At CCCW we strive to provide compassionate treatment with the goal of improving emotional and cognitive wellbeing. We structure our treatments based on the individual needs of each client, which is often driven by a thorough and objective assessment of thinking, mood, and personality. We treat the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, and neurological challenges. We are also a pioneer practice in the emerging field of whole-person wellness, offering coaching to improve health and personal effectiveness.
CCCW offers individual and group psychotherapy for a range of issues and problems.
Our therapists specialize in evidence-based psychotherapy, and they have extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. Given our therapists’ strong backgrounds in neuroscience and cognitive health, we offer our clients a unique understanding of how the brain works. Whether they are seeking more effective ways to overcome stress or sadness, working to improve relationships or are affected by a neurological disorder in themselves or someone they care for, our diverse group of clients report that this understanding of the brain helps them gain insights and feel understood in ways that may not happen in other clinics.
Regardless of any technique or special training, a good connection between the client and therapist is fundamental for positive change. We look forward to speaking with you to see if we may be a good fit for your current therapy needs.
COGNITIVE REHABILITATION //
Cognitive rehabilitation is using rehabilitation strategies to improve a client’s success in thinking skills or to build or maintain maximal independence. It is a service that we integrate into our psychotherapy sessions with clients. We work with people who have either sustained a decline in thinking ability (memory, attention, etc.) brought on by brain injury, stroke or the aging process or who have always struggled with a skill such as in ADHD.
Strategies are customized to the individual needs of each client, working from a neuropsychologist’s report. Interventions are typically involve helping the person develop and implement strategies that will compensate for a cognitive decline, such as using external memory aids, but in some cases we can work to try and restore some cognitive skill, such as some drill and practice exercise to expand working memory capacity. Regardless, all of our interventions include an element of “meta-cognitive” (translates thinking about thinking) strategy to help patients learn about their brain because when you know how your brain works, you become better at operating it.
Cognitive rehabilitation tools that your provider might choose include:
• Continuing Care Rehabilitation for Stroke, TBI, etc.
• Strategies to Slow Decline and Maintain Function for MCI or Early Dementia
• Mindfulness Based Meditation for Cognitive Health and Improved Attention
• CogmedTM Working Memory Training
• RehaCom Computer-based Brain Training Program
• Manualized Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs & Groups
• Dr. All’s Book The Neuroscience of Memory
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT //
A neuropsychological assessment uses paper-and-pencil and computerized tests to understand thinking abilities such as memory, attention, language, and behavior. A neuropsychologist, who is a clinical psychologist who has received specialized training to do this type of testing, leads the evaluation.
You will be asked to do a number of things such as read, write, repeat, and draw to help the neuropsychologist understand your cognitive, or thinking, ability. The evaluation can help determine whether there are changes in thinking and behavior and will provide you and/or your doctor with an understanding of your current level of thinking abilities and your unique strengths and weaknesses. It may also help your doctor with diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations. The results will allow the neuropsychologist to provide you with recommendations and suggestions for improving or maintaining your cognitive and emotional well-being.
This type of evaluation is used when there is a disorder or suspected problem, that is interfering with thinking.
Common disorders include:
• Dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease
• Brain Injury
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Other Medical Disorders
• Learning Disability
• Age-related memory changes