CLINICAL VS FORENSIC
Clinical Psychologists work to promote a person’s adaptation, adjustment, and personal development. A Forensic Psychologist uses techniques founded in clinical psychology to assess damages and claims, help choose juries, or make recommendations on sentencing, judgment, or settlements
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This therapy may focus on current or past experiences, thoughts and feelings that are causing difficulties in daily living, work or relationships. Individual counseling involves the sharing of these experiences and feelings with a trained therapist in the hope of coming to a deeper understanding of self and an improvement in relationships, attitude and functioning.
Group therapy, led by a trained therapist, is a very effective type of psychotherapy. Individuals facing the same or similar issues come together to discuss their struggles and triumphs and offer support to other members.
Couples counseling focuses on improving communication between two people in a relationship that may or may not be having difficulties. For couples, dysfunctional patterns of behavior and emotion can be modified and the relationship can gain strength by focusing on its positive attributes and improving its resilience.
This therapy involves all family members with the goal of improving communication, creating more understanding and helping families make changes that have positive effects on the family unit.
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance abuse counseling focuses on rapid symptom alleviation and a treatment plan that will help those suffering from addiction. Addiction has been shown to be a brain disease that responds well to treatment, and substance abuse professionals are committed to helping those suffering from addiction find relief and achieve long term sobriety.
Anger Management Therapy
Anger is a natural response that everyone experiences. However, for those having trouble controlling their anger, this therapy may be indicated. Anger Management Therapy helps those who have difficulty dealing with their anger identify triggers and respond in appropriately healthy ways.
This type of therapy utilizes a completely natural state of consciousness that we experience every day to bring lasting changes to people’s lives.
Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
This type of assessment helps a mental health professional understand a person better and with this understanding, formulate the best possible treatment plan leading to the most successful result. It encompasses a series of tests including intelligence testing, clinical interview and personality tests, among others.
Bio Psycho-Social Assessment and Evaluation
This holistic assessment is a series of questions given at the beginning of treatment aimed at obtaining relevant information about physical, psychological and social factors that play a part in a person’s life. This assessment posits that all of these aspects work together to create a whole and each has an influence on the other as well as on the whole.
Psycho-Educational Assessment and Evaluation
This type of testing is aimed at assessing the psychological aspects of learning and academic skills. The areas covered in this assessment include intelligence, memory, concentration, eye-hand coordination, planning ability, reading, writing, listening comprehension, mathematics and oral expressive skills. It is helpful in diagnosing learning disabilities and psychological disorders.
This therapy utilizes a child-focused treatment plan to achieve the most effective strategies for successful parenting. Parenting therapy can help deal with the stress involved in raising another human being and work toward creating a healthy relationship between parent and child.
Some of our helpful techniques and clinical services include but are not limited to the following areas of expertise:
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