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:
You want to make changes In your life, and need a little help.
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.
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.