Common Issues Treated
Psychotherapy is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
Psychotherapy can be an alternative to medication or can be used along with other treatment options, such as medications. Choosing the right treatment plan should be based on a person's individual needs and medical situation and under a mental health professional’s care.
Even when medications relieve symptoms, psychotherapy and other interventions can help a person address specific issues. These might include self-defeating ways of thinking, fears, problems with interactions with other people, or dealing with situations at home and school or with employment.
Initial Appointment and Evaluation
During this initial appointment, we will review your current symptoms and your history of mental health symptoms. The patient and provider will work together to develop a treatment plan and prescribe medications if appropriate. Before this appointment, we ask that you provide any records from previous providers and complete our new patient documents at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Medication management services are considered to follow up appointments to the Initial Evaluation. We do not rush these appointments and spend 20-30 minutes with each client to discuss the progress of their treatment, how they are feeling, and to discuss any concerns they have. Medications are an important part of effective treatment for many mental health conditions. The decision to start or to continue psychiatric medications is not one to be taken lightly. Our approach to psychopharmacology (or “medication management”) is designed to respect your individuality and to acknowledge the complexity of this intervention.
First and foremost, effective medication management takes time. A detailed history and ongoing discussion of your response to medications are essential to providing excellent care.
Furthermore, when starting or adjusting medications, we request that you return frequently to be sure that the interventions are effective. We will weigh you regularly and may check your blood pressure or request additional laboratory tests to monitor your reaction to medications.
Most people who benefit from psychiatric medications do best when medication management is combined with psychotherapy.
Urine Drug Testing (required for controlled substance Rx):
Following best practice guidelines, we require drug testing every 90 days for any controlled drug, prescription therapy.
What we do not assist with
- Workmen's Compensation
- Patients requiring evaluations for legal reasons
- Hospitalized Patients
- Initial Psychiatric Evaluation - $250
- Follow Up Appointments / Medication Management - $125.
We do not double book and appointments are dedicated to your individualized care. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we require 24 hours’ notice, after that you will be charged for the full appointment.
Book an appointment
Our online booking is intended for existing patients to schedule follow-up visits. If you are interested in becoming a new patient, please call our office so we can assist you in scheduling your first appointment.
If this is an emergency, please call 911