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    Services

    Psychiatric Consultation

    An initial psychiatric consultation by a board-certified psychiatrist is scheduled for 90 minutes. Children, teens, and adult patients living at home will generally require 1-2 additional 45-minutes sessions in order to complete a psychiatric evaluation prior to beginning treatment. Adults not living with their parents will generally require one additional 45-minutes session prior to starting treatment. The number of sessions to complete an evaluation is determined on an individual basis. A comprehensive evaluation will ensure safe practices by collecting all the medically necessary information, including medical history and blood tests. The initial sessions aim to provide an assessment of your (or your child’s) mental health needs to help determine the best available treatment options, which may include referral(s) to another specialist or programs that offer a higher level of care such as an Intensive Outpatient Program or Residential Treatment Program.

    During the initial psychiatric evaluation process, the psychiatrist will act as a consultant to your family. Please note that you have not yet established the doctor-patient relationship through a consultation alone. However, at the end of the initial evaluation process, if you and the doctor feel that this is a “good fit,” then you (or your child) will continue the treatment plan as recommended by our psychiatrists to become an “established patient.” Note that our physicians almost never prescribe medication on the first visit, even if you (or your child) have been on medication. Please read and sign Mind Study Center’s policies prior to your first appointment. These are documents that allow our clinicians the authority to treat you or your child (e.g., consents). Signing this consent form will also authorize us to review your past medication history and Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) in order to get a more comprehensive overview of your (or your child’s) medical history.

    Psychotherapy Consultation

    Initial consultations for psychotherapy are scheduled for 60 minutes. The initial sessions aim to provide an assessment of your (or your child’s) mental health needs to help determine the best available treatment options, which may include referral(s) to another specialist or programs that offer a higher level of care such as an Intensive Outpatient Program or Residential Treatment Program. During the initial psychotherapy consultation process, the therapist will act as a consultant to you and/or your family. Please note that you have not yet established the therapist-patient relationship through a consultation alone. However, at the end of the initial evaluation process, if you and the therapist feel that the professional relationship is a “good fit,” then you (or your child) will continue the treatment plan as recommended by our therapists to become an “established client” and begin working toward the therapeutic goals.

    Telehealth Services

    Due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office will be operating through Telehealth services until further notice. Telehealth offers quality care through methods of video-conferencing and phone sessions. It increases the accessibility of care to everyone because sessions can be conducted in the comfort of your own home. Our office wants to keep our clients and workforce safe while still providing a high quality of care to everyone. Telehealth sessions will still follow the procedures and guidelines of regular in-office visits. This means that standard privacy and confidentiality laws still apply the same to these types of visits. Furthermore, our office policies regarding rescheduling and cancellations will also apply the same to all telehealth sessions.

    Psychopharmacology

    Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in the treatment of conditions associated with mind and behavior. Medications can be an essential part of treatment for psychiatric disorders. Our board-certified psychiatrists have the knowledge and expertise to coordinate, monitor, and adjust medications so that all patients will receive the best quality of care. We are committed to practicing individualized care that would best suit each of our clients’ needs.

    Before prescribing medication, our psychiatrists will ensure that all parties involved with the patient’s care understand and agree on the specific medications being recommended. We want to ensure that the patient and family are aware of all the benefits, potential risks, and available alternatives that come with each medication. It will be upon the doctor’s discretion to decide the right medication and dosage and to monitor the patient’s progress through follow up appointments. The length and frequency of follow up appointments would depend upon individual needs and medical necessity.

    Individual Psychotherapy

    Individual therapy is a collaborative process focused on addressing your concerns and finding ways to achieve your personal goals with the help of a trained mental health therapist. The therapist and client work together to create targeted goals that will help alleviate suffering and struggle for the client’s conditions or concerns. If you haven’t been to therapy before, the initial sessions are a great time to ask questions about the therapist’s approach to treatment, individual style, areas of specialty, and the process of therapy! Our therapists strive to provide warm, empathic, and caring environments to help their child, adolescent, and adult clients define and achieve their therapy goals.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy is designed to help romantic partners work through relational distress, conflict, and dissatisfaction. During each session, the therapist may see one or both partners, but the “identified client” is the couple as a whole unit. The purpose of the treatment is to help couples address any conflicts within their relationships and come up with treatment plans that would help clients come to a mutual resolution.

    Family Therapy

    Family therapy is designed to help family members work through issues related to the functioning of the family as a whole. These sessions may involve all or some of the family members. Individuals may pursue family therapy while simultaneously receiving their own individual therapy.