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What is the first appointment like?
Your first appointment is an evaluation that is typically 90 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 which might include lab work, medications, supplements/vitamins, and recommendations for lifes
tyle changes such as improving your sleep. It is highly encouraged that most patients seeking mental health treatment also see a therapist or counselor.

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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 and, if known, the doses and length of time you were taking them.

  • Contact information for your primary care provider, therapist, and any other relevant provider (such as OB or midwife 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?
Most patients are typically seen once a month until symptoms are more stable with treatment. Follow-up appointments are then typically every three months. Once we have worked through your goals, your appointments may be scheduled less frequently depending on your treatment.

Will I need to do blood work?
If you have not had any blood work done in the last 6-12 months, you may be given 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.

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