Areas Of Expertise
Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
We capitalize on decades of experience treating mental health disorders to craft well-informed, customized plans.
Addiction is viewed as a medical condition that requires treatment. It develops over time as a result of initial, voluntary drug use and progresses to more uncontrollable and compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use. This can interfere with and/or destroy a person’s functioning in one or more key areas of their life i.e. health, family, school. A person can also be similarly addicted to gambling, gaming, social media and unhealthy relationships.
We’ve made it our business to understand the complexities and nuances associated with recovery from the disease of addiction.
It is not unusual for people to struggle with several problems at the same time, having what is referred to as co-occurring disorders. While each can be diagnosed independent of the other, they interact in a way that creates a complex puzzle in terms of both assessment and treatment. A common example is the co-occurrence of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Another familiar scenario is the combination of a learning and anxiety disorder.
There are innumerable combinations or ‘clusters’ of problems and stressors that can blend together which require careful consideration of both the individual parts and the gestalt. In the absence of a sophisticated and holistic approach to co-occurring disorders a client may easily be misunderstood, resulting in a misguided approach to treatment.
We specialize in developing attuned recommendations for clients struggling with complex issues.