Our team has amassed decades of collective experience handling a wide variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. The success of our patients is a testament to our team's ability to locate and address root cause using the most modern clinical techniques. The following is a general list of common afflictions that our team excels at treating. If you do not see your concern listed, please contact our office to see if we can help.
There is no question that a person suffering from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) faces daily obstacles frequently ignored by the wider public. Due to the large number of misconceptions around this affliction, ADHD is both misunderstood and often underestimated. Make no mistake, its symptoms can be crippling to both your career and relationships:
- Unable to stay focused on one task
- Distracted by noises or movement
- Disorganized, messy, cluttered
- Incapable of making realistic plans
Addiction is often surrounded by negative stigma rather than an understanding of the painful and disastrous effects this disease can have on a person’s mind. Too frequently judgement prevents others from seeking treatment. The effects of this judgment are clear: One of the scariest things an addict can do is admit they have a problem.
Our therapists recognize the importance of acceptance so that patients feel encouraged to be honest with themselves and develop discipline. Without this open discussion, the real work behind breaking these hurtful patterns cannot begin. Our team is by your side and equipped with options, including a 12-step program, to personally craft and adapt to the appropriate intervention you need.
ADDICTION IMPACTS THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Those closest to the addict suffer, too. In the wake of an addicts’ actions are exhausted and often financially-strapped friends and family. Our team is here to help you learn the difference between enabling and understanding, as well as help you approach your afflicted loved one with clinically-proven compassionate detachment.
Anger is a normal human emotion that is devastating when a person is unable to control their actions. We understand how easy it is to let your feelings take on a mind of their own, leading to destructive decisions that can ruin relationships and cause lifelong problems. Our mission is to arm you with the tools needed to combat those triggers such as relaxation tips, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, communication and changes in your environment.
The key to tackling anxiety is breaking old, damaging habits and replacing them with more positive behavioral changes. Our staff is up-to-date on the latest research to ensure we’re using medical best practices when we design your personalized treatment plan. This includes a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, desensitization methods, and complimentary relaxation and grounding therapies.
Wounds caused by early childhood affect the way victims perceive healthy relationships when they grow up. When violence, anger, addiction, or abuse are normalized for a child, that child will grow into an adult with unhealthy ideas about what constitutes loving, fulfilling relationships.
Therapy is key in repairing those attachment deficits. Our therapists have expertise in attachment theory and can help you to identify secure attachment styles that will enable healthy patterns and long-term healing.
Autism includes a wide range of behavioral conditions that can be further explained by Autism Speaks, a wonderful resource for information about the disorder. We specialize in mild to moderate cases, with techniques to assess the way a person learns, thinks, and problem solves which allows us to evaluate their specific way of handling things. No one person with Autism is the same as the next, and each of our therapists are skilled at pinpointing your place on the spectrum and designing treatment around those needs.
Depression – a word that has become generic to the point of widespread desensitization. It’s a shame depression is so incredibly serious. Depression is a debilitating illness that impacts how you think, feel, and act. Common symptoms include:
- Feeling helpless and hopeless
- No interest in daily activities
- Loss of energy
- Reckless behavior
- Agitation, anger, low tolerance levels
- Sleep irregularities
The grieving process is a natural and vital part of recovery after trauma or loss. This sense of loss may stem from any number or combination of factors, and will leave you feeling lost, empty, tired, and depressed. Therapy is effective in assisting you sort these emotions.
We specialize in complex grief. Complex grief is grief that has been left unmanaged for long periods of time, which can manifest itself into a negative cycle that impacts your daily life in significant ways. We can help you extricate yourself from that tangled mess and move past the trauma.
Considering that we humans must eat to live, it’s extremely challenging to foster a bad relationship with food. Emotional eating can be triggered by several factors and is often accompanied by extreme guilt and lack of satisfaction afterwards. Our therapists know how to distinguish the difference between typical hunger pains and runaway, diagnosable gluttony. We will equip you with techniques to help you better manage compulsive emotional eating, identify your triggers, and cultivate improved coping mechanisms.
We are social creatures so relationships are everything. They provide us with emotional stability, afford us our sense of self-worth, and make life worth living.
Sometimes good (or inescapable) relationships go bad, and when that happens professional intervention can be required to get them back on track. Our experts have the experience to help you build the kind of confidence, knowledge, and self-acceptance necessary to overcome interpersonal problems. In short, we will help you become your most effective and authentic you in your personal and professional life.
Mood disorders are characterized by rapid changes in or artificial increases/decreases in a person’s emotional stability. Mood disorders are exceptionally challenging diseases which can and will wreak havoc on your daily life.
Our team has extensive experience handling the full range of mood disorders, including:
- Major Depressive Disorder – Prolonged, persistent, and recurring periods of sadness.
- Bipolar Disorder – Severe emotional swings characterized by periods of highs and lows which elicit changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder – Depression caused by less hours of daylight during the winter.
- Cyclothymic Disorder – A less-severe version of bipolar disorder where the afflicted have periods of wellness between depression and mania.
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – Temporary mood changes and irritability during the premenstrual phase of a woman’s cycle which ends at menstruation.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
- Illness-related Depression
Stress is inevitable — those unable to properly cope with and manage their stressors positively is what sets those who need treatment apart from the crowd.
Our therapists help diminish the challenges and demands of emotional and physical tension by fueling creative solutions to manage your limits. We specialize in occupational or job-related stress by offering relieving remedies and guidelines to help you build better habits, handle unforeseen problems, and manage responsibilities.
Trauma is defined as “an emotional or psychological injury, usually resulting from an extremely stressful, life-threatening or life-altering event(s).”
What we know is that mileage varies significantly among trauma patients, and nobody can quantify your trauma relative to your life experiences. In other words, “weakness” is not a word that should ever be associated with a trauma survivor. People who suffer from a traumatic stress injury will often live their lives constantly avoiding the things that remind them of that trauma. The feelings, thoughts, and experience then can “flashback” when they least expect it. This can happen while awake or asleep.
Our trauma treatment plans are designed to integrate clients into the traumatic event using a narrative of strength and courage. We create warm, safe space in which we work to help you reclaim your life.
Let us remind you of your strength and resilience. Reclaim your life.