Scope of Practice
Dr. Sellwood works with children, and families, utilizing evidence based interventions, such as cognitive behavioral and family systems therapies, to help achieve treatment goals. One of her primary areas of expertise is working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. Topics frequently addressed in therapy with this population include, acting out, anger, anxiety, appropriate boundaries, depression, family readjustment, electronic addictions, obsessive compulsiveness, and social/peer relational problems.
Dr. Sellwood has garnered respect in her years of working with families who are going through high-conflict divorce. She mediates custody and child rearing philosophy disputes, helps parents comply with court-ordered parenting plans, provides education about children’s developmental and psychological needs, and helps mitigate conflict. She regularly collaborates with a variety of professionals, including: pediatricians, psychiatrists, attorneys, teachers, and other professionals.
Dr. Sellwood also provides individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with parent-child difficulties, relationship problems, phase of life struggles, and other situations of conflict and distress. Her understanding of human interactions and knowledge of how individuals function within family and other dynamic systems allows for effective and powerful interventions. She helps with the reorganization of problems into the development of understanding through effective communication, problem-solving techniques, building an internal locus of control, learning new coping skills, and gaining resilience.