PRACTICE

We have a professional staff and are committed to providing quality psychological services to our community. Our services include:

* Psychological Assessments
* Individual Psychotherapy
* Marital and Family Therapy
* Child and Adolescent Therapies
* Substance Abuse Treatment

Although we all treat a wide range of psychological issues, each clinician has developed specific areas of interest or expertise.

Dr Chris Jansen-Yee specializes in evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and adults. A three session format for evaluation includes an interview and history, patient, parent and teacher questionnaires (if applicable), computerized assessment of attention with the TOVA and brief intelligence testing/screening for learning disorders with children and teens. This format allows for a more thorough evaluation than most pediatricians or primary care physician’s offices have the time for, and provides feedback if medication trials are warranted. Follow-up visits focus on education of ADHD issues, and coping strategies needed for school, work, or life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been highly effective in treating anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders such as bipolar. Dr Jansen-Yee has successfully employed CBT to treat anxiety and other mood disorders. He enjoys helping individuals to understand the sources of their anxieties and how they can overcome them.

Dena Jansen-Yee, MA, LLP has devoted much of her adult life to raising her three children. This forms the basis of her specialization on parenting issues. She has experience working with teens, and will work closely with parents to devise strategies for parenting effectively. She also enjoys working with adult women on a variety of issues, including self-esteem, the challenges of raising a family, and relationship issues. She believes in promoting strength, assertiveness and thoughtful action to those facing life’s daily challenges.

Although substance abuse treatment is secondary to the treatment of mental illnesses at our offices, the treatment of “dually diagnosed” individuals is an area of expertise for Larry Alderink, MAR, MA, LLP. Larry has been gradually expanding the scope of his practice to include many types of addictive behaviors, from alcohol and drugs, to gambling and sexual addictions. Larry’s expertise also includes helping the spouses and family members of those affected by addiction. The MAR following Larry’s name stands for a Masters degree in Religion. If you are seeking Christian Counseling, or have issues of faith in the psychological services you seek, contact and see Larry Alderink.

Robin Barris, MA, LLP has focused on women’s issues. This includes work with post-partum depression, domestic violence, emotional abuse, and divorce. She addresses self-esteem, assertiveness, parenting, and developing better relationship judgement. Additionally, she has recently begun working on treating psychological sleep disorders, such as chronic insomnia, racing mind, and sleep hygiene. She is working with neurologist Kevin Kellogg, MD in addressing these issues.

Susan Pavlik, MA, LLP is our newest addition to our staff and complements our services by assisting with ADHD evaluations with children, teens, and adults. Susan has a special interest in working with individuals to understand their mind-body connections, and using this connection to improve mental and physical health and well-being. She also brings expertise in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is a welcome addition to our staff and is currently accepting new patients.

We coordinate our services with area psychiatrists or your primary care physician. We can also refer you to specialized care such as inpatient and partial psychiatric hospital programs if needed.

Psychological testing or evaluations can be done in the following areas:

* ADHD and other childhood disruptive behavioral disorders
* Bipolar and Mood Disorder evaluations
* Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder evaluations
* Intellectual, and Personality testing
* Parenting Evaluations
* Substance Abuse Evaluations
* Pre-surgical Evaluations for Weight Loss
* Psychological Sleep Disorder Evaluations

Some types of testing are more limited in scope. Please call for more information prior to scheduling.

To learn more about individual clinicians, their professional interests and orientations, please click on their links below.

Staff:

Christian Jansen-Yee, PsyD

Dena Jansen-Yee, MA, LLP

Larry Alderink, MAR, MA, LLP

Robin Barris, MA, LLP

Susan Pavlik, MA, LLP