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Therapy Services

Those who say "I can"

                                                           Do.

Therapy

The First 3 Sessions

This model helps me to provide more directed and targeted interventions for each client.

The first three sessions are dedicated to getting to know you and your family's needs.

  Therapy For ADHD or Behavioral Concerns in Children or Teens. 

Parent sessions focus on understanding the child's needs based on their behaviors & Parenting

techniques most useful in helping children regulate emotions & behaviors.  

Children sessions focus on learning & implementing tools for regulating emotions.

For teens, therapy may focus on organizational skills or more effective communication skills.

 

 

 

  Therapy For Anxiety Concerns in Children or Teens. 

Parent sessions focus on understanding the child's needs based on their  behaviors &

Parenting techniques most useful in helping children regulate emotions & behaviors. 

Children sessions focus on learning & implementing tools for

regulating emotions, effective coping skills, & improving self-esteem.

For older children and teens, therapy may focus on exposures.

I am a seeking therapy for my child who is...

...5 years old or younger.

  For Behavioral Concerns. Parent sessions focus on understanding the child's needs based on their behaviors & Parenting techniques most useful in helping children regulate emotions & behaviors.  Children sessions focus on learning & implementing tools for regulating emotions

  For Anxiety Concerns: Parent sessions focus on understanding the child's needs based on their behaviors & Parenting techniques most useful in helping children regulate emotions & behaviors.  Children sessions focus on learning & implementing tools for regulating emotions

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...between
6 & 13 years old.

The first session is spent with parents only so parents may speak freely about their child's positive qualities and difficulties. At this first session, we will review paper work and discuss the client's strengths and stresses from the parents' perspective.

The second session is often spent with the child-only. Of course, we can modify this to best fit your needs. For example, some children do not want their parents to leave at their first session, & we can work with this! 

Subsequent sessions may involve parents-only, parents and their child, or child-only with parent check-ins depending on what best fits the client's needs.

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14 years old and up.

In PA, children who are 14 years old or older sign for their own mental health services. Therefore, your teen needs to be involved in the first session & want therapy services. The first half of the first session is spent together (parent & teen) to review paperwork, then I will spend the rest of the session meeting alone with the teen.

The second session is often spent with the parent only. Understanding the concerns from each perspective, and how I may be able to best help the client.

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  Click here for tips on talking to your child or teen about therapy, via my blog!

  Therapy For ADHD in Adults. 

Therapy sessions are often:

     - focused on short-term goals

     - structured for effective time management

     - highlight client strengths and successes

     - may involve significant others

     - sensitive to negative societal experiences client may have had

      given their ADHD

               --> sensitivity to rejection

               --> being infantized

               --> expression of emotions

               --> fast processing

     

 

 

 

 

I am a seeking therapy for myself and I am...

...a Teen.

The first session is spent with you and your parent(s) at first to review paper work (service agreement, confidentiality etc.). Then, I spend the rest of the session with you without your parent (if you feel comfortable with this) to get to know you, what I can do to best help you, and for you to get to know me.

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...an Adult.

We will spend the whole first session together going over paperwork and finding out what I can do to help you. This is also a great time for you to get to know me, and if you feel comfortable with my interpersonal and therapeutic style.

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Because we know that Mental Health is so much more than just "mental".... 

My integrative treatment includes
the use of Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ADHD and Anxiety
and the assessment of important daily functions that impact mental health, like:

Eat

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Sleep

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Play

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