Psychiatry

Psychiatric Evaluation & Treatment

Increasingly, medical science is showing us that mental health conditions are not simply ‘psychological,’ but are complex interactions between mind and body, relationships, and spirituality. Although diagnosis of psychiatric conditions is less precise than other areas of medicine, having the correct diagnosis is very important because the correct diagnosis affects important treatment decisions.

The use of psychiatric medications is both a science and an art. Medications affect everyone differently! We make every effort to carefully evaluate the factors contributing to the problems you’re having, and then form an individualized treatment plan that, if it includes medications, uses the fewest number of medications at the lowest effective dose. We continue to re-evaluate them to monitor for effectiveness, side effects, and safety. We do so mainly by listening to you; we then evaluate what you are telling us by our knowledge and experience. We are your partner, special advisor, and supporter in returning to full mental health. Finally, medication treatment is most effective when combined with therapy. That is why we believe in a team approach and utilize it to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Counseling

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Modalities

Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. Common goals of individual therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life, treat challenges or problems within a relationship, to help learn and implement better stress management techniques, or to understand and wade through career and life decisions. Individual therapy can be used to treat specific mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety.

Couples therapy is a type of therapy for those intimately connected in a relationship. Couples therapy is designed to help couples understand and resolve problems, dissatisfaction and conflict in their relationship. Couples therapy enables each person to be heard and to hear themselves, improve communication, set goals and objectives.

Family therapy is a form of treatment that is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. It can be used to help a family through a difficult period, a major transition, or mental and behavioral health problems in family members. Family therapy can also help family members improve communication and resolve conflict. The goal is to improve the family system as a whole.

Teletherapy/Online therapy allows services to be provided through a HIPPA compliant platform outside of the office. Teletherapy sessions work much in the same way as traditional therapy sessions with only one significant difference – the therapist and the client are not in the same room. Through this virtual environment, they can interact with each other, and the therapist uses the same traditional techniques and activities they would use in a face-to-face therapy session.

Group therapy is loosely defined as having more than one client treated at the same time by at least one therapist. Group therapy helps individuals develop communication skills and socialization skills and allows clients to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues. As well, group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone – though it’s true that each of us is unique, none of us have to be alone in our struggles.

Types of Therapy/Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Faith Integration
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Forensic Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Specialties and Common Issues

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying Effects
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Shame
  • Spiritualty
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma

Our Current Counseling Groups

TMS Support Group
Tuesday 5PM to 6PM

Adult Depression and Anxiety Process Group
Thursday 9AM to 10AM

Wild 5 Wellness Group
Thursday 5PM to 6PM

Grief Group
Monday 9AM to 10AM

Depression/Anxiety Process Group

The purpose of this group is to have a safe place to process the trials and emotions of depression and anxiety with a community of others who can relate. This is a non-judgmental space that allows for individuals to talk and encourage one another through the challenges they endure due to depression and anxiety.

Cost: $20 per group – special rate for tele-health

How to sign up: Ask your provider today for more details, or contact Lilly Sanchez (lsanchez@genesispsychiatric.com) for more information.

TMS Support Group

TMS support group is open to any patients who are either a prior or present TMS patient here at Genesis. The purpose of the group is to build community within the TMS patients as they journey through the 6 weeks of TMS. The group is a closed group meaning that you need to join the 6 week group by the second meeting. The reason for this being a closed group is to allow the people in the group to build community and feel comfortable sharing each week. The 6 week group is designed to fill the patients tool boxes with coping skills in order to deal with outside stressors of life. A lot of the time TMS does scientifically what it needs to do in order to get the patients feeling better however, every patient still goes home to the same external stressors. This group allows a space to learn counseling coping skills in order to prevent relapse and start building a healthier life style.

Cost: $20 per group – special rate for tele-health

How to sign up: Ask your provider today for more details, or contact Lilly Sanchez (lsanchez@genesispsychiatric.com) for more information.

Wild 5 Group

Wild 5 is a group that focuses on our wellness. Wild 5 focuses on the 5 components of wellness: Exercise, Sleep, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Social Connectedness. Social Connectedness in a time of social distancing can be tough, but we want to remind you that it is an incremental part of your wellness and health overall. We will use the book LiveWell 90 to guide this group. 

Cost: Always Free!

How to sign up: As your provider today for more details, or contact Carly Ward (cward@genesispsychiatric.com) for more information.

Grief Group

After the loss of a loved one, we experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions. The ever-changing emotions can catch us off guard, causing us to act out of character or differently than our typical personality or demeanor. The purpose of this group is to allow us space for process and support – to help us move through our grief journey and more towards healing.  This is a closed group, meaning that you need to join the 8 week group by the second meeting. By keeping the group closed, we allow the people in this group to build a community and feel comfortable sharing each week. If grief has impacted you or is continuing to impact you, this can be a group for you in order to build up support and work through the tasks of mourning with people who understand what it is like to lose someone important to them.

Cost: $20 per group – special rate for tele-health

How to sign up: As your provider today for more details, or contact Carly Ward (cward@genesispsychiatric.com) for more information

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