My Services and Treatments
I see children, adolescents, and adults. We begin with a consultation and over several sessions we will collaborate with families, schools and any other providers needed. I’ll give my recommendations of what course of action to take. Also, we will work together to find the best treatment for you.
During our sessions, you are more than welcome to ask any questions that come to mind. You are in a safe and welcoming atmosphere where there are no “stupid” questions.
We will work together to find the right treatment that suits your needs. After all, every individual is different and as we work together, I will adapt to said needs to provide the best possible service.
During our visits, I will monitor the effects of the medication that you are currently placed on. I will inquire about the side effects, and at times, use genetic testing if you experience multiple medication failures
I use several therapy methods to work in combination with the medication to help you form new healthy habits.
I offer consultations, which last 45-60 min. This will help me to understand what led you to treatment. I will be focusing on your current symptoms and exploring stressors along with existing coping mechanisms to develop your treatment plan.
Medication is different for everyone. As such, some medications might not work for you whereas they do wonders for others. However, genetic testing allows me to understand how certain medications metabolize and avoid medication that can have unwanted side effects.
Anxiety is normal. It’s a function that we all have. However, it can be overwhelming at times and prevent you from living your life.
It’s okay to feel sad, that’s normal. Although depression can feel like a weight that prevents you from accomplishing daily tasks, it can go on for a while before that weight is lifted. Depression on a surface level is a persistent depressed mood or loss of interest in activities that you typically enjoy.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a chronic condition. Those with ADHD are typically more impulsive and have limited attention. However, these symptoms can be managed with medication and talk therapy.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition where an individual is recovering from a terrifying event. People can experience nightmares or unwanted memories of the event. However, symptoms can be managed with trauma-focused psychotherapy and medication.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is when one has unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to compulsive behaviors. Typically, those with OCD have fears centered around germs or staging objects in a certain way. Treatment for this includes talk therapy, medications or both.
Bipolar disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressing lows to manic highs. Manic episodes may include symptoms of high energy, reduced sleep and loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes may include symptoms like low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities. Treatment for this disorder is lifelong and typically involves medication and psychotherapy.