Therapy

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Therapy

PC&A is dedicated to providing competent, caring, and confidential outpatient therapy services to children and adults. Utilizing evidenced-based therapy models and mindfulness of the present, PC&A focuses on positive outcomes and improving the quality of life for our clients.An initial assessment is completed with every client for diagnostic purposes and to guide treatment. Individualized, person-centered therapy plans are developed. PC&A psychologists also have expertise and many years of experience in performing psychological evaluations for children and adults. PC&A psychologists are competent in providing intelligence, academic, and ADHD testing. Personality, behavioral, and pre-employment testing is also available. Accurate diagnosis is crucial to effective care.

One of the primary goals of PC&A is to build a therapeutic relationship with each person, which serves as a catalyst for change. In addition to being an emotional support, PC&A strives to empower each person with the skills they need to improve their mood, cope with stress, and solve life’s problems. Our focus is helping clients to feel better and to function better in their everyday life.

All PC&A psychologists are licensed in the state of WV and qualified to provide psychological services to both children and adults. PC&A staff have a proven record of providing therapeutic services to address a wide array of mental health challenges, some of which are listed below.

Please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Most major medical plans are accepted.

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Depressive Disorders

Clinical depression is a common but serious mood disorder. Symptoms of depression can be severe and can affect every facet of someone’s life – home, work, relationships. Depression can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities. Depression may be expressed in many different ways and may require formal evaluation.

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Anxiety Related Disorders

Minor, transient anxiety is a normal part of the human condition like getting anxious before a test or worrying about an important decision. With an Anxiety Disorder, however, the worry or fear does not go away and can become distressing, almost debilitating, such as with a phobia. With an Anxiety Disorder, however, the worry or fear…

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Adjustment Issues

Adjustment disorders arise when there is a maladaptive reaction to an identifiable stressor, i.e. some major change in the life of the individual. Examples of stressors include: loss of a loved one, divorce, moving, major health diagnosis, loss of employment, etc.  Symptoms are in excess of what would be considered expected or normal given the stressor.

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Behavioral Challenges/Anger

Behavioral issues represent an array of problems which are usually seen in different environments, i.e. home and school, and typically interfere with functioning of the individual in one or more areas. There are a variety of disorders which manifest as behavioral problems, and clinical expertise is needed to accurately diagnose and treat these challenging behaviors.

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Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions, which are recurrent and intrusive thoughts/urges, and/or compulsions, which are mental acts or repetitive behaviors that occur in response to an obsession or a rigid set of rules. Symptoms can be distressing and/or time-consuming. Symptoms can interfere with many facets of one’s life. The competent…

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Relationship difficulties

Sometimes what causes people the most distress are those relationships that are most important to us, i.e. spouse, child, parent. When difficulties arise, they tend to snowball or get worse over time. The competent, caring psychologists at PC&A can work with you to improve interpersonal communication skills, improve coping skills, and improve insight.

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