Psychotherapy for Bipolar II Disorder

Overview of Bipolar II Disorder Bipolar II is a chronic illness characterized by episodes of depression and hypomania and is associated with high levels of psychosocial impairment (Ruggero, Chelminski, Young, & Zimmermann, 2007). Despite the 1.1% prevalence rate and significant psychosocial challenges the illness creates, relatively little is known…

Psychological Evaluations of Police Officers

Member of the American Psychological Association and expert who is responsible for developing forensic evaluation protocols in NYC Family Court discusses how the same tools are used to screen new police officers and what can be done to improve the process to weed out poor candidates…

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Mediation in Long Island Mindfulness meditation is a trendy term. We see images of people sitting in a lotus position all over the web and on TV. Celebrities talk about their “meditation practice.” Does it really help anyone do anything? What is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness can be…

Child Behavior Problems

Child Behavior Problems on Long Island Children misbehave. Child behavior problems can be serious. If you are a parent, you already know that. They nag us to buy them candy at the grocery store; they fight with their siblings; they don’t clean their rooms; they lie to us; they…

OCD Treatment

OCD Treatment in Long Island Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be an incredibly debilitating disorder. The suffering can be so intense that it may seem impossible to function in a normal way. And the emotional and psychological pain can be unrelenting. It can lead to social isolation as your behaviors…

ADHD Treatment

ADHD in Long Island Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common diagnosis. But it is one that still has stigma and scares people. A surprising number of Rockville Centre residents, like Nassau County, and elsewhere in the U.S. are likely to have ADHD. The Center for Disease Control…

Treatment for Self-injury

Self Injury is too common on Long Island Self injurious behavior is a very serious and far too common problem today. Cutting, scratching, burning, head banging are just some of the ways people can engage in self-harm. The behaviors themselves can be quite serious when they occur as intended…

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Long Island Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an effective psychotherapy for a number of mental health and behavioral health issues. CBT has been applied to: Anxiety Depression Panic attacks OCD Relationship Problems PTSD Eating disorders Borderline Personality Disorder ADHD School refusal and many other problems Call…

Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment on Long Island Depression is often called the common cold of mental health. As many as 25% of Americans may experience at least one depression in their lifetime. So if you are depressed, you aren’t alone– but you may feel like it. And unfortunately, just…

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Treatment on Long Island Anxiety disorders are incredibly common on Long Island and across the country. Anxiety causes a great deal of suffering in various forms. It shows up in a number of different disorders including separation anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder…