Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
– Mary Ann Radmacher
Due to the breadth and depth of my training over time, I am able to provide a multitude of professional services including:
Individual child/adult, couples and group therapy
Life takes several turns as we grow older, many of which you might never have expected to be so challenging. Psychotherapy can be very beneficial to help sort through situations and emotions and begin living the life that you want and deserve.
Psychotherapy, too, can take many different forms. Sometimes it is vital to examine historical events and relationships so that you can move ahead and change the patterns that you have not been able to alter over time. Sometimes it is more important to focus on surviving each day and obtaining relief from unbearable symptoms. With children, play and behavioral interventions generally prove most valuable. The group setting can also be incredibly helpful when isolation and lack of support are primary struggles for certain individuals. Ultimately, working collaboratively to identify the optimal modality and context for you is of utmost importance.
When working together in the treatment domain, we will strive to progress at a pace that facilitates growth and meaningful, generalizable change.
Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological assessment is also referred to as psychological testing, or performing a psychological battery on a person. A licensed psychologist nearly always performs psychological testing as we belong to the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret such tests.
I have had the opportunity to conduct psychological/neuropsychological evaluations for a great number of diverse referral purposes over time. The following is a small example of the testing services I regularly provide:
- Mood disorders (bipolar, depression, anxiety, etc.)
- AD/HD, learning exceptionalities and other educational concerns
- Autism/Asperger Syndrome
- Learning giftedness
- Independent educational evaluations
- Neuropsychological assessments (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, acute/chronic illness-related, etc.)
- Special education eligibility
- General personality assessment (emotional disturbance, severe psychopathy, etc.)
I work with various school districts to provide contemporary, research-based professional development with respect to best practices related to a multitude of topics such as cross-battery assessment, therapeutic interviewing, psychotherapy within specific contexts, ethics and parent psycho-education.
Almost all of my trainings meet the necessary guidelines to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required annually for participating licensed psychologists, licensed specialists in school psychology, clinical social workers, etc.