- Medication Management
I offer medication management for those who make the choice to include medications as part of their therapeutic journey.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Frederick, MD
I offer medication management for those who make the choice to include medications as part of their therapeutic journey. My goal for you is to keep your medications and doses as low as possible so that you feel a therapeutic effect but still feel like YOU. Medications are not a quick fix but they can be helpful to make our moods, emotions, and difficult life transitions more manageable.
Anxiety can interfere with daily routines, your job, social life etc. Anxiety disorders include panic attacks, social anxiety, specific fears (ie. Bridges, dogs, being alone, leaving the house), Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, and general anxiety. It is important to note, that sometimes you can link the feelings of anxiety to specific triggers; other times you may not be able to pinpoint why the feelings arise.
Depression comes in many forms (i.e. daily, episodic, seasonal, hormonal & postpartum). For some it is a loss of energy or interest in typically pleasurable activities. Other people feel a heavy sadness with no explained cause. Depression is often difficult for family members to understand, and family may need to be included in the treatment process. Genetic, chemical and situational factors may play a part in triggering a depressive episode; but in many cases there is no identifiable source
I respect your beliefs, experiences and values in regards to our treatment and the life you want to live.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most studied forms of psychotherapy. It is a combination of two therapeutic approaches- cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and behaviors, by improving emotional regulation. The counselor and client help to build on existing coping strategies and build new ones that target solving current problems.