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) facing 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.

Request Form for Psychiatry Services

Please click here to submit your information for our staff to review. In order to ensure quality service, Dr. Thomas will take several factors into consideration, including provider specialty, patient fitness, schedule availability, and practice policies. Please provide specific and detailed information in your request. We will do our best to respond within 48 business hours.

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!

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. As your issues or difficulties improve, new potentials and capabilities in life are limitless!

Helps individuals gain insight into what's most important in their relationship, change problematic behaviors, and improve ways of interacting with each other. Most couples can come away having gained insight into relational patterns, increased emotional expression and developed the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively. This form of therapy is beneficial for any kind of relationship, whether married, engaged, newly dating, young or old. Couples therapy can resolve a current problem, prevent an exacerbation of problems or simply provide a “check-up” for a happy couple experiencing a period of transition or increased stress. Common areas of concern addressed in couples therapy include issues with money, parenting, sex, infidelity, in-laws, chronic health issues, infertility, gambling, substance use, emotional distance and frequent arguments.

Designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. Families can benefit from this form of therapy when they experience stressful life events, like financial hardship, divorce, co-parenting problems, or the death of a loved one. Family counseling can also be effective in helping families affected by mental illness, as a whole or of one member with emotional disorders, substance abuse, or behavioral problems.

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

Effective through June 1, 2020, many of the Fresh Start clinicians will be offering two (2) free 45-minute counseling sessions to medical professionals and other front-line workers for support during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a medical professional or front-line worker, and would like to utilize two free counseling sessions, click here.

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.