Services //

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. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY //

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 a service that capitalizes on the brain’s ability to change, reorganize and grow throughout adulthood. 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.

 

Much like a person would engage in physical therapy to regain muscle strength after a stroke or a broken bone, we now know that through focused exercise and the proper support cognitive skills can be strengthened as well. We work with people to not only help them develop strategies to work around a thinking deficit but in many cases, we also work actively within the deficit to build back strength.

 

Our cognitive rehabilitation services include:

 

• Continuing Care Rehabilitation for Stroke, TBI, etc. 
• Cognitive Enhancement for MCI and Early Dementia
• Mindfulness Based Meditation for Cognitive Health 
• CogmedTM Working Memory Training
• RehaCom Computer-based Brain Training Program
• Manualized Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs & Groups

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
• Stroke 
• Brain Injury
• Epilepsy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Other Medical Disorders
• ADHD 
• Learning Disability
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Age-related memory changes

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