Mental Health Consultation

What is Mental Health Consultation?

Mental health consultation is when a psychologist or other mental health expert works with a client to help solve a problem or answer a question. Specific topics may include issues related to psychological functioning, mental health, development, or education. Clients may be professionals, organizations, or private individuals and services can address problems at an individual or an organizational level.

 

The manner in which environments and systems are organized both directly and indirectly influences individuals' functioning and well-being but is often overlooked. However, the impact of these elements is profound and is related to not only how satisfied people feel in the moment, but also to a myriad of other factors such as their capacity to confront challenges, resilience and tenacity, ability to achieve, and productivity.

 

I can help you develop the tools you need to understand how individuals learn, behave, and grow and help you address difficulties you may be having in the workplace or at home. I can also help you learn how to organize programs, systems, or environments so that they encourage positive development, mental health, and wellness.

Details:  

  • Complimentary 15 minute initial phone or video consultation

  • Scope of professional consultation may be appointment-based or project-based

  • Appointment length and scheduling is flexible and fully customizable based on specific need

  • Consultations are conducted via confidential, HIPAA compliant technology

Sample questions that may benefit from consultation:
For Educators
  • I have a student who just can’t sit still and focus in class and it is interfering with the other students’ learning. How do I understand and address his difficulties while also balancing the needs of the rest of the class?

  • How do I recognize students who may be experiencing significant problems with depression, addiction, or peer relationships, and how do I get them the help they need?

  • How do I manage peer conflict or bullying in the classroom?  What is the difference between bullying and other peer relationship difficulties? Are there differences in how these can be effectively managed?

  • We just had a recent tragedy in our community. How do I support my students? Also, my colleagues and I are ourselves feeling extremely distraught. How can we get the support we need to effectively function in the classroom during this time?

For Organizational Leaders or Administrators
  • How do we create a supportive work environment where people feel comfortable expressing new ideas and working together instead of one characterized by fear of failure and competition?

  • How do we create an organizational culture that emphasizes safety and emergency preparedness without sacrificing feelings of security or creating heightened anxiety?

  • Many of my colleagues have been demonstrating signs of burnout, such as anxiety and depression. How do we maintain a productive, profitable office while also encouraging employees to take care of themselves?

For Attorneys
  • I have a case where an individual involved has a significant history of mental illness. I have copies of her medical records and treatment history, but how do I understand her diagnosis and the ways it might be relevant to her case?

  • I have a client who was accused of a crime against another person. What are some of the psychological indicators that may help support whether or not the incident occurred in the reported manner?

  • I’m preparing for a deposition with an individual who claims that an accident has caused psychological impairment including depression and PTSD. What questions can I ask to help clarify the role that the accident played in his current functioning?

For Medical Personnel
  • How do I recognize mental illness in my patients and know whether and where to refer them for treatment?

  • Often in my practice, patients are dealing with life-altering illnesses or undergoing long-term, often painful treatments. How do I talk to patients about their mental health in a manner that invites them to openly discuss?

  • People are often anxious about going to the doctor and reluctant to openly discuss problems they may be having. How do I organize my practice in a way that helps them feel comfortable and supported?

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