Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters (such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine) are thought to play a role in regulating a person’s mood. When this natural chemical balance is askew, psychiatric medication can sometimes restore it.
In addition to individual therapy, we offer options for medication management of mental health issues in adults, adolescents, and children. We also offer medication management of addiction issues in adults.
We currently have psychiatrists, doctors, and nurse practitioners available to screen, assess, and treat such mental health concerns as…
- Mood disorders
- Addictions (using medications like suboxone or vivitrol)
- Other mental health conditions
Our prescribers work as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, which means your collaborative treatment can also include an individual therapist, a DBT or addiction recovery treatment group, a couples/family therapist, and/or involvement in beneficial community activities.
SEEING A MEDICATION MANAGEMENT CLINICIAN
It can be overwhelming to consider taking medication to treat a mental health issue. We’ve compiled this starter list of questions that we encourage you to take to your first appointment and discuss with your clinician. Our clinicians are here to help and will answer these and any other questions you may have.
- How long after beginning medication will I start to feel better?
- What are the most common side effects of medications for depression and anxiety?
- Will the medication change my personality or make me feel numb?
- Can medication make me feel worse?
- Are these medications addictive?
- Will these medications interact with other medications I’m taking?
- Will I need to take medication for the rest of my life?
- What happens if I stop my medication?
- Are the medications expensive?