Adjustment Disorder: is a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless, and physical symptoms that can occur after you go through a stressful life event. The symptoms occur because you are having a hard time coping. Your reaction is stronger than expected for the type of event that occurred. (return to specialities page)


Adult ADD/ADHD: is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems.  (return to specialities page)


Anxiety: is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with and daily activities.  Symptoms include stress that's out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.  (return to specialities page)


Depression: is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.  (return to specialities page)




Grief & Loss: Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, the loss of health, the loss of independence, loss of identity, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.  (return to specialities page)



High Sensitivity: a person who experiences sensory processing sensitivity.  This personality trait includes hypersensitivity to external stimuli, a greater depth of cognitive processing, very empathic, and high emotional reactivity.  Many are introverts.  (return to specialities page)



Life Transitions: can be a variety of events such as: changing jobs, retiring, divorce, marriage, custody change, recent loss, moving, graduation/returning to school, having a family member move in, or a drastic change in finances, appearance (weight loss/gain, cosmetic/plastic surgery, disfigurement), status, identity, etc.  Sometimes difficult life transitions can cause adjustment disorder.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.  (return to specialities page)



Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.  People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger. PTSD can result due to a wide range of previous events.  It can be caused by one main traumatic event or a build up of smaller but reoccuring traumatic events.  (return to specialities page)



Relationship Issues: are issues that can involve various relationships.  It may be an issue you have with a boss, co-worker, subordinate, neighbor, friend, or relative (return to specialities page



Trauma: is an event that a person views as life-threatening or where there is a sense of helplessness.  What may be traumatic and difficult to overcome may be something that doesn't bother another person.  Trauma can be caused by one major event or a build up of small events.  (return to specialities page)