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Specialization allows each therapist at Mindful Psychotherapy to thoroughly know the best way to help clients. 

Each of us has received in-depth training within our specialty areas, and each of us has years of client experience, which will help us help you.  Our specializations can be found under the drop-down bars below.

What we have in common is a compassionate, client-focused approach.  With mindful presence, we will listen carefully to you so we can fully understand what you are struggling with.


Specialties for Children and Teens

Ages 3 – 14

  • Anxiety
  • Family Transitions, Including Divorce and Moving
  • Social Skills Training
  • Specialized Training for Developmental Delays and Disorders
  • Stress Reduction
  • Trauma

Dana Carretta is the therapist at Mindful Psychotherapy who works with children, ages 3-14.

She utilizes Applied Behavioral Analysis, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy

Specialties for Older Teens

Ages 15 – 18

  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Management for Families
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions, Including Divorce of Parents, Going to College
  • Performance Enhancement: School and Sports
  • Stress Reduction
  • Trauma

Dana Carretta works with teenagers, ages 15-18, and their families on all the above issues.

Barbara Heffernan works with teenagers, ages 15-18, on anxiety, trauma and performance enhancement utilizing EMDR.

Specialties for Adults

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Transitions, Including Career Change and Divorce
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Reduction
  • Trauma

All three therapists at Mindful Psychotherapy work with adults on the above issues.

Addiction and Co-dependency

Chemical Addictions

  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Dependence

Behavioral Addictions

  • Sex Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Video-Online Addiction

People Whose Loved Ones Have an Addiction; Co-Dependency

Dolores Brown, LADC, is the therapist at Mindful Psychotherapy who works with addiction issues and co-dependency.

Couples Counseling and Family Therapy

  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • High- Conflict Family Situations
  • Parenting Guidance

All three therapists at Mindful Psychotherapy work with couples and families with the following specialties:

  • Dolores: couples or families dealing with addiction or trauma; gay, straight, lesbian couples on a wide range of issues.
  • Dana: Parenting guidance; autism; developmental delays; conduct disorders.
  • Barbara: works with couples in traditional and non-traditional relationships to increase emotional, sexual and spiritual intimacy.

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