Carol Markovics, Ph.D       Carol B. Markovics, Ph.D.
 

1880 Willamette Falls Drive, Suite 230 Work: 503-305-8505
West Linn, Oregon   97068 Voice Mail: 503-305-8505
Fax:
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: dr.carol@mac.com

Location:

West Linn
Located in the Willamette area of West Linn

Degrees:

Doctorate

Psychology

Licenses:

Clinical and Developmental Psychologist
Training & Certifications:  
 
Availability: Routine and Urgent Care
Affiliations:
American Psychological Associatoin (APA)
Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon (AMHA-OR)
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning disabilities (ICDL)
 

Fees:

Initial 90-minute intake session: $225.  $35 discount for paying in full on the day of the session, with no paperwork required.

Individual therapy 50-minute session: $130.  $25 discount for paying in full on the day of the session, with no paperwork required.

Couple or family session, or child seen with parent: $175. $30 discount for paying in full on the day of the session, with no paperwork required.

Telephone consultations:  $130 per hour over 10 minutes.  No charge for calls about appointments or similar business.

I participate in several insurance company panels and would assist patients who choose to utilize coverage for reimbursement.

Specialization

Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling Autism, Asperger's syndrome
Play Therapy Family and couple's therapy

Focus of Practice & Interests

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety and Depression Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social Development issues in Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Marital, Parent and Family Counseling
Gay and Lesbian issues and concerns Skills for transitions in life

Background & Experience

Private Practice HMO clinician and administrator
DIR clinician Trainer for developmental approaches to autism
Community speaker Community mental health center
Consultation to school and preschool programs Learning Disabilities consultant and therapist

Patient & Client Populations Served

Children (2-12 yrs) Teens (13 to 19 yrs)
Adult (20 to 30 yrs) Mature Adults (30-100 yrs)

Orientation & Approach

I strongly believe that different individuals and different concerns require flexibility in approach and a broad perspective.  My extensive experience and background permits me to carefully match my approach to the needs of my clients. With some that means providing cognitive-behavioral strategies, others may need grief and healing therapy, and others need  play opportunities to achieve healing, growth and development.   My work with families, couples and individuals emphasizes the importance of an understanding of developmental and individual differences while addressing medical issues, facing transitions in life and building social and emotional skills to navigate the complex world of relationships.   My style is to provide ample feedback to clients in a supportive, warm and non-judgmental manner.  

Personal Comments

My role as a psychologist is very consistent with who I am as an individual living in the world.  I am a nurturing, caring human being who is able to use her own life experience to inform her understanding of the challenges that others may face.  As a woman who has stayed married to her high school sweetheart and, with him, have faced the highs and lows of raising children and balancing work and play, finances and transitions, I have personally been mindful of how tough and how joyous life can be.  Surviving the loss of a child and grandchild has been my greatest challenge and, with support, I have turned that challenge into a recommitment to living fully and to sharing my perspective on life with others who are struggling with loss and transition. 

I often think that the key to working with individuals of different ages is having a good memory allowing you to recall the emotional responses that are evoked by the the challenges facing different developmental stages.  With compassion I assist individuals and families in exploring and implementing the changes that might lead to safer, happier, and more satisfying relationships and life experiences, and, often, better physical health.   Those with specific issues or problems such as panic disorder, grief and loss, and pain are guided toward developing coping strategies that will enable them to function more comfortably and more successfully.

About a third of my practice has been focused on the area of autism spectrum disorders.  I have provided direct treatment, using DIR and related approaches, to children and teens from 2 years of age to 20.  I have also worked with adults with asperger's syndrome and high functioning autism, supporting the development of social thinking and relationships.  In my work, I have become very aware of the difficulties and challenges of the families, parents, siblings and spouses, who are also very effected by the struggles of the effected individuals.  I frequently work with the families as couples or individuals to address the problems that arise in living with a person on the spectrum and to develop a better understanding of the ways in which they can be of help and support to each other and to the effected individual. 

Another area of professional satisfaction has been the training of other professionals to work more effectively with children and teens with autism spectrum disorder.  Workshops and consultations have been an effective way of introducing and supporting providers working directly with ASD individuals in implementing a developmentally-based approach as an alternative to discrete trial techniques.

Having been a therapist in New York for more than thirty years, I have enjoyed knowing and helping many individuals, couples and families address problems and issues.  I look forward to continuing that work as I develop my practice here in Oregon

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