Mental Health Care industry
1994 – Present (17 years)
Founded a highly respected practice that serves a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. Specialize in the psychotherapeutic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, developing and implementing treatment plans that lead to solutions that address dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and cognitions through goal-focused, systematic procedures.
Consult with assisted living leadership, delivering “Active Living” programs. Offer expertise on instituting methods for transitioning elderly patients by creating positive experiences and living situations.
> Specialize in Geriatric Psychology. Offer strong understanding of behaviors, psychological assessments and diagnosis, prevention, adjustment challenges, neuropsychological functions, and treatment of disorders associated with the senior population.
> Built practice to six staff members from 1994 to 2004. Maintained adherence to regulatory guidelines and standards. Reduced staff to allow for increased personal patient contact as sole practitioner in 2005.
> Design therapeutic approach that assists patients in assuming responsibility for decisions and future outcomes, utilizing diverse methods, such as Behavior and Cognitive Therapies.
> Provide brief, direct, and time-limited treatments with goal of creating “perspective” for patients by redefining negative, destructive, depressive, and/or self-sabotaging thinking patterns.
> Facilitate open communication during individual, couples, family, and group therapy, ensuring a safe environment where all participants are free to speak and share feelings.
> Effectively treat a broad spectrum of issues, including depression, mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders.