Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the provider and client, and the particular problems you are experiencing. There are many different methods Apex Therapy Services may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things that are discussed both during sessions and at home.

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

The first session will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, your provider will be able to offer you some first impressions of what treatment will involve and a treatment plan will follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with your provider. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about you provider’s procedures, you should discuss them whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, your provider will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.
Apex Therapy Services normally conduct an evaluation that will last from 1 to 2 sessions. During this time you, along with your provider, can decide if this is an ideal provider to assist you with services necessary to meet your treatment goals. Once psychotherapy has begun, your provider will usually schedule one session (45-60 minutes in length)  per week at a time we agree on, although session length and frequency may vary per client. We require at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend a scheduled therapy appointment, unless there are circumstances beyond your control that prevent your attendance.
Dr. Snitchler provides Specialized Anxiety Disorders Treatment at Apex Therapy Services. Dr. Snitchler received specialized instruction through training and related work/research experiences. He has worked with many patients experiencing a variety of  anxiety disorders and has been involved in research that examines the etiology, treatment, and related problems for anxiety. Most complete treatment  for their anxiety disorder within 12-16 sessions. For more information about the Anxiety Disorders Treatment that is available or to arrange for an evaluation to see if you could benefit from this treatment, contact Dr. Snitchler at (402) 851-4026 or (402) 841-9704. You may also email him with questions at [email protected]  

ADHD/ADD Evaluation
One type of psychological evaluation performed is for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder assessment. Apex Therapy provides comprehensive ADHD/ADD assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. In investigating the question of ADHD/ADD, we consider other conditions that might co-exist with ADHD or in some cases better explain the difficulties presented.

An assessment for ADHD typically includes information gathered from individuals familiar with the child, adolescent, or adult in more than one setting, i.e., school, home, place of employment or in the community, both in structured rating scales and interviews. The evaluation typically includes intelligence testing. Other testing that may be performed includes achievement testing and/or assessment of emotional/personality functioning.  A continuous performance test is performed to provide evidence of impulsivity and/or inattentiveness; not as a definitive means of diagnosis, but to help support or dispute evidence found elsewhere.
Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations are available for a wide variety of problems and conditions and can be performed by Dr. Hannappel or Dr. Snitchler. Psychological evaluations are intended to provide a structured, organized, and succinct description of current psychological functioning including cognitive abilities and emotional experience. Psychological evaluation offers insight as to the severity of a particular disturbance and the capacity for adequate functioning. It is a formal and structured way of gathering objective information about a person for the purpose of making decisions and sorting out questions about the particular child, adolescent, or adult. In addition, a psychological evaluation may be used to confirm or modify the impressions formed by referring therapists or educators through less structured interactions in therapy or in the classroom. A comprehensive evaluation can identify needs in therapy, highlight issues that may come up in treatment, recommend particular forms of intervention, placement recommendations, and offer guidance about potential outcomes of treatment.