primary Care Physician, for prescription and monitoring for anti-depressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety, mood stabilizing and all other psychiatric medications.
Counseling and Therapeutic Services
Divorce recovery, grief and loss, and blended families can create challenging situations in families. Family therapy can help individuals and families as a whole to process through theses changes in productive ways that create strong families and resilient individuals.
A successful marriage is not in finding the right partner, but in being the right partner. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, we help couples move beyond the surface issues, beyond communication styles, and understand how our need for intimacy is being thwarted by interaction styles that are not working.
Adolescents face a unique challenges resulting from changing brain structure, hormones and major potential life changes. We can help teens with mental health issues, college and career planning and other issues common to youth.
Children are not that resilient. Life’s difficulties can be overwhelming to them, and when these issues are not addressed children can end up withdrawn, angry, or defiant. It does not have to be this way. Our therapists are trained to handle the special mental health needs of children with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, RAD, ODD, Grief, Trauma and a host of other childhood issues.
Adoption and Attachment Counseling
Adopting children from difficult places, whether that is internationally or from foster care, can be a challenging process. We are experts at helping your child to process their grief and trauma and to attach securely to their new parents so that they will have the healing they require to have happy, healthy lives. Children who have experienced significant trauma in their developing years having lasting neurobiological damage that can be repaired through therapy and excellent parenting.
Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery
The violation of our sexuality is particularly difficult and leads to conflicting emotions of anger, guilt, shame, doubt and more. Healing is not easy or simple, but it is possible to overcome one of life’s most difficult circumstances.
In addition to these areas of specialty, our therapists are trained at helping with many other mental health areas:
- Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Parenting Support
- Grief Counseling
- Work and Career issues
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- Conflict Resolution
Whats the difference between coaching and counseling? Coaching services differ from counseling and therapy in that they are lead by highly qualified and experienced Master’s level coaches rather than by licensed therapists. Counseling services are often centered around treating diagnosable conditions as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5, but may also include relationship work with parents and children or husbands and wives. Coaching focuses more on supporting individuals and providing insight and skills to reach a specific goal.
Parenting Challenging Children
Some children are more challenging than others. This may be the result of personality, health issues, disability issues, mental health issues, trauma, loss, abuse, or neglect. Raising these children takes a parent with extreme measures of skills and support. We are thrilled to be able to offer parent coaching services and training for parents who have special circumstances.
Tackling life difficulties requires that our minds, hearts and bodies be in tip-top shape. Our personal care coaches can help you to create and follow a plan to optimum health.
Our providers and case managers are here to help you navigate the health and human services systems so that you can get the help and services you need.
Psychological Testing and Measurement
A psychological assessment (also called a psychological evaluation) is one of many ways to learn about a person. Client-centered and individually-tailored, these assessments go beyond just identifying a specific disorder or disability. Utilizing scientifically-grounded and sensitively-delivered psychological testing procedures, we can gain a better sense of how a person’s mind works in-the-moment. The primary goal is to help people better understand a person’s needs and appreciate their psychological strengths.
The primary “product” people receive from a comprehensive psychological assessment is information. This is given both verbally and in the form of a detailed written report.
There are some components common to most psychological assessments we complete. These include:
- A meeting between our psychologist and the person (or his/her parents), to discuss the developmental history, strengths, and the nature of current concerns.
- Meetings between the psychologist and the person participating in the assessment, to complete psychological testing. This involves two (or more) sessions, each about three hours in length.
- Interviews with teachers, therapists and/or other important people in the person’s life, if indicated.
- Review of any relevant medical, mental health, and/or school records.
- One or more debriefing meetings with the person participating in the assessment and/or with his/her parents.
- Consultation with school personnel, treatment providers, or other people in the person’s life, if requested.
For our established clients and patients we are able to provide around the clock care in times of crisis. We can coordinate the appropriate level of care in those states of crisis either over the phone or in person.