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Specific Description of Services: (How we do it)
Adult, Individual Mental Health
and Family Counseling
Educational Evaluation Special Needs Children
Behavorial Evaluation Learning Disabilities Teen & Parent Counseling
Children Ages 1½ to 20 years Premarriage, Marriage Counseling Tutoring & Instruction
Divorcing? Children Can Cope    

Adult, Individual Mental Health and Family Counseling:
We diagnose and provide assistance for mental health disorders. We make referrals to Psychiatry, Physicians and Pediatrics. We provide psychotherapy and counseling interventions. We premise that the future is created and negotiated...YOU are not a slave of the past. We can change our selves, our parenting…..AND our children can learn new skills and our families can learn useful steps to a happier life adjustment.

Children: Ages 1 ½ to 20 years:
Child Behavioral, Psychological and Parenting: Our clinical practice uses information about Temperament, Psychological Skills and Behavioral Patterns. We apply that information as we enable children, their parents and professionals, to be successful in achieving normal growth and development for each child.

Divorcing? Children Can Cope:
Divorcing Family Planning Innovative program for divorcing parents. Techniques are developed and taught to ease families moving through the transition of separation and divorce. Conjoint Parenting contracts are written.

Two Types of Evaluation:
Behavioral: Temperament Analysis, Child Behavioral and Psychological Skills Assessments.
Educational:Academic profile, scaled assessments in areas of memory, language, expressive communication, attention, and executive function, intelligence quotients, study skills and reading disability*.

Learning Disabilities:
The learning disabled child can display a variety of behavioral and academic profiles that require clinical analysis and observation. Psychological and academic testing in associative learning, behavioral assessments along with learning modality help parents and teachers understand the disability and provide important support for the child. NOTE: School related private remedial instruction for children with learning delays or diagnosed disabilities are available and often provided along with behavioral health.

Pre-marriage, Marriage Counseling -Family Counseling:
From a Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model, we will employ both individual and couples work. In practice, we utilize “evidenced based” successful models, notably John Gottman and Harville Hendrix in your psycho-education. This program features “solutions” counseling done in a diagnostic - prescriptive manner.

Special Needs Children:
Our clinicians practice with over 46 years experience with children of special needs. We take referrals from MD, Psychiatry and Pediatrics. We diagnose and work with children, parents and schools in the areas of Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Aspergers, Autism, ADHD and Sensory Integration-Perceptual Motor disabilities. We teach parents and children using modified Applied Behavioral Analysis and Relationship Development along with “Theory of the Mind” interventions, social stories, and scripting through visual-auditory-tactile-kinesthetic modalities in our remediation.
Children-Adolescent Assessments and Evaluations include: Behavioral: Temperament Analysis, Child Behavioral and Psychological Skills Assessments. Educational: Academic profile, scaled assessments in areas of memory, language, expressive communication, attention, and executive function, intelligence quotients, study skills and reading disability.

Teen and Parent Counseling:
Adolescent girls/boys program providing “real world tools” for parents and solutions for kids to balance thinking and emotions in relationships with family, friends and school. Beginning with individual counseling and planning and moving to Saturday morning girls, boys and mixed groups, we focus on relationship solutions with parents and schools. 

Tutoring and Instruction:
School related private remedial instruction for children with learning delays or diagnosed disabilities is available and often provided along with behavioral health.


 
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