Individual Therapy:

Child, teen, or adult therapy is most effective with a provider who is scientifically, patient-centered, and multiculturally trained. We strive to offer inclusive and action-based therapies for children, teens, and adults of diverse sociocultural identities (including culturally, linguistically, racially, gender identity, sexual orientation). We offer therapies in English and Spanish for the following concerns: 

Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders 

Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are characterized by chronic fear and avoidance, which can tremendously influence a person’s psychological wellbeing and functionality. Anxiety Disorders can be reliably treated with evidence-based approaches, such as Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  

We utilize Exposure and Response Prevention to help you confront avoided stimuli through a systematic process that attempts to change your conditioned and learned fear responses. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy incorporates changing your approach to distressing thoughts and emotions as well as increasing psychological flexibility. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy incorporates addressing narrow belief systems and thought processes as well as challenging unhelpful behavioral patterns.  

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity can significantly impact a child, teen, or adult when not fully treated. ADHD is one of the disorders known to impact executive functioning, or higher cognitive processes, such as initiation, planning, and time management. Executive Functioning skills training in these areas has been supported in the research as beneficial to children, teens, and adults. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches may also help address unhelpful assumptions or behaviors contributing further to inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity. When a child, teen, or adult is not responsive to these approaches, we also offer ABA therapy, which can facilitate behavior modification through methods that don’t involve ‘talk therapy.’ 

Executive Functioning Training 

Executive functioning skills training may help individuals who broadly struggle with higher order cognitive processes, such as self-regulation, planning, and working memory. Executive functioning can be compromised due to other mental health concerns, such as Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Traumatic Stress, and more. Thus, we can help devise a strategic plan to address your executive functioning skills deficits and strengths. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder  

We offer ABA therapy rooted in behaviorism to treat all levels of severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder for children, teens, and adults. ASD is a disorder that presents early in a child’s development through social-communication deficits and restricted/repetitive behaviors. ABA therapy is the gold-standard for treating ASD, particularly for young children. Early identification and intervention is key, and thus, we also offer Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations. 

Chronic Health Conditions 

Chronic health conditions (autoimmune disorders, traumatic brain injuries, diabetes) are often comorbid with mental health concerns, likely due to possible shared risk factors as well as the distress that comes with managing a condition. As a provider with a chronic health condition, I understand the importance of holistically (i.e., physical, mental) addressing your condition. We offer evidence-based methods, such as Exposure Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help navigate the challenges of a chronic condition. 

References:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/chronic-illness-mental-health/
https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/ocd-treatment/erp/
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/what-is-executive-function