Psychiatric Medication Management
Have you tried therapy or counseling, but still can’t seem to find much needed relief or healing? Do you feel like you need a jump-start just to get moving again? You may be overwhelmed or exhausted by anxiety or stress at work, school or home. Perhaps you suffered a difficult loss or are in the midst of a challenging life transition, such as a divorce, disability or being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Or, maybe you were the victim of a car accident, assault, bullying or abuse that has left you feeling on edge or insecure. It may be that you have withdrawn from activities, social situations and relationships that you used to enjoy, and now you feel even more isolated, self-conscious and misunderstood. You might not be sure why you feel so upset or unbalanced and need help recognizing and addressing sources of physical or emotional distress in your life.
Whatever challenge you are dealing with, you may wonder if there is a path to lasting relief and healing. Perhaps you turned to friends, family members or a therapist for guidance in the past but didn’t find the support or practical solutions you needed to feel better. Or, maybe you had a positive therapy experience in the past and now need help maintaining the gains you made. You might be considering medication as a possible solution, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you and/or want to make sure it is prescribed and managed in a strategic, healthy way. Do you wish you could meet with an experienced, skilled and understanding prescription medication management specialist who can help you understand and explore your treatment options?
Questions About Medication
Many mental health disorders and symptoms are related to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Yet, often, many people feel too distressed, embarrassed, helpless or ashamed to reach out for help and start the healing process. You may believe that you are the only one who is struggling and you should be able to recover without medication. The truth, however, is that nearly 50 percent of individuals in the U.S. are taking at least one prescription drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Medication can be an important part of treating a variety of conditions, from ADHD and chronic illness to stress, anxiety, trauma and depression. But, it is not right for everyone.
Our prescription management specialists will work with you to help you understand why you are struggling and determine the best treatment approach for your particular needs. Whether you would benefit from medication, therapy or a combination of the two, there is a path to a happier, calmer and more satisfying life.
Why See a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
Getting prescribed the right medication requires a professional who is both competent and specialized. But, the reality is that we don’t have enough psychiatrists and psychiatric specialists in Boulder. Many individuals have to wait months before they are able to see a psychiatrist at many practices. And, many outstanding primary care physicians simply don’t have the experience or specialized training to diagnose and prescribe medication for anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and other mental health and cognitive challenges.
At Boulder Wellness Psychology, our independent, specialized psychiatric nurse practitioners have years of experience treating mental health and psychiatric conditions. Like a psychiatrist, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is qualified to prescribe medication and has specialized psychiatric training. In addition, a PMHNP is required to have doctoral or master’s level training and advanced clinical training in order to practice and prescribe independently. The PMHNP credential is a Board certification granted through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. And, because our healthcare professionals are knowledgeable and experienced with mental health issues, psychotherapy and the medication prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, trauma and severe stress, we offer a comprehensive and complete treatment plan that is tailored to best support and address your individual needs.
Find Relief, Healing and Ongoing Support with Medication Management
We provide a safe, confidential environment where you can meet with our compassionate practitioners to assess your needs and develop a strategic, tailored treatment approach. We take the time to get to know you, exploring your symptoms, history and personal goals so we can determine if medication can help you find relief and healing. Whether you are just starting treatment or you already have a prescriber or therapist, our highly trained and specialized practitioners can provide you with the education, support and guidance needed to realize meaningful and lasting change.
Medication isn’t right for everybody. For many people, however, it is an essential part of care and treatment. Our highly trained specialists will collaborate with you to assess your needs and therapy goals to decide the best treatment approach, whether that involves medicine, therapy or a combination of both. If you are already in therapy and need medication, or if you already have a psychiatrist and need psychotherapy, we can work with other providers to incorporate medication or therapy in a strategic way that supplements your existing treatment plan.
We are passionate about helping individuals find the right treatment and/or medication option for their unique symptoms, goals and needs. With the right guidance and support, you can find a path toward relief and foster more happiness, peace and satisfaction in your life, career and relationships.
Concerned About Medication Management?
Can I afford to see a psychiatric prescription specialist?
Our psychiatric nurse practitioners have years of extensive, specialized training and ample professional experience. Therefore meeting with our PMHNPs can be more expensive than meeting with your primary care physician. That said, the prescription specialists on staff at Boulder Wellness Psychology have the extensive professional training and experience to help you find the right treatment approach much more efficiently and effectively than a non-specialist, such as a primary care provider. The ideal approach for you could include medication, therapy or both.
And, consider the financial and personal cost that not feeling well can have on your life. We can help you begin healing quickly and in a meaningful, lasting way if you are:
- Trying to navigate distressing symptoms
- Missing out on time with friends or family
- Becoming less effective in the workplace or at school
- Just not feeling like yourself these days
- We can also provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for out of network service.
I’m worried that if I start medication I won’t be able to stop.
At Boulder Wellness Psychology, our specialists prescribe medicine strategically and only when appropriate. For many issues, medication is a temporary solution that can help you get past a certain challenge or symptom. We will work with you to find the right treatment approach, medication and dosage. When possible, we can help you identify additional or alternative steps you can take to find lasting relief and healing without having to rely on medication.
Will going on medication change who I am?
The right medication should simply allow you to be yourself more fully. If you experience an adverse effect while on medication, we will work with you to find a better alternative and/or a different way to address your symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re ready to get started or would like a 15 minute phone consultation to get to know our psychiatric mental health providers, you may schedule an appointment through our secure Client Portal or contact our office at 720-577-5819.