Welcome to the website of Belinda Seiger PhD, LCSW. If you are looking for Specialized Counseling for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Issues, please go to greatmindsgifted.com
As a licensed clinician with 22 years of experience, my goal is to assist you in overcoming practical and emotional obstacles to living a life of fulfillment, peace of mind and creative passion. I incorporate a practical problem solving approach with traditional techniques in a unique synthesis to address your concerns. I offer you tools to manage emotional distress and guide you to find answers and resources to improve your life from the first time we meet.
Social and emotional Issues of Gifted/Talented and Profoundly Gifted Individuals and Their families
You will come away from therapy better able to cope with the challenges of life more effectively. Our work together is based on your goals; my role is to facilitate your ability to better handle whatever circumstances are in your life in the present, and if you are interested, to address any unresolved issues that still affect you from your past. If you seek couples counseling; both you and your partner will be addressed with respect and compassion. I approach your concerns, including substance overuse, with a nonjudgemental attitude and I guide you to discover what works for you, rather than trying to fit you into a "one size fits all" perspective. I also work with you to find a fee that is affordable for your budget whether or not you have insurance. I am sensitive to the financial needs of people in the arts and students.
Informing our work together are the latest theories from neuropsychology and brain development, resilience psychology and the Coaching Field. These techniques may include: Collaborative Problem Solving, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Harm Reduction, Rational Emotive Therapy, Acceptance Therapy, Coaching for Excellence, ADHD/ADD Enhancing Executive Function Coaching, Client Centered Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Intersubjective and Relational Models.
I am a general psychotherapist, but have several areas of expertise, including the following:
Issues of Performing, Creative and Visual Artists, Writers and Divergent Thinkers
Parenting Twice Exceptional Children and Young Adults
Coping with Learning Differences, Attention and Organizational Issues for All Ages
Enhancing Executive Functioning Coaching (EEFC)
Managing Anxiety Including: Performance, Social, Panic, General Anxiety
Parenting Anxious Children
Attention Deficit Disorder and Executive Functioning Coaching and Support
Dealing with Depression and Mood Disorders
Existential Depression, Search for Meaning
Eclectic Approaches to Substance Misuse and Addiction
Adult Children of Substance Abusing Parents
Behavioral addictions including: Compulsive Technology and Gaming, Overeating and Spending
Twelve Step Recovery
Coping with Health Concerns; Including Chronic Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Colitis, Cancer etc.
Supporting Care-givers, Parenting Special Needs Children and Adolescents; Infirm or Advanced Aged
Palliative Care and Hospice Needs
Coping with Loss, Bereavement
Concerns of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Persons
Post Divorce Recovery
Career Transitions and Graduate School Application Advisement
Mental Health Issues of College and Graduate University Students
Mental Health Issues of Veterans On-Campus