Life can be very challenging, you don't have to tackle those challenges on your own. Excel Psychiatric Associates, P.A. offers consultations to discuss your concerns, and create a treatment method that works best for you.
We'll meet with you for an initial intake appointment and determine a plan of action. In some cases, we'll schedule a follow-up appointment to go over your medication options. You should consult with us if:
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with specialty training in psychiatry. They complete 4 years of medical school and 4 more years of residency training. Psychiatrists are trained in both psychotherapy and psychiatric medications so they are able to provide both services. Other providers (like a psychologist, a social worker, or a licensed counselor) can provide psychotherapy services but they cannot prescribe medications.
NO! When you talk with your provider you will discuss all treatment options including medication and non-medication treatments. If your provider recommends a medication, you will discuss the risks and benefits of the medication carefully and you will decide whether or not you think it is a good choice for you. In many cases, your provider may recommend that you stop taking medications that are not necessary or helpful for you.
At the consultation visit we are here for you, and you are the driver for your care and treatment. Our goal is to get to know you, take a look at your history, and find the best working solutions to improve your quality of life.