We offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy to late adolescents (out of high school) through adulthood. Psychotherapy is a form of
treatment for emotional and behavioral problems in which a therapist establishes a relationship with an individual (or group) for the purpose of modifying self-defeating patterns of behavior
and promoting positive personality growth and development. Psychotherapy is generally undertaken to gain self knowledge and relief from symptoms. Most people come to therapy because
coping strategies, which have served them in the past, are no longer working or useful. Research indicates that about 80% of the people who are treated with psychotherapy are
significantly helped by it.
Marital and family difficulties are among the greatest human stressors. Problems, with money, sex, children, and extended family can be major sources of family stress
and discord. In marital/family therapy, these situations are addressed, and means of dealing with them are explored. While many marital/family problems cannot be eliminated, people
can learn more effective skills to understand, communicate, and cope with the conflicting demands of marital/family life.
In group therapy , individuals (usually six to eight) hav a common issue addressed in a dynamic atmosphere where immediate feedback from other group
members is used to foster therapeutic change. These groups may be psycho-educational (i.e., anger management) or traditional processes-oriented.
We treat the following conditions and difficulties:
Anxiety Disorders or fears
Divorce and separation
Grief and loss
Relationship and sexual issues
Psychological Assessments are a formal process of evaluating a person's current emotional well being and/or general psychological make-up. At times, specific
skills and abilities (i.e., competencies) or risks of certain behaviors (e.g., substance abuse or violence) can be assessed. Personality evaluations usually involve both and in-depth interview and
standardized psychological testing. These assessments are typically covered by health insurance if they meet the criteria of "medical necessity." Other times, clients may use the assessment process
to enhance performance, self-understanding, and personal development. The latter uses are not typically covered by insurance.
We provide the following assessments:
We are available for consultation and speaking engagements on a wide range of both clinical and forensic topics. Past venues have included:
Law Enforcement Agencies
Mental Health Organizations and Training Programs
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Use of this website does not establish a therapeutic relationship.