Assessments gather information regarding an individual’s strengths and weaknesses obtained from a variety of settings (i.e., home, school, and community) and sources to guide intervention strategies. My goal is that following a comprehensive evaluation, the child, parents or guardians, and educators have a deeper understanding of how to plan for and build on the child’s skills.
Psychologists love data, but data that is unused or not fully understood is a wasted opportunity. An assessment should be more than a report of strengths and weaknesses. The results need to be fully understood, useful, and informed by experience working with educational institutions. I work to make my reports user-friendly. Assessments can provide a great deal of information about learning, thinking, processing, and emotional/behavioral functioning. A comprehensive assessment helps inform educators and others in putting together a plan tailored to the client’s needs. Identifying strengths and weakness, processing challenges, and any other factors like motivation or attitudes can be a tool that guides interventions.
Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving in ways we want to change. While our friends and families are great support, you may need a neutral person who is trained to help recognize and teach others how to change unhelpful patterns. In a nutshell, I seek to support you in the changes you want to make in those patterns. There are a variety of techniques and approaches that can be used, like cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused, and life coaching. Research has also shown the “fit” between you and the psychologist is one of the most critical factors in reaching your goals. Therapy is a balance between relationship and the use of empirically supported methods. As a psychologist, my goal is for us to find the combination that works best for you in reaching the desired change to improve your life.
I am using telehealth for therapy and intakes until we are able to meet in person safely.
Parenting support therapy can be beneficial to families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their lives. Therapy sessions are a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationships.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Please contact us at Westlake Psych Assoc. to set up a consultation or other appointment.
Westlake Psychiatry and Psychology Associates 4613 Bee Cave Rd. Suite 204, Austin, Texas 78746
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Saturday ( Saturday testing sessions available by appointment only)