Psychotherapy

Psychological Testing

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I specialize in a psychodynamic approach and cognitive therapy. My background in developmental psychology provides a framework for conceptualizing how events in a person's past have affected their present functioning. Feelings and thoughts impact mood, adjustment, and anxiety. Integrating past experiences with coping strategies is critical in how individuals learn to deal with their present and future.  


Processing problems have an impact on the ability to master the activities of school and life. ADHD, Executive Function Disorders, and learning disabilities are manageable with help and willingness to implement strategies. 

Treatment
Families in Conflict

Through my years of working with children of various ages, it is often apparent that issues occurring within the family affect them. With divorce and the resulting conflict being stressful for all involved, it is often challenging to prioritize the well-being of the child. I provide many services for families experiencing divorce.  


Divorce Education - There are developmental and psychological questions facing adults considering divorce. I have 
extensive experience with divorce and the effects it has on the individuals involved. I can therefore advise them on the 
emotional impact that their choices could have on themselves and others. 


Collaborative Divorce/Child Specialist - I have completed collaborative

divorce training and can assist parents in the collaborative divorce process. 

Co-Parenting Coordinator - I help parents maintain their ability to work 

together in raising their children.


Conflict Manager/Parenting Coordinator - During or after the divorce, I can

help parents who continue to  need help in resolving conflict related to parenting. 

Family Consultation -  As families are impacted by divorce, I assist them in

recreating a family structure.


Development of Parenting Plan Schedule - The development of the parenting

schedule is very challenging. My background in child development and my 

work with school-aged children have given me a perspective that

is helpful to parents as they form a schedule that works for all involved. 

Contact me directly for further information and next steps. 
Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can be conducted using many different models. The psychotherapy for each individual will reflect their personal needs. The basis for good therapy begins with the relationship between patient and therapist. This professional relationship includes healthy boundaries and sincere caring. I allow the relationship formed through the psychotherapy process to shape the treatment. An exceptional relationship between therapist and patient builds the essential foundation for success. 


Through psychotherapy, many patients seek to improve confidence, mood, and success in relationships. This can include overall adjustment in the school or work place. Psychotherapy provides the individual with a means to achieve goals they may not have been able to find on their own. My practice includes adults, adolescents, and children. 

Janet Schrager Ph.D.

Psychotherapy occurs when a trained therapist provides a safe, caring, and confidential environment, where one or more individuals can share their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors. A trusting relationship is developed where the patient(s) is listened to by the psychologist. While providing a listening and caring atmosphere, the therapist identifies and responds to the concerns of the patient. Through ongoing conversations, the psychologist then provides a diagnosis on which treatment is based. 

Beyond traditional psychotherapy is positive psychology. I am collaborating with a group of practitioners who are developing ways to include the principles of positive psychology into a clinical practice. The Virtual Positive Clinical Psychology Peer Group is a subgroup of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). The goals are to integrate the findings of the research from positive psychology into applied clinical practice. 

Individual

Adults
Adolescents
Children


Treatment

Depression
Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety
Learning Disabilites
ADHD

Families in Conflict​

Divorce
Parenting plans
Reunification within families
Conflcit management