About Psychological Care
Though paying special attention to our mental health may seem less important than keeping up with our physical health, it’s essential that we check in with ourselves in both ways for our overall wellness. Receiving psychological care has a multitude of benefits that can positively impact our lives long-term.
In this post, we’ll share what types of services Western Washington Medical Group psychologists provide; introduce you to our team of experts; show you what to look for when wondering if it’s the right time to see a psychologist and direct you to a WWMG psychologist if you need assistance.
What do psychologists treat?
Psychologists work with patients to recognize behaviors that may cause issues in their lives; learn about and help solve problems; and diagnose and treat mental illnesses. This is all to help navigate emotional issues, relieve stress, work through grief and assist with difficult relationships to improve the quality of life for the patient and those close to them who may be affected by their behaviors.
The Western Washington Medical Group Approach to Psychological Care
WWMG offers an extensive program to help with neuropsychological concerns such as memory issues, dementia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, brain injuries, strokes and multiple sclerosis. They can also address fibromyalgia, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, hypertension, pain management, weight management, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer coping techniques and lifestyle changes following a health event such as a heart attack. Diagnostic services include:
- Neuropsychological Assessments (for children, adolescents, adults and seniors)
- Forensic Evaluations
- Pre-surgical and Weight Loss Evaluations
- General Psychology Evaluations
- General Consultations
- Psychotherapy (for children, adolescents, adults and seniors)
They also offer a variety of types of treatment, which include:
- The Interpersonal Process Approach
- Morita Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
WWMG Staff Psychologists
We’re proud to have a staff of psychology experts to provide top-notch holistic care at WWMG. Learn more about them here:
Lisa Adriance, PhD studied at New York University and the California School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in helping Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex patients and those who struggle with substance abuse or mood disorders.
Howard Aposhyan, PhD studied at Grinnell College, the University of Colorado and the University of Oregon. He specializes in psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and trauma, as well as marital therapy.
Courtney Clinton, PsyD studied at Argosy University and the Washington School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, learning disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma, and familial discord in children and adolescents.
Justin Samuel Hampton, PhD studied at Washington State University. He specializes in helping young children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Reema Jayakar, PhD studied at Simon Fraser University and Georgia State University. She specializes in working with pre-surgical candidates, cancer patients and seniors. She also conducts psychotherapy to address mood, anxiety, relationships and work-life balance.
Lee Kearns, PsyD studied at George Fox University. He specializes in neurocognitive and emotional evaluation for multiple sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, stroke, learning disabilities, brain injuries, dementia and memory disorders.
Lisa Kennedy, MSW, MESd, LMHC studied at Naropa University, Bank Street College and Smith College School for Social Work. She specializes in psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and trauma.
Lindsay Kraemer, PsyD studied at the University of Washington and Pacific University. She specializes in neuropsychological evaluations in adults and has a particular interest in working with seniors that have neurodegenerative disease or a neurological injury.
Evelyn Reilly, PsyD completed her fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School. She specializes in ADHD, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders.
When it’s Time to Consult with a Psychologist
Psychologists can help with stress management, grief, gender identity, trauma processing, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, communication and assertiveness, cancer coping, memory challenges, depression and anxiety … but when is the right time to seek help? If you’re experiencing any or all of the following in relation to any issue above, consider reaching out to a professional:
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Interference with work
- Fluctuations in weight
- Physical illness
- Relationship issues with loved ones
Speak with a Psychologist
Take control of your mental well-being by consulting with a WWMG expert. Request an appointment with a member of our Psychology team here. You also have the option of a Telehealth appointment if you prefer not visiting a clinic in person. For more general inquiries, complete the form on this page.