Psychological Counseling, Psychological Evaluation and Testing, Life Coaching
Psychological Counseling Services
I treat children, teenagers, and adults. I treat most psychological disorders but I have a passion for treating those with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Addictive behaviors, Behavioral issues, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and building healthy relationships. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. In individual therapy sessions Dr. Schulz uses a broad variety of treatment intervention approaches including among others: cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, family systems, couple communication training, relaxation training/guided imagery, hypnosis, EMDR, energy psychology, mindfulness, biofeedback, and EFT/Tapping techniques. Psychological Services are performed only in in the State of Ohio. I provide both in office sessions out of my Dublin, Ohio office and through telehealh video psychological counseling through HIPPA compliant Therapysites/ We Counsel software which you can access and use on your camera accessible online computer or tablet device. I can only provide Psychological Counseling services in the State of Ohio; however, for anyone outside of Ohio and in the United States I am able to provide Life Coaching services through online Skype sessions if that would be appropriate for your situation and need. Scroll down for a description of Life Coaching if you are interested in learning more about Life Coaching.
Treatment Approaches with Children and Teenagers, Testing/Psychological and Evaluation, Individual Therapy, and Family Therapy
I assess and treat children /teenagers ages 6 - 18. If there is a specific need I can provide testing/psychological evaluation - typically assessing academic/acheivement, ADHD, a Learning Disability, intellectual/cognitive functioing, or assessing developmental disorders. I do provide individual therapy. I emphasize in working with children/teenagers behavioral approaches as well as a Family Systems model toward treatment. I may recommend Family Therapy sessions including parent(s) including or not including sibling(s). I have often found that the most effective and quickest way to intervene with behavioral issues involving children/teenagers is using Family Therapy. Families are a rule governed system with rewards or consequences. Sometimes those rules are in chaos or uncertainty because of life changes. It is the parent(s) who are the ultimate authority establishing and maintaining these rules. Problems often occur with children/teenagers when there is a change in the life stage development of the family unit or a major event having occured in the family. This often results in a period of stress until the tranistion has stablized and family rules are re-established or modified to bring back stabilization for the child/teenager and family unit. Examples of transition and periods of chaos within a family among others include: transition issues from moving from childhood to adolescence, transition issues as a result of divorce or separation; remarriage and/or step-parent or significant other (boyfriend/girlfiend) interaction with the family, illness/death of a family member, or stress from a significant geographic move by the family.
Psychological Evaluation and Testing for Adults
Psychological Evaluation and Testing is available for a variety of needs including: pre-marriage assessment as part of pre-marital counseling process, testing/assesment for couples addressing similarities and differences in personality traits, or assessing overall individual beliefs influencing their interaction as a couple. Testing/evaluation for academic, school, work, or occupational needs, evaluation for a disability claim, a court mandated evaluation as a result of domestic violence or legal issue, a probate court required psychological assessment, and evaluations for readiness to serve or return to employment in a law enforcement or first responder related occupation. I also offer IQ testing (intellectual/cognitive functioning) and personality testing. Prices for an evaluation are based upon the amount of time spent in face to interview, administration of testing, interpretation of test scores, and completion of a written psychological evaluation report. Psychological Evaluation and Testing is not generally covered by most health insurance.
Life Coaching is a relatively new profession that began developing in the late 1990's. I have formally been involved with providing Life Coaching since 2003. Life Coaching is not Psychological Counseling and is not currently regulated by any licensing board in the 50 states and is considered a separate professional discipline from Psychology or Counseling. No diagnosis is given and the person is not seen as having an illness. It is a professional mentoring relationship where the individual is seen as a person capable of assessing where they are currently as an individual and as a result of an interactive mentoring relationship to make the best choices and decisions for their own future. People who have entered the field of Life Coaching often come from a variety of different disciplines and skill sets including education, business, social sciences, human resources, and clergy/spiritual practitioners providing spiritual direction or mentoring. Life Coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals to become more effective in obtaining goals. Life Coaches, among a variety of other areas, may work with individuals on career development, interpersonal relationships, work relationships, or making decisions that would assist them in toward more positive habits supporting well being physically, personally, mentally, relationally, or spiritually. Life Coaching may not be appropriate for the services you are seeking. However, Life Coaching is another alternative for people who do not have a diagnosed mental health or psychological condition and do not want to be given a psychological diagnosis but are just seeking to explore making more effective decisions in their life. Professional coaches are trained to listen and observe, to customize their approach to the indivdual's needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from the client. They believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful and that the coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the individual already has. While the coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, the individual is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires. LIfe Coaching is provided either in office sessions out of my Dublin, Ohio office or through online Skype sessions from anywhere in the United States.