Clinical Psychological Services
Dr. Silikovitz provides psychological treatment services for a variety of psychological problems to adults, adolescents and children. Dr. Silikovitz also provides Forensic
Psychology Consulting Services described elsewhere.
Information on Forensic Services
For Whom: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Relief of Anxieties, Depression, and Loneliness
Relaxation Inducement and Stress Reduction
Individual, Couples or Family Therapy
Psychotherapy is a treatment method designed to help an individual deal with the tensions and stressors of life in order to attain self-growth and fulfillment. One may be seen individually or
with other family members. Therapy assists people to define problems and understand their emotional feelings. Primary goals are to modify current persistent negative feelings, attitudes
and behaviors derived from the person's earlier experiences, and to facilitate the development of new attitudes and behaviors.
In a society as dynamic as ours, people can easily feel alone, lost or forgotten. Psychotherapy helps individuals to take control and to have a better understanding of themselves, leading
towards a life filled with rewards and personal, social, and emotional growth.
Dr. Silikovitz offers therapy for individuals, couples and families, focusing on issues related to self-esteem, identity, emotional functioning, stress, relationships, separation and divorce,
parenting, and behavioral management.
Relaxation and Stress Management
For Whom: Children. Adolescents, Adults
EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS: anxiety, phobias,"Type A" personality, panic disorder, irritability, test anxiety,"stage fright," performance anxiety
BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS: outbursts, excessive anger or crying, hyperactivity, shyness, impulsivity, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning problems
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: headaches, stomach problems, ulcers, eating disorders, sleep disorders
Treatment: Relaxation Training, Deep Breathing Exercises
Medical research provides increasing evidence that a significant amount of physical illness is stress-related. When a physician rules out medical explanations, stress may be the cause.
Stress, which may be acute or chronic, frequently exacerbates physical and emotional problems. If unattended, stress weakens one's coping ability, and one often experiences a
combination of emotional, physical, and/or behavioral symptoms.
We specialize in helping individuals relieve stress. Clients learn active and simple methods to relax, cope, and relieve their own symptoms. A relaxed individual who has peace of mind is
likely to be productive and feel serene.
Child and Teen Testing
For Whom: Children, Adolescents
Behavioral or Learning Problems at Home or at School
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Neglect, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Bonding, Adoption, Custody
Often, the first step in delevoping a workable comprehensive treatment plan is to do a psychological evaluation. We utilize the evaluation process to develop a "vivid snapshot" of a
person's current intellectual and emotional status and his or her treatment needs. Having conducted more than 7,500 evaluations, we are specialists in interviewing and administering
individualized batteries of intellectual, projective and achievement tests. Psychological assessments yield comprehensive clinical knowledge about the individual. Therapy can then
begin immediately to deal with essential underlying feelings. The result is that fewer therapy sessions are necessary to ameliorate our clients' difficulties and to enhance their well-being.
We consult with Child Study Teams to help provide special services as well as modified mainstream educational programs. Advocacy services are provided when indicated.