Treatment for each client is customized. Below are a few general categories in which treatment is sought but it is by no means complete or comprehensive in scope. You are encouraged to schedule a free-initial consultation to discuss what assessment and treatment options are recommended for your presenting issues.
Problems with communication and desire have underlying issues that need to be addressed. Learn where your wants and needs are valid and learn where your demands may be causing harm in the relationship. Increase intimacy and closeness while maintaining a healthy sense of self.
Child and Adolescent Well-being
Children and adolescents need environments that allow their unique personalities to develop within safe and respectful limits. Untreated behavioral issues or childhood anxiety or depression can derail developmental milestones, keeping children from developing healthy social, emotional and cognitive adjustment.
Anxiety and Depression
Treatment for anxiety and depression is about improving your quality of life and increasing your levels of activity. Using a combination of well-established therapies some disorders remit after just a few sessions, with effective treatments for adult, adolescents and children.
Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, pornography, compulsive eating, or shopping. Just about anything can be used to in excess to escape parts of life we feel are dissatisfying or unmanageable. You only have this one life to be present. A life spent avoiding emotions is not a life well fully lived. You may believe substance abuse or addictive and compulsive behaviors improve your quality of life, or that you can't cope without them. But this is untrue. Effective treatments exist.
Mental Health Nutrition
Our patterns of eating greatly influence our mental health. Inadequate levels of some nutrients can impair the body's ability to make neurotransmitters. Inadequate levels of some nutrients can all by themselves mimic symptoms of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and problems thinking. Some foods in excess can cause metabolic dysfunction that directly impact the brain. Different neurological disorders may respond well to nutritional therapies and lead to a reduction of symptoms or a slowing of disease progression. Changes in diet and nutrition always come with the psychotherapy component of behavioral change strategies. Lifestyle modifications beyond diet may be part of treatment. Mental health nutrition is a good avenue of exploration for patients who do not tolerate medications well or who have found them to not be useful long-term solutions.