Our services include medication management and “talk” therapy.
Depression is the most common condition we treat. Depression is characterized by either a depressed mood or lack of pleasure in pleasurable activities for the majority of time within a two-week period. We follow American Psychiatric Association guidelines and other research-based guidelines for treating depression and understand that each individual’s experience with depression is unique. Our experience is in treating a wide range of individuals who are in different stages of their illness. Depression can manifest in various ways that require individualized treatment so our approach to treatment is holistic and includes attention to evaluating sleep, appetite, and energy among other things. Psychotherapy as well as medication management are treatments that we offer in tandem for depression.
Anxiety is the second most common condition we treat. Sometimes anxiety is a side kick to depression and other times it is a separate, diagnosable condition. Evaluating the type of anxiety a person has is crucial to determining treatment. Research shows that most of the time psychotherapy with a therapist along with a separate medication management provider who prescribes medication is needed to facilitate healing.
We understand that Bipolar Disorder can be a difficult disorder to evaluate and treat. Bipolar Disorder is often misdiagnosed and can be either under-diagnosed or over-diagnosed. Establishing a long-term relationship with a qualified clinician is key to successful long-term management of symptoms. Psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management and social support involvement is also key to alleviating the suffering associated with Bipolar Disorder and optimizing functioning.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can arise from a variety of negative experiences from e-bullying to sexual assault to military-related PTSD. We are currently searching for patients who are interested in participating in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to help one of our clinicians with their training in this therapeutic modality.
Other Mental Disorders
We also have experience treating a variety of mental health conditions including, but not limited to, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Schizophrenia, and DMDD (Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder). If you have any questions about whether or not we treat a certain condition OR disorder please call.
Child / Adolescent Health
As parents ourselves we strongly recognize the need for first doing no harm and minimizing the use of psychotropic medications. Children are our future and we place their health and development above all. Parent/guardian involvement is essential. We first focus on building rapport with the child/adolescent until the child/adolescent allows us to establish trust over time.
We have advanced training in the evaluation of dementia. After evaluation for dementia patients may be either started on treatment or referred to a neurologist for further evaluation and treatment.
At least one of our clinicians has a Christ-centered approach to treatment. If you are interested in a provider who maintains Christ-centered values please let us know when you schedule your first appointment!
We believe in the dignity of each individual and respect individual differences. Gender pronouns and preferred names are respected and used. Firmly establishing a client-provider relationship is recommended to support any gender-affirming medical procedures.
What to Expect from
Psychiatric Medication Management
What to expect
during your appointments
Be ready to discuss your sleep, activities and interests, energy, concentration, appetite, emotions, thoughts, relationships and behavior.
What to share
Being completely open and honest about your medications, medical history and symptoms are crucial to safe, effective care.
What to expect
To feel better! On average, with medication, it takes most people 30-60 minutes to fall asleep. It may take up to 2 weeks for people to begin to feel better on medication for anxiety, depression, and other symptoms.
Primary and medical care
It is important to follow-up with any blood labs that need to be drawn related to medication that you may be taking. It is important to follow-up annually with your primary care provider for your routine annual exam and labs.
and adverse reactions
One goal of medication management is to minimize or eliminate side effects. Read the pharmacy handout on the medication you are taking.
Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults
Individual psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes long and tailored to client goals. Your therapist will collaborate with you to reduce aggravating symptoms, improve overall mood, increase motivation, and help you find the hope necessary to overcome personal struggles.