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What We Treat

Our team at McLean Counseling Center addresses wide range of problems in children, adolescents and adults. Each of us has developed expertise further in certain areas.
Please review the list and click on each to learn more.

ADHD

(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and issues related to initiating and finishing tasks and projects

Range of ADHD symptoms such as

  • Easy distractibility/difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Impulsive behaviors (making hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them, which may  have high potential for harm)
  • Problems initiating and finishing projects
  •  Learning Disorders

Family and relationship problems

  • Parent -adolescent disruptive relationships
  • Dealing with your teen’s mood swings
  • Handling teens with high risk behaviors
  • Limited  social life/feeling isolated
  • Difficulties in dating and having a healthy romantic life
  • Couples and marriage
    • Frequent arguing/ disagreements
    • Breakdown in communication
    • Angry outbursts
    • Avoidance behaviors

Physical symptoms resistant to medical treatments or without an explanation

 

  • Chronic headaches and stomachaches
  • Diffuse muscle tension and joint pain
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Functional neurological symptoms such as muscle weakness without an explanation, paralysis, loss of a sensation or vision without an explanation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other issues related to gastrointestinal system

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

These can be depressive symptoms due to biological factors, life stresses, post-partum depression, or other reasons; overly elevated mood due to bipolar disorder or a variant; or anxiety due to biological reasons or life stresses.

Depressive symptoms can include

  •   Sadness
  •   Low energy
  •   Lack of interest in formerly pleasurable activities
  •   Hopelessness
  •   Suicidal thoughts

Anxiety symptoms can include

  •   Excessive worry
  •   Feeling on edge
  •   Sleeplessness
  •   Having phobias
  •   Panicking
  •   Fear of social settings
  •   Obsessive thoughts and rituals that      interfere with daily living

Immigration and its emotional burdens

 

  • The struggles of leaving and arriving
  • Homesickness
  • Issues related to finances and marriage in a new setting
  • Acculturation and family adjustment to a new environment and potentially different set of values

 

Work stress

  • Work life balance

  • Addressing dysfunctional work environments

  • Emotional conflicts in the work environment

  • Work stagnation or un-fulfillment

  • Handling difficult bosses or coworkers

Autism Spectrum Disorder

This includes a wide range of developmental delays that can lead to limitations in a variety of areas.

 

  • Early childhood behavioral and developmental issues
  • Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others
  • Repetitive behaviors as well as limited interests or activities
  • Symptoms that hurt the individual’s ability to function socially, at school or work, or other areas of life

Trauma-related disorders

Issues around acute stress or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder that includes being involved in  or witnessing a traumatic event.

Incidents of trauma can include

  • A car accident
  • Child Abuse
  • Witnessing or being the victim of a ctime
  • Witnessing or being the victim of domestic violence
  • Military combat
  • Kidnapping
  • Being involved in a natural disaster
  • Being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition

These all can cause nightmares, irritability, avoiding situation that reminds the person and daily living can get affected

Life transitions

  • Changing schools
  • Graduation
  • Going off to college
  • Starting a new job
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Births of children
  • Illness
  • Death
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Return home of an adult child

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