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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance ~ Oscar Wilde

Child and Adolescent Therapy
Child and Adolescent Therapy

Dr. Cantrell approaches child therapy with different treatment modalities. Behavioral parent strategies can create compliance at home and decrease parental stress. Play therapy and cognitive behavioral interventions are often utilized for self-regulation, problem-solving, social skills development, and conflict resolution. 

   
Adolescence is a difficult time in development. Several conflicts arise such as the desire for autonomy and upholding responsibilities at school and at home. Adolescents are navigating social and dating conflicts as well as complying with parental rules while simultaneously desiring independence. All of these stressors can elicit internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Dr. Cantrell implements different treatment modalities depending upon the presenting symptoms. Therapeutic interventions may include: family systems, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solutions-focused therapy. Each treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual needs of the adolescent and family.   

Adult Therapy
Adult Therapy

Adult therapy interventions vary depending upon the areas of focus in counseling. Dr. Cantrell provides a non-judgemental environment in which patients can explore their inner-most thoughts and feelings. Interventions can include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Psychodynamic/Insight-Oriented Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Informed)

  • Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Therapy

  • Reality/Choice Therapy

 

Older Adult Therapy
Older Adult Therapy

Older adults face many difficulties as a part of typical and atypical aging. Accepting aging and transitioning from work to retirement, shifting roles with adult children, finding meaning and purpose within their life, and coping with loss. Depending on the areas of focus, Dr. Cantrell will work with the patient to identify their own resolutions to internal and external conflicts.  

Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy

Being in a relationship is difficult. Wanting to feel connected along with feeling distrust, unappreciated, or disrespected within your relationship.  In therapy, Dr. Cantrell will work toward establishing trust, respect, appreciation through compromise, communication, and empathy development with your partner. Moreover, conflict resolution strategies will be employed during the course of treatment to immediately relieve the stress within the dyad.  

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Family Therapy
Family Therapy

The focus of family therapy is to resolve conflict and open communication among all of the parties involved. Dr. Cantrell will act as the family "Coach" to facilitate change in the family's status quo. Dr. Cantrell will help the family identify their strengths as well as areas that are not currently successful. Dr. Cantrell will work with the family to decrease conflict and establish peace within the home.  

Assessment
Assessment

Dr. Cantrell has extensive training and experience in assessment. She has trained and supervised multi-level doctoral students throughout the South Florida community. She approaches assessment from a comprehensive framework. She incorporates different domains for analysis including the following areas depending on the reason for referral:

 

  • Cognitive Processing

  • Intellectual Functioning

  • Academic Achievement

  • Neuropsychological assessment of reading

  • Continuous/sustained Attention

  • Learning and Memory

  • Executive Functioning

  • Psychological Functioning 

  • Social and Emotional functioning  

  • Auditory processing screening

  • Behavioral Analysis and Observations 

  • Developmental and Adaptive Functioning

Please contact Dr. Cantrell for more information regarding your individualized assessment. 

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