SPECIALIZED TREATMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Adult Anxiety Treatment

The psychologists at Psychology Houston, PC provide evaluation and treatment of a wide range of problems involving anxiety including panic disorder, agoraphobia, stress, social phobia, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Detailed evaluations lead to the development of unique, individualized treatment plans for each client. Clients are taught to manage anxiety and reduce its effects by coping more effectively with situations that trigger anxiety, stress, and dysfunctional behavior.

Child Anxiety Treatment

The psychologists at Psychology Houston, PC provide in-depth assessment of anxiety-based difficulties in children of all ages. Difficulties include social anxiety, test anxiety, separation anxiety, and difficulties coping with life stress. Treatment involves tailored intervention through identification of maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, as well as parent training. Specific cognitive and behavioral skills are taught to reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve social, academic, and emotional functioning.

Child and Adolescent Treatment

Psychology Houston, PC provides cognitive behavioral treatment for children and adolescents experiencing problems common to young people including hyperactivity, school refusal, shyness, oppositional behaviors, fearfulness, low self esteem, depression, nervous habits and tics, learning disabilities, sensory-based problems, problems with executive functioning, social skills problems, and others. This program offers opportunities for evaluation, school consultation, parent training, and family treatment.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment 

At Psychology Houston, PC, OCD Treatment follows scientifically tested strategies to provide individual behavior therapy. This approach incorporates cognitive therapy, exposure and response prevention, and family support to alleviate obsessions and compulsions in children, adolescents, and adults. Therapeutic options include brief intensive treatment, in vivo therapy, family education, and school consultation.

Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Treatment 

State of the art treatment for trichotillomania, a disorder characterized by recurrent pulling out of one’s hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other areas of the body, involves identifying all aspects of a person’s hair pulling behavior and creating a tailored treatment plan to address all internal and external triggers for pulling. The psychologists at Psychology Houston, PC offer individual and group therapy services using the Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB Model developed by Charles Mansueto and his colleagues at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington). Therapy is geared to the specific needs of each individual, with special considerations given to family and parental involvement in treatment of children and adolescents.

Skin Picking Treatment 

State of the art treatment for compulsive skin picking, face picking, nail biting, cuticle picking, nail picking, lip and cheek biting, involves identifying all aspects of a person’s behavior and creating a tailored treatment plan to address all internal and external triggers for picking. The experts at Psychology Houston, PC offer individual and group therapy services using the Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB Model). Therapy is geared to the specific needs of each individual, with special considerations given to family and parental involvement in treatment of children and adolescents.

Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Educational Testing

A full range of psychological evaluations is provided at Psychology Houston, PC to answer diagnostic questions, illuminate therapeutic recommendations, and/or aid in treatment planning. Evaluations can be comprehensive, or specifically targeted, and include cognitive, educational, personality, and achievement testing.

Houston Area Behavioral Institute for Tourette (HABIT) Clinic 

The HABIT Clinic is housed in the same location as Psychology Houston, PC and offers comprehensive behavioral treatment for Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders for children, adolescents and adults with these conditions. The HABIT Clinic is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, a designated Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence (TSA-COE).

Suicide Bereavement Treatment- Group format   

Grief after suicide presents unique difficulties and challenges. In this group, members offer support and are guided in the process of healing from this devastating trauma. This group is therapeutic in nature (e.g., teaching adaptive coping skills, self-regulation skills, trauma-based interventions, boundary work, etc.). Group interaction is warm and supportive, yet also intended to achieve sustainable improvements in functioning across a variety of emotional and behavioral areas.

Grief and Bereavement Treatment 

Assessment and intervention for people who are experiencing both acute and chronic grief following a wide range of loss and trauma. Treatment is offered in both individual and group formats, and often includes family-based treatment. Grief counseling is designed to facilitate adaptive coping and emotional healing after the death of a loved one. Grief-related issues are processed and addressed with care and compassion through an individualized treatment plan that takes into account the unique personality of the bereaved person and the specific nature and circumstances of the loss.

Executive Functioning Treatment 

The understanding of inattention and poor impulse control in children and adults with ADD/ADHD has shifted from primarily “the inability to stay on task:” to a broader concept called executive function weaknesses. Executive functions are your brains tools for helping you plan and execute daily activities. These include planning, initiating, organization, time management, emotional control, sustained attention, and impulse control. Children and adults with deficits in executive functions have problems organizing materials and setting schedules. They misplace papers, reports, and other school materials. They might have similar problems keeping track of their personal items or keeping their bedroom organized. Psychology Houston offers an evidenced-based program to help children, adolescents, and adults with these types of challenges. Intervention is very individualized based on the individual’s specific executive function weaknesses.

Social Skills Treatment 

The Social Skills Treatment Program is an evidenced-based intervention designed to help children and adolescents who struggle initiating and maintaining positive peer relationships. Social skills training includes, but is not limited to, skills such as starting a conversation, how to have back-and-forth conversations, asking for help, and how to share and take turns. Social skills training is provided in individual as well as group formats. The clinician will work with each family to determine which would be the best option.