- Medication Management
Holistic & Integrative Psychiatry for creative, unique and neurodiverse individuals. Friendly, supportive and non-judgmental care.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Rafael, CA
Support via psychiatric medications or natural alternatives based on your preference. As a holistic provider my practice is very individualized and not one-size-fits-all. I utilize the best of both conventional medications and alternative treatments, carefully choosing what will have the best effect with the lowest likelihood of negative side effects for your individual needs.
I commonly work with highly sensitive persons who tend to often be: Gifted, Highly Intelligent, 2e, Artists, Musicians, Actors, Cultural Creatives, & those in the caring professions, plus those who have Sensory processing differences, Learning differences (Dyslexia in it's many forms), Asperger's/ASD-I, Environmental sensitivities, Emotional sensitivities, & those sensitive to the Sacred, Mystical, Intangible and Non-material.
The intensity of navigating life during the teen & young adult years can overwhelm a highly sensitive young person's ability to manage and cope. Mood support and learning effective stress coping skills and positive life-management techniques can make an incredibly stressful time period much easier and for a young person.
I offer a unique and eclectic blend of different practices as there is no 'one size fits all' approach that works for all. Drawing from the best of conventional & alternative medicine, holistic nursing's connection & caring perspective, cross-cultural wisdom tradition philosophies, various psychological theories including imaginal process, depth, transpersonal & the human potential movement. I blend that further with practical 'here and now' skills you can use in your world.
One of my specialties is neurodiverse individuals, including those who are, or suspect they might be, Asperger's, ASD-1, (aka an Aspie). There are many folks who were never discovered or diagnosed as a having Asperger's or ASD-1 as a child or teen. They tend to be highly intelligent, often great actors/musicians/artists, have high anxiety (general and social), are perfectionistic, have a hard time with relationships and socializing, & are very sensitive to their environment. Might this be you?
Should read "clinical neuropsychiatry" but that wasn't an available option. My practice is psychiatry based, which considers medical, physiological & brain/cognitive differences in addition to psychological factors. Possibilities of neurodivergence (being neurodiverse), as well as cognitive and sensory differences are evaluated and considered in addition to psychological aspects. Neurodivergence, Asperger's & ASD1 assessment & diagnosis is available.
Please note: My practice is holistic psychiatry based, not talk-therapy based - I do not offer regular talk therapy. Combination of medication & alternative treatment with solution focused, skill & goal oriented coaching: A focus on now and future forward (no dredging up the past). Emphasizing positivity, self acceptance, celebration of difference and uniqueness, and optimizing your individual potential. Friendly, supportive and non-judgmental care.
Please note this should read neuropsychiatry - which is different than neuropsychology. Psychiatry includes neurophysiology and medical aspects of psych as well as feelings and emotion states. With this, I offer neurocognitive testing for attention (ADHD) issues, Asperger's (ASD1), Cognition issues (such as brain fog impact from long-covid, CFS), learning differences, etc. This type of testing objectively measures working memory, processing speed, executive function, memory & other elements.