Why Psychiatry and Psychiatric Medication Management are Important

Posted By: on September 10, 2018

Receiving the help that a patient needs is crucial.

Individual and couples counseling have noted benefits. Heart-Centered Counselors prides itself on being the type of counseling and therapy provider that people count on. We provide care, compassion, and help at all of our Colorado facilities, as well as through our Tele-Mental Health services online which offer a chance to talk to a therapist without driving to our physical locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or Littleton. Psychiatry services are also available in person and through our tele-health options for clients needing psychiatric care.

Why Do I Need to See a Psychiatrist?

You may ask, “Why do I need to see a psychiatrist if I’m already going to therapy?” The answer varies but, in some cases, it’s not enough to talk about the things that are troubling you with a therapist. Medication is occasionally needed to adjust your brain chemistry and to help you function optimally. That is why psychiatry may be necessary.

Being prescribed the right psychiatric medication can make a real difference in your life.

Our NPs Help You Set Up a Med Management Routine

Developing a routine based on the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or NP’s recommendations is essential because it provides you the opportunity to correct any imbalances you have in your brain chemistry. Medications are prescribed after consulting with the psychiatric team at Heart-Center Counseling. The NP takes detailed notes about your medical history, the medications you’ve been prescribed by your primary care physician, and the different physical and psychological conditions you’ve been diagnosed with. Only then does the psychiatric provider decide on the best medication for you.

Therapy complements the psychiatric program. We provide the tools and services needed to overcome mental health concerns so that you can live a life that is authentic for you. Learn more about our services as well as psychiatric medication management by visiting us online or contacting us by phone or email today.

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