Dr. Keri Schumacher LCSW, PhD
Child, Adolescent, Emerging Adult
Keri specializes in working with individuals and families dealing with issues of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, LGBTQI-related concerns, and other life stressors utilizing strengths-based cognitive behavioral approaches.
Individual therapy typically includes a mixture of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical based therapy (DBT). Each individual will go through an initial assessment that will be re-evaluated throughout treatment to make sure goals are being reached.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with traumatic experiences.
SPARCS is an evidence based treatment for adolescents who are experiencing complex trauma.This was specifically designed to address the needs of those who may still be living with ongoing stress and may be experiencing problems in several areas of functioning. These areas include difficulties with affect regulation and impulsivity, self-perception, relationships, somatization, dissociation, numbing and avoidance, and struggles with their own purpose and meaning in life as well as worldviews that make it difficult for them to see a future for themselves. Overall goals are to help teens cope more effectively in the moment, enhance self-efficacy, connect with others, establish supportive relationships, cultivate awareness, and create meaning in their lives.
Alternative to Anger Management
Core components of this intervention include mindfulness practice, relationship building/communication skills, distress tolerance, problem-solving and meaning making. Treatment also includes psychoeducation regarding stress, trauma, and triggers.
Thank you so much for helping my son with his anger. He is a different kid and everyone is telling me you're our angel.
Keri Schumacher LCSW
210 E Main St
Huntington, NY 11743