Psychiatric Consultation Specialist
Psychiatric Consultation Q & A
What is a Psychiatric Consultation?
During a psychiatric consultation, a psychiatrist evaluates biological, psychological, and environmental causes that may be causing a person emotional distress. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing mental health disorders and determining the correct route of treatment. Psychiatry consultations may be used to help a client determine if they are a good candidate for medication or to gain a medical opinion.
What is a common myth about psychiatry consultations?
A common misconception is that people who see a psychiatrist will automatically be prescribed medication. However, often the consultation is a discussion with a client educating them on their symptoms from a medical point of view.
What can I expect during a psychiatric consultation?
During a psychiatric consultation, client’s receive an individualized treatment plan that may include evidence-based psychotherapy or, if necessary, medications. Our goal is to help clients better understand and cope with their symptoms and set them up for the best path to living a fulfilled life.
Our team of board-certified psychiatrists and NPs specialize in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic mental health disorders. Thriving Center of Psychology offers telehealth appointments and same-day appointments.