We offer psychotherapy tailored to meet the needs of your child/adolescent. With an approach grounded in evidence-based techniques, our clinicians tailor their approach to meet the needs, interests, and preferences of your child. For most children, our clinical approach primarily involves the use of behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques, with a focus on enhancing children’s ability to understand and communicate their own thoughts and feelings.
For children struggling with behavioral issues (e.g., aggression, impulsivity, autism), we offer in-home behavioral assessment and intervention. This can involve assessing the precipitating and maintaining factors underlying a behavioral issue and developing a plan to address these issues (which can be implemented by parents or by the therapist in the home).
Our clinical team provides individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship struggles, work problems, as well as for people who are interested in gaining a better understanding of themselves. The clinicians at emPATH are highly trained in evidence-based clinical techniques while at the same time being attuned to the individual needs and desires of each client. (Not sure whether individual or couple/family therapy is right for you? See our “Therapy Basics” page).
Our therapists offer couple and family therapy for clients struggling with a wide range of experiences (e.g., infidelity, divorce, family blending, cultural differences/struggles, adoption, mental illness) — this approach typically requires all members of a couple/family attending the majority of the therapy sessions to work conjointly on an issue. Couple and/or family therapy can be a valuable addition to individual therapy that can fast-track results. (Not sure whether individual or couple/family therapy is right for you? See our “Therapy Basics” page).
We provide group therapy on an ongoing basis for the following experiences: social anxiety, bereavement, parenting young children, parenting adolescents, foster/adoptive parents. Group therapy can be done as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other forms of treatment (e.g., individual therapy). (Not sure whether individual or group therapy is right for you? See our “Therapy Basics” page)
An assessment involves a period of comprehensive information-gathering that leads to the formulation of a professional opinion. Assessments typically involve interviewing, observation, testing, and record review, and vary in length depending on type of assessment sought. At emPATH, we offer diagnostic assessment (in which a clinician reviews a client’s history and symptoms to determine if the client qualifies for a psychiatric diagnosis), comprehensive psychoeducational assessments (in which a clinician conducts testing and record review to identify educational strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations), and relationship/attachment assessments (in which a clinician assesses a child’s attachment behaviors/strategies and provides suggestions for parents wishing to support the child’s healthy development).
Clinicians are available to consult with corporations, families, universities, professionals, and teams regarding mental health and relationship-related topics. Interested in working with us on a specific issue? Give us a call and we will tell you if the topic fits within our scope of practice.