Services 4 People Facing and Going Through Life Changes:
Life is a series of “new normals.” Some of life’s transitions are expected, like graduating from high school, moving away to college, having a family of your own, retirement, and then there are the unexpected complications that can come with these transitions or upheavals causing you to transition before you were ready of differently than you had planned. Early-onset Dementia can send your life into a tailspin. Planning to retire and a parent is diagnosed with a chronic illness or dementia. You have just recently given birth and your child has special needs. You were set in your career and now your firm is downsizing. There is an array of possibilities every step in life that can throw you a curveball that seems beyond your abilities to cope with at the time. At these difficult and challenging times it can be helpful to have someone to talk to, who will listen unconditionally accepting your situation, and help you brainstorm and choose a solution that can work for you and your family. Joanne Baum, Ph.D. has had lots of personal and professional experience with changes life throws our way. She has ways of listening that can have you feel really heard. She has lots of creative ideas for navigating expected and unexpected life changes you are facing. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 People and Families With Alcohol or Drug Challenges:
Denial is seen as the number one symptom of the family disease of Substance Use Disorder which we used to call alcoholism and addiction. It is often difficult for the family and the individual to face the need for recovery and sobriety. Joanne provides caring, thorough consultations, evaluations, interventions, outpatient treatment, and continuing care. She works with individuals, couples, and families. There is often strength in numbers: individuals are more likely to get and stay sober when other family members are involved in their own recovery program. Even if the user is not willing to go into recovery, the rest of the family can get healthier by beginning their own recovery program and establishing healthy, caring boundaries. The added benefit is often, when a family gets into recovery, the person who originally rejected your efforts comes on board. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 People with Unresolved Trauma Issues:
When past or current traumas interfere with the way you want your life to be going it may be time to work on those old wounds, heal, and develop new ways of coping that do not rely on “Fight, Flight or Freeze survival terror responses. You can develop thoughtful, mindful responses that allow you more freedom in your life. Getting past experiences that have been blocking you can be wonderfully healing. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 Adults and Families Going Through a Divorce:
Joanne helps you deal with all the issues involved in your divorce in ways that allow you to take “the high road;” minimizing stress, tension and fighting, while maximizing collaboration, cooperation, and respect. Dr. Baum teaches parents communication skills so they can change old patterns easing their transition from one tension filled home to two loving, safe homes for themselves and their children. Joanne works with individuals or couples so children and parents can make an easier transition. Dr. Baum has expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes including: Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation/Assessment, and Collaborative Divorce. Joanne can help you develop a parenting plan that works best for your family. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 Domestic Attorneys:
You know what it’s like when someone is crying on your shoulder and you’re not sure what to say to comfort them? How about the times when you wish your client would listen to you but they want to do it, “their own way?” Or a client is ambivalent, vacillating between wanting a divorce and wanting to give the marriage another chance? Joanne can consult with you about complex emotional aspects of a case, coaching you how to communicate with your client. You can also refer a client to Dr. Baum for divorce coaching and she can “work with” the client helping resolve these difficult emotional issues, making your job easier. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 Couples Wanting to Work on Their Marriage:
Feeling uncomfortable about how things are going in your relationship but not sure what to do? Not sure if you really want to go the divorce route but you know your marriage really needs to change so you can be happier? When both people are willing to, “look at their side of the street” and make some changes they often experience meaningful breakthroughs and are delighted as they learn to enjoy each other again. If you come to the conclusion that your marriage cannot change enough so you are comfortable in it, then Dr. Baum can help you through a divorce process that minimizes emotional upheaval and financial distress. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 Parents and About-to-be-Parents:
Dr. Joanne Baum has written two books on parenting, the latest, GOT THE BABY WHERE’S THE MANUAL?!? won the 2007 IPPY Gold Medal in the parenting category. Joanne offers parent coaching sessions. Joanne can work with you and your family using a Parenting Coach Model or a Family Therapy Model – which ever you think will be more effective for your family.
If you are pregnant or just starting your family it’s a great idea to meet with Joanne and your husband or partner so you two can begin to develop your own ideas of parenting before your baby arrives. Then, when you bring your baby home from the hospital, you’re more of team.
Services 4 The Sandwich Generation:
When you are caught between the needs of your children, and the needs of your parents and wondering: when is it going to be my turn, how can I continue to juggle it all, where do I turn when everyone wants a piece of me but nobody wants to really listen, you do not have to be alone. For More Details Click Here
Services 4 People in the LGBTQIA+ Community:
There are so many more options in looking at Sexuality and Gender today than there were a generation or two ago. What greater freedom we have as human beings to figure out who we really are and how you can be comfortable in your body, and, if you know you were born into the wrong body, you can do so much more about that today than ever before. It’s an exciting time. And, at times, it’s distressing and can be traumatic when people you love and trust cannot understand what you’re going through, and, when they pressure you to be “another way” than what you feel comfortable being.
- How do you please others in your life and yourself at the same time?
- How do you figure out who you want to be for yourself, for your own comfort and happiness?
- And how do you break out from an “assigned role” in your family to be fully who you believe yourself to be.
- How do you please you and “them” especially if you know “they’re” prejudiced about people who “dare” or are courageous enough to be in the LBTQIA community?
- What if you family member(s) rejects you, the new you you want to be…that you’ve worked hard to figure out and accept for yourself?
Life sure can get messy and complicated. It’s a time that having an accepting, skilled therapist to help you deal with and work through your feelings and figure out, “what’s next” can be so useful…