Psychotherapeutic services for children and adolescents offered by Dr. Udelf covers a wide range of issues, including:
Parents and other key family members are actively involved in the treatment process with their children and adolescents. Consultation with medical personnel, school staff, and other professionals involved with the child is also part of the treatment process. Such consultation can only happen with the informed and written authorization of the child’s parents or legal guardian. Thorough discussion with the child/adolescent regarding the consultation will take place before and after each consultation occurs.
Clinical services for adults offered by Dr. Udelf includes psychological treatment for the following issues:
Therapeutic service for adults focuses on the individual, but may include family members and pertinent others at the discretion of the client.
Dr. Udelf utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in his clinical work. ACT is a cutting-edge form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Clinical outcome research consistently proves Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as one of the most effective psychological treatment approaches. Clients of all ages find ACT to be a highly practical, intuitive, approach that enables them to achieve a high level of sustained improvement and personal effectiveness. ACT is used in individual, group, family, and couple’s treatment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches clients to identify workable solutions and committed actions that moves them towards their goals and a valued life. Clients gain an understanding of the nature of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They develop an awareness of how and when the interplay of those thoughts, emotions, and behavior can lead them away from a valued, fulfilling, life.
Incorporating active client input and practicality, Dr. Udelf tailors ACT treatment strategy and process to the client's specific situation. Consultation with key people in the client’s life, including: Family members, significant others, and involved professionals—medical, psychiatric, academic, legal, etc.—is available with client and/or parent/guardian informed, written, consent.