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Counseling Services

Counseling

Counseling is a way to talk with a neutral person about your concerns. A “neutral person” means that I don’t take one side or another – I listen without judgment. Talking to a counselor, like myself, can be especially helpful when you find that friends or family take sides when you talk to them about your concerns.
I see clients for counseling either individually or as a couple. My specialty areas are attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. I most often work with young adults and their parents regarding transitioning into college and also living independently. I also work often with adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who would like to be more efficient, productive, and happier at work and home.
I also see children and parents. I believe that parents are an essential part of a child’s counseling visits. I also help parents become more effective, consistent, and happy. Parenting a child with special needs can create a great deal of stress, so I work with parents on practicing good self-care too.

I provide counseling for the following:

Types of Therapy

Usually counselors help you by using a blend of different counseling approaches.  The two approaches I use most often are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

A good evaluation and diagnosis helps you find the best treatment.  You may suspect or know that you need some support, or you may have some questions you would like answered.   A full evaluation and a diagnosis can get you pointed in the right direction so you can live the most meaningful and productive life possible. 
I provide evaluations for the following issues:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Chronic Pain

Accommodations at School and Work

Custody Evaluations

Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Chronic Pain

Accommodations at School and Work

Custody Evaluations

Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations

Types of Evaluations can include:

Testing

Testing helps you get the best treatment possible for your concerns.  It’s a way to help you discover more about yourself and your diagnosis.  Testing can also help you learn more about to conquer your issue.  Testing can sometimes get to issues that are hard to verbalize in counseling.
I provide testing for the following:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers

Learning Disabilities

Cognitive Disorders, including Alzheimer’s

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Achievement

Depression

Executive Function Performance

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers

Learning Disabilities

Cognitive Disorders, including Alzheimer’s

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Achievement

Depression

Executive Function Performance

Testing is usually part of a full evaluation, in order to help find the best treatment strategy especially for you.   After testing is completed, I provide you a report of your results.  This report includes an interpretation of your results.   I review all the results with you, including letting you know what the results might mean as they relate to your work, school, home, and social life.

Coaching

I call coaching “counseling lite”.  We aren’t talking so much about your family or your childhood – we are working on helping you get organized, set up a structured schedule, and establish goals and objectives.  We want to get you on your life path in a way that is easy for you to stick with, and eventually just requires periodic maintenance.
Coaching can help you become more organized, create goals, and have a happier, more efficient, and productive life. I help you find steps to reach your potential at work and at home in sessions either in person, by video teleconferencing, or by phone.
If you feel that overall things are going pretty well and you just need help with setting goals, priorities, and getting organized, coaching might be a good option for you.  In coaching, the focus is on the present and future – instead of the past.  You may find that although you are performing pretty well at work, there is still room for improvement.  You may also find that you have difficulty figuring out which tasks to start first.
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