I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, and I help people who struggle with social anxiety.
Counselor in Tucson, AZ
Most of the people I treat for ADHD are adolescents and young adults. For the adolescents they usually are experiencing difficulties in following through with their chores and school assignments and for the young adults, they are often dealing with a lack of direction in their lives resulting in a failure to launch into independent living. I primarily address ADHD symptoms through cognitive behavioral strategies, aimed at helping the clients become more disciplined in his activities of daily living. The therapeutic process is structured into small objectives which the clients builds upon towards improving focus and followthrough in his or her activities of daily living.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy combined with exposure therapy to treat clients who struggle with social anxiety. The primary goal of therapy is to help the client identify core beliefs and values which sustains his or her experiences with social phobia. Afterwards the client is then assisted in the adoption of healthier and reality based core beliefs which reinforce feelings and attitudes of assertiveness and confidence in social situations.
Typical issues I work with adolescents and their parents on, are ADHD, anxiety related issues and defiance, which is often disguised as poor anger management. During the initial appointment, I will meet with the teenager and his or her parents involved. The goal of which is to get all parties present to agree on what the main goals and objectives for treatment are going to be. After which I primarily work with the adolescent on the identified and agreed upon issues to be addressed and resolved. Periodically I will bring in the parents to check in on how things are going on in the home or homes.