Shaevitz and Associates offers specific expertise in the following areas:
In addition to working with those who are dealing with a broad array of psychological issues, we collaborate with physicians who are treating patients whose medical conditions are affected by lifestyle and behavior, including pain management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and gastro-intestinal problems.
Over the years, staff members have treated thousands of patients with weight-related problems, including obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and stress-related eating. Our approach is multi-disciplinary in nature and often includes physicians, registered dieticians, and exercise physiologists.
Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia
It has been estimated that over 30 million adults suffer from severe, chronic Insomnia. The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been found to be one of the most effective ways of treating this disorder. Our approach utilizes behavioral change, sleep education, self-monitoring, and when appropriate the reduction or elimination of sleep medication. In many cases, this can be accomplished in six to eight meetings. Research suggests that most patients report significant increases in the quality and duration of sleep.
Many athletes, professional as well as amateur, have difficulties in being able to achieve their potential due to difficulties in focus and concentration. Members of our staff have worked with a number of professional and amateur athletes in many sports including baseball, swimming, golf, equestrian, and hockey. Individual programs are developed for each athlete that utilizes such techniques as visualization, positive self-talk, stress management, and getting “in the zone”.
We help the increasing number of individuals and families who are dealing with issues related to an older spouse or parent developing major medical, psychological, or life management problems that come with the aging process, including Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia.
Individuals, Couples, & Families
Couples and families are seen for issues such as communication problems, work-family balance, pre-marital and marital counseling, blended family difficulties, and raising healthy and productive children. Adolescents with learning difficulties are seen for both diagnostic purposes and behavioral interventions to compliment whatever types of medical or pharmacological treatments are taking place.
Children and Adolescents
Effective psychological interventions for children and adolescents demand specialized training to work effectively with these populations. Members of our professional staff have extensive experience dealing with a wide range of problems such as childhood obesity, bullying, family problems including separation and divorce, blended families, and substance abuse. Each child and family and is seen as unique and an individualized treatment plan is developed with a focus on fostering resiliency and responsibility among children and adolescents.
There has been a significant increase in children, adolescents, and adults being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. While the most frequent intervention is pharmacological, it has been found that behavioral interventions can complement pharmacological treatment, and in some cases replace it. For those applying to colleges and universities with learning disabilities, we work with other professionals to assist them through the admissions process.
Our fees vary based upon the type of service being provided and the time required. Unless other arrangements have been made, you will be expected to pay for services at the time they are rendered.
Payment schedules for other professional services such as report preparation and treatment summaries will be agreed upon when the services are requested.
In circumstances of unusual financial hardship, a payment plan may be available. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, Master Card, and American Express as sources of payment.