Psychiatry & Medication Management involves identifying possible causes for difficulties an individual may be experiencing and introducing medications that will provide clients with more stability and relief, in order to live life to its fullest (and with minimal restrictions). The reasons for Psychiatric care vary, but often include some problems functioning at work, school, within interpersonal relationships. More specifically, these reasons could include: Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Personality Disorders and Mood Stablization, Disassociative Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Insomnia and Sleep Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Partum Depression and more.
A psychiatrist, psychiatry specialist or medication management prescriber is a licensed medical practitioner specializing in the field of psychiatry, a branch of medicine dedicated to the evaluation, management, and prophylaxis of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrists conduct comprehensive assessments encompassing both the psychological and physiological dimensions of mental health conditions, enabling them to provide precise diagnoses and deliver therapeutic interventions as needed as well as medication prescription relief, when deemed appropriate. Our psychiatry providers also have the ability to order genetic testing with GeneSight Testing to isolate which medications will be most optimal for you.
The Primary Goal of Grow Wellness Group’s Psychiatry providers is to improve the quality of the client’s life for a period of time, while working through mental wellness challenges in therapy OR for a longer duration based on symptoms experienced and the client’s individual goals.
Our objective is to never prescribe medication without other supports and actions in place that will also improve the quality of life for the client, including therapy if appropriate. We also do not desire to prescribe as a substitute to other non-medication related interventions whenever possible – i.e. other healthy actions and coping skills that the client should also be considering. We also realize everyone has different needs and we always meet our clients right where they are in the here in now.
When Should a Medication Prescriber / Psychiatry / Psychiatrist be Considered?
If you are experiencing a range of mental wellness challenges, including, but not limited to:
- Anxiety & Social Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Autism Spectrum
- Disassociate Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Post-partum Depression
- Personality Disorders
What will my first Session with the Psychiatrist / Medication Management Provider in Naperville entail?
Your first session with a psychiatrist / medication management provider will include the following:
- Understanding your personal mental wellness history, genetic factors and symptoms related to mental health
- Getting to know you, discussing your limitations associated with mental wellness challenges you may be experiencing and understanding your goals
- Establishing treatment plan that aligns with your personal mental wellness goals, which may include medication
- Scheduling a follow-up visit schedule that will involve check-ins on your personal response to the medication as well as an assessment of efficacy of the medication
We also take into consideration:
Biological factors can include physical health, diagnosed medical disorders, immune/stress response, disease, injuries, genetic factors, which can be assessed using GeneSight Testing
Psychological factors can include beliefs, emotions, coping skills, cognitive abilities and/or behavior
Social factors can include family, social support, environmental factors, trauma, school/work and/or culture
After the First Appointment for Psychiatry appointments, a treatment plan will be developed, and medication is prescribed accordingly. The Naperville Psychiatrist or Medication Management Provider will then schedule subsequent appointments based on the medication prescribed to assess your reaction to the medication and relief experienced by the individual receiving care. The Psychiatry provider will then provide a course of action in accordance with these check points that may include medication adjustments when appropriate as well as genetic testing.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the challenges above (or any not listed), it may be tremendously worthwhile for your quality of life to consider meeting with a psychiatry professional to assess the relief possible with the integration of medication into your personal growth aspirations.
You can book an appointment by calling our Intake Department in Naperville at 331-457-2020 or by emailing [email protected]. We look forward to working with you in your pursuit of a purposeful, content and fulfilling life experience!