What we treat

We specialize in the treatment of the problems below; keep in mind that when we say “we specialize” we really mean it, it’s not just a written word in our clinical work.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related conditions
Anxiety (all types)
Anger
Borderline Personality disorder (emotion regulation problems)
Body image problems

Chronic Interpersonal problems (high conflict relations)
Depression and related mood disorders
Problematic eating behaviors and body image concerns
Trauma and related conditions

Learn more, take a self-assessment, and make an informed decision about therapy

At times it’s difficult to figure out of what you’re struggling with or what’s going on with your kid/teen. If you are an adult and want to learn more about each specific condition we treat, click on the link “what is it?” If you want to check whether you’re struggling or not with that particular problem, click on the link self-assessment.” (keep in mind that these questionnaires are for informational purposes only and do not constitute formal clinical assessments).

For parents ...click here if you want to know what’s going on with your kid/teen?
If you’re a parent of a child or a teen, and would like to figure out what’s going on with your child/teen please click on the link below that will help you to figure out what he/she may be struggling with…

Parents self-assessment questionnaire

 

For adults: select any of the options below:
Anxiety disorders
Social anxiety:  What is it?  Self-assessment. Chronic worry: What is it? Self-assessment Specific phobia:   What is it?   Self-assessment. Panic attacks: What is it? Self-assessment
Borderline personality disorder, emotion reactivity, and impulse control problems
Body image concerns
Depression problems
Eating problems
OCD & related conditions
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & related conditions What is it?    Self-assessment Below are the most common forms of OCD: Contamination OCD Common obsessions: fear of germs, chemicals, or other “contaminants” Common compulsions: excessive washing, cleaning, reassurance-seeking and avoiding. Hyper-responsibility OCD Common obsessions: fear of making a mistake, causing a tragedy Common compulsions: excessive checking of light switches, stove, appliances. Just Right OCD Common obsessions: fear of not being able to tolerate specific feelings Common compulsions: repeating routine behaviors, arranging/ordering, checking/repeating writing and reading, homework, or work tasks. Hypochondria/Health Anxiety Common obsessions: fear of having or catching illnesses Common compulsions: checking body for symptoms, excessive googling/researching symptoms, excessive reassurance seeking or avoidance of medical professionals/procedures. Harm OCD Common obsessions: fear of committing violence against self or others, fear of “snapping” and causing harm, intrusive violent thoughts Common compulsions: avoidance of triggering media, mental review/checking of violent thoughts, reassurance, avoidance of triggering environments. Sexual Orientation OCD Common obsessions: fear of changing sexual orientation or of being in denial of sexual orientation, intrusive sexual thoughts related to orientation Common compulsions: checking for arousal in triggering situations, avoidance of triggering situations, excessive mental review of sexual themes. Pedophile Obsessions Common obsessions: fear of being sexually attracted to children or fear of being a sexual predator, intrusive thoughts about children Common compulsions: checking for arousal in triggering situation, avoidance of triggering situations, excessive mental review of behavior around children. Relationship OCD Common obsessions: fear of being in the wrong or imperfect relationship, fear of not being in love with partner or choosing the wrong partner Common compulsions: checking for “love feelings”, avoiding triggering situations, excessive mental review of qualities of relationship. Religious and Moral Scrupulosity OCD Common obsessions: fear of religious blasphemy or of exercising faith inadequately, fear of being morally imperfect Common compulsions: compulsive prayer, excessive review of religious concepts, avoidance of triggering situations, excessive attention to issues of honesty or morality, excessive mental review of perceived mistakes. Hyper-awareness OCD Common obsessions: fear of not being able to stop attending to breathing, blinking, swallowing, thinking, or other semi-voluntary behaviors Common compulsions: checking for awareness, excessive distracting, reassurance seeking about symptoms or about what is normal.
Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & related conditions

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