Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Dealing with a medical issue on a daily basis can cause many disruptions to one’s daily life, activities, relationships, and mood. Learning skills to manage emotional responses to medical symptoms, unpleasant procedures and/or related limitations in functioning often leads to improvements in emotional and physical health, as well as quality of life.
The Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Pediatric Psychology Associates (PPA) provides psychological services addressing the management of chronic medical conditions and treatment of related psychological factors. These specialty services are provided through both our Child/Adolescent and Adult Services Divisions.
PPA’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic assist with the following:
- Insomnia & Sleep-related disorders
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Endocrinological concerns: Diabetes, Obesity, Gender-affirming treatments
- Fertility, Perinatal, & Menopause related issues
- Medical compliance & Overall optimization of brain-body health
PPA’s specialized clinicians offer evidence-based psychological treatments, tailored to your specific needs, and aimed to optimize physical and psychological health. These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) and Biofeedback, which research shows can positively affect health and well-being.. Examples of positive changes typically observed in individuals suffering from debilitating medical conditions include:
- decreased pain intensity and frequency
- enhanced immune response
- increased functional capacity
- improved sleep and mood
- improved productivity at work and school
- improved quality of life
PPA does not accept health insurance, but our Behavioral Medicine services may be available at reduced rates for patients experiencing financial hardship. Dr. Alexandria Gonzalez is currently the lead psychologist of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
PPA’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic provides services in our Hollywood and Aventura offices. Please feel free to contact us at our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.