MY SERVICES

Before reaching a diagnosis and offering recommendations, I must fully understand each situation. Therefore, considerable time and effort are devoted to evaluating and taking a comprehensive history. Often an older adolescent will come alone to the first appointment. In the case of a younger child, parents may be seen first, and the child at a later date, or everyone may be asked to join together. The evaluation typically involves separate child and parent interviews, as well as the completion of questionnaires and in some cases, a classroom observation. At the end of the evaluation, I will offer impressions and advise on how to proceed.

RANGE OF SERVICES

I treat each patient as an individual and use eclectic, yet integrated and informed methods to design and tailor a specific plan that fits abilities and needs including:

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT):
An evidence-based treatment supported by research for its effectiveness. Understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learn and practice strategies such as feelings identification, stress inoculation techniques (breathing, progressive muscle relaxation), distraction, self-talk, cognitive restructuring, and more
  • DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT):
    An evidence-based treatment supported by research for its effectiveness. Includes skill-building in emotion regulation, frustration and distress tolerance, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness
  • INSIGHT ORIENTED THERAPY
  • INTERPERSONAL AND RELATIONAL THERAPY
  • RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
  • SOCIAL SKILLS
  • FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY
  • PARENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING
  • SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • ANGER MANAGEMENT
  • IMPULSE CONTROL