Our Specialties

Dr. Pasacreta's expertise pertains to the emotional consequences of chronic stress including domestic violence, child abuse and chronic medical illness. Her work is motivated by the fact that increasing numbers of individuals are experiencing psychiatric vulnerability and in general our collective national mental health is deteriorating and rapidly approaching crisis proportion.

 

Complex and interacting forces such as diminished support from stable close knit families, rapid technological advances without development of essential public education and changes in the infrastructure of affected systems, rapid globalization and a fast paced society that is obsessed with celebrity, wealth and dependent on instant gratification at the expense of realistic albeit long term solutions necessary to solve complex modern day problems that characterize present day American lives. 

 

Treatments to address rising prevalence of depression and maladaptive behaviors linked to increased rates of obesity, diabetes, and cancer are also critically needed and among my areas of interest and expertise. Further, as human longevity rises, risk for simultaneous medical and psychiatric problems is enhanced further increasing demand for quality mental health services that are widely unavailable.

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Chronic Pain or Illness

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety or Fears

  • Child or Adolescent Issues

  • ADHD

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse or Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • Infertility or Adoption

  • Loss or Grief

  • OCD

  • Parenting

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

  • Ethnicity: Any

  • Religious Orientation: Any

  • Age: Adolescents, Adults, Elders

  • Gender: All

Treatment Preferences

  • Orientation: 
    Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) 
    Psychodynamic 
    Psychopharmacology
    Coping skills training
    pain, symptom & medical manage

  • Modality:

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family