Individual Therapy - Individual therapy involves a unique, one-to-one, professional relationship between psychologist and client that is exclusively for the benefit of the client. Both past and current problems and issues are identified and explored at a level and pace that are comfortable for the client. A major assumption of the psychologist-client relationship is that the client is motivated and ready for change.
Couples Therapy - Like individual therapy, couples therapy involves a unique, professional relationship between psychologist and clients. In couples therapy, both members of a couple explore problems and issues that are creating conflict in their relationship. The problems typically experienced by couples, be they straight or gay, tend to have more in common than not. The same assumptions for individual therapy about exploring issues and problems at a comfortable pace for the clients, as well as the motivation for change, hold true for couples therapy.
Family Therapy - Often, when one person in a family has a problem, everyone in the family is affected in one way or another. Family therapy involves helping members of a family to understand their ways of thinking about, communicating and interacting with one another, identifying problems with these thoughts, communications and interactions, and learning new ways to think about, talk with and relate to one another.
Group Therapy - Group therapy typically involves a small number of individuals who share similar problems or concerns. Therapy groups may be time-limited (e.g., a total of 12 sessions from start to finish), or they may be ongoing, with some individuals entering and others leaving the group over a period of months or even years. Typically, psychologists leading therapy groups are more facilitators and less involved in one-to-one interactions with group members than would be encountered in individual, couples or family therapy. The participants in group therapy may expect to receive as much input and feedback from other group members as they do from the facilitating psychologists. Groups can also be an excellent setting for individuals to practice skills and new ways of thinking they have acquired in individual therapy.
Assessment / Testing
In addition to therapy services, I offer neuropsychological screening evaluations and psychological assessment. My assessment and testing services include evaluations of:
• Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Memory impairment and general cognitive decline
• Emotional support animal (ESA) necessity