Psychiatry is a specialized branch of medicine. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. They understand the body’s physical functioning and how it influences, and is influenced by, psychological functioning. Advanced training in neuroscience, brain structure and function, and psychopharmacology distinguish psychiatrists from primary care physicians. Psychiatrists are the only mental health providers who able to prescribe medication. When appropriate, psychiatrists are able to order medical tests that may help to diagnose conditions and/or monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
Services provided by our psychiatrists include
- Psychiatric Diagnostic Assessment
- Evaluation for Medication
- Ongoing Medication Management
Psychotherapy, sometimes referred to as talk therapy or counseling, is a professional relationship between a therapist (typically a licensed clinical social worker or psychologist) and a client that is based on therapeutic principles, structure and technique. Therapists have advanced training in human development across the lifespan, cognitive and emotional processes, and the effect of social and interpersonal relationships on individual well-being. Therapists help clients understand what contributes to their difficulties and develop a plan for addressing these issues. Clients learn the skills necessary to create the change they seek.
Therapeutic Services provided include
- Individual Psychotherapy for Adults, Adolescents and Children
- Couples Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Effective therapists and psychiatrists, in addition to their skills, experience, and knowledge of human behavior, possess other important characteristics. These qualities significantly contribute to developing a positive relationship that will support you while in our care. You can expect your provider to:
- Be empathic, caring and respectful
- Provide clear and thorough explanations about treatment
- Listen carefully and be open to patient preferences and feedback
- Recognize and support client strengths and potential
- Demonstrate integrity, uphold professional ethics and maintain therapeutic boundaries
- Carefully monitor progress, making adjustments as necessary
- Consult with other physicians and therapists when appropriate
Please contact any of our therapists or psychiatrists for a brief phone consultation, at which time you can decide if you would like to schedule an initial appointment to discuss your concerns in more detail and learn how treatment can benefit you.