Medication and Counseling Approach

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"Medication plans are carefully selected; plans are:
Based on the initial psychiatric evaluation of each patient"s past psychiatric history, past trials of psychiatric medications, current diagnoses, and symptoms.
Include multiple options so patients are involved in the treatment decision making.
Influenced by patient"s input and response to options.
Review of current scientific research about medication"s effect on the brain, and my work in an acute psychiatric and substance dependency setting influence my care.
Follow-up medication management visits are typically scheduled with extra time so therapy can be woven into each patient visit.
Therapeutic approaches are tailored to each individual"s current symptoms, stressors, and their needs and goals. I mix many techniques and styles of therapy:
cognitive behavioral therapy,
dialectical behavioral therapy,
Carl Rogers" client-centered care, and
psychoanalytic and motivational interviewing."

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