Individual Therapy - Children, Teens, Adults
Some clients need objective assistance and new skills to cope with a pressing issue. Others may not be experiencing an immediate challenge, but are looking to improve the quality of their life experience.
Some examples of what Individual therapy can help with include: Managing anxiety, depression, and mood swings; Enhancing educational performance and motivation; Improving anger management and frustration tolerance; Coping with social pressures and joining healthy peer groups; Improving judgment and making positive choices; Learning positive coping skills; Teaching effective ways of handling peer pressure; Achieving a healthy and positive sense of self; Finding purpose and direction in all stages of life.
Therapy duration is determined by the depth and complexity of the issue and the client's abilities, motivation and follow-through.
Group Therapy is one of the most cost-effective and comprehensive ways for individuals and couples to become educated about the psychological dynamics operating in themselves and in the people in their lives. Group Therapy is a safe environment to practice boundaries and constructive confrontation, as well as to receive feedback about themselves and their life situations in a professionally moderated, constructive and supportive format. Clients learn the tools of active listening, giving feedback in a respectful, responsible, non-offensive manner, and practice setting functional boundaries. There are currently spots available in the Teen Group.
Family dynamics can be complex. Each family member has a unique role in contributing to the effectiveness or dysfunction of the family unit. In family therapy, Dr. Leib identifies each member’s role in the overall dynamic and develops strategies to improve specific pair-wise interactions utilizing Family and Relationship Therapies to improve the Family System functioning level as a whole.
• Diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations for those disorders that affect intellectual, academic, personality, and emotional status
• Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• Career interest and skills assessment
• Comprehensive report of findings and recommendations will be provided
Collaborative Practice Divorce Psychologist Coach and Child Specialist
Divorce mediation is hampered or even made impossible if the couple is experiencing a high level of conflict or a power imbalance. The Collaborative Divorce Process addresses this situation and creates a fair dissolution that is still much less costly and contentious than litigation. The Collaborative Divorce process employs a team of professionals to create a safe and structured environment for both individuals. Each spouse has their own lawyer team member who reflects his or her interests in a collaborative, non-contentious manner.
Divorce is most often contentious, destructive, lengthy and expensive when unresolved emotional issues are present. The Psychologist Coach identifies and addresses these emotional issues to keep the divorce process on track. The coach works with each client to develop constructive language and effective conflict resolution skills. If children are involved, the coach as well as the child specialist facilitates effective co-parenting and helps to formulate a mutually agreeable co-parenting plan. Other team members may include a collaborative attorneys and a forensic accountant. The team as a whole is committed to neutrality and works for both clients to create a fair and efficient dissolution.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Intensive outpatient services (IOP)
Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Chronic, Situational and Major Depression
Trauma / Sexual Abuse Treatment
Anorexia, Bulemia, Compulsive over-eating
Self-harming behaviors (eg. cutting; substance abuse; risky sexual behavior)
Parent/Child Relational Issues
Psychological Assessment : Developmental, Personality, IQ, Diagnostic
Transitional difficulties from adolescence to adulthood
Young adults - finding purpose and direction