Areas of Expertise

Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Panic Disorder

Adult ADHD Screening/Diagnosis

Parent Consultation

Compulsive Hoarding and Clutter

Social Phobia

Depression

Tourette Syndrome

Insomnia

Trichotillomania (hairpulling) or Skinpicking

 

Anxiety

  • Understand how your automatic thoughts raise anxiety
  • Learn coping strategies to lower anxiety
  • Learn to act despite feeling anxious
  • Learn assertiveness skills
  • Improve self-esteem

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Become better organized
  • Learn how to break tasks into manageable steps
  • Improve initiation and follow-through on tasks
  • Learn to give yourself credit for accomplishments
  • Learn to stop self-critical messages
  • Improve your communication skills

Adult ADHD Screening/Diagnosis

  • Initial assessment for adult ADHD
  • Referrals to psychiatrists for further assessment or medication as needed
  • Referrals to psychologists or learning specialists if in-depth psychological or academic testing is required
  • Education about the treatment components for ADHD

Compulsive Hoarding and Clutter

  • Understand factors which make you vulnerable to hoarding and acquiring
  • Learn specific skills to reduce clutter and hoarding
  • Learn organizational techniques
  • Learn self-talk that can reinforce getting your needs met without hoarding and acquiring
  • Reduce clutter

Depression

  • Learn how your negative thoughts influence your feelings and behavior
  • Develop support systems
  • Identify triggers to depressed mood
  • Improve self esteem
  • Develop coping methods to improve your mood

Insomnia

  • Learn behavioral techniques to get a better night's sleep
  • Learn how sleep hygiene guidelines can help you
  • Use cognitive behavioral techniques to reduce your worries about sleeping

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Understand how your obsessions and/or rituals affect you
  • Learn how to deal with your intrusive thoughts and impulses
  • Develop a hierarchy that helps you face your fears at your pace
  • Use exposure and response prevention to regain control of your life

Panic Disorder

  • Recognize and understand panic attacks and their physical and psychological effects
  • Learn relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Learn techniques that help you stop avoiding feared situations
  • Learn to recognize triggers to panic and strategies to deal with them

Social Phobia

  • Learn to identify thoughts that hold you back from social interactions
  • Use coping strategies to counteract those thoughts
  • Learn to face the social situations you fear
  • Learn assertiveness skills
  • Expand your choices in life

Parent Consultation

  • Learn specialized techniques to deal with the challenging job of parenting a child with ADHD, learning disabilities, or behavior problems
  • Learn how to adapt the methods to fit your family

Tourette Syndrome

  • Use awareness training to determine what increases or decreases tics
  • Understand premonitory urges that occur before tics
  • Learn to better manage tics through competing responses and social support 

Trichotillomania (hairpulling) or Skinpicking

  • Determine what triggers your hairpulling or skinpicking
  • Learn emotional self regulation techniques
  • Use competing response training and/or fiddle toys to reduce pulling or picking

 

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