During this time of Covid we provide video and phone telepsychology sessions.
A comprehensive intake will assess presenting issues, challenges, symptoms, strengths, and goals to inform a conceptualization and personalized treatment plan. Dr. Reid strives to appreciate and understand the unique qualities of his patients, including what and how they think, their experiences and reactions to them, how they feel and what may be contributing to their feelings, what they are concerned about, care about, and pay attention to, the cycles and patterns that have formed over time, the nature of their relationships, how they make sense of things, their general personality and characteristics, and so forth. He aims to do so within the context of a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship. Dr. Reid's understanding of his patient (which takes time and is an ongoing process in of itself) will set the course for the therapeutic process.
Dr. Reid helps his patients improve daily functioning, foster self-understanding and insight, learn therapeutic concepts, build therapeutic and coping skills (e.g., emotion regulation skills, cognitive skills, communication skills, mindfulness skills), clarify personal meaning, goals, and values in life, improve relationships, reduce maladaptive and limiting patterns, increase well-being, and overcome self-identified problem areas and life challenges.
Dr. Reid is highly specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially for the treatment of anxiety and emotion regulation, although he integrates principles from other psychological approaches when appropriate. He has been very successful with his deep understanding of and attention to the therapeutic process, his vast training experiences, and his appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual, their experiences, and their stories. Dr. Reid views therapy as a nuanced integration of science, art, relationship, skill, and theory. He combines his various skills and insightful approach to achieve therapy goals, transcending across various areas of one's life.
Dr. Reid collaboratively supports parents to improve their connection, communication, and interactions with their child, improve their child's functioning, and foster their child's growth and development.
When clinically appropriate and available, Dr. Reid is able to conduct sessions and provide skills coaching through video and phone conferencing.
Children, adolescents, college students, and young adults.
Conditions, concerns, and issues treated:
An initial intake assessment focuses on identifying presenting concerns, background information, symptoms and challenges, areas of impairment or struggle, barriers and needs, appropriate classifications, and a clinical conceptualization that puts the pieces together and into a larger context. The initial intake assessment informs treatment goals and planning. It will also determine therapeutic needs and if Dr. Reid is the right clinician to meet those needs.
Cultivating executive function skills and bolstering related behaviors requires a nuanced approach to best support each individual. When challenges or transitions arise, this often vulnerable set of cognitive skills may need additional supports to be activated and utilized efficiently. Being able to take in new information or directions then do something with it (working memory), pause to organize information received to consider what the best path may be before proceeding (inhibition), and monitor while considering when a change or pivot is needed in an approach to progress through a path efficiently (cognitive flexibility) is a complex process. Having an awareness that there may be more strategic approaches available is often the first step to improving how you navigate through learning environments, work, and life.
Approach: Alexis Reid works at the intersection of well being and learning to bridge skill development and integration into daily life. Building and strengthening skills is one part of the process, practicing and utilizing them is another.
Individualized or group sessions focus on integrating evidence- based skills and strategies to support the development and strengthening of executive function skills across development. Whether you are a young learner, transitioning into high school, college, or graduate studies, balancing tasks at work, or at home with your family, Alexis aims to help individuals she works with identify areas for growth while understanding their strengths to support cognitive development as they gain a greater awareness to focus, plan, prepare, strategize, and execute tasks efficiently and across contexts.
Collaboration & Consultation: Alexis takes a collaborative and whole-system approach to best support the growth and development of executive function skills in and outside of learning environments. As such, working with the team that supports each individual (e.g., parents, caregivers, partners, families, therapists, etc.) is often an integral part of supporting a more systemic approach to strengthening skills.
Consultation, collaborative planning and meetings, as well as workshops that are offered periodically provide an opportunity to improve interactions among family/school/work/home systems to strengthen positive connections and support.
Collaboration is encouraged as consultations with an individuals' support team is an important source of helping learners to advocate for their needs, establish clear expectations, and extend the work done in sessions across contexts.
*See About Alexis Reid page for previous workshops & talks
Executive Function Skills & Related Behaviors Targeted:
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An initial intake assessment focuses on identifying presenting concerns, background information, challenges, areas of impairment or struggle, barriers and needs, appropriate classifications, and a conceptualization that puts the pieces together and into a larger context. The initial intake assessment informs treatment goals and planning.
A neuropsychological evaluation assesses a wide range of areas, including intellectual functioning, academic functioning and learning challenges, learning and memory, attention and executive functioning, language abilities, visual-spatial and visual-motor skills, and psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
Dr. Reid provides patients with a full neuropsychological report that outlines and summarizes the results and provides recommendations. During the feedback session, Dr. Reid explains findings, summarizes themes, identifies strengths and vulnerabilities, and discusses recommendations. Follow-up parent and school consultations are also available to translate the findings and implement recommendations.
Dr. Reid provides sport psychology, performance-based consultation to athletes. Consultations are available to athlete's families and coaches.
The consultation process involves identifying and addressing factors that interfere with and enhance the mental side of athletics and performance. Services can be provided in-person or via telepsychology (video and phone sessions).
Common areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
For more information on Dr. Reid's Sport Psychology practice, visit: Sport Psychology Consultation
Consultation and presentations are available to parents, teachers, administrators, clinicians, and other professionals regarding topics related to mental health, therapy, counseling, and treatment, school-based counseling, and sport psychology. Professional development, workshops, and speaking engagements for Learning-Based approaches also offered.
Example topics include: