Populations & Skills

POPULATIONS SERVED & AREAS OF SKILL AND EXPERIENCE

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Pregnancy Related Concerns & Complications
After Pregnancy or Postpartum
Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Newborn Loss
Fertility and Parenting Decisions
Sexual Health and Functioning
Menopause and Post-Menopause Issues
Medical Health and Emotional Complications
Coping with Cancer and Cancer Risk
Chronic Mental Health Management
Grief & Loss, Bereavement, and Anticipatory Grief
Relationship Enhancement at Home and Work
Parent/Child Interaction
Child and Adolescent
Drug & Alcohol, Eating, and Sexual Addictions
Performance Enhancement
Professional and Clinician Self-Care
Creative Related Blocks
Life Transitions

Pregnancy Related Concerns & Complications

  • Pre-pregnancy consultation
  • Reproductive crisis
  • Pregnancy mood consultation and support
  • Depression during pregnancy
  • Anxiety and panic attacks during pregnancy
  • Sleep difficulties during pregnancy
  • Reducing risk for postpartum complications
  • Preparing for labor and delivery
  • Pregnancy and birthing related fears
  • Coping with multiples during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and fetal complications
  • Coping with extended bed rest
  • Relationship communication & pregnancy
  • Coping with unplanned pregnancies

AFTER PREGNANCY OR POSTPARTUM

  • Infant and neonatal care support
  • Postpartum depression & anxiety
  • Poor sleep or insomnia postpartum
  • Relationship issues postpartum
  • Postpartum sexual concerns
  • Caring for one or more young child
  • Postpartum medical complications
  • Challenges with multiple infants
  • Returning to work and other transitions
  • Postpartum challenges for single mothers

MISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH, AND NEWBORN LOSS

  • Coping with pregnancy loss
  • Coping with the loss of a newborn or infant
  • Anxiety about future pregnancies

FERTILITY AND PARENTING DECISIONS

  • Depression related to fertility issues
  • Anxiety related to fertility issues
  • Coping with primary & secondary infertility
  • Stress-reduction and mind/body techniques
  • Multiple pregnancy losses in any trimester
  • Preparing for fertility procedures
  • Evaluations for use of third party donors
  • Decision-making and fertility treatment
  • Decisions about adoption or childlessness
  • Aiding those with limited emotional support
  • Fertility issues in specific populations:
  • - women and men with cancer
    - polycystic ovarian syndrome
    - chronic pelvic pain
    - premature ovarian failure
    - fertility and epilepsy
    - advanced maternal age
  • Fertility and eating disorders
  • Decisions about carrying multiples
  • Sexual functioning:
  • - low desire, pain, & other sexual problems
    - during and after fertility treatment
    - and pregnancy

SEXUAL HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING

  • Sexual problems
  • Low desire
  • Decreased sexual arousal
  • Inorgasmia or difficulty climaxing
  • Vagnismus - vaginal spasms
  • Dyspareunia - painful intercourse
  • Reducing pelvic pain
  • Post-cancer treatment sexual issues
  • Postpartum sexual pain & decreased desire
  • Restoring sexual functioning & satisfaction
  • Anxiety associated with sexual activity
  • Trauma-related sexual problems
  • Relationship problems & sexual satisfaction
  • Relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety
  • and pelvic floor bracing
  • Improving self-esteem & body image issues
  • related to sexual health
  • Communication skills with partners and
  • healthcare providers about sexual concerns

MENOPAUSE AND POST-MENOPAUSE ISSUES

  • Feminine life transitions
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • Changes in weight and body image
  • Changes in sexual satisfaction & functioning
  • Premature or early menopause

MEDICAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL COMPLICATIONS

  • Chronic & life threatening health conditions
  • Preparing for medical procedures
  • Diabetes related support
  • Pain management
  • Chronic stress management
  • Sleep problems & sleep hygiene training
  • Stress and coping during hospitalization
  • Adherence to treatment regimens
  • Doctor/Patient communication
  • Coping and adjustment to medical illness
  • Quality of life assessment and counseling

COPING WITH CANCER AND CANCER RISK

  • Preparing for biopsies, diagnostic tests,
  • surgical procedures, & other treatments
  • Decisions about genetic testing
  • Reducing fatigue and pain with exercise,
  • relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness
    techniques, etcetera
  • Coping with cancer when you are single
  • (single, separated, divorced, or widowed)
  • Treating depression and anxiety
  • Self-esteem & body image after treatment
  • Relationship communication & intimacy
  • Sexual satisfaction & functioning
  • Talking with others about cancer
  • Coping with fears of recurrence
  • Establishing well-being after treatment
  • Decisions about fertility/parenting options
  • Coping with advanced disease
  • Dealing with end of life issues
  • Spiritual dissonance & cancer treatment

CHRONIC MENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

  • Duel diagnosis complications
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, intense worry, and panic
  • Traumatic event debriefing
  • Posttraumatic stress
  • Selective mutism
  • Mood swings
  • Aspergers support

GRIEF & LOSS, BEREAVEMENT, AND ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

  • Resolving fear of own mortality
  • Death anxiety
  • Hospice related concerns
  • Cancer related illnesses
  • Organ transplantation
  • Multiple medical related complications
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth, & neonatal death
  • Sudden traumatic events, murder, & suicide

RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT AT HOME AND WORK

  • Communications skills training and support
  • Cross-cultural conflicts
  • Effective expression of emotion
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Dissatisfaction with a relationship
  • Ending a relationship, separation, divorce
  • Poor relationship communication
  • Negative patterns in relationships
  • Sexual concerns
  • Abusive relationships at home or work
  • Boundary problems with others
  • Challenges with teenage & older children
  • Sibling problems
  • Repeating old patterns in relationships
  • Poor self-esteem in relationships
  • Concerns for single women of any age
  • Trouble asserting self in relationships
  • Difficulty saying "no" when needed

PARENT/CHILD INTERACTION

  • Temperament fit
  • Communication and bonding
  • Attachment and bonding difficulties
  • Parent consultation
  • Blended family
  • Mandated family court related concerns
  • Foster-care and adoption support

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT

  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental concerns
  • Decision making skills
  • Friendship development
  • Social skills training and support
  • Academic skills training and support
  • Mandated juvenile justice counseling

DRUG & ALCOHOL, EATING, AND SEXUAL ADDICTIONS

  • Emotional recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Practical living skills
  • Breakdown barriers
  • Disrupt chain of relapse
  • Develop alternative choices
  • Cope with unanticipated stress
  • Generate supportive relationships
  • Diminish power of conditioned cues

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

  • Identify barriers
  • Maximize potential
  • Feel more confidence
  • Aspirations realized
  • Master composure under pressure
  • Change your mental approach
  • Achieve performance potential

PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICIAN SELF-CARE

  • Burnout & compassion fatigue
  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Numbness & detachment
  • Difficult patient outcomes
  • Professional boundaries
  • Renewing meaning
  • Balancing life & work
  • Work environment stressors
  • Managing life & career change

CREATIVE RELATED BLOCKS

  • Procrastination
  • Performance anxiety
  • Fear of failure
  • Loss of inspiration
  • Mindless assumption
  • Dissolve blocks
  • Break habitual perceptions
  • Cultivate creative flow
  • Clarity in situational challenge

LIFE TRANSITIONS

  • Disruption of familiar
  • Adjustment issues
  • General anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Loss of role, person, or place
  • Finding identity, meaning, and purpose
  • Career transition, relocation, and job loss
  • Family lifestyle changes & readjustments

 

 

 

 

 

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