We commonly treat:
- Mood Disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
- Anxiety Disorders (including OCD, panic, general anxiety, social anxiety)
- Eating Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Cognitive and Attentional Disorders
Our initial meeting may be with one or two clinicians depending on what makes the best sense. For example, we often have you meet for the first 45 mins with a therapist, and then, for the second half with both the therapist and psychiatrist. We’ll tell you our understanding, getting your corrections till we feel we’ve nailed it. Then we lay out a menu of options and decide together where to start and how to measure success. It should all seem clear.
Treatments may include medications and/or a specific psychotherapy. We offer DBT, CBT, emotionally focused therapies (AEDP, IFS), exposure response prevention, prolonged exposure, coaching, supportive; and group therapies (please see groups page). We also offer case management that supports steps to recovery at your home or out in the field (work, school, etc). Family and couples work is sometimes needed to improve connection, provide education and decrease stressors.
Overall, we believe that it is essential to focus on valued goals, decreasing avoidance behaviors, increasing locus of control and attaining secure attachments. Our approaches are less specific to disorders and address issues common to many diagnoses. This is a trend evident in many centers of excellence (see for example the work of P Fonagy, A Caspi, D Barlow, A Abbass and D Fosha).