The therapists at ECS Psychological Services, P.C. are well-trained to help adults of all ages who are dealing with complex issues. Life has many challenges that can cause significant stress on relationships. Let us guide you with emotional support, understanding, and knowledge. We can assist you in finding solutions and help you put things into perspective. Our clinicians who specialize in working with adults can address a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and bipolar disorder. The ECS team is dedicated to helping you access your inner strengths and skills so that you can ultimately experience a happier life.
Postpartum and Specialized Treatment for Women
ECS Psychological Services is primarily a female practice with a natural focus on the specific needs of women. While we also have many male clients, the focus on women’s needs includes treating postpartum depression, coping with fertility issues, domestic violence, balancing work demands and family life, and treating women’s sexual dysfunction. Visit our Post-Partum Services page.
Couples and Family
Family therapy is considered an integral part of treatment at ECS Psychological Services, P.C. This can often be used in conjunction with individual therapy or couples counseling. Utilizing the family system in treatment allows the therapist and the family to view the whole system and gain access to unhealthy familial patterns. It can also help families identify the various roles they play within the family structure and help them navigate difficult life changes, such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or dealing with a family member’s mental or physical illness.
Therapy can help families develop better communication skills, thus improving the quality of family interactions as a whole. Additionally, it can teach families successful conflict resolution skills. Treating one individual alone may not always be beneficial, as the whole family needs to change and adjust. Thus, treating one member of the family and not considering the effects on the entire family can, at times, sabotage treatment. There may be times when family therapy is not indicated, which would be determined on a case-by-case basis. There may also be times when the whole family is not in agreement to participate in treatment. This should not prevent those interested family members from seeking treatment and learning new skills to use within the family system.
When a person experiences, witnesses, or learns about a traumatic event, they often experience lasting emotional difficulties. This can include spontaneously reliving the traumatic experience, mood changes, sleep difficulties, and anger control issues, to name a few. Posttraumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 5 million people in the United States. Symptoms can cause significant disruption to a person’s daily functioning, relationships, and work performance. Recent groundbreaking research in neuroscience has fundamentally changed our understanding of how trauma can impact individuals psychologically, physiologically, emotionally, and socially. From this, several new and highly effective treatment modalities have been developed. At ECS, our clinicians are trained in treatment approaches for posttraumatic stress disorder that have been shown to alleviate symptoms and improve overall functioning. These treatment options for adults and children include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and a 12-session cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for children ages 3 to 18 years old. Click the links below to learn more about these approaches and consider which approach feels right for you.