Depression/Anxiety/Stress Management/Grief, Loss, Bereavement/Anger Management/Sports, Exercise, Lifestyle Habits
Dr. Smalheiser offers individual, family, and couples therapy, in addition to psychological and neuropsychological testing and evaluations. Evidence based treatments with foundations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavior Modification, and Motivational Interviewing are utilized on a case by case basis.
I firmly believe that each person who walks through my door is a unique individual, and deserves to be treated as such. Through the use of an initial consultation, followed up with subsequent psychotherapy sessions, I work closely with each person in order to assist them in developing and attaining their personal goals. I provide a warm and safe environment that allows me to empower individuals, help them better understand their behaviors, environments and relationships, and foster an overall sense of well-being that suits their life and needs.
Sports and Exercise Psychology
Psychological consultations and evaluations are conducted with the purpose of obtaining a professional opinion and recommendations. These evaluations can be completed for individuals of all ages in one to two visits, which will consist of a clinical interview and direct observation of the individual. Follow-up testing with the most current psychological assessments may be completed on a case by case basis and a comprehensive clinical interview with Dr. Smalheiser. Findings and impressions will be shared, and appropriate treatment recommendations will be given.
Individual therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental environment where a person can express and explore his or her thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors. The individuals will engage in a collaborative process with Dr. Smalheiser in order to begin understanding themselves on various, and sometimes deeper, levels. Typically the goal of individual therapy is to assist individuals in identifying areas of their lives in which they might like to make changes, or simply to develop greater levels of insight and introspection.
Family therapy is used to treat problems that are common amongst family members, with the goal of improving the way family members interact with one another. This is typically achieved by creating healthy boundaries and fostering greater acceptance and often independence. Treatment focuses on refining communication between family members and, most importantly, developing strategies to better cope with the challenges that lay ahead.