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Intakes for adults typically last 55 minutes. For children, adolescents, or adults who bring family members who are also interviewed, the intake lasts up to 85 minutes.
We provide a full array of diagnostic and therapeutic services.
I look to employ a combination of therapy and, when necessary, psychopharmacology to treat individuals with depression. I think it is also imperative to look into what may be leading to the depression. In all cases, I try to minimize medications and pay careful attention to potential side effects. Similar goals are made for Bipolar disorder.
Anxiety hits individuals in unique ways, but the common denominator is that it can be extremely debilitating. I have experience in treating Social Anxiety, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, and Panic Disorder with therapy, psychopharmacology, and, in some cases where the research backs it, with supplements.
I am conservative with how I diagnose and treat ADHD. However, there is a subset of patients who are unable to reach their full potential because of their inability to focus and impaired impulse control. I attempt to find the treatment options that maximize their goals while minimizing risks, such as side effects and addiction.
I view substance use disorders and addiction as diseases that deserve intense treatment. I work closely with area therapists and group practitioners who specialize in addiction treatment, while I focus on both the addiction and co-occurring disorders.
My training at Upenn and CHOP, followed by years of experience working inpatient, have all afforded me a great deal of experience working with patients on the autism spectrum. I greatly enjoy working with this population and employ both on-label and off-label treatment options.
PTSD is more than nightmares and flashbacks. It is anxiety, hypervigilance, and it can take over ones life. Comorbid disorders include mood swings, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, avoidance, hyperarousal, and problems with focus. I am certified in prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD and have had great success treating clients of all ages.
Intakes for adults typically last 55 minutes.
For teens age 13-18, or any adult where caregivers or other family members are also interviewed, the intake lasts up to 85 minutes.
For children 12 and under, appointments last up to 85 minutes.
These are 25 minutes in length. We’ll discuss progress towards your goals and make treatment adjustments.
For routine monitoring and small adjustments.
For more major changes or processing recent events.
John Guardiani MA, LPC is our head of therapy and is currently accepting clients.