Services for Adults
Get the tools you need to feel at ease.
More and more, anxiety is a function of the conditions in which we live. Nothing has made this more evident than the emergence of COVID-19 virus. Dr. Athey uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, environmental awareness therapies, and guided imagery and meditation/body-based techniques to examine the role of individual development, family history, community and societal influences on anxiety.
Dr. Athey does this by:
Exploring role of how one’s perceptions shape experience
Using body-based therapies and meditation to settle the body and cultivate a sense of peace.
Dr. Athey uses a combination of therapies and skills-based approaches to address crises related to stage of life transitions such as mid-life crisis and the stages families go through i.e. the birth of a first child, marriage or career dissatisfaction in midlife, empty nesting, second career, or caring for aging parents.
AD/HD and ADD
AD/HD and ADD are second to anxiety as a reason for seeking therapy. Our society is obsessed with productivity and “being busy”. In this module Dr. Athey examines client’s temperament and impact of outer influences and demands in contributing to AD/HD. In this condition, skills are introduced in stages and paired with repeated practice in order to refine them and create lasting health habits. This can be frustrating and Dr. Athey has found that treatment is most effective when she works with her clients as a personal trainer, cheerleader and coach.
Dr. Athey focuses on specific skills in 4 areas: activation of attention/starting tasks; regulating attention/sustaining effort; emotion regulation, and execution or follow through to completion
Healthy Lifestyle Cultivation
Integrate the practice of martial arts, movement therapy and meditative techniques to find inner peace.
Training available for individuals or groups.
Services for Parents & Children
Dr. Athey works conjointly with children and their parents to make sure families have all the tools they need to be a healthy, adjusted & connected with one another.
Giftedness Parent coaching
Readiness for kindergarten
Therapeutic story-telling/guided imagery
Body-based therapies for managing sensory-integration disorder
A Message to Parents
How to work with our anxious children in an era of uncertainty.
"I believe the parents are the best therapists for their children. I do work conjointly with the child. However, children are highly attuned to their parents and no amount of individual therapy for the child will work if there is an anxious or stressed parent in the home. Thus, I spend a great deal of time making sure that the parent is supported and has all the resources they need.
Here I begin with an assessment of the child and family. Next step is educational: share research on sources of anxiety at different ages and stages of childhood and introduction to the model of treatment I use. Key components consist of teaching parents to identify triggers, learn how to track their child’s body signals and provide brief interventions."
~Dr. Janet Athey