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Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with:
Family dynamics can often be challenging, whether you have a traditional or non-traditional family, we can help, Family counseling provides an opportunity for everyone to openly talk about their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Together, we can try to solve any familial issues:
Couples counseling is beneficial to those interested in improving their relationships. We have experience with a diverse range of couples from various racial, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. Couples can be married or dating, heterosexual or homosexual. We assist couples with:
Dr. James Olsen, PhD and Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services has provided ADHD evaluations and treatment services in the general community for over 20 years. The ADHD clinic provides assessment services such as neuropsychological testing to rule out comorbid factors that may mimic ADHD symptomology and to refine the diagnosis. Once the assessment process in completed recommendations are developed that may include the use of medications, individual and family interventions and recommendations for the school environment. Treatment staff will often attend school meetings to present testing data and to assist in 504 or Other Health Impairment (OHI) planning that will assist the child to perform at their very best level within the school environment. The ADHD clinic also includes the medication clinic to assist the medication interventions and management.
Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services provides medication intervention and management through psychiatric modalities. The medication clinic is considered an adjunct to other therapy services within the office. Psychiatry specialty includes adults, children, developmental issues, ADHD and traumatic brain injury.
Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services has a specialty clinic that focuses on mood disorders both in children and adults. Mood disorders can include Bipolar disorders, Dysthymia, Major Depressive disorder and Cyclothymia. Individuals referred into this clinic will experience treatment modalities which can include individual assessments, psychological testing, individual and family therapy interventions, environmental intervention which can include the work and school environments, as well as medication intervention. The mood disorder clinic for children often includes neuropsychological testing which helps develop treatment programming that will address family and medication issues as well as directions to rule out physical disorders that may be contributing to cognitive and behavioral issues. Additionally, behavioral programming at home and school is a primary function of the mood disorder clinic for children. Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services therapy staff will often attend school meetings and aid in program development within the educational environment that will transcend to the home and environment. Consequently the mood disorder clinic relies on a holistic treatment approach which includes physical, emotional and environmental interventions.
General psychological testing evaluates present emotional status relative to internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Recommendations generated through this form of testing will help with medications as well as general treatment planning.
Pediatric Neuropsychology is a professional specialty concerned with learning and behavior in relationship to a child's brain. This relationship is often referred to as the "brain behavior relationship." Pediatric neuropsychological testing is particularly helpful when assessing changes in cognition and behavior following a traumatic brain injury. Additionally this testing is helpful in identifying cognitive and behavioral issues with developmental disorders, differentiating ADHD issues versus other behavioral disorders and identifying specific cognitive variables that may alter learning and behavioral disorders, and identifying specific cognitive variables that may alter learning and behavior. This form of testing is different than traditional psychological testing and psycho-educational assessments performed by the school. Traditional psychological evaluations will determine whether a child qualifies for special education services. Pediatric neuropsychological testing is comprised of a series of standardized measures in which gathered data is compared to other children within a specific age group. The most important aspect of neuropsychological testing is its ability to access a variety of cognitive and behavioral issues and to write recommendations for interventions.
Clinical neuropsychological service is a specialty focusing on brain functioning in adults. Clinical neuropsychological testing assesses brain function through the use of objective tests of memory and thinking skills. A detailed assessment of abilities is completed identifying patterns of strengths and weaknesses that can be used within the healthcare profession for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Health psychology is a new and expanding field which attempts to bridge the gap between health and illness with current psychological knowledge, education and treatment intervention. A national sample of rehabilitation patients indicated the presence of significant levels of depression while receiving rehabilitation services which impaired recovery (Bruns, Disorbio & Disorbio, 1996). A 20 year long study at Kaiser-Permanente found that 60% of all visits by medical patients at their facilities were made by individuals with no clear diagnosable disorder suggesting a psychological bases for their medical complains (Cummings & VandenBos, 1981). Lastly, in a study of 26,000 subjects and 14 countries it was found that physical disability was more closely associated with psychological factors than it was with medical diagnoses (Oremel, et al., 1994). Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services provides individual and family interventions which help to develop healthy habits as well as the prevention or reduction of unhealthy behaviors that contribute to illness. Both the impact of behavior on health as well as the influence of health and disease states on psychological factors are addressed during the course of treatment.
Within the field of health psychology an important area is cardiac health. Dr. James A. Blumenthal and other researchers at Duke University Medical Center studied 107 patients with coronary vessel disease and ischemia. It was found that patients who learned stress management had a lower risk of a future heart attack or of needing cardiac surgery than those who underwent exercise training or those who receive standard cardiac rehabilitation care (Archives of Internal Medicine, 1997). Delta Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services provides services to deal with stress management, comorbidity of psychological disorders such as depression following surgery as well as the use of our medication clinic to remediate psychological symptoms and to promote healthy lifestyles.
Play is a child's natural method of learning and expressing themselves. Play therapy uses carefully selected toys, games and art materials. Through the course of play the therapist helps the child prevent and/or resolve problems, repair emotional wounds, develop self confidence and get along better with others.
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