Child or Adolescent
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
Our outpatient providers specialize in assessing and treating depression, anxiety, bipolar and many other psychiatric disorders. Through medication management and psychotherapy we will help you feel better and get you back on your way to enjoying your life. Medication Management is a cumulative effort between pharmacies and healthcare providers to ensure that drugs are being used as prescribed while limiting chances for abuse and to ensure that patients are educated and able to use the prescription properly for their specific ailment. Medications may be indicated when your symptoms are not responsive to psychotherapy alone.
When a mental illness markedly impacts your ability to work, maintain interpersonal relationships, or properly care for your basic needs, medication may offer much needed relief. If it is agreed that medications are indicated, I will discuss with you all of the medication options that are available to treat your current condition. I will present information in language that you can understand. You will learn how the medication works, its dosage, and frequency, its expected benefits, possible side effects, drug interactions, and any withdrawal effects you may experience if you stop taking the medication abruptly. By the end of the discussion you will have all the information you need to make a rational decision as to which medication is right for you.
Not everyone is a good candidate for medication therapy. Such therapy requires strict adherence to dosage, and frequency, close follow-up, and sometimes regular blood tests. Your ability to adhere to medication treatment will be taken into consideration in making the decision to start such therapy. Overall, I am a strong proponent of the bio-psycho-social model of medical treatment. Treatment that considers your biological status, genetics, your psychological development, and social issues together will yield the best chance for success in achieving your goals.
Psychotherapy, or talk-therapy, is a powerful treatment for many mental complaints. It offers benefits of improved interpersonal relationships, stress reduction, and a deeper insight into one’s own life, values, goals, and development. It requires a great deal of motivation, discipline and work on both parties for a therapeutic relationship to be an effective one. Clients will have varying success depending on the severity of their complaints, their capacity for introspection, and their motivation to apply what is learned outside of sessions.
Our network of trusting and experienced therapists will guide you to use positive coping skills and techniques that will empower you to take control of your life. We specialize in assisting individuals with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and many other stressful life events. Psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits. There are several approaches to psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy that help individuals work through their problems.