Services & Treatments
Trauma is a silent disease suffered by many and can be caused by a number of factors in a person's life. It can begin by someone surviving a physical threat or injury (i.e. an angry parent or violent street crime) or being involved in some sort of stressful situation (i.e. veterans in combat, surviving a natural disaster). The survivors often struggle with varying psychological problems including: anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), substance abuse/addiction and more.
Ordinary, everyday events in our lives we make sense of and move on. Trauma is not like that. So much becomes shattered and the world is no longer stable, predictable, and safe. Or, maybe, you never felt safe and secure because of early childhood trauma.
Treatment for Trauma begins with a deeper understanding of a person's life and those events that have shaped what is true today. Dr. DuBois believes in developing a strong connection with her patient through consistent psychoanalysis, leading to a healthier, happier outcome.
Substance Abuse or Addictions do not come out of nowhere. As a treating psychologist, Dr. DuBois will want to know each story of the context that an addiction took hold. Invariably, there will be circumstances where an addiction or activity served as an antidote or a numbing like function to painful feelings of various kinds. This evolves when someone does not know what it is that is bothering them or when they do not want to know.
Eating Disorders: Treatment
One of the more complex outcomes of Trauma is eating gone wrong. People become absorbed into eating as a main focus in life. Food thought and activity takes over decisions and emotional awareness. Each bit of food is examined with intensity for all aspects. Or eating is done with no attention, no watching such as with binge eating. Since eating is such a necessary part of life, this necessity becomes distorted as it is developed to serve the emotional function that takes away pain, takes away grief, takes away emotional needs, comply with requirements, etc.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program:
5-6 days a week
Who can benefit from Psychoanalysis?
Lakefront Psychoanalysis treats individuals of all ages including adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Dr. DuBois specializes in treating a variety of psychiatric and behavioral conditions collaborating with a medical psychiatrist or internist, if necessary, to integrate a consistent "team" approach.
Lakefront Psychoanalysis specializes in treating a variety of psychiatric and behavioral conditions stemming from either one or all of the core issues: Trauma, Eating Disorders and/or Substance Abuse. Any or all of these issues cause serious problems in a person’s day-to-day life. A person may find themselves with several treating professionals trying to address multiple concerns as the symptoms range from medical to behavioral. Dr. DuBois will assess and treat her patient using this multi-disciplinary approach, finding and treating what is at the core of these issues.