Psychiatry is the traditional practice of utilizing evidence based, western medicine to diagnose & treat a variety of psychological and neurobiological symptoms. Physical exam, laboratory testing and psychotropic medicine may be utilized. The beauty of this traditional practice is the availability of evidence-based protocols. Much research has been completed and peer reviewed. This can be a great starting point for the treatment of mental health disorders.
I take this to the next level. My innate belief that the body is not a conglomerate of individual parts, but rather a whole, and no medication alone will be the cure. No system is able to function without having an impact on all other body systems. While using this approach we talk nutrition, elimination, stress threshold, activity level, relationships, sleep and much more. I will offer non-medication suggestions to either augment or replace the use of medications when it is possible. This is a dynamic process and is not accomplished in one meeting. Success is a journey & our relationship will be the same. I look forward to getting to know you.