Welcome to our clinical practice, Child, Adolescent and Adult Treatment Specialists (CHATS).
As therapists in this practice our core focus is on competent and expert treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families.
We strive to provide a comfortable, skillful, and accepting environment to work through life’s difficulties. As clinicians, we continuously research, study and remain up-to-date on best treatment practices, developmental theory, diagnostic issues, and how to best serve our clientele. Additionally, we recognize and value our clients’ strengths, ideas, resources and skills in working collaboratively on developing treatment plans that will lead to desired and healthy changes.
Therapy will progress based on what you as an individual, or your child and/or adolescent as an individual, presents at the time treatment begins and as it continues.
A comprehensive history will be taken at the first session in which both you and/or your youth’s concerns and symptoms will be assessed and addressed. Your therapist will then discuss with you the appropriate treatment and/or treatments s/he feels would best address the particular concerns and symptoms presented. Progress will be addressed and assessed continuously throughout treatment as well.
Research continues to demonstrate that adult and youth psychotherapy is effective (The Heart and Soul of Change, 2nd Edition. Duncan, Miller, Wampold and Hubble, 2010) in helping individuals make and sustain positive and healthy changes in their lives. We hope to help and serve you and/or your child or teen in this endeavor.
Variety of techniques
As psychologists and therapists, we are trained in a variety of theoretical orientations and techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Object Relations, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Psycho-analytic Treatment (primarily short-term), Emotion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy, Etc. Also note that all staff have been trained and are sensitive to personal and confidential information as required by HIPPA.
This clinic specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults with:
- Issues Specific to Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
- Anxiety Disorders and difficulties
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Separation Anxiety
- School Refusal
- Depression and Mood disorders
- Trauma issues
- Sexual Abuse / Victimization
- Impulse control problems
- Anger Management
- Mood Swings
- Aggressive Behavior
- Oppositional Behavior
- Self Harm
- Family issues / Parenting Concerns
- Divorce issues
- Identity issues – Self image
- Issues related to anger and explosive behaviors
- Difficulties related to Focus and ADHD
- Difficulties related to Autism spectrum
- Addictions – pornography, drugs, alcohol
- Life Transitions
- Missionary return adjustment
- College adjustment
- Empty nest
We continuously research, study and remain up-to-date on best treatment practices, developmental theory, diagnostic issues, and how to best serve our clientele.
We recognize and value our clients’ strengths, ideas, resources and skills in working collaboratively on developing treatment plans that will lead to desired and healthy changes.
Executive Director of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Treatment Specialists, PLLC. (CHATS)
LCSW, Master of Social Work
Clinical Psychology Extern
Clinical Psychology Extern, MS Psych, Juris Doctor