Adults seek out the services of Dr, LaCroce for the treatment of a wide variety of reasons. Some are more situational and others are more ongoing challenges. It’s common for people to seek help for relationship challenges, loss, or change. It’s also frequent that people seek help for anxiety, depression, and social challenges. Dr. LaCroce assesses what a client needs and then uses a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions to help his client gain self understanding. Dr. LaCroce believes that better self understanding is key to more contentment. With the self-understanding gained from psychotherapy, one can understand what is driving one’s emotional challenges and can then actively implement change (as well as gain self-acceptance for the things they cannot). Dr. LaCroce’s approach helps his clients recognize what they are thinking and feeling and then to internalize beliefs that are more rooted in reality.
Psychotherapy for Children and Teens
Dr. LaCroce’s approach to psychotherapy with children and teens mirrors his work with adults. Dr. LaCroce determines what a young person needs and then uses a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions to help them gain better understanding of themselves and their emotional drives. This is accomplished through talk, play, and creative expression within the therapy office. Additionally, Dr. LaCroce engages the child’s family to build supports at home and in school. With collaborative work in therapy, young people and their families can better understand what is driving their challenges and can then actively work on making change.
Psychological Assessement for Children, Teens, and Adults
People of all ages seek psychological assessment (often referred to as psychological testing services) to determine the nature of cognitive, academic, and affective challenges. Parents often seek these services in order to determine if their child has concentration issues, such as ADHD or an academic challenge, such as a specific learning disorder. Many adults also seek out services to determine the nature of processing or concentration problems. Dr. LaCroce is also asked to make diagnoses in cases of developmental disabilities such as Autism. A written report (including diagnosis, recommendations, and accommodations) is provided as part of this service and information is shared with other providers in order to enhance the client’s ability to gain better targeted a treatment. Results can also be shared with medical doctors (including psychiatrists) if the client needs medication to help treat their psychological challenges.