Evaluation & Treatment
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Rappaport provides assistance with a variety of issues including:
Child related behavioral difficulties, toileting and incontinence, sleep, ADHD, Aspergers, Tourette Syndrome, Trichtillomania, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, sibling rivalry, school difficulties and IEP assistance, social adjustment, chronic illness and preparation for surgery, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and adjustment to divorce.
Adolescent depression, OCD, anxiety and Bipolar Disorder, social difficulties, alcohol and substance abuse, stress management, academic issues, college preparation, and life transitions.
Marital adjustment, communication, parenting, pre-marital counseling, child custody issues, stepfamily and blended family issues, loss of a partner.
Individual counseling, depression, anxiety and Bipolar Disorder, infertility, postpartum depression, chronic illness, pain management, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Grief counseling, including loss of a child, sibling, partner, parent or friend. Couple and family counseling as it relates to grief and loss, including traumatic loss, violent loss and suicide. School and community presentations on loss, including “compassionate classroom” and “compassionate workplace” programs.
CBIT for Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Rappaport works with both children and adults, teaching them how to control their tics using the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics program developed in conjuntion with the TSA. A similar protocol is also used to treat Trichtillomania.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an innovative method of psychotherapy that enhances your ability to resolve issues in day to day life by helping you to mentally focus on “internal” experiences and “external” triggers at the same time. It helps people heal from emotional distress and symptoms, that are the result of both disturbing life experiences as well as everyday “memories” that affect an individual’s self-esteem and emotional functioning (such as anxiety or depression). Dr. Rappaport works with both children and adults, using the detailed protocols developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, to activate their natural healing processes. Dr. Rappaport is trained and certified to provide EMDR by the EMDR Institute.