WHY PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION MANAGEMENT?
We believe that the better you feel, the more productive, fulfilled and happy you are in your everyday life. That’s why Integrated Counseling and Wellness employs a team of trusted professionals who can address health concerns holistically, healing mind, body and spirit. Our psychiatric nurse practitioner uses evidence-based treatments and is licensed to prescribe mental health medication for a variety of illnesses. Often, clients receive treatment in conjunction with other integrative medicine services at the clinic, including counseling, lifestyle changes, and natural remedies such as yoga, and acupuncture. Our services give you the unique opportunity to address mental health concerns comprehensively.
If you’re struggling, you are not alone. At times, we all struggle and need guidance. Seeking help for mental health issues can not only improve your life but also save your life. As Kwame Floyd said “It’s not what you go through that defines you; you can’t help that. It’s what you do after you’ve gone through it that really tests who you are.” It’s our aim here to provide a supportive, knowledgeable environment that promotes your long-term healing and growth.
Unlike a conventional doctor’s office—where you may not have a lot of time to explore your concerns—we have a supportive team that works collaboratively to provide you with the correct diagnosis as well as useful resources to enhance your overall wellbeing. With the right expertise and guidance, it’s possible to experience symptom reduction and enjoy more ease and calm in your life.
I have experienced incredible growth with the help of my counselor here. Best counseling I have ever had!
I look forward to each appointment and know that I will be treated with the utmost care, respect, and professionalism. I highly recommend this facility to others.
I've seen a dramatic change in my life since beginning my treatment at Integrated Counseling, and I will be forever grateful for my time there.
WHAT ARE APPOINTMENTS LIKE?
Your initial appointment will last approximately one hour, and during this time, we’ll go through your entire mental, physical and family health and medication history. We’ll spend some time discussing your symptoms, sensations, and discomfort. We have a great deal of experience speaking in-depth with patients, and, through our one-on-one conversation, we’ll validate your concerns, help you understand what you’re experiencing and provide you with a proper diagnosis. Having worked as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, and received training as family practice practitioner, our psychiatric nurse practitioner is able to recognize a wide variety of symptoms, diseases and disorders and how they interact with your system.
We will meet privately in a counseling office. Privacy and patient confidentiality are very important here. Although our team works collaboratively, we only do so in a controlled environment and with your permission. We seek to provide a safe, supportive and comfortable atmosphere where you feel open to share whatever is bothering you. Throughout our time together, we will be on the same team working toward the same goal—reducing your symptoms and improving your overall life.
We have extensive experience working with patients from different walks of life, including veterans and court-mandated patients. In our office you will be judged based on your symptoms and not on your appearance or past experiences. The more honest and open you are, the better we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and the right resources for your particular needs, personality and goals. Depending on your situation, we may suggest that you participate in therapy, make positive lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, practice relaxation techniques, and more.
During our follow-up visits, which at first will occur every 2 to 4 weeks for a half hour, we will discuss how you’re responding to the medication. Our visits will become less frequent as your symptoms stabilize. The benefit of being treated at Integrated Counseling and Wellness is that you’re surrounded by a rich repertoire of resources. The compassionate and skilled staff allows for dynamic treatment approaches that can lead to holistic healing. If there’s something you can do to promote better health and long-term wellness, we will talk about it and find solutions that reduce or even resolve your symptoms. When we all work collaboratively as a community, you gain the support, resources and knowledge you need to set yourself up for a successful recovery.