Therapy & Clinical Psychology
Customized and integrative approaches are utilized in providing therapy, according to the needs of each patient, couple, and family.
Psychological and psychoeducational testing and neuropsychological screening are conducted based on the needs of the patient or client.
Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and child/adolescent therapy are provided by Dr. Mikamo. Customized and integrative approaches are utilized in providing therapy, according to the needs of each patient, couple, and family.
The treatment issues include but not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety and panic attacks, adjustment difficulties, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse (including alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and prescriptions), impulse control, anger management, domestic violence, grief, marital and couples conflicts, cross-cultural couples, parenting, geriatrics, communication, social skills and assertiveness, AD/HD (attention deficit and/or hyperactivity disorder), learning disorders, developmental disorders, giftedness, disorders seen in children and adolescents, health psychology, and legal issues.
Each clinical case is different. Some patients need and will benefit from brief, more concrete, and behaviorally oriented psychotherapy. Some will benefit most from longer-term psychotherapy that integrates psychodynamic or existential and cognitive-behavioral approaches. And some will benefit from the combination of medications, longer-term and insight oriented psychotherapy, and family support.
Cognitive-behavioral approaches include relaxation training, EMDR, hypnosis, biofeedback, and desensitization.
In our office, with a warm and emotionally safe atmosphere, Dr. Mikamo utilizes her best scientific knowledge and clinical experiences in helping you access your internal and external resources within given time and economical constraints.
For special circumstances, home visits and tele-therapy for patients in remote locations may be available. Please inquire for the appropriateness and availability of specialized services for your situation.
Please note that we do NOT offer email or telephone advice for your clinical concerns UNLESS you go through an intake process and agree on our specific treatment contract, AND tele-therapy or electronic communication is deemed appropriate and necessary by both parties.
Psychological and psychoeducational testing and neuropsychological screening are conducted based on the needs of the patient or client. Psychological testing we provide includes diagnostic and treatment recommendations, personality evaluation, psychoeducational evaluation for special education and gifted education, developmental evaluation, forensic evaluation and consultation, occupational consultation, organizational consultation, executive coaching, and sport psychology.
A battery of tests will be carefully selected and utilized, depending on the specific purposes. Examples of such tests and assessment tools are intelligence tests, achievement tests, receptive and expressive language tests, executive functioning tests, neuropsychological tests, personality tests (both data-based and inference-oriented) , career interest tests, 360 feedback, cultural adaptability test, occupational mental health screening, and so on.