Consultation services are provided in collaboration and cooperation with social services, schools, treatment providers, medical professionals, court services,case managers, and other identified treatment team members. A number of consultation services are offered to support therapeutic change, cooperation, and accountability depending on the clinical needs.

  • A Clinical Case Review with Recommendations is a great option when there is a longstanding case that has had multiple services and numerous providers in place with little success. This is an opportunity to objectively review what has worked and what has not in order to determine best next steps.
  • The goal of the ConsulTeam is to move a case from “stuck” to an engaged family moving toward collaborative and effective solutions. This is a process of weekly team meetings for a period of 1 month (or longer depending on the referred needs of the case) that will provide clinical support and will facilitate the providers and case manager in effectively navigating the needs of children and families who have proven to be especially intensive and/or complex.
    • ConsulTeams can be the next step after an assessment or a Clinical Case Review allowing for the review of results, and a facilitated review and update of the treatment plan, problem solving, and provided support in implementing the team’s plan. ConsulTeams may occur in person or via video conferencing.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CONSULTATION

Consultation

Clinical Training

  • Identifying Treatment Needs
  • Treatment Planning
  • Measuring Progress

Clinical Case Review and Recommendations

  • For intense, complex, or long-term cases
  • Records and/or case review
  • A summary of successes and barriers in the case with relevant recommendations

A Clinical Case Review with Recommendations is a great option when there is a longstanding case that has had multiple services and numerous providers in place with little success. This is an opportunity to objectively review what has worked and what has not in order to determine best next steps.

Clinical Case Review and Recommendations + ConsulTeams

  • For intense, complex, and/or long-term cases
  • Records and/or clinical case review
  • A summary of successes and barriers in the case with relevant recommendations
  • ConsulTeams begin with a review of results, review and update of treatment plan, problem solving, and implementation
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Psychological coaching is grounded in the art and science of psychology and is in many ways very similar to traditional psychotherapy.  They both utilize knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive techniques in order to help a client move from where they are to an improved state of being. The differences between psychological coaching and traditional psychotherapy are related to their goals, focus, and perspective. Traditional psychotherapy seeks to diagnose and treat emotional and behavioral conditions, with the therapist serving as "expert" in support of the client. Unfortunately, many have considered the pursuit of traditional psychotherapy to be stigmatizing, in part because of this perspective of the client being "broken" and in need of repair.  Psychological  coaching offers a different point of view.  The coaching psychologist is more likely focused on developing a collaborative relationship, with the client in the "driver seat", with the perspective that the client is creative, whole, and resourceful.  The clients' capacity for wellness and healing is assumed, encouraging them to move more quickly and directly through obstacles to their happiness, success, and life satisfaction.  

As a Coaching Psychologist, my goal is to support you in creating awareness so that you can access your own skills and inner resources in order to manage the challenges you face now and into the future.  While our work together may touch on past traumas and psychiatric concerns, they will be addressed from the perspective of your strengths, rather than with a focus on ill-ness or disability.  In our larger community, it is not unusual for individuals to experience mild to moderate mental health issues, making psychological coaching an accessible and viable option.  If, in the course of our work together, either you or I have reason to believe that your mental or emotional health concerns are better addressed by another service provider, a referral will be made.  

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have 20 years of ongoing training and experience providing, consulting and supervising others in the provision of psychological services.  However,  as of now, the life coaching field is unregulated, allowing anyone to be a life coach - even those without training in the behavioral sciences.  As well, the coaching field is considered to lack a solid base in research, creating disagreement on educational and training standards. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is working to change this.  In order to ensure that your coach is not counseling others beyond their expertise, it is suggested that when considering a life coach, individuals  should seek coaches who are trained or ICF certified.  Along with my license as a Clinical Psychologist, I am currently enrolled in MentorCoach® L.L.C., one of the oldest ICF accredited coach training programs, and one that will enable me to be an ICF certified coach.