A Psychological Treatment To Solve Adolescent Chronic Pain and Somatic Symptoms
Functional Neurological Disorder
Understanding the complex medical condition and becoming a problem solver
If you experience neurological symptoms, such as tingling, weakness, numbness, and seizure-like episodes, but all the test results are "normal," your doctor may have diagnosed you with FND.
FND is an umbrella term and also includes conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epilepsy seizure (PNES) or non-epileptic seizure (NES).
I'm glad you arrived here. Read below and see if my treatment method might help you.
FND can be a confusing condition
Did you know...
Up to 30% of patients who see a neurologist have FND
FND occurs more commonly among girls than boys
The cost for pediatric FND inpatient charges is over $75 million
Influencing factors for FND include a high achieving individual who takes on too much in academic, sporting, and social life
Patients with FND go through many doctors appointments and endless treatments
If this is you, you may benefit from working with a specialist who listens and understands what you are going through with no judgement.
Frustration can be an opportunity for growth
I offer evidence-based psychological treatment that meets your unique experience and needs.
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), biofeedback treatment, hypnosis, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches.
I also work with your parents, medical providers, and school, so we can work as a team.
My goal is to help you build skills to deal with your symptoms with confidence. I also help you find core values in life, so you can live your life to full potential.
A Message to Parents
Integrating teamwork and advocacy
If you are a parent whose child suffers from chronic illness, I'm glad you arrived here.
Working with parents is a critical and essential part of my treatment approach. I always meet with the parents at the initial visit and periodically throughout the treatment.
My goal is to:
Educate you about your child's medical condition
Help you support your child's recovery process
Promote your child's normal daily activities with your help
I offer consultations with the parents when their child is ambivalent about seeing a specialist.