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Psychiatry & Counseling Services

Does It Feel Like You’re Not Making Enough Progress In Therapy?

Do you find therapy helpful but you feel like extra treatment is needed? Perhaps counseling has helped your mental health reach a healthier baseline, but you no longer feel like you’re making progress. Maybe you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder, and although your symptoms aren’t getting worse, they’re not getting any better. Deep down, you may still feel too stuck to find peace and assurance in life. Maybe you find yourself in a perpetual state of sadness and feel too depressed to get out of bed in the morning. Or perhaps your anxiety is at a constant high, and you’re unable to relax or stay grounded. You could be dealing with ADHD, struggling with impulsivity and having trouble staying on task. Or maybe you’re trying to cope with bipolar disorder, and you have manic episodes of frivolous spending or reckless behavior. At the moment, you probably wish you could enhance your quality of life and go about your day-to-day routine with peace and tranquility. If this is the case, I would be happy to provide medication or help you get involved in extracurricular activities to improve your well-being. While your therapist provides mental and emotional support, I would be more than happy to offer pharmaceutical solutions and other self-care options.

The Stigma Around Being Medicated Is Quickly Disappearing

Many people who struggle with mental health issues fear telling others they need help. That’s often due to a social stigma regarding medication in our country—as if being medicated means one is crazy or mentally ill. Thankfully, however, this attitude is quickly dying out. Especially in the wake of COVID-19, dealing with depression and anxiety has become a way of life for millions of people. The need for medication has become more evident and more publicly acceptable in recent years. If you are interested in exploring options for pharmaceutical intervention, I encourage you to contact us. By working in tandem with your therapist, We are confident that we can help you reach a healthier baseline of emotional wellness.

My Approach To Psychiatric Services Seeks To Address The Full Spectrum Of Your Needs

Medication isn’t magic, but it often provides a complementary addition to therapy. It’s like an extra tool in your toolbox since it helps improve your mood in ways counseling may not be able to. After all, true healing is only possible by addressing the whole person—you deserve to feel relief in every aspect of your life. Medication can provide an extra boost of confidence and stability, giving you the strength to go about your day with more peace and assurance. And while counseling gives you the tools to overcome your symptoms, medication gives you the strength to use those tools effectively. If you and your therapist decide to pursue medication, I will perform a mental health evaluation to see what interventions are needed. From there, you and I will probably meet every two to four weeks to check on your progress. How often we meet depends on what you and your counselor feel is right. If you’re just getting started on your medication, it may be a good idea to meet with me every two weeks. If you’ve settled into a comfortable routine with your prescription meds, however, you may only need to see me once a month. In addition to medication, there are a wide variety of other treatment options I can refer you to. I may recommend meditation groups, yoga classes, and other extracurricular self-care activities. I can also help you make changes to your diet or sleep patterns, since physical routines often have an impact on your mental health. Ultimately, my goal as a family nurse practitioner is to help provide full-spectrum healing in your life. My approach is holistic and aims to bring relief to both your mind and body. Between therapy sessions and my psychiatric services, I am confident that you can move forward in life with resilience and empowerment.

You may have some questions about psychiatric services…

What if my medication doesn’t work?

As previously mentioned, there are a wide range of services I provide besides just medication. After all, pharmaceutical intervention is not a one-size-fits-all treatment—some people find that it helps, and others don’t. If your medication isn’t working, I can help you find other practical ways to adjust your daily routine. This can include group therapy programs or activity groups to support yourself in ways that therapy or psychiatry can’t. We also provide Medical marijuana evaluations. 

How long will I have to be on medication?

There is no strict timetable for how long medication will be part of your treatment. It depends on the severity of your symptoms and the progress you make in therapy. Ultimately, whether you want to continue taking medication indefinitely is up to you. Some people find that, with the growth and healing that counseling provides, medication works best as a temporary measure.

Will I be diagnosed with something?

My goal is to help you find relief from your stressors and build resilience to your struggles. I’m interested in helping you figure out what works best for you. While I can provide diagnostic tests for a wide range of mental health issues, diagnoses are secondary to the actual healing process.

Do you Feel Like You Have No One To Turn To For Support?

Do you feel exhausted by all the expectations others place on you? Are your relationships unfulfilling and getting in the way of your best life? Maybe you feel unable to connect sexually or emotionally with your partner, and the romance just isn’t there anymore. Or perhaps you’re a new mother and your struggle to bond with your baby makes you miss your old life. On top of all your personal challenges, you may feel like you have no one to turn to. Everyone else comes to you for support, but who will make time for your needs? Being a woman is hard. With so much expected of you—at work, in the home, and even among your friends—you may struggle with a lack of energy or feelings of inadequacy. Unable to juggle all the impossible demands in your life, perhaps you ask yourself: Am I just not good enough? Is there something wrong with me? In addition to all the emotional care you are supposed to provide, you may be dealing with depression or anxiety. Maybe it’s a hassle just to get out of bed and go to work every day because of your low mood or constant stress. If you have bipolar disorder, you may struggle to find any sense of consistency—one minute you feel sad and hopeless and the next you’re full of limitless energy and engaging in risky behaviors. Whether your difficulties are related to parenting, relationships, or work-life balance, we are confident that we can help you. Our goal is to help you bolster your self-esteem, improve your relationships, and achieve a lifelong legacy of healing and fulfillment. 

Regardless of where you are in your journey—whether you are a college student, a new mother, or somewhere further down the road—we are confident that we can accommodate you. Our sessions provide a safe, nurturing space for you to work through your challenges and come up with your own solutions. Our approach to treatment is broad and expansive, and we provide more than just one-on-one therapy. We can also provide counseling for your child, your teenager, your family, or even you and your partner.

The intake process follows three easy steps. After giving us a call, our service coordinator will help you verify your insurance plan and match you with a therapist. We will schedule an evaluation with you to go over your needs, goals, medical history, and any other issues you’d like to discuss. No matter how hopeless you feel at the moment, we can assure you that you are not alone. It’s difficult being a woman in today’s world, but the struggles you face do not have to hold you back. Whether you are dealing with anxietysubstance abusedepression, or parenting difficulties, our therapists can help you get to a better place in life. Our goal is to break down the barriers of doubt in your life and help you achieve a legacy of transformation.

I have trust issues, so I’m worried I won’t feel comfortable with my therapist.

If you’ve been hurt or let down by the people you know, it’s difficult to trust others. That’s why building a trusting, compassionate relationship with you is our first priority. We strive to be objective and unbiased in our approach to the healing process and we are deeply committed to your privacy. We’re not going to share what you tell us with anyone else.

What if I can’t fit therapy into my schedule?

In the wake of COVID-19, all of our therapy sessions for women are held online (or via phone). Online counseling is a convenient way to squeeze self-care into your busy schedule, since you don’t have to worry about travel concerns or taking too much time out of your day. You can engage in therapy with us during your lunch break, when you get home from work, or whatever time of day is best for you.

I’m worried people will think I’m crazy for being in therapy.

Counseling is for everyone. All of us have experiences that stress us out or cause us to feel hopeless and sad, and that’s why anyone can benefit from talking with a compassionate, unbiased professional. If you have family or loved ones who you think will judge you for seeking help, we encourage you to pursue therapy regardless. After all, if they see the positive change that counseling brings to your life, maybe their opinion will change.

Find A Complementary Addition To Therapy

Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or any other mental health issues, I am confident that I can help you. To get started, you can call 475.302.6667 or email our practice.

All psychiatric services are online.

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