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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services involve a thorough evaluation of each individual’s biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to mental health issues. We consider the unique genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors influencing each individual’s experience. We have a diverse team of medical professionals with a variety of treatment modalities, assessments, and styles to suit each person. We understand that everyone’s journey in mental health is unique and that there are a variety of therapeutic approaches that mental health professionals can use to treat patients.

woman sitting on couch and leaning forward as psychiatrist sits across taking notes

As part of psychiatry, medication management can be a tool an individual uses to cope with their symptoms of mental illness while on the road to wellness. A psychiatrist, nurse practitioner or physician assistant will provide you with a thorough review of the medications prescribed and will be available to assist you in answering any questions. Research shows significant benefits to using medicine in conjunction with psychotherapy. The goal of medication management is to provide relief of symptoms while obtaining the healing required to treat mental illness.

Connections Wellness Group provides medication management within our wide scope of mental health services. With multiple in-person locations and virtual options, our patients have even more access to receive the help and treatment they require for mental health disorders.

If you or a loved one is facing mental health issues, you do not have to do it alone. Contact us at (877) 747-4294 or online for more information about our medication management program.

What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Therapist?

To help our patients cope with mental illness, we have a team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) that specializes in mental illness, emotional disturbances, and abnormal behavior. This medical specialty is devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental illnesses. They work with our patients to discuss the goals, risks, benefits, and purposes of each medication prescribed.

Psychiatrist

psychiatrist is a medical doctor and is qualified to diagnose psychiatric conditions, develop a treatment plan, prescribe medication for their patients, and provide therapy.

Psychologist

psychologist has a Ph.D. or PsyD in psychology. Psychologists conduct research, provide therapy, and diagnose mental illness. They cannot prescribe medication.

Therapist

therapist can be any type of mental health professional, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or counselor. Therapists provide counseling and therapy to patients who have challenges associated with mental illness, emotional disturbances, or behavioral issues.

Who Could Benefit from Psychiatry Services?

Often, mental illness can be recognizable, but it can sometimes be subtle. Here are a few subtle signs of mental illness you may recognize in yourself or someone else:

  • Poor sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Short attention span
  • Unexplained crying spells
  • Low energy
  • Irritability
  • Low motivation
  • Generalized unhappiness
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • No longer enjoying hobbies once enjoyed
  • Feelings of unrelenting stress
  • Decreasing grades in school

These are just some of the common symptoms of mental illness. Here is the good news: These symptoms are treatable and do not need to be permanent. Our team is specialized in treating these conditions and can connect you back to a life of enjoyment and fulfillment.

Psychiatry services are used to treat many conditions. A few common mental health disorders that could benefit from medication management are:

These are not exhaustive lists of the conditions or symptoms that medication can treat. If you are unsure whether your symptoms warrant medication management or psychiatry services, reach out to Connections Wellness Group, schedule an individual appointment to discuss the options best suited to you so we can assist in providing you relief.

What to Expect from Psychiatry Services at Connections Wellness Group

At Connections Wellness Group, you can expect to meet with a psychiatrist dedicated to your wellness. Additionally, expect your initial visit to last approximately 45-50 minutes and follow-up appointments to last about 30 minutes.

During initial visits for new clients, a psychiatric evaluation will be completed, which is a structured assessment designed to learn more about you. The physician will ask you questions regarding your:

  1. Symptoms 
  2. Life Experiences
  3. Education
  4. History of Illness
  5. Current Stressors
  6. Additional information designed to get to know you best

After the initial visit and psychiatric evaluation, our professional and compassionate staff will develop an individualized plan to treat your symptoms. If medication is recommended or prescribed, the physician will explain the purpose, goals, and medications to you.

A Connections Wellness Group clinician will explain:

  • The purpose of the medication
  • How to take the medication
  • The risk and benefits of the medication
  • Side effects of the medication
  • Goals of the medication

These will all be explained within the context of a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that will include additional mental health services complementary to medication management.

What Sets Us Connections Wellness Group Apart from Other Psychiatry Services?

Our multiple locations, virtual healthcare options for patients with scheduling or transportation complications, and our professional, compassionate staff set us apart from other medication management programs.

For example, our psychiatrists, NPs and PAs have sub-specialties in:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Addiction
  • Adults and geriatrics

Additionally, we are in network with most major commercial insurance providers and are available to discuss insurance verification and payment options helpfully and transparently. We pride ourselves on providing meaningful, life-improving solutions which promote positive change for your overall wellness without a catch. We offer convenient care that is cost-effective, accessible, and holistically enriching without compromise.

Reach Out to Connections Wellness Group Today

Connections Wellness Group understands that living life with mental illness is challenging. Our experienced staff of mental health professionals uses evidence-based and holistic therapies to treat our patients and promote overall health and wellbeing.

Medication management is but one of the tools we employ to connect you back to a life of fun, joyful purpose. Fill out our online form or call (877) 747-4294 to learn more about our medication management programs.