Treatment Specialties

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety issues can impact individuals across the lifespan and impair functioning socially, in school, at work and other important areas. Whether the worries are generalized, social, or related to a specific phobia or concern, we can help.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD is considered a spectrum because of the variation in characteristics and extent to which an individual's daily life is impacted. It is a complex developmental condition that effects social interactions and functioning, as well as communication. ASD is also characterized by restrictive or repetitive interests and behaviors. Many are diagnosed as children, but when a diagnosis is made during teen or adult years, being able to emotionally process the diagnosis and identify useful strategies for daily life is vital.

Tic Disorders

Tic disorders are sudden movements or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics have extreme difficulty stopping their body from doing these things. Tic disorders differ from each other in terms of the type of tics present (motor, vocal or both), how long the symptoms have lasted and the environmental situations that impact the frequency and severity of the tics. Dr. Dillon uses evidenced-based treatments, such as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), to help clients reduce the extent to which their tics negatively impact their lives.

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism (SM) is a an anxiety disorder characterized by a person's inability to speak in certain social situations such as school, or in the community. People with SM are usually able to speak easily and communicate well with in other settings, such as at home. Solid treatment of SM includes developing trust, using principles of behavior shaping and systematic exposures to increase communication, and consulting with parents or other caregivers about how they could support and encourage their loved one.

Enuresis and Encopresis

Enuresis, also known as urinary incontinence, includes nighttime bedwetting, secondary enuresis (child has periods of dryness but then return to wetting), and wetting during the day. Children with encopresis, also known as soiling, have bowel movements in their clothes.Often these issues become frustrating both for parents and children and it may require behavioral health services, and consultation with medical providers to address these concerns. Evidence-based toilet training techniques, diet and activity changes and body awareness training can all aid in the process of increasing an individual's independence and confidence.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead an individual to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Often the compulsions meant to prevent something bad from happening only provide relief from the anxiety for a very short period of time and then intrusive thoughts return. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are often used in conjunction with clients impacted by OCD.

Depressive Disorders

Depression impacts people in every corner of the globe, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. However, there are numerous types of depression that can affect people in different ways. It’s important to find a clinician that understands depression isn’t a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression can impact how each individual functions in different ways across the lifespan.While there are several forms of depressive disorders, the good news is that they’re considered highly treatable. Through a personalized approach and customized treatment strategies, we may suggest a variety of techniques to help you or your loved one manage their depression and lead a healthy life.