Along with my colleagues, Drs. Forster and Fulop, I provide academic coaching through a program called SELF-ACTIVATED STUDENTS that they have developed. This set of interventions uses Motivational Interviewing and neuropsychology findings to elicit the student’s motivations to increase personal activation, and to fulfill their identified goals. Learn more at Behavioral Diagnostics & Treatment.
My practice is based on a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. I help individuals increase cognitive functioning, employ more active study strategies, improve time-management and organizational skills, reduce procrastination, and support the development of self-advocacy skills to improve engagement with professors, supervisors, and colleagues. My treatment sessions sometimes include the employment of technology tools to help support these skills. I may also encourage between-session phone and text check-ins to maintain motivation. Some individuals experience this type of therapy as a coaching-like interaction. It is collaborative, goal-focused, and client-driven.
Coaching and therapy sessions usually occurs after we have completed a neuropsychological or psychological evaluation. These follow-ups sessions, which are 50-minutes long and initially occur once per week, can help you put in place the recommendations I have suggested in the testing report. Sometimes coaching will be recommended after an initial intake session. The intake is the first phase of treatment in my office. It is a 90-minute initial session during which we will discuss the issues that have motivated you to seek help. The intake involves obtaining relevant history and developing a treatment plan.