Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on mental and behavioral health. Like any other branch of medicine, psychiatry also diagnoses, treats, and plans to prevent the issues related to mental health. Examples of the mental health issue psychiatrists deal with include but are not limited to–depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder etc.
Yes, a psychiatrist is a medical doctor ( and MD order D0) who specializes in mental health, including adult and child mental health, substance use, geriatrics etc.
Counselor is used to broadly refer to a professional who has been trained in psychology, counseling, and social work. Their duties include evaluating the patient for mental health needs and providing them education and resources and making suggestions to resolve their clients’ issues related to mental health. They can also specialize in addressing a particular issue like–posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, eating disorder, marital conflict, family counseling, a relationship issue, etc. Typically they have a master’s level of education in counseling psychology and their common licenses include licensed mental health counselors, ( LHMCs) licensed professional counselors ( LPC) additionally licensed clinical social workers ( LCSW)who may also use the title counselor or therapist.
Mental health therapist–often counselor and mental health therapist can be used interchangeably. However, the mean difference between counselors and therapists is in their approach to treatment. Usually ( though not always), counselors may use the short-term approach in problem-solving with him of providing their client’s tools they can use to solve their problems immediately, therapist, on the other hand, takes much longer time to go much deeper into the problem and seek out the root of the issue being addressed to make a long-lasting change ( ref:https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/counselor-vs-therapist-vs-psychologist/
The psychologist also provides counseling and psychotherapy for their clients but the technique and framework that the users are different, in several cases psychologists more likely to treat patients with a severe mental disorder. They required an advanced degree–typically a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and extensive training in research for our clinical practice.
Clients Asked Frequently
Patient need to submit their demographic information, they feel the required forms including clinic policies, then they schedule with the provider for their first evaluation.
Wait period for new patient appointment is very short, it is depend on of ability and we try to schedule the patient within a week spot is available
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Both , it depends on patient preference and also policy for payer ( insurance)
First appointment lasts between 40–50 minute of assessment which include thorough history, physical examination as needed, collateral information from Relatives as required, review of previously provided medical records. This helped to make a comprehensive treatment plan, followed by discussion of the treatment plan, education about their condition and recommendations to improve the symptoms.
Follow-up appointment depends on several factors including severity of the condition, compliance of the patient and type of treatment offered. Ideally we like to see the patient for their first follow-up appointment within a week of initial evaluation to reassess the plan, check on your progress and check for any possible side effects of the medication. Subsequent appointments are based on type of condition and treatment plan. Once patients are stable over the Follow-up appointment every 3 months
He has recently received several appointment reminders, which include text messages, emails and also phone reminders.
Yes we do prescribe a stimulant medication to treat ADHD once diagnosis is established by proper evaluation and or neuropsychological testing.
Yes, we do prescribe short-term benzodiazepine. It is absolutely needed,Our clinic discourages excessive And long term use of benzodiazepine as per FDA guidelines.