The most effective natural treatment for tics disorders and Tourette syndrome proven to reduce tics
The Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) program is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and habit reversal training that consists of weekly 1-1 video chat sessions for individuals whose goal is to significantly reduce tics and associated symptoms in a short amount of time. The program is ideal for children older than 7 years to adults. CBIT is systematically designed to teach self-awareness of one tic at a time, then using a specific protocol, implement an alternative movement that is incompatible with the tic. This process is reinforced through daily use of strategies and will result in a significant reduction of tics. This process is repeated and adapted for each tic the individual has. Throughout the program, the individual will learn strategies to increase confidence, advocacy skills and reduce sensory hypersensitivities, anxiety, and co-morbid OCD.
The iceberg is the perfect visual representation of what is seen (motor and vocal tics) and the underlying conditions that create or make tics worse. If any of these seem familiar to you, then you’re right where you need to be. It is critical that you learn how to manage these symptoms under the iceberg so you can reach your maximum potential with managing tics and overall well-being. It’s often difficult for clients to know which area is impacting them the most, so we will work together to figure it out and develop a specific plan for your success.
Tics are becoming bothersome and annoying to the individual and/or others
You worry about how tics will impact social relationships, school life, work life, self-confidence, and independence
Tics are creating anxiety, controlling the activities that you engage in, and feel like a bully in your life
You fear the future and how tics will hold you or your child back in various aspects of life
Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) is the most effective treatment for Tic disorders, and can be just as effective as medicine! This therapy program will teach you what's happening in the brain and body that causes tics, teach you self-awareness from various aspects of your brain and body, and provide you will practical strategies that WILL reduce your tics and the symptoms associated with it.
Understand the process of how tics occur and impact the brain and body
Learn how to detect when the tic is about to occur and use an alternative movement to block the tic from happening
Identify potential triggers that influence tics and use effective strategies to decrease tics in various environments and situations
Develop a Competing Response which is physically incompatible with the tic. This results in significant reduction in tics, no longer bothering or impacting daily life
Access to tools, handouts, and knowledge to maintain tic control long-term
In less than 10 weeks, you will gain control over your mind and body and feel confident and comfortable with who you were created to be! Whether a child or an adult, the strategies you will learn will last a lifetime and provide with you more than just tic management.
FREE Discovery call to review your goals and answer questions
East client portal set-up and self-scheduling
Complete the initial evaluation (60 minutes) and develop plan of care
Self-schedule and complete weekly appointments (45 minutes)
Your child does not need a formal diagnosis to begin therapy for your child. I will recommend following a medical doctor for management of symptoms, but it is not a prerequisite. Many clients prefer to seek a Neurologist recommendation prior to starting therapy to rule out other factors for symptom onset.
I am a cash-based provider. Because I serve clients throughout the country and across the borders, I do not contract with insurance providers. I can provide you with weekly invoices and superbills if you would like to submit to insurance for reimbursement. Cost of services is available upon request.
I am based in Florida, USA. All sessions take place via a secure video chat platform, such as Zoom. Research shows video chat therapy is just as effective as in person therapy, and my clients see great results through video chat sessions. Video chat allows you to remain in your own comfortable environment without driving to and from a physical location.
I prefer at least one family member present with the child during therapy sessions. When the whole family is involved, we see larger transformations in a short amount of time. My goal is to make the child and parent the experts in the treatment process. I may provide specific strategies for parents to assist the process and help their children reach their highest potential.