Counseling Services in Haverford, PA

Full Spectrum LLC offers a wide range of counseling services. No matter what you are dealing with, Dr. Shoemaker is ready to assist you with improving the quality of your life. Whether you need a depression therapist, PTSD counseling, or a geriatric psychologist, we are here to help.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a type of mental disorder that occurs after one is witness to or is involved in a traumatic event. PTSD can affect anyone for any number of different reasons including but not limited to chronic health issues, long term or complicated bereavement issues, physical assault, and coping with life adapting to the new normal due to the coronavirus. If you are suffering from a traumatic event, PTSD counseling can help decrease the symptoms of PTSD and can give you peace of mind. Read more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can disrupt your everyday life, even to the point of interfering with work or personal relationships. Characterized by the presence of unwanted thoughts or obsessions that lead to compulsive behaviors, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often thought of as an obsession with cleanliness, but it can manifest in many different ways, some of which drastically affect the patient’s life. An OCD therapist can help you make sense of what you are feeling and can help get your OCD under control. Read more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Anxiety is a natural reaction to stress, but it can become excessive and persistent. When anxiety begins to interfere with your everyday life and affect your actions, it may be time to seek professional help from an anxiety therapist. There are different types of anxiety, but panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder are the most common. Read more about Anxiety Therapist

Most people will be affected by depression at some point in their lives. Depression is a normal part of life and can follow events like the death of a loved one, a big move, or even a job change. When depression lasts for longer than a few weeks, however, it is important to seek help from a depression therapist. Depression is usually treated with a combination of medication and therapy, although medication is not always necessary. Read more about Depression Therapist

Geriatric psychology is a field of psychology that focuses on improving the lives of senior citizens. This subfield centers around treating common issues that are related to aging, such as memory loss, coordination, loneliness, and depression. A geriatric psychologist also concentrates on serious age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

As with any part of your life, your career may bring you as much stress as it does joy. A career counselor can evaluate you to make sure that you are in the right field for your personality, help you choose positive goals for advancement, or provide support through a big career change. An anxiety therapist can help you cope with changes in your career and help you lay the groundwork to be successful. Read more about Career Counseling Service

Any big change in your life can cause stress, anxiety, or depression. Even positive changes such as a promotion, marriage, or a child going off to college can affect your mood and interfere with your life. If you have experienced a major life change recently and you are feeling ambivalent or anxious, a depression therapist can help you create positive coping mechanisms that will get you through the transition and back to enjoying your life. CBT is also extremely effective in helping patients to get through painful or stressful life transitions. A transition can be any major life change, such as the death of a family member or friend, a career change, or a marriage or divorce. Everyone handles change differently, and I alter my life transition counseling approach for individual needs. I will create an individualized therapeutic plan based on identifying the cause of the problem and then actively working to overcome negative thoughts and feelings by establishing healthy coping mechanisms to help with the transition.

Depending on your background and upbringing, coming out and navigating life for an LGBTQ person can be challenging. Dr. Shoemaker is trained to provide LGBTQ counseling to help clients with religious, healthcare, or background challenges. She understands what your rights are and the nuances of communicating with family and friends.  Read more about LGBTQ Counseling

If you are struggling with a mental health or life transition issue, you don’t have to suffer in silence. At Full Spectrum, we offer a variety of counseling services ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression and OCD, to PTSD, life transition counseling, and even career counseling services. Our goal is to help you develop positive coping mechanisms to enhance your life and improve your interpersonal relationships.