We offer daytime, evening, and weekend hours. We have therapists who work every day of the week with each of our therapists maintaining their own schedules. We generally have therapists who schedule appointments from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays/Sundays.
Our office staff is trained to match each new patient with a therapist who specializes in the problem area that is presented. You are more than welcome to look at our brief therapist profiles located on this website.
Yes. We have one psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who primarily see adults. Our prescribers evaluate patients to determine if patients may benefit from medication. Both our psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner work collaboratively with the therapists in our practice to form a treatment team. Our policy is that all patients who work with a prescriber [...]
One essential difference is that a psychiatrist can prescribe medication and a psychologist cannot. Clinical psychologists have specialized training in the practical application of psychological knowledge, including psychological testing and evaluation. In essence, this training focused on training in psychotherapy. Psychologists typically spend 4 years in graduate school plus 1 year of a clinical internship [...]
Ph.D: Doctor of Philosophy (in Psychology)/Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology. These two degrees are for doctorate level psychologists. Psychologists spend 4 years in graduate school plus 1 year of internship. MA, MS, MSW, MSS, MED: This indicates that a therapist has attained a master’s degree. LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This is a master’s level degree [...]
Why do I have to see a therapist if I am interested in making an appointment with the psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner?
We strongly believe that medication management and psychotherapy go “hand in hand.” Our psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, and therapists form a team whereby treatment plans and goals are closely coordinated. Research suggests that people typically maximize benefits by combining these two disciplines.
Yes. If you have a joint custody agreement, both custodial guardians must sign consent for their child, 13 and under, to obtain treatment. Children 14 and older are able to consent to treatment for themselves. There are some grey areas that may require joint consent too. Our admin staff and therapists will help to answer [...]