Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation, including medical, social, family, and psychosocial background information with detailed formulation and plan of treatment by end of first session.
Medical History that includes significant problems, procedures, effect on client and current status including current medication and provider information, including release of information and means to contact Orders for pertinent laboratory studies, relevant to state of health as well as use of psychotropic medication.
Development of treatment plan discussed at the end of the first session including treatment options, length of treatment, definition of what will take place in treatment, use of psychotropic medication, and outcome as well as detailed medication counseling, explaining the drugs, side effects, effectiveness, time line for response, answering of questions.
Family or Significant Other involvement in the treatment process, depending upon the individual situation Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), a term for the use of medication in the broadening treatment strategies in treating addictive disorders (of a variety of drug groups).
Provision of Suboxone Maintenance for opiate dependent individuals as a part of a more comprehensive treatment plan to aid in recovery from the profound effects of Opioid Dependence.
Prescription of psychotropic medication and combinations thereof for a wide range of disorders, including finding the most effective, well tolerated, safe medicines that have the fewest side effects – an art in itself.
Selective psychotherapy referrals, depending upon the diagnosis, psychotherapy is nearly always a part of a good treatment plan, and the type of therapy is key to the diagnosis, the patient characteristics and preferences to facilitate PERMANENT CHANGES IN THE RECOVERING PATIENT.
That requires a wide variety of therapist options, utilizing therapists that are known to be well-educated in their skill set, effective in delivering the most comprehensive treatment and who remain current in his/her field in new strategies and modalities. Medication follow-up with careful evaluation of progress of the client in their goal of symptom resolution and improved functioning and improved life satisfaction.
Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders, that is a combination of a Substance Use Disorder concomitant with a separate psychiatric disorder such as depression.
Availability for phone consultation when needed.
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