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SERVICES

Couple and Family Therapy

Couples or families often fall into dysfunctional ways of coping with each other, and therapy is needed to encourage new and healthier patterns.

Detox and Addiction Medicine

Breaking the chains of addiction requires a determined effort and working with a specially trained provider to help you overcome substance or other addictive behaviors.

Group Therapy

Provides support and education from other clients with similar issues and a therapist or psychiatrist facilitator. Groups may be used in addition or instead of individual therapy.

Individual Therapy

Short term individual therapy addresses focused concerns and aims at producing quick symptom reduction and behavioral change. Long-term therapy aims at addressing more persistent and pervasive difficulties such as major life traumas or personality disorders.

Medication Management

Brief visits with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to monitor the effectiveness of medication and to make any necessary adjustments. By understanding and applying the finer nuances of psychopharmacology, we are able to customize your medication treatment to maximize your chances of getting back to normal (remission) as quickly as possible while avoiding unwanted side effects.

Nutrition Counseling/Weight Management

Nutrition, exercise, and sleep are essential building blocks to having a healthy mind and a healthy body. Looking and feeling your best begin with the simple decision of dedicating yourself to a healthy lifestyle.

Play Therapy

Allows therapists to work with children by communicating to them in their own "language," and dealing with emotional challenges through play and age-appropriate interaction.

SPECIALTY AREAS

Adolescent Mental Health Issues

Adolescence is a period of many rapid changes and development. Many psychological issues which may have remained dormant may surface.

Adoption Issues

Parenting is challenging under the best of conditions, but families with adopted children face some unique struggles made more prominent by these circumstances.

Asperger's Syndrome

This is a form of high functioning Autism which involves inability to read social cues, preference for routines, and spending a disproportionate amount of time on peculiar interests (eg vacuum cleaners, garage doors).

Cancer/ Oncology Mental Health

About 60% of patients with cancer also have depression, and the treatment of depression improves survival to a similar degree as treating the cancer itself.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

A form of therapy where you work on changing the automatic dysfunctional thoughts which precede a behavior which you want to change.

Eating Disorders

Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, others - Eating disorders frequently occur in people who have either suffered some emotional trauma, or who feel their lives are chaotic and out of control, and they use food as a means of regaining some of this control.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult situation in which in addition to the emotional loss, the sufferer must often deal with the extra responsibility of taking care of things which they may not have had to worry about in the past.

Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriages are often nearly as traumatic as loosing a child, and yet the world either does not know, or expects you to continue on as though nothing had happened.

Impulse Control Disorders

These disorders often reveal themselves during the teenage years, and can make the entire family's life miserable. However, with treatment, we can help you regain harmony in your family, and help the person with the impulse control problem to avoid negative consequences which will only escalate with time.

Marriage Issues, Infidelity, Blended/Step Families

Infidelity and the break up of your family may cause your sense of security to experience a catastrophic meltdown. However, learning the causes of this "meltdown" may help minimize the damage, and help you avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future.

Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation

Tobacco is one of the most difficult addictions to break. Medications and cognitive behavioral therapy can help you quit and remain free of this harmful habit.

PTSD and Trauma

The effects of psychological trauma may often last a lifetime and have disabling consequences on the victim. Whether the trauma be physical, sexual, or psychological, the damage if often permanent; yet with treatment, you can regain some of the sense of wellbeing which the trauma may have taken away.

Sexual Dysfunction and Disorders

Understanding the side effects of medication, can help us to avoid some sexual side effects. A healthy diet, and exercise are also important factors to your overall sexual performance.

Women's Mental Health

Puberty, Postpartum and Menopause - Each one of these times of a woman's life poses special challenges to treatment. Helping you navigate these changes may involve education, medication, and lifestyle management. Additionally, we are also able to deal with PMDD (Premenstrual-Dysphoric-Disorder also known as PMS) through the use of these same tools.