If you are already receiving counseling or psychotherapy from another individual or believe you might benefit from medication alone, I am pleased to offer medication evaluations and ongoing management. Because there are significant risks and side effects of some psychiatric medications, medication will only be recommended following a thorough initial evaluation, when clinically indicated and appropriate, and after discussion of the benefits, risks, and alternatives. Depending on the medication, you may need baseline and ongoing lab tests to monitor the effects and possible side effects of medication.
If you are seeing other professionals as part of your health care (e.g., therapist, primary care physician), I will ask that you sign a release of information so that you care can be optimally coordinated.
Medication management visits are usually 25 minutes long, and often scheduled for less frequent intervals than if we were also engaged in psychotherapy.