Fresh Start for the Mind

Psychological & Academic Testing

A psychological assessment can be the best first step in understanding and improving oneself. These evaluations provide an in-depth view of one's issues and offer specific recommendations in overcoming emotional distress so that you can flourish in a variety of environments. We are skilled in assessing underlying issues that cause psychological symptoms and difficulties, and pride ourselves on considering all areas of functioning, including physical health symptoms that may mimic mental health disorders.

  • Intelligence & Academic Abilities (including cognitive disorders & learning disabilities)
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) Planning
  • Attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorders
  • Autism-spectrum disorders
  • Oppositional defiance and disruptive behavior disorders
  • Mood and anxiety disorders (including bipolar, depressive, anxiety, and trauma impact disorders)
  • Court-ordered or Court-involved evaluations (including parental fitness and custody evaluations)
  • Personality functioning
  • Substance abuse disorders

Psychiatry & Medication Management

Our psychiatrist treats adults (ages 15 and up) acing concerns such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, pregnancy, and postpartum issues, and more. We believe it is a sign of strength and wisdom to seek care when one realizes the need for it and we aim to provide a warm, hopeful, supportive, and collaborative environment for your medication needs.

Counseling & Coaching

Our psychotherapy approach meets the interpersonal & psychological needs of clients. This consists of establishing a trusting relationship, psychoeducation (and assessment when necessary), building symptom management skills, and "deep therapeutic work" using a variety of interventions.

Every child is unique and we create a treatment plan specifically for your child. We use a variety of different therapeutic tools, including art, toys, and expressive therapies to help children reach their goals.

Preteens and teens often go through a stage of exploration and identity formation. While this can be a confusing and stressful time for both parents and teenagers, we help facilitate the communication between the parent and child. During these formative years, we help equip your teen with coping skills that he or she can use for the rest of their life!

Nutrition Counseling & Support

Nutrition is the fuel that feeds our mind and body and therefore is the backbone of our health and wellness.

We offer one-on-one appointments with our registered dietitian who offers personally tailored nutrition advice, help with managing chronic diseases, behavioral eating issues, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and nutrition counseling.

Life Coaching

Life coaching is a supportive, goal driven process powered by you. This service allows you to use your strengths and creativity to conquer challenges and achieve your life’s vision. We work together to draw a map of where you are, identify the internal and external resources at your disposal, and create a plan to get you to where you want to be.

Crisis Counseling

COVID-19 Update:
Practicing social distancing is the most responsible behavior in which we can all engage at this time. For the utmost health of you, us, and our families, Fresh Start for the Mind is conducting the majority of our services via VIDEO TELEHEALTH. Our administrative team will be happy to assist you with setting up a new or recurring appointment. We are also honored to offer Crisis Counseling to local medical staff and other front-line workers. Click here for more information.