At your initial appointment, your provider will conduct a detailed interview to gather as much information as possible about your current symptoms, medical and mental health, substance-related, social and family histories. It is important to explore biological, psychological and social factors in assessing what is going on for a patient at this particular point in his/her life. The outcome of this will be an initial diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. The treatment plan may or may not include recommendations for individual or couples therapy, psychological or neuropsychological testing/assessment, and/or recommendations for psychotropic medications (e.g., for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.)
After the initial interview/examination, follow-up treatment visits will be scheduled at a frequency determined by the patient’s needs and goals as well as the doctor’s opinions regarding treatment intensity needs.