1. Foreign Language Waiver Evaluation

    Learning a second language is part of almost every student’s academic process. But, for some, acquiring a second language is not possible for several reasons. Those with certain developmental disabilities often cannot learn a second language. There are other individuals who struggle to learn the required foreign language in middle school or high school no matter what interventions are provided. …Read More

  2. How to Successfully Search for a Therapist

    When someone starts a search for a therapist, there are many options where they can start their search. For those who start by looking on their insurance company website and printing out a list of providers within a specific area, you know the frustration of calling a long list only to either not receive a phone call back at all, to be told “no new patients” or to find out that the provider no…Read More

  3. 504 Plan for ADHD

    “People with ADHD have more thoughts before breakfast than most people have all day.”- Anonymous The above quote indicates how people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) are comparatively more energetic, creative, and spontaneous in their daily lives. For a child with ADHD (or ADD), it can be difficult to get going in the morning and transition from home to school. Also…Read More

  4. How to Overcome Back-to-school Anxiety in Students

    The end of the summer can be very upsetting for many students. Going back-to-school means having a hectic schedule, lots of homework, and the same boring “early to bed and early to rise” routine. Many children and teenagers also experience difficulty with transitions and “switching” their brain back to learning mode after a summer of camp, relaxation, and family vacations. While a majority…Read More

  5. CBT-I Therapeutic Treatment for Insomnia

    We all experience that occasional night or two where we cannot sleep. We toss and turn, thoughts and worry running through our heads. This is a normal reaction to life’s stressors such as relationship issues, loss, or job stress. When sleepless nights persist for three nights per week for at least three months, this is chronic insomnia. Many people turn to over-the-counter treatments such as Ben…Read More

  6. What is Anxiety Therapy and how can it help me?

    Everyone experiences some level of stress in their daily living, and almost everyone feels anxious from time-to-time. Stress is a physiological arousal response that allows us to be attentive and responsive to situations. Healthy stress is when the brain perceives and interprets real threats that are immediate or in the near future, then engages the mind in problem-solving tasks to eliminate these…Read More

  7. What to expect from Pre-adoption Psychological Evaluations

    Generally, people find it very daunting to visit a psychologist in order to have a psychological evaluation. This fear increases when the couple is planning to adopt a child especially after more than a few unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of their own. They might be going through severe frustration and dilemma plus are not ready to take any chance that would not allow them to have a chil…Read More

  8. Your Brief Guide to 504 Plan for Anxiety

    Any individual suffering from any type of physical or mental disability can come across several kinds of challenges and hurdles in their daily life. Students spend most of their time at schools or colleges where they are promised a nurturing and healthy learning environment. Therefore, in order to diminish any sort of discrimination and difficulties faced by the students who are not eligible for s…Read More

  9. What is ADHD testing like?

    Many patients often wonder “what is ADHD testing like?” What does a psychologist do when they are testing for ADHD? When you are being evaluated for ADHD, the process generally includes a detailed intake where we discuss your current symptoms, family relationships, educational and career history, and medical history. During the intake, we discuss the test battery that would best evaluate your …Read More

  10. Is anxiety on the rise in children and teens?

    When I first dove into the realm of private practice about nine years ago, a majority of the referral reasons for the children and adolescents that I worked with included oppositional behaviors, attention problems, and difficulty adjusting to separation or divorce. Slowly over the past few years, I began to notice that a majority of my patient population is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I wo…Read More