Variations

Specialists in Child & Family Psychology

As rewarding as family life can be, it can also get a little messy.

When you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, there’s no reason to go through it alone. Variations Psychology was started by Clinical Child & Educational Psychologist Dr. Marta M. Shinn. Her vision was to create a place for children and families to connect, strengthen, and find positive ways to cope with struggles that impact their mental health.

Our team’s mission is to empower all family members, from infancy throughout adulthood, to successfully overcome obstacles that they may face during the lifespan of a family.

Whether you are seeking help to get through your toddler’s “terrible two’s,” wondering if your 3rd grader has dyslexia, struggling with the stress of caring for an elderly relative, or dealing with any milestone in between, our specialists can provide you with tools to strengthen your family and improve your mental health.

Some common issues families come to us with include:

CHILDREN:

  • Academic challenges ( IEP, 504, CST/SST)

  • Social and emotional development

  • Behavioral issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

  • Diagnostic testing for:

    • Giftedness

    • ADHD

    • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • Dyslexia

    • Anxiety, Depression

    • Learning disabilities

TEENS:

  • Social pressures and relationships

  • Identity formation

  • Preparing for adulthood and independence

  • Behavioral issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

  • Self harm or suicidal thoughts

  • Academic challenges

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Academic advocacy (giftedness, IEP, 504, CST/SST)

  • Diagnostic testing for:

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Dyslexia

  • Anxiety, Depression

  • SAT/ACT, AP test accommodations

  • Learning disabilities

PARENTS:

  • Parental stress

  • Balancing work and family

  • Parenting adult children

  • Foster & adoptive parenting

  • Grandparent and in-law relationships

  • Co-parenting and visitation after divorce

  • Step-parent and blended family relationships

  • Parenting special needs children

WOMEN:

  • Balancing family & career

  • Adjusting to a new baby

  • Postpartum depression or baby blues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Marital, parenting, career, and/or caregiver stress

YOUNG ADULTS:

  • Adjustment issues in college or career

  • Academic challenges

  • Social challenges and relationships

  • Depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues

  • Struggles with establishing independence

No matter what challenges you or your family is facing, there is hope, and our team of experienced specialists can help you discover tools to strengthen your family’s mental health and development.

See our Specialists page to select the specialist that best suits your need, or simply give us a call and we will guide you.

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