What We Do
Public Speaking Events
Diversity Matters: The Need for Cultural Competence in Psychological Practice
Dr. Sears presented to 30 members of the FPA on August 24, 2014. the focus on the continuing education talk was
1) What diversity means as relates to psychologists
2) Learning to identify some of the barriers to successful therapy outcomes when working with diverse patients
3) Learning the generalist view of cultural competence
Good Grief Presentation August 9 & 10 in Port St. Lucie
Dr. Sears’s presentation focused on understanding what grief is, differentiating between grief and Major Depressive Disorder, Stages of Grief, Healthy Grieving, and Complicated Grief. She answered questions from the audience about their particular experience of grief and provided resources for psychotherapy for those who required professional help.
Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Stressful situations such as meeting tight deadlines or important social obligations often make us nervous or fearful. Experiencing mild anxiety may help a person to become more alert and focused on facing challenging or threatening circumstances.
Psychotherapy helps people to live happier healthier more productive lives. As a psychologist, Dr. Sears applies research-based techniques to help you. There are several approaches to psychotherapy including cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic among others.
It’s normal to feel down from time to time. However, if you have felt sad or blue for a period of time greater than two weeks or more, you are likely clinically depressed. Psychotherapy can help diagnose and treat depression.
In addition to being a psychotherapist, I also provide life coaching services. There are major differences between Psychtherapy and Coaching. Coaching focuses on your strengths and goals. As your Coach, I help you define your goals, decide what changes you wish to make, help you implement your action plan, and develop strategies to maintain the changes you have made. Coaching sessions may occur in person or via telephone or Skype.