Many people experience daily stresses and are in need of extra coaching and support to ensure that they are coping in a healthy way. Our primary goals are to support people and help them manage feelings and behaviors more effectively.
We provide assessment and evaluation services for:
- Academic and/or testing accomodations
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Comprehensive psychological assessments
- Competency Evaluations
- Disability Applications
- Learning Disorders
Many families seek support from professionals to help them cope with stressful situations. Our goal at the PSC is to help parents and children learn better skills to cope with or change problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they can live more effectively now and in the future. We offer a range of support services.
Some of the most common problems we provide intervention services for include:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Difficulty following directions
- Arguing or fighting
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Other mood problems
- Stress caused by medical problems
- Highly threatening life events (e.g., death of a loved one, car accidents, or exposure to violence)
People are social creatures who function best in healthy and secure relationships. Distress in our intimate relationships can cause an array of problems that can negatively impact our lives. When couples find themselves stuck in vicious cycles that create conflict and interfere with a healthy connection to each other, therapy can be a helpful tool to regain that connection. Student-therapists at the PSC offer evidence based therapeutic strategies to help repair and foster healthier and more satisfying relationships.
Couples can seek therapy for any number of reasons that create discontent or conflict in their relationships. Common issues include:
Disagreement over major life issues (e.g., finances, childrearing, chronic illness)
General communication problems
A general sense of lost connection
Therapuetic model: Student-therapists are primarily trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), but also taught to incorporate skills and concepts from the Gottman Method and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when appropriate.
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT): A New Scientific and Practical Theory on Love
Developer, Dr. Sue Johnson believes couples therapy is in the midst of a revolution. The once widely accepted techniques of problem-solving and conflict management skills are still considered beneficial, but do not appear to get to the heart of the matter. They seem to fall short in developing a path to lasting change. EFT is deeply rooted in adult attachment, an extension of John Bowlby's work on the emotional bonds between children and their caregivers.
Goals of EFT:
To identify the couple's negative cycle
To increase a sense of emotional presence and engagement in each partner
To expand and re-organize key emotional responses
To create a sense of safe connection
Click here for more information on EFT.
From time-to-time, the PSC offers groups to address various emotional and behavioral problems or to help individuals build and improve skills in living effectively. Please call the PSC for more information on groups that might become available.
Many people are affected by various types of mental health concerns and could benefit from counseling, therapy, and behavioral modification techniques. We provide support and guidance to individuals by motivating change and collaboratively developing effective strategies for handling problems. Throughout this process, clients are active in setting and achieving their goals.
Some of the most common problems presented by our clients are:
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Interpersonal and communication problems
- Coping with life stresses caused by medical problems
- Exposure to other types of traumatic events such as death of a loved one, car accidents,
or violence within the community