Specialties

Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy," is a way to teach individuals with mental health issues strategies and tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life.

Sometimes psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment for a person, depending on the illness and its severity. Other times, psychotherapy is combined with medications. Therapists work with an individual or families to devise an appropriate treatment plan.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Children sometimes need psychological help, just like adults do. Treatment typically begins when parents, teachers or school counselors notice that children aren’t functioning as well as they could. Psychologists can help children cope with such problems as anxiety and depression, hyperactivity, conflicts with parents and stressful events like divorce or the death of a family member. The length of psychotherapy depends on the complexity and severity of problems.

Family Psychotherapy

Family therapy views a person’s symptoms as taking place in the larger context of the family. Just as a particular department in a business organization may suffer because of the problems in another department, a person with depression may be responding to larger family issues. For example, a depressed adolescent’s symptoms may be related to her parents’ marital problems.

Marital and Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is offered by many of our therapists either separately or in conjunction with individual psychotherapy. This includes couples who are working to resolve issues, couples who are contemplating separation or divorce, or couples who have divorced and are trying to cooperate and co-parent effectively.

Forensic Assessment

Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. Forensic assessment may include assessing individuals or families for child custody or Family Court issues, assessing individuals for competency issues, assessing children or teenagers for issues related to PINS or JD concerns.

Assesssment of Learning, Behavioral, Attentional Disorders

Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological testing is nearly always performed by a licensed psychologist as psychologists are the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret psychological tests.

Psychological assessment is not performed in a vacuum but is part of a thorough assessment of an individual. Prior to psychological testing, we often recommend a full medical examination to rule out the possibilities of a medical, disease or organic cause for the individual’s symptoms.

Some of our therapists are skilled in the assessment of Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disorders, Developmental Disorders. Intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, assessment of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder are areas for which we have expertise and experience.

Behavioral Medicine Assessments

Our Behavioral Medicine assessments provide evaluations for other medical specialties to help determine patients’ psychological readiness and social support systems which can help to determine a patient’s ability to follow through with post-operative instructions or treatments. Patients who are preparing for certain surgeries, such as weight reduction surgery, spinal cord stimulator implants, organ transplant or insulin-pump are often required by doctors or their insurance providers to undergo these evaluations.