- Alcohol/ Substance Use
- Behavioral Issues
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Cultural Issues
- Gender Identity
- Identity Issues
- Medical and Health Issues
- Pain (acute/chronic)
- Postpartum Depression and “baby blues”
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approach to psychotherapy is integrative with an overarching liberation psychological perspective which considers how each persons cultural and social history impacts their every day emotional and behavioral functioning.
Persons with brain injury, movement disorders, chronic medical illness, trauma history may find themselves needing to adjust to their life after incident. We can provide education and interventions that can minimize the experience of chronic pain.
Some people continue to experience pain even after a medical condition is stabilized. Pain can be debilitating and can significantly detract from a person’s quality of life. Using a cognitive behavioral and functional movement approach, the interventions are aimed at helping individual function better in their every day life.
Academic and Career Counseling
Using a holistic approach, I help adolescents graduate from high school or college with the best academic experience possible, guide intellectuals into post-secondary education and help individuals explore career options.
Clinical neuropsychological evaluation clarifies the brain-behavior relationship and provides a comprehensive cognitive snapshot of an individual. The evaluation involves a clinical interview, review of records, and testing. Referrals for a neuropsychological evaluation include assessment of the impact of a head injury on thinking, mood, and overall functioning.
Individuals that may have experienced a learning difficulty or adjusting to an academic environment, can be evaluated to identify patterns of learning and adapting to new information. We assess general intellect, academic skills and applications, attention, memory and learning, language functioning, and overall mood.
There are several reasons why individuals will seek a psychological evaluation that can help support a waiver or petition to the court. Generally, evaluations are recommended by an attorney in order to help build a stronger case for situations of extreme psychological hardship, political asylum, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-Visa, T-Visa.
Pre-surgical evaluations can provide your physical with information regarding your psychological functioning and mental preparedness for surgery. These evaluations have become standard practice for many procedures including bariatric surgery, amputation, gender-affirming procedures, and transplants.