Initial Psychiatric Evaluation is used to diagnose problems with memory, thought processes, and behaviors. Diagnoses can include depression, anxiety, grief, OCD, and PTSD.
The provider will assess and diagnose each client via telemedicine using several screening tools. The initial behavioral intake evaluation is a one-hour session that helps to identify each area of concern.
Once these areas are identified, a treatment plan is customized for that induvial client. We will discuss treatment options, other interventions, and follow-up visits.
All new clients must complete an initial psychiatric evaluation. This will help to identify your presenting symptoms, your past, and your goals for treatment. With your permission/consent, it may include communicating with your previous providers and family members to gain an enhanced perspective of your concerns. Following the diagnostic assessment, evidence-based treatment interventions will be discussed, which may include referrals to other health care providers to aid in optimal health & wellness. We will collaborate together to select the best treatment plan, that you feel most comfortable and confident about, after being properly educated on the risks & benefits. Appointments vary in length. They are heavily dependent on the range of patient information provided, medical history, and past psychiatric history; however, average appointments are 45 minutes in duration.