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Clients Consultations with Odelya

You have reached a point, and you feel lost and overwhelmed.  Typically, this comes after you have talked with several caregivers and received differing evaluations of the symptoms you or your loved one are experiencing and do not know what to do next.

Feeling stuck is especially likely when one faces multiple diagnoses or complex symptoms. Or are they looking for guidance and support on handling a specific situation they don't know what to do next?

Inflammation and underlying infections are often contributing causes, especially in children and teens with no difficulties who suddenly begin to display unusual symptoms. Teens, young adults and adults survivors of developmental and complex trauma spend years in therapy without feeling better, usually due to undiagnosed or under-treated medical root causes (neuroimmune and neuroinflammation).

Targeting all aspects of wellness is critical to the success of efforts to restore body and mental health. Failure to do so is a common reason why many people, especially ones who were or are exposed to chronic stress and trauma, are not able to improve their symptoms enough maintain progress once achieved.  

 

Aspects of wellness that need to be addressed include:

(1) Emotional – dealing with first-line emotions such as fear and anger and second-line emotions such as shame, guilt, and pain; 

(2) Cognitive – the way we process thoughts, how we focus attention and retention of information; 

(3) Physical – the way we manage body-health, nutrition and nourishment, sleep, movement, and exercise;
(4) Spiritual –our worldview - the framework we use to find meaning and purpose in life;

(5) Social –  relationships with spouses, family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.

Consultation can be a one-time or a series of sessions, usually a short-term process (2-6 months) when we target a specific issue or work together to tailor a comprehensive intervention plan. 

I consult individuals, couples, parents and families in all 50 states. Direct therapy services are available only to MD and FL residents.

In this process, I will work with you, like a private investigator, to develop a timeline (from conception to the present day), identifying any possible root causes or contributing factors that may be impacting your ability to maintain sustainability.

In longer-term consultations, I collaborate with or refer to specialists including a neurologist, psychiatrist, infectious disease specialist, immunologist, endocrinologist, as well as paramedical specialists such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and audiologists. Additionally, I work with neuropsychologists, special teachers for corrective learning, executive coaches, and parental advocates to help target all aspects of life towards maximum wellness. 

I suggest a timeline of intervention that is critical for the success of the intervention and advise you on when to add an intervention in your individual context.

Consultations Specialization:

  • Parenting support (neurotypical and neurodivergent).

  • Multiple complex diagnoses and crisis intervention.

  • Developmental trauma (eating disorders, personality disorders, addictions).

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) (eating disorders, personality disorders, addictions).

  • Adoptees and adoptive parents who experience multiple challenges. 

  • PANDAS/PANS Neuroinflammation Challenges (ODD, OCD, ADHD, ARFID, sensory integration).

  • Sensitive kids: ADHD, ODD, SPD, OCD, ARFID.

  • Caregiver burnout and PTSD.

Consultation sessions are therapeutic. However, they are not considered therapy and therefore, are not covered by insurance.

Consultation:

 One Time/short-term consultation 

One-time or short-term consultation that targets specific issues.

Design of intervention plan

Design of intervention plan to help clients create a plan for addressing issues they face.  Depending on the issue this plan may be entirely self-administered or done with the assistance of other professionals such as medical doctor, a therapist, dietician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, movement instructor, etc.

Self-Sustainability Series

A widespread failure of therapists is a short-term focus and neglect of the challenges of sustaining improvements long-term. Many individuals experience short-term improvement with a new approach to their symptoms, only to find the benefits or their ability to maintain the routines fading in a few months.  An on-going series of occasional consultations can go a long ways towards addressing this problem.  

Free Resources

Because I understand that private sessions are not affordable for everyone, I work hard to research and write informative blogs that are available to everyone. I also make a point to respond to everyone who writes to me,
as soon as I can. 

One Time 
Consultation

One-time or a few consultations that target specific issues (multi-diagnosis, crisis intervention). In these consultations, I listen deeply to you first, and then provide needed information and leads to proper intervention that targets all aspects of wellness.

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Integrative Intervention Plan

Consultation to help create an integrative intervention plan.
Depending on the issues involved and resources available, this plan may be self-administered or done with the assistance of other professionals such as a therapist, dietician, physical therapist, psychiatrist/neurologist, neuropsychologist, neuro-therapist (neurofeedback), occupational therapist, spiritual mentor, yoga instructor, etc.

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Self-Sustainability Consultation

Many individuals experience short-term improvement with a new approach to their symptoms, only to find the benefits fading or their interest flagging in a few months.  An on-going series of occasional consultations can go a long way towards addressing this problem.  

 

This series is also for those facing difficult choices or discouragement who seek a comprehensive approach for sustainability.  

 

This series includes six consultation sessions for clients who are trauma survivors, and clients who are suffering from burnout, and complex mental health symptoms and have tried some or many modalities and therapies and were not able to get better, or find a way to self-sustain.

 

In the consultation sessions, we create a timeline of your experiences, review your resources and vulnerabilities, examine what has worked so far and what has not, and create a catalog of resources available to you.

 

The first session is an intake session to see if this format is a good fit for you. Each following session focuses on one aspect of wellness. Between sessions you use worksheets to reflect on your experience with the current topic.

Some consultees find that  monthly sessions for a few months are sufficient to help them move on without further support. Others schedule weekly or bi-monthly consultations that focus on self-regulation. *I provide self-regulation consultations only to clients who have finished the ISP consultation series. 

 

Between sessions, you implement the steps we've created for your sustainability plan and monitor what is going well and not so well.   I investigate resources that might be beneficial to your sustainability plan and overall wellness. These may include contacting other clinicians or resource providers (doctors, therapists, teachers, etc.).

 

ISP consultation does not replace therapy but complements it. In this process, we investigate together the various pathways available for trauma integration. We work together to find the best combination for you to address all aspects of wellness.

Contact below for more information or to request the intake questionnaire.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

”You seem to have a deeper understanding of the issues caused by trauma and a greater appreciation of the challenges posed by these issues [than my previous therapists].  When I came to you I had finally reached a point where I understood that I need to take care of myself, but I was somewhat at a loss as to what that really looks like. Through your work with me it is almost as if you revealed a pathway of stepping stones, one that leads me back to myself, the self from which I have been disconnected for so long and can now hope to reach again. Now I understand what is meant by a “toolbox” and I can value and use the skills I acquired over the years.”

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