Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition characterized by a person experiencing a combination of delusions and hallucinations, disorganized speech or behavior, decreased participation in daily activities, reduced emotional expression and hearing voices. Difficulty with memory loss and concentration may also be present. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, many people with this illness can live a productive and fulfilling life. People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. Early treatment may help to get symptoms under control before serious complications develop improving long-term success.
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Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
I specialize in working with psychosis. Psychosis occurs when people have difficulties distinguishing between fantasy and reality. I have additional training in this area. I have experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings with children and adults with psychosis.
Over 5 years working in the community to stabilize clients with Schizophrenia who have experienced disruption in their daily functioning and have high numbers of hospitalizations or incarcerations.
The understanding of the experience of psychosis is why I began studying psychology and have worked for years with people who experience it. I work from a unique approach grounded in seeking understanding and being nonjudgmental of what comes up. Then we work with it much like you would a dream. It is a cry from the unconscious that can be heard and understood.