General Clinical Disorder and Other Problems

  • Anxiety Disorders – generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social phobia, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression – depressed mood, suicidal, poor self-esteem, dysthymic disorder
  • Grief and Loss – bereavement, adjustment disorder
  • Somatoform Disorder – Psychosomatic, pain disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder
  • Trauma – posttraumatic stress disorder, physical and sexual abuse
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – child ADHD, adult ADHD
  • Eating Disorders – anorexia, bulimia, obesity and bariatric, binge eating
  • Geriatrics – depression, cognitive impairments, bereavement, death and dying
  • Personality Disorders – antisocial, borderline personality, narcissistic, obsessive compulsive personality, histrionic, avoidant, dependent, paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal
  • Relationship Issues – relationship enhancement
  • Child Alienation (also known as parental alienation – typically child and one parent (and that parent’s family) are intentionally alienated from each other by the other parent
  • Family and Marital Problems – divorce, family and marital discord
  • Anger Management and Domestic Violence
  • Impulse Control Disorders – rage/intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania, pathological gambling, kleptomania
  • Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder – dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder (DID)

Disorders typically occurring in Childhood or Adolescence

  • Disruptive Behavior – oppositional and conduct disorders, ADHD
  • Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Separation Anxiety and Attachment Problems
  • Bedwetting and Potty Training – encopresis, enuresis, elimination disorder
  • Academic Problems and Learning Disorders – reading, math, and written expression, dyslexia

Substance Use Disorders

  • Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders – alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opiates, prescription medications, amphetamines, poly-substance
  • Dual Diagnosis – co-occurrence of substance abuse/dependency and mental illness

Severe and Persistent Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorders – cycles of mania and depression, endless energy and hyperactivity, grandiosity,  prolonged irritability
  • Major Depressive Disorder, severe and chronic, typically very resistant to first line treatments
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder, other Severe Personality Disorders
  • Major neurocognitive disorder with and without emotional disturbance, TBI

Important Information

Make sure you are accurately diagnosed. Your treatment including medications and types of psychotherapy will be based on your diagnoses.

We hear from a number of people that they receive many diagnoses and are left confused or uncertain about what disorder or disorders they actually have.  We conduct very thorough diagnostic evaluations.  In complex cases, we use psychological testing and or neuropsychological testing combined with a mental status examination and obtain comprehensive background and history. We are often asked to conduct diagnostic second opinions or consultations.