Our Expertise

Areas Of Expertise

Mental Health

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

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.

Learning & Social Learning Disorders

A learning disorder is a neurological condition that interferes with an individual’s ability to store, process, and/or produce information. They impact those who otherwise have at least average abilities essential to thinking and reasoning. Learning disorders can affect one’s ability to read, write, speak, spell, compute math, and reason. They can also impact attention, memory, coordination, social skills and emotional maturity.

With the right support and intervention, we can help children and adults with learning disabilities succeed in school and life.

A social learning disorder (SLD) is a condition that, for various reasons, makes it difficult to develop social competence. Many of us find the social world confusing from time to time. But for people with SLD, social interactions can be particularly stressful. Research shows that young people who have difficulty with aspects of their socialization are at higher risk for poor mental health, disrupted school attendance and performance, maintaining employment and so forth.

We identify and provide opportunities for young people with social learning disorders to learn and practice the people skills that will help them thrive.

Co-Occuring Disorders

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.