Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
We capitalize on decades of experience treating mental health disorders to craft well-informed, customized plans.
Addiction is viewed as a medical condition that requires treatment. It develops over time as a result of initial, voluntary drug use and progresses to more uncontrollable and compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use. This can interfere with and/or destroy a person’s functioning in one or more key areas of their life i.e. health, family, school. A person can also be similarly addicted to gambling, gaming, social media and unhealthy relationships.
We’ve made it our business to understand the complexities and nuances associated with recovery from the disease of addiction.
A learning disorder is a neurological condition that interferes with an individual’s ability to store, process, and/or produce information in academic environments. These differences negatively impact those who otherwise have at least average abilities essential to thinking and reasoning. Learning disorders can affect one’s ability to read, write, speak, spell, compute math, and reason. They can also impact attention, memory, coordination, social skills and emotional maturity.
With the right support and intervention, we can help children and adults with learning and social differences find success in school and in life.
Social Learning Disorders
Social learning disorders are conditions which cause difficulty in developing social competence. Many of us find the social world confusing from time to time however, for those with social learning issues these interactions can be particularly stressful. Research shows that young people who have difficulty with aspects of their socialization are at higher risk for poor mental health, substance use, disrupted school attendance and performance, maintaining employment and so forth.
We identify and provide opportunities for young people with social learning disorders to learn and practice the people skills that will help them thrive.
The prevalence of developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is rising rapidly. Developmental disorders can cause a number of issues which negatively impact a person's quality of living, their ability to make and sustain meaningful relationships, and their academic and employment experiences. These issues vary greatly from person to person. Without proper assessment surrounding the nuances of developmental disorders, suffering increases, while self-esteem and hope decrease. People struggling with undiagnosed and/or underserved developmental disorders are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, failure to launch, and suicidal ideation.
We work with top treatment programs who specialize in developmental disorders so that our clients can learn how to navigate social pragmatics, self-care, and healthy self-advocacy.
It is not unusual for people to struggle with several problems at the same time, having what is referred to as co-occurring disorders. While each can be diagnosed independent of the other, they interact in a way that creates a complex puzzle in terms of both assessment and treatment. A common example is the co-occurrence of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Another familiar scenario is the combination of a learning and anxiety disorder.
There are innumerable combinations or ‘clusters’ of problems and stressors that can blend together which require careful consideration of both the individual parts and the gestalt. In the absence of a sophisticated and holistic approach to co-occurring disorders a client may easily be misunderstood, resulting in a misguided approach to treatment.
We specialize in developing attuned recommendations for clients struggling with complex issues.