Areas of Expertise

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Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Many people believe that they have to live with anxiety. This is simply not true.

  • General Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Social anxiety

  • Postpartum

  • Acute trauma stress

  • Test taking anxiety

  • Rational/irrational fears

  • Adjustment anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Bereavement & Grief Therapy

Grief isn't just one feeling but a range of different emotions. We feel them most in the months – often up to 2 years, sometimes longer – after the death. Grief is not reserved for those who have lost someone they have known and loved for a long time. Grief can also occur with the loss of a pet, the loss of a career, or any life altering event (moving, divorce, marriage, child moves out of the home, etc.)

  • Loss of a spouse

  • Loss of a child

  • Loss of a pet

  • Divorce

  • Diagnosis with a terminal illness (self/loved one)

  • Lifestyle grief (job loss, retirement, financial changes)

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. The mood episodes associated with the disorder persist from days to weeks or longer, and can be dramatic, with periods of being overly high irritable to periods of persistent sadness and hopelessness.

  • Depression

  • Mood Swings

  • Manic symptoms

  • Paranoia

  • Risk taking behaviors

  • Hypo-mania symptoms

Couples & Marriage Counseling

While divorce/break-up may be necessary and the healthiest choice for some, others may wish to try to salvage whatever is left of the union. When couples encounter problems or issues, they may wonder when it is appropriate to seek couples counseling.

  • Dating 

  • Pre-marital

  • Marriage

  • Parenting

  • Divorce

  • Friendship

  • Geriatric Couples

  • LGBT

  • Intimacy, Sex therapy

  • Career vs Family

  • Financial issues

  • Medical concerns

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Depression

Depression affects more than 16.1 million American adults,  about 6.7% of the U.S. population. The average age of onset is 31 years old. An estimated 10% of the older population are at risk for depression. Depression is higher in those who have medical conditions, which can mask the chronic or acute symptoms of depression.

  • Hopelessness/helplessness

  • Irritability and anger

  • Postpartum depression

  • Lack of motivation

  • Chronic symptoms

  • Fatigue/insomnia

  • Acute symptoms

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Isolation

Health Psychology

Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior, and social factors influence health and illness. Other terms including medical psychology and behavioral medicine are sometimes used interchangeably with the term health psychology.

  • Cancer patient/survivor

  • Heart Attack survivor

  • Stroke survivor

  • Cancer patient caregiver

  • Bariatric Surgery therapy

  • Weight management

  • Diabetes

  • Pain management

  • High blood pressure

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LGBT Counseling

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals seek counseling for help with the many of the same clinical and life issues as heterosexuals – depression, anxiety, grief, couple’s therapy, work stress, etc. Many issues may appear to have little to do with sexual or gender orientation while others may be intimately connected to the LGBT identity.

  • Individual therapy

  • Affirming therapy

  • Coming out counseling

  • Anxiety

  • Transition therapy

  • Couples counseling

  • Depression

  • Intimacy, sex therapy

  • Grief therapy