We offer specialized individual and group cognitive-behavioral treatments for Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. We also offer couples therapy for relationship issues. In addition, we have the ability to offer home visits, when appropriate, for maximum effectiveness.
Disorders we specialize in treating are:
Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
- Recurrent pulling out of one’s hair, resulting in hair loss.
- Repeated attempts to decrease or stop the hair-pulling behavior.
- The hair pulling causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
- The hair pulling or hair loss cannot be attributed to another medical condition (e.g., a dermatologic condition).
- The hair pulling cannot be better explained by the symptoms of another mental disorder (e.g., attempts to improve a perceived defect or flaw in appearance, such as may be observed in body dysmorphic disorder)
Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology
Behavioral medicine, also known as health psychology, is the study and practice of how behavior and psychological factors can affect one’s physical health. There is a connection between one’s mind, brain, body, and environment, and this interaction can affect the course and treatment of an individual’s health condition.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
- Loss of pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
- Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
- Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight loss, or overeating and weight gain
- Thought of death or suicide; suicide attempts
- Restlessness, irritability
- Abnormal or excessive elation
- Unusual irritability
- Decreased need for sleep
- Grandiose notions
- Increased talking
- Racing thoughts
- Increased sexual desire
- Markedly increased energy
- Poor judgment
- Inappropriate social behavior
Thanks to National Institute of Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Disorders
Childhood can be a magical time, but it comes with its own unique challenges. Many children and adolescents experience times of increased stress as they face new developmental challenges or navigate family changes. With the support of their caregivers, many children and adolescents can utilize their personal and environmental resources to cope with these stressors. In some cases, however, having some additional help or support can help decrease family conflict and help kids feel better faster. One of the first steps in treating children and adolescents is know when they need help. Below is a description of some of the more common disorders of childhood and adolescence.