Services

Our Goal

"To help clients achieve their maximum social functioning potential, or, at a minimum, maintain their independence in the community."


EVALUATIONS

Mental health evaluations include a medical and psychosocial history, mental status exam, findings of normed mental health rating scales completed by clients and their care givers or significant others, a  DSM-5™ diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. 

They incorporate information from the 
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA),® which assesses competencies, adaptive functioning, and behavioral, emotional, and social problems for individuals from ages 1-1/2 years to to over 90 years.  

The evaluations also incorporate data from a variety of other objective rating scales such as the Checkmate Plus Symptom Inventories for adults, children, and adolescents; Barkley's Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale; and Barkley's Functional Impairment Scale


Mr. Miller has expertise in evaluating AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, Bipolar disorders, depressive disorders, and psychotic disorders in children, teens, and adults.  


Formal AD/HD evaluations
for children and adults are a specialty.  (Mr. Miller worked for 10 years with Catholic Community Services ADHD clinic.)  See his article Nineteenth Century Observations of American ADHD under the tab "My ADHD Article," which was published in The ADHD Report edited by Russell Barkley, PhD.  It is reprinted here by permission from The Guilford Press.


PSYCHOTHERAPY
 

(Focused on evidence-based clinical stardards of care)


Cognitive-
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) challenges a client's incorrect thinking process.  The basic premise of this approach is that thoughts about a particular event result in feelings, which in turn lead to behavioral responses.  Thus, faulty perceptions and interpretations of an event may cause maladaptive responses.  The therapist helps the client change faulty ways of thinking that progress to self-defeating feelings and poor behavioral choices.  
  • For children and teens, psychotherapy often addresses assessment and treatment of problems such as AD/HD; adjustment disorders; anxiety disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder; mood disorders; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Reactive Attachment Disorder; and school failure.
  • For adults (including senior citizens), psychotherapy frequently targets management of anxiety disorders; chronic medical problems; cognitive problems such as dementia; life transitions; loss and grief; mood disorders; and other mental disorders.

EAP COUNSELING
 

(Non-medical counseling)

Problem-Solving Therapy
is a type of short-term counseling used to address Employee Assistance related problems.  It frequently focuses on the family unit, emphasizing the social context of human problems.  The goal of therapy is to solve problems, achieve goals, and change behavior.
  • For individuals, counseling may address interpersonal problems, and work-related stresses or performance issues.
  • For couples or families, counseling may focus on issues such as communication problems; sharing of household responsibilities; parenting conflicts; or infidelity.

SBIRT SERVICES

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to substance abuse Treatment services include:

  • Screening to assess the severity and risk level of substance use and determine the right level of treatment.
  • Brief intervention that focuses on insight, awareness, and motivation to change risky substance use behaviors.
  • Referral to substance abuse treatment if needed.


ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING

  • Consultation with health care facilities focuses on standards of patient care, appropriate patient care policies, and management issues.


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