Dr. Muradian provides short- and long-term therapy. During this process, she works on exploring and uncovering emotional conflicts, increasing self-esteem, dealing with past wounds through the development of insight and awareness, and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Dr. Muradian will help through the use of cognitive, behavior or interpersonal therapy to bridge the family unit. Dysfunctional communication patterns are identified and new techniques are taught in order to facilitate listening, asking questions and responding non-defensively. Each family member has a voice that needs to be nurtured and listened to in order for inner healing to take place.
Executive Functioning are skills needed for effective behavioral regulation. Executive skills include planning, organization, time management, problem solving, and self-monitoring skills. Children, teens and adults with a diagnoses of ADHD, Depression and/or Anxiety can benefit. The program is organized in 6 week sessions of one hour each. Dr. Muradian tailors a specific plan for each client. Parent involvement if applicable is crucial to the child’s success.
Infant / Toddler Assessments
This type of assessment measures physical, motor, sensory and cognitive development. It helps to identify early signs of delay and potential learning disabilities. Children grow and develop at different rates and test results should be viewed as an assessment of current functioning, hence early intervention is critical. Parents are involved in the assessment process as an important tool for intervention, support, and education.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments
A psychological/neuropsychological assessment can identify or rule out a neurological disorder. Children for example with learning disabilities have difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling, and/or organizing information. A comprehensive assessment for learning disability and ADHD includes the evaluation of intelligence, processing, and comprehension in all academic achievement areas. Dr. Muradian attends school staffing with parents to discuss the results of the evaluation in order to help the child meet his/her educational needs.
• ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
• STRESS AND ANGER
• Attention-Deficit Disorders (ADHD)
• GRIEF AND LOSS
• LEARNING DISABILITIES
• PARENT TRAINING AND SUPPORT
• PEER AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
• POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS
• EATING DISORDERS AND SELF MUTILATION
Psychological and/or neuropsychological evaluation is used to determine the pattern of brain-related strengths and weaknesses, to understand the origin of the problem, and to make a diagnosis. Often, this will guide specific treatment recommendations.
Psychological and neuropsychological assessments are performed by licensed psychologists and are helpful in determining functional outcomes and guiding interventions to assess cognitive, executive, and motor functioning. The assessment will also integrate attention, memory, auditory and visual processing, language, problem-solving, planning, organization, and speed of processing. A comprehensive assessment will also integrate personality and emotional functioning.
A neuropsychological assessment can clarify the nature of the disorder and provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the cognitive functioning associated with the disorder which the patient may come in with. An assessment can also allow the psychologist and the treatment team to understand the developmental progress of the disorder in order to predict future problems and establish a unique treatment plan.
• A clinical interview will first take place with the parents and/or patient.
• Collaboration with other professionals involved in treatment is crucial in understanding the patient’s full profile and providing the best patient care.
• A classroom observation may take place before the psychologist meets with the patient, which helps the psychologist understand how the patient is functioning academically and socially.
• A review of any relevant school, past assessments, IEPs, and/or medical records.
• Administration of standardized tests that measure brain and emotional functioning, such as attention, executive functioning, memory, language, behavioral/emotional functioning, visuospatial abilities, fine motor skills, and others. The tests are selected based on the patient’s presenting problems, age, developmental status, language and cultural considerations.
• Integration of the clinical history, observations, collateral information, and test results, with relevant research and clinical experience, to formulate and convey diagnostic impressions and recommendations.
• After the testing sessions are completed a feedback session takes place about the results. The recommendations are based on all the assessment results and from collaboration with professionals, family, and others involved in the treatment process. During the feedback session, the psychologist, psychiatrist, and parents and/or patient as applicable are present.
• Developmental Disabilities
• Speech and Language Impairment (Of Unknown Origin)
• ADHD and Learning Disabilities
• Intellectual Disabilities
• Acquired Neuropsychological Disorders
• Prenatal Substance Exposure (e.g., Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders)
• Trauma Related to Abuse and Neglect
Dr. Muradian offers training to parents and teachers from preschool up to high school. She has discussed on various topics, including but not limited to:
• Teens and Anxiety
• How to Be a Stress-Free Parent
• A Look at Positive Parenting
• Understanding Personality Profiles to Enhance Relationships in the Classroom Between Teachers and Students
• Understanding ADHD and Anxiety
• Device Detox and the Human Brain