Fort Smith Psychology

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Practice Areas

Grief/Loss

Grief is a common occurrence that most everyone will experience at some point in their life. Grief/loss issues may include death, divorce, separation from a loved one, abandonment, and life-altering accidents/trauma.

Depression / Mood Disorders

According to the Center for Disease Control (2011), one out of every ten Americans report symptoms of depression. Depression can range from feeling “the blues” to serious, debilitating major depression. Bipolar disorder, which is cycling between depression and mania, also falls in this spectrum of disorders.

Aging/Geriatric Issues

Emotions associated with failing health, early dementia, loss of spouse, and life transitions can be difficult to manage. Supportive, interpersonal therapy can help a patient and family learn the tools necessary to cope with these events.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders encompass a large spectrum of disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress and panic disorder. Research based, cognitive-behavioral therapies often work best with these disorders.

LGBT Issues

Feelings of rejection, the coming out process, and learning to accept oneself are just a few areas that may be relevant to this population. Supportive, nonjudgmental therapy will be provided while working through these challenges.

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Testing

Dr. Eckelhoff provides testing that is required for many different kinds of treatment areas. These include:

  • bariatric surgery candidates
  • spinal cord stimulator candidates
  • PTSD
  • personality disorder testing
  • IQ testing for 16 years and older
  • eating disorders
  • suicide assessment
  • ADD/ADHD for 16 years and older

The process for psychological assessments is as follows:

  • 60 minute interview for all clients
  • 60-180 minutes of testing, depending on the client’s needs
  • Some testing fees may be required three days before the appointment to guarantee the appointment slot
  • Test results will be available in two weeks or less

Please contact the office for fees.