Frequently questions arise as to what is the appropriate treatment for me. Diagnostic evaluation reviewing the history and nature of the presenting problem are essential for thoughtful decision making for treatment needs assessment. In addition to a clinical interview, contact with prior treators and or family, psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, paper and pencil; questionnaires, sleep studies, medical evaluations may be some of the recommendations suggested for further evaluation.
Questions concerning level of care (e.g. hospital, residential, partial or outpatient) or venue (e.g. individual, couples, family, group) or specific type of individual services (e.g. psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, clinical administration) are important considerations to determine effective treatment.
At times clinical symptoms may warrant review of possible medication options. Such problems as anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, substance abuse, ADHD, sleep difficulties may be treated with the use of specific medications. Evaluation of past psychiatric and medical history is reviewed to determine appropriate medication options. Typically psychopharmacological intervention is utilized in conjunction with ongoing individual psychotherapy.