Our team of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) regularly evaluate symptoms and prescribe medications to treat symptoms of psychosis. In addition to medication, we provide regular health monitoring (blood glucose, cholesterol, weight), and medication side effect monitoring.
Our goal is to treat with the lowest, most effective doses of medications, making sure that there has been an appropriate medical work-up of symptoms prior to prescribing.
- Injection Clinic: For individuals who prefer not to take medications by mouth or who struggle to take daily medications, we offer long-acting injectable forms of medications. Many individuals find this medication option is more convenient and helps adherence.
- Clozapine Clinic: Clozapine is a medication that is often used to treat persistent psychotic symptoms despite multiple medication trials. Especially at the start of treatment, close side effect monitoring is required. We offer this specialized clinic for regular check-ins, lab-work, and appropriate medication titration all in one visit.
- Individual Therapy: Our team of therapists help manage symptoms of psychosis. There are different modalities of therapy used. Types of therapy include supportive, Individual Resiliency Training (IRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). During sessions, individuals will discuss ongoing symptoms and learn and practice strategies to help manage the symptoms.
- Group Therapy: We offer weekly group therapy for individuals with recent onset psychosis. This group allows individuals to talk to and connect with peers who are facing similar challenges or who have gone through a shared experience. Participants develop new skills that help them achieve their goals. Group is led by two clinicians experienced in group therapy.
- For resources about some of the therapies used in the clinic, visit the links below:
- Information about Supportive Therapy
- Information about Individual Resilience Training
- Information about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Substance Use-Focused Therapy:
Ongoing substance use negatively impacts mental health. We offer services that assist individuals in eliminating or decreasing use of alcohol and other drugs. Treatment focus includes developing new and healthy coping skills, creating a relapse prevention plan, gaining knowledge about the impact of substances on daily functioning, and other related topics.