Medical Evaluation & Management
As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 20 years in the field, experience has shown me that...
each person should be evaluated as an individual and not just a diagnosis or collection of symptoms.
Evaluations must be comprehensive and individualized to each person, and include a holistic exploration of the unique needs and underlying variables that may be contributing to the current symptoms.
By working with me, you’ll receive personalized guidance and consulting to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your individualized needs. In other words, rather than a one-size-fits-most prescription, you may discover that you may have underlying nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, or other undiagnosed medical issues that may be contributing to your symptoms. Some patients find that by addressing these issues, as well as augmenting treatment with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, you may be able to adjust (reduce or potentially remove) the medications you’ve been taking.
Many patients have reported that after
years of being on medications they feel...
“I’ve been stuck on the same antidepressant for years and feel like it's not working anymore.”
“I feel numbed out taking medication – I want to feel like myself again.”
“I don’t like having to rely on pills to function day to day.”
“I don’t like the side effects!” (sexual health, pregnancy risks, energy, sleep, and weight changes)
“They worked in the beginning, but now I feel the same (or worse)!”
“I want to try and get pregnant and don’t want to be on any medication.”
“I want to try more natural methods if I can”
Is my medication working for me?
Whether for anxiety-related disorders, depression, or other mood disorders, it can be confusing for some patients to know whether their medication is helping them as it should.
While some may want to reduce, or fully eliminate some of their medications, others simply want to know if they should adjust, supplement, or discontinue their original treatment plan altogether. A holistically focused evaluation may help with understanding what plan may be the most beneficial, and if changes can or should be implemented.
If you are unsure whether your medication is working effectively for you, please fill out the form to request an initial consultation.