What is the first appointment like?
Your first appointment is an evaluation. It is typically 60 minutes long. You will be asked a lot of questions about your concerns, symptoms, past medical and mental health history. At the end of your appointment, you will work with your provider to formulate a treatment plan.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
A list of all of your current medications and/or supplements, along with their doses. If easier, you may bring your prescription bottles. Your provider needs to know everything you are taking even if it is not related to mental health.
A list of past psychiatric medications, doses and, if known, the length of time you were on them.
Contact information for your primary care provider, therapist, and any other relevant provider (such as OB if pregnant).
Lab results from within the past 12 months
Previous genetic reports, neurological reports, psychological testing, etc.
How often will I need to be seen?
For medication management, patients are typically seen once a month until we agree you are stable on the medication. Follow-up appointments are then every three months. For psychotherapy, you will typically schedule once a week or every other week. Once we have worked through your goals, your appointments may be scheduled less frequently.
Will I need to do blood work?
If you have not had any blood work done in the last 6 months, you will be given you a lab
slip to take to a local lab such as LabCorp. Otherwise, you may sign a release for us to
obtain lab results from your primary care provider or specialist.