Individual psychotherapy involves discussions between the patient and a mental health professional that may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts and feelings. These difficulties may occur in relationships, activities of daily living, and in familial relationships. In sharing experiences with a trained therapist, patients gradually come to understand more about themselves, their problems and as a result, develop an improved attitude toward self and others.

Social Investigations (SI) – This assessment has replaced “custody evaluations” in many cases and may include psychological testing of family members. This is generally court ordered. Once the investigator is appointed, the parties and children will attend sessions with the individual and a final report with recommendations for a parenting and time-sharing plan will be provided to the parties and to the court. While the investigation is helpful and often relied upon, it is not a final statement of what will be ordered by the court. The parties can still discuss the parenting and time-sharing plan and may agree on terms that were not necessarily recommended in the report. The court may also review the report and deviate from the recommendations if the parties are still not able to reach an agreement. What the report does provide is a detailed analysis of the situation so that the court can ultimately rule in the best interest of the children, which is the standard in Florida for determining issues involving children. In some instances, when SIs are assigned to other mental health professionals, our psychologists can assist by conducting the psychological testing requisite to complete the Investigation as consultants. However, in most cases, our Psychologists conduct the Social Investigation independently from start to finish and this may take up to 3 months to complete.

Hypnotherapy, a completely natural state of consciousness that we experience every day, may be employed to help you bring lasting change into your life.

Group therapy is a very effective type of psychotherapy. Individuals facing similar issues meet to discuss their own difficulties and offer support to the other members of the group.

Common problems that VMH professionals treat:

  • Depression & Anxietypsychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Medical Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Medication Use & Abuse
  • Loss of Ability
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Self-Esteem & Relationship Issues
  • Cognitive Impairment


In Service Training for Staff:

staff_trainingSome Selected Topics Are:

  • The ABC’s of service and client centered care
  • Improving dynamics between staff and client / staff & staff
  • Elder-care concerns in the workplace
  • ALF/ILF resident rights
  • Dementia: Problem behaviors and avoiding confrontation
  • Mental health disorders: recognition and assistance
  • Improving communications with hearing, speech and vision impaired persons
  • Understanding and communicating with Alzheimer patients and related disorders
  • Rules to remember: Alzheimer’s care guide
  • Developing a dynamic therapeutic recreation program
  • Memory loss: normal vs. abnormal
  • Psychological effects of systemic medications
  • Psychotropic medications: Use, management and side effects
  • Myths and Realities of aging
  • The importance of healthy aging and personal hygiene
  • Children of aged parents
  • Meeting caregiver’s needs

VMH can conduct in-service workshops on-site to meet your specific training needs. Training sessions run approximately one to two hours, depending on the topic(s) addressed. You choose the topic and we will identify our qualified specialist to conduct the training.

For further information and schedule details, call VMH at 1-800-771-2165.



  • Psychological
  • Psych-educational
  • Forensic
  • Neuropsychological

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