James Halla, PsyD Psychologist
In addition to treating people who suffer from trauma and a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders, Jim works well with those who struggle with relationship problems within and outside your family(s). In his treatment with younger clients, he works hard to empower those with the most influence on young lives: parents. Jim has particular interests in helping parents cope with children's difficult behavior at all ages, as well as their own struggles to maintain an intimate relationship with their adult spouse/partner. Teens and their parents -- even those teens in individual treatment -- also often benefit from an approach that recognizes both how connected we all are and how individual we all are.
Finally, Jim's interest in families extends beyond psychotherapy to conducting evaluations of children, adolescents and adults for attorneys, Guardians ad Litem, courts and other mental health professionals. He has extensive experience understanding and evaluating the needs and abilities of children and parents who are coping with the intensely stressful circumstances of parenting and/or divorce that have led to their involvement in the legal system. He also conducts evaluations to help courts decide whether or not a person is competent to participate in a criminal or civil proceeding.
Helping children, adolescents, adults and families feel less stressed so they can enjoy more of their lives.