It can be so scary when you receive a diagnosis that your child or even an adult has bipolar, ADHD, or any other mental health issue. It doesn’t have to be so scary though. You just need a quality licensed psychologist to help you with the diagnosis. I am Dr. Leslie A Rainaldi - licensed psychologist in the Tampa, FL area and I can help you.
First, I want to help you understand the diagnosis you received. Don’t think that the only answer to the issue is medication. With the right counseling or family therapy, I can help everyone get through the diagnosis and learn to live with it in a positive manner. Generally, it’s how you handle a diagnosis that determines your future. If you want to dwell on it and walk around angry, you are not going to have a positive experience. Instead, let me help you understand the issues and the things you can do to make it better.
I help adults and children handle many types of mental health issues, including bipolar, ADHD, OCD, and standard depression. There are no two patients that are exactly alike, even if they have the same diagnosis. I work hard to figure out what will help you – not just use a one-size-fits-all approach. I get to know you and your family. I observe to see what issues are at hand and then I go to work to figure out how to best help you.
Oftentimes, it is beneficial when the whole family comes to see me for family therapy. Even if it’s only one person in the family that has a diagnosis, it affects the entire family dynamic. I can help you figure out how to best manage it so that everyone is on the same page. When there is proper communication, things just go a lot smoother for everyone.
If you are ready to figure out how to handle a diagnosis in your family in Tampa, visit me online at www.southtampapsychologist.com or call me to schedule your appointment.