Practice Services

Psychological Assessment - The use of a battery of psychological tests to answer specific questions (including the diagnosis of mental health problems, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autistic spectrum disorders, other complex emotional and behavioral problems) and develop a plan of care with recommendations for the family, children, school, and other care providers.

Parent-Child Interaction Training -
An extremely effective 9-12 session treatment protocol for children ages 2-7 who are noncompliant or disruptive.  Parents are taught and practice interaction and discipline skills right in the office.

Play Therapy -
Individual play therapy helps children to organize complex emotions generated by significant trauma, loss, or family upheaval.  Organization helps children to learn from difficult experiences, to regain trust, and to reengage in life.

Individual Adult Therapy -
Individual therapy is tailored to meet the needs of a person. At the center of individual therapy is a trusting and confidential relationship.

Individual Child Therapy -
Anxious children often benefit from a blend of therapy techniques: parent education and consultation about the child’s problems and individual therapy for child.

Family Therapy -
For preadolescents and adolescents, family therapy is used to work on communication patterns, set up house rules, and strike a balance between freedom and autonomy.

Evaluation and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders  - Children who have unusual language, behavioral, sensory, and/or social qualities may have a form of Autism. However, many children may have a different problem that contributes to Autistic-like symptom. Evaluation can help aid in diagnosis and help families prioritize treatment options. Therapy can help children and families manage problems and maximize development.

School Consultation -
Many children struggle within the school environment due academic, social, emotional, and behavioral obstacles.  Even once these obstacles are identified, it can be difficult to coordinate a plan of interventions that addresses child, teacher, classroom, and school characteristics.  Consultation with the school allows for an in-depth analysis of the these factors.  After observation, interviews, and objective data gathering,  we develop a specific plan to help the child, family, and school best address the needs of the child within the context of the school setting.  

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