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Mental Health Issues

The clinical specialists at LifeStance are specifically trained in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of mental health issues and concerns. Our clinical specialties include:

Abuse & Domestic Violence

Therapy to help people who have been victimized by someone with the intent to do harm. Abuse can be physical, psychological, sexual or verbal.


Treatment to help overcome physical or psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, which have potentially harmful consequences. This treatment may be in conjunction with help for any psychiatric disorders that may be present.

Adoption & Foster Care

Therapy tailored to families and parents of adopted or foster children and adolescents. Treatment focuses on attachment issues, trauma-related background, child and family adjustment, cultural integration and development for blended families.

Adjustment Disorder

Treatment for anxiety or depression resulting from acute stress.

Anger Management

Behavior modification that addresses the impulsive or destructive expression of anger that may lead to violent behavior.

Anxiety Disorders

Help with psychological and physical symptoms of acute or chronic anxious feelings, separation anxiety and fear/phobias.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

A spectrum of disorders that are characterized by impaired communication and social interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. Treatment includes individual and group therapy focused on socialization behaviors.

Behavioral Oppositional

A pattern of uncooperative, argumentative and hostile behavior toward authority figures that is disruptive to daily living.

Chemical Dependency Assessments

A diagnostic evaluation used to assess alcohol and drug dependency/substance use disorder.

Child & Adolescent Services

A wide array of clinical services specifically for children, adolescents and their families. Common issues include: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior problems, anxiety disorders, depression, suicidality and self-injurious behaviors, social skills, Autism spectrum disorders, grief and loss, divorce, learning disabilities/school issues, family discord and medication treatment when appropriate. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the child’s needs, strengths and family background. Treatment goals that are specific and measurable are then developed in collaboration with the child and family.

Couples & Marital Counseling

Support and intervention to help couples recognize difficulties and collaborate on communication and problem solving.


Evaluations conducted by a mental health professional to determine the best interest of all parties involved in the legal process of child custody or guardianship.


Services aimed at assisting clients experiencing neurocognitive disorders including dementia. Treatment may focus on cognitive stimulation, behavioral interventions, independent living skills and family support.


Treatment for symptoms such as low motivation and energy, persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, low self-esteem, changes in sleep or eating patterns and possible suicidality.

Developmental Disabilities Services

Treatment for mental health issues related to developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, impaired functioning or other neurological conditions.

Diversity & Cultural Issues

Tailored specifically for those seeking services related to race, culture or ethnicity. In some specific cases, bilingual services may be offered.

Eating Disorders

Severe disturbances in eating behavior or extreme obsessions about body weight or shape. The two primary types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa (a compulsive pursuit of thinness) and bulimia nervosa (recurrent binge eating followed by purging).

Family Therapy

Support and intervention tailored to the family system as a collective unit. Family therapy often involves treatment for conflict resolution, parenting skills, increased family functioning and coping skills for other family-related concerns.

Geriatric Care

Treatment and therapy for older adults. Specialized care may focus on transitions of aging, family support, memory loss, coping with health issues and independent living skills.

Grief Counseling

Therapy to teach coping skills for the emotional response to bereavement and loss.

Learning Disabilities & School Issues

Assessing difficulties in listening, language, reading, mathematics, motor skills and intellectual weaknesses that interfere with a child’s ability to effectively learn.

LGBT Services

Therapy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the community.

Medication Management

An assessment by a medical professional resulting in the prescription of medication to assist in the treatment of psychiatric symptoms, coupled with ongoing care and monitoring. This is done in close collaboration with any other mental or physical health care providers.

Men's Issues

Treatment for mental health issues including anxiety, depression, family, intimacy, parenting, relationships and stress as they specifically relate to men.

Neurological Issues

Assessment and treatment of individuals with brain injury or impaired brain function.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Therapy to reduce recurrent, unwanted thoughts that produce anxiety and repetitive, irrational behaviors associated with this anxiety.

Occupational Therapy

A therapeutic, activity-based treatment incorporating practical, concrete skill building for lifestyle independence, related to life habits such as daily living skills (bathing, grooming, feeding, medication management, health management), instrumental activities of daily living (community coping, home maintenance, money and time management, hobbies, social skills, work and study skills), assertiveness, breathing exercises, guided imagery and stress management.

Pain Management & Chronic Medical Issues

Behavioral therapy that can help reduce acute or chronic pain, including relaxation training and stress management, and for coping with chronic medical conditions.

Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder

Treatment for episodes of acute anxiety that usually include physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, stomach and/or chest tightness and rapid heart rate.


Education, counseling and support for development of parenting skills, including behavior modification, discipline and managing parenthood and family challenges.

Personality Disorders

Maladaptive and rigid patterns of thoughts, emotions and behaviors that affect the person’s ability to have a fulfilling life and healthy interactions with others.

Phobias & Fear

Treatment to help overcome intense or irrational fears such as social or performance anxiety, or specific panic triggers like flying or leaving a familiar safe area.

Postpartum Depression

Services specifically for women experiencing symptoms of depression following the birth of a child. Treatment and therapy may focus on modifying mood swings, feelings of stress, changes in sleep patterns and overwhelming thoughts or fears.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Therapy for those suffering from the aftermath of exposure to a terrifying incident that has caused or threatened physical harm, who are now experiencing persistent and excessive anxiety, worry, fear and/or avoidance of specific events or circumstances. Treatment can include teaching coping skills, deep muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and medication if appropriate.


Medication management for those experiencing loss of touch with reality, such as hearing voices and seeing visions that others do not hear or see (hallucinations) or experiencing irrational fear of being harmed or persecuted by others (paranoia). Also included in treatment is therapy to develop coping skills and healthy social interactions.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Treatment for depression that appears primarily during the winter months and abates during spring and summer. Depending on individual symptoms and needs, a treatment plan may include bright light therapy, regular focused exercise and medication.

Sexual & Intimacy Issues

Therapy for intimacy issues related to sexual dysfunction, emotional strain, couples counseling and other physical or emotional sexual disorders.

Sleep Disorders

Behavioral therapy that can help reduce or treat sleep problems through treatments such as relaxation training, cognitive therapy, stimulus control and anxiety-reduction techniques.

Social Skills

Instruction and training for children and adults to help build the skills we use to communicate and interact with each another.

Stress Management

Identification of healthy ways to manage and cope with stress.


The use of specialized tools to gain information about intelligence, academic achievement, personality, perceptual motor skills and other functions. Test results are individually analyzed and interpreted by a psychologist.


Therapy services for those seeking help for either gradual or abrupt life transitions such as changes in marriage, career, health, development stages or other life processes.


Treatment for children and others whose performance does not match their potential to learn and succeed.

Women's Issues

Treatment for mental health issues including anxiety, depression, family, intimacy, parenting, relationships and stress as they specifically relate to women. Also included are issues related to pregnancy, premenstrual mood changes and perimenopausal issues.

Work-Related Issues

Assistance for coping with job-related pressures, stress and anxiety, and/or lack of job satisfaction.

For more information on behavioral and mental health disorders and treatment, visit the National Institute of Mental Health Web site at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/

This information is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make decisions about your mental health.