Adults can experience distress related to difficult life changes or problems that have been getting worse over time. You don't need to be in "crisis" to benefit from psychotherapy--an experienced clinician using an evidence-based approach can help you improve your ability to cope with distress, make the decisions that are consistent with your values and goals, and be more resilient when you face challenges in the future. We specialize in helping adults with concerns related to the following:

Depression and Anxiety

Feelings of sadness, stress, or fear can interfere with your ability to meet your goals and thrive in your life.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based that teaches people to change their mood and worries by changing their thoughts and behaviors. Strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ACT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can improve your self-awareness and resourcefulness.  Changing your perceptions about yourself and your world can drastically improve your performance and relationships with others. 

Academic Difficulties

Do you have a hard time sitting down and finishing your work? Are you struggling with anxiety related to test-taking or feelings of being overwhelmed by your assignments? Clinicians that Thriving Child Center can help you implement behavioral strategies to improve your performance and address cognitive barriers to achieving your goals. 

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) including Hair-pulling and Skin-picking

As many as 1/50 people experience intense urges to pull their hair or pick their skin. Sometimes these behaviors have been going on since early childhood; sometimes these behaviors started in adolescence or even recently. Shame and fear of judgement can interfere with people receiving the very helpful treatments that can change these behaviors. "Just stopping" is not usually a realistic option. The psychologists at  Thriving Child Center are trained by the TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (www.bfrb.org) in an intervention called Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment (ComB), which helps people to learn strategies to address these behaviors effectively.