My Approach to Helping
ACHIEVE provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment for educational and social-emotional needs in children and adolescents, ages 3-22, such as: Giftedness, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia), ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, and Autism. We offer counseling and therapy services, using techniques such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Coping Skills Training, and Social Skills Training. We also provide speechlanguage evaluationstherapy, parent advocacy, and systematic reading interventions.
ACHIEVE is located in the Powell area and is a woman-and-mom owned business. Our goal is to identify, treat, and advocate for the needs of each individual child. Achieve provides families with services to ensure that their child's unique academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met.
We look forward to working with you and helping your child reach their full potential.
More Info About My Practice
Frequently asked questions:
1. What makes ACHIEVE Unique?
ACHIEVE is unique in that our practitioners are experts in both psychology AND education. While many area psychologists and therapists specialize in identifying andor treating specific psychological conditions, we also fully comprehend and are able to address psychological difficulties from an educational lens. All of our practitioners have experience working in local public schools districts, so we also have a unique "insider" point-of-view.
Another way that ACHIEVE is unique is that we aim to be a "one-stop-shop." We begin with an intake meeting to determine the client's concerns, then if determined appropriate, complete a full psychological and educational evaluation. While most area psychologists provide evaluations and send you on your way with a report, we aim to not only identify the problem, but also to provide with the interventions necessary to address the problem in-house after the evaluation has been completed. No more running around to 10 different specialists to address your student's needs!
2. What conditions do ACHIEVE practitioners have experience working with?
You name the condition, and we have probably worked with students who have it! Our practitioners have worked with thousands of students in the area and throughout the U.S. The most common conditions we see and work with are ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, and Learning Disabilities, but we have experience with many other conditions as well. Some other conditions we can identify and treat include, but are not limited to: Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic DisorderPanic Attacks, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
3. Are there any conditions ACHIEVE does NOT treat?
At this time, we do not provide crisis intervention services, do not provide treatment for acute trauma, and do not identify or treat eating disorders. We are able to work with students who have a diagnosis or history of PTSD, but are not certified trauma counselors. Please check out the options at the end of this page if you are seeking treatment for these conditions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
The two owners of ACHIEVE, Rebecca Becker and Sophia Whitehouse, have extensive experience working in public schools and understand the processes and procedures from the inside perspective. Our goal is to assist parents and schools in working together amicably to ensure children?s needs are addressed.
We are very skilled in providing evaluations, recommendations, and treatment for any and all educationally-related difficulties, and specialize in translating students' needs into the school environment.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Our psychological and educational evaluations can help you to understand your child's strengths and needs, and make a plan to help them in the home, school, and community environments.