Scope of Practice - Dr Jay Seitz
Neuropsychological Diagnosis, Testing, and Evaluation: I treat individuals with central nervous system disorders including depression, anxiety (e.g., panic disorders), attentional and memory impairment, learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, dementia, and other disorders that affect higher cognitive abilities (thinking, reasoning, categorizing, remembering, attending, perceiving, speaking, reading, and writing).
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Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Services: My services include neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations and assessments of Children: Attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD); learning disabilities; pervasive developmental disorders (autism, Asperger's syndrome); seizure disorders; and speech-language issues; Adolescents: Conduct and oppositional disorders; substance use and abuse; (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and Adults: Cognitive and intellectual problems including the early detection of dementia and other brain disorders affecting higher cognitive abilities: Multiple sclerosis; epilepsy and seizure disorders; language disorders; mood and psychosomatic disorders; movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease); and stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Neurocognitive Rehabilitation: Neurocognitive rehabilitation, remediation or training consists of improving intellective and memory problems in patients with dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's disease) and other kinds of disorders affecting cognitive and emotional functioning (e.g., Parkinson's disease, stroke, and epilepsy). These treatments involve training patients in the use of external memory aids (electronic and paper), improving memory and thinking through the use of computer and online programs, cognitive exercises at home ("homework"), as well as the participation of other family members in improving patient's well-being.
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Psychological Treatment: I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, career and marital problems (e.g., communication issues), obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood and personality disorders, impulse control, and psychosomatic and sleep disorders (initiating or staying asleep).
Psychological treatment of individuals and couples consists of the use of cognitive and psychoanalytic psychotherapies including couples or marital counseling using psychotherapeutic techniques pioneered by Dr John Gottman at the University of Washington.
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I practice a holistic approach:
I work holistically and in a multidisciplinary framework with other professionals including primary care physicians for medical issues, psychiatrists for central nervous system medications, nutritionists for dietary advice and weight loss, physiatrists who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation for pain and back disorders, as well as speech-language therapists, physical therapists (gross-motor abilities), occupational therapists (fine-motor abilities), and other health care professionals (massage, yoga, exercise trainers, and meditation).