Services

What kinds of things do you treat?


We help people with a broad range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. For example, many people at some point in their lives experience anxiety or depression to such an extent that it begins to cause problems for them. Parents may become concerned about similar problems in their children, or have a hard time getting their children to conform to appropriate rules and expectations. Other people may experience intense, volatile changes in their emotional states that make it hard to live the life they want to live. Some examples of a few of the kinds of diagnoses and health problems that we treat are as follows:

  • ADHD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes-related behaviors
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Migraine/headache
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Smoking/tobacco cessation

We provide interventions for many other things not listed too, so if you don't see what you're looking for please call us and ask. All of our services are offered in both individual and group formats, and in some cases we also offer intensive programs (that is, more frequent therapy over a shorter period of time).

Psychological Treatment


The term psychological treatment broadly refers to the variety of interventions used to reduce mental or emotional suffering. The best psychological treatments, much like the best medical treatments, are supported by research evidence as being effective in dealing with a particular problem. Psychological treatment is what you may think of as "therapy," although at Delta Autumn Consulting it likely looks a lot different than what you've seen on TV or in the movies. For example, cognitive-behavior therapy (or CBT) focuses on teaching people very specific tools and skills to overcome emotional suffering and broaden their range of activities and experiences. If you were to watch a video of a CBT session it would look more like someone taking an individualized class than it would a Hollywood depiction of therapy. Thinking this way about meeting with us may help you know what to expect, which in turn may make you more comfortable with the process.

At Delta Autumn Consulting we provide the highest standard in evidence-based psychological treatment. All of our therapists have extensive training in scientific practice and years of experience. Our treatments are primarily cognitive-behavioral since that has generally been found to be the most effective treatment for most problems. This is an approach that deals with problems in the here-and-now, is designed to be time-limited, and teaches you practical tools and skills that can be of benefit for the rest of your life. In most cases you would meet with a therapist once a week for approximately an hour, and you can expect to complete your course of treatment within 3 – 4 months if all goes well.

We also work hard to stay updated on scientific knowledge in our field. Both of Delta Autumn Consulting's founding members are University professors who are extremely active in research activities, which allows us to stay up-to-date on new advances. Our detailed knowledge also allows us to know when psychological treatments are not the best interventions. For example, the most evidence-based treatment for clinical levels of inattention and hyperactivity (or ADHD) is medication. Identification of ADHD difficulties, therefore, generally results in our referral of patients to a medical professional who can provide the highest standard of care. The research is clear that medication works better, faster, and more efficiently than anything we could provide, and is thus often the logical starting point to address ADHD concerns. In short, we believe strongly in using our knowledge to ensure that our patients' choices can be as informed as possible.

To learn more about our psychological treatment services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Psychological Assessment/Testing


Psychological assessment is the process of understanding someone's symptoms, capabilities, and overall functioning to determine whether or not they are experiencing a clinical problem. We provide psychological assessment and testing for a variety of conditions. Some common examples of evaluations we routinely perform include:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intelligence (IQ)
  • Academically gifted
  • Autism/Developmental delay
  • Social and emotional (diagnostic)
  • Pain management
  • Pre-surgical evaluations for bariatric, cosmetic, implanted device, or other surgical procedures

Getting the right diagnosis is critical in guiding your continued treatment, both in terms of psychological and medical services. You may be surprised to find out that not all assessments are equally useful – in fact, we know from a long history of research that assessments conducted without structure tend to produce unreliable results. At Delta Autumn Consulting we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our assessments are structured and use evidence-based materials. This means that you can count on us to do a very thorough job and arrive at accurate conclusions, which can be used to more confidently inform your future services (from us or another provider). We are also able to customize assessment services to meet your needs. We do not typically, however, provide custody evaluations or other testing for use in court proceedings.

Training


Delta Autumn Consulting provides clinical, research, and organizational trainings to advance professional development. We are approved as sponsors of Continuing Education (CE) credits by the American Psychological Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors, which means that attendance at one of our trainings can allow independently licensed participants to obtain CEs for licensure. We have a broad network of trainers who focus on topics relevant to their individual expertise. Recently, this has included the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (theory and techniques)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Business planning and startup for clinical psychologists
  • Integrating psychology into medical practice
  • Structured interviewing
  • Organizational assessment
  • Program evaluation
  • Parent-training
  • Clinical issues specific to child treatment
  • Recent advances in clinical research
  • Statistical seminars (both introductory and advanced techniques)

A critical part of our training activities is to be as active and hands-on as possible in conveying information. This is based strongly on our founders' extensive experience in clinical training and supervision, University-based teaching, and success communicating complex information in ways that are engaging, accessible, and enjoyable. At Delta Autumn Consulting training is thorough, informative, and delivered by experts on a given topic – but above all else our attendees remember our trainings as fun. This makes learning easier, future implementation of concepts more likely, and allows organizational resources to be used more efficiently.