Montoya Whitfield, PsyD, PSB94025004

Registered Psychological Assistant Supervised by: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jeffery Nishii, PSY27278

About

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost The trials of life can often seem like a never ending lonely road, yet in reality you are never alone. My approach is to meet the client where they are, and collaborate in identifying the underlining challenges that often cause them to feel anxious, depressed... Read more

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost

The trials of life can often seem like a never ending lonely road, yet in reality you are never alone. My approach is to meet the client where they are, and collaborate in identifying the underlining challenges that often cause them to feel anxious, depressed or a mix of emotions. Together we walk through the process of problem solving, experiencing the “ahh ha” moments and feeling the pain that transitions into the healing that is needed to grow and flourish.

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 12+
School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Year Graduated:
License No. and State: IMF82143

Issue

• HIV/AIDS
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• Anxiety/Depression
• Personality Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anger Management
• Borderline Personality
• Pain Management
• Dual Diagnosis
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Sexual Abuse
• Trauma and PTSD
• Sex Addiction
• Grief Counseling
• ADD/ADHD
• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
• Gifted & Talented children
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image
• Psychotic Disorders
• Pre/Post Bariatrics
• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Therapy for Adoption
• Stress
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• LGBT
• Career Counseling
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults
• Children (6-10)
• Young Adults
• Preteens/Teens (11-19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Couple Therapy
• Eclectic
• Behavioral/ABA-RDI- Floor Time Therapy
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Family Systems
• Play Art Therapy for Children
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Accepted Insurance Plans

• ILWU Coverage
• Out of Network - PPO
• Victims of crime

Appointment Type Accepted

• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Teen Counseling
• Counseling for Kids
• Family Counseling
• Individual Counseling
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling
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