April Redbird LMSW Owner Affirmations Counseling PO Box 2953 Silver City, NM 88062 Ph 575 313 5050 Not currently practicing in Silver City
Degrees in Art Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, and Social Work with a speciality kn Gerontology. Extensively trained in therapeutic play as therapies for all populations but especially for children. Specializing in Pediatric Bipolar and able to do Testing to Assess for this diagnosis.. Utiliozing specialized therapies for Reactive Attachment disorder and ADHD management. Also utilizing these therapies: Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy, Journaling and specific behavior modification therapies. Available as an expert witness for Special Education Advocacy. This is a very Task Oriented practice.I use many charts and graphs in my behavior based programs to determine positive outcomes especially for my clients diagnosed with either bipolar or ADHD. Utilizing evidence based therapies that put the responsibility on the adult and adolescent which while infused with large amounts of compassion and empathy for the client they also encourage the client to learn to manage their own disorders by recognizing the symptoms and triggers that might hasten along a psychotic or manic episode. Also I do in Home Gerontological Assessments for frail elderly to determine their eligibility to stay at home, and visitation to the home environments to assess what would be needed to keep them at home as long as physically possible. Seeing: Adults-Children-Adolescents- Couples-Abuse Issues-Women's Issues- Depression Anxiety and Disability issues, including but not limited to chronic pain management.