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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.

 
Therapist and Patient

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.

Childhood Psychology
 

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.