- Mood Disturbances
Evaluation & Diagnosis
In addition to a psychological evaluation, clinical interview, and additional assessments as needed, I evaluate whether a person has symptoms of a mood disorder such as major depression, dysthymia, or bipolar disorder, or of an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety or social phobia. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I help you make changes to improve your thinking, mood, behavior, and well-being. Treatment focuses on symptom relief and on increasing general well-being. I utilize positive psychology exercises to identify and maximize one's personal strengths.
After discussing the reason for the initial appointment, a thorough assessment (and possible testing) provides additional context and reveals nuances that are unique to each person. Therapy follows an individualized treatment plan to address the original concerns, as well as those that might be raised through further discussion.