- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
How do I know if I need medications?
A thorough psychiatric evaluation will be done by the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner during your initial visit to the practice. At this time, a psychiatric history will be obtained. We will be looking at your symptoms and whether or not medications might be of help to you. Each medication will be discussed, and you will have input into your plan of care. Research shows that while therapy alone is helpful, and medications alone are also helpful, there are times when a combination of both medications and therapy work best. Not everyone will choose medications, and not everyone will choose therapy. We will work with you to find the best plan for you.
If you are on medications, at each follow-up visit we will will look at the medications, and your response to them will be monitored closely. Your primary care physician will be informed of any medication changes, and will be updated regarding your responses to the medications.
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?