Have more questions about our practice work, or the services of our professionals? Check out the answers to our FAQ.
What Is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) are professionals who started their career and are experienced as a registered nurse (RN) but decided to go back to graduate school for a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. This Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of mental illnesses. https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-resource/position-statements/scope-of-practice-for-nurse-practitioners
What Other Professionals May Be Involved in My Care?
We believe in a holistic, collaborative approach to care that is client-led. This means that during our appointments, we will make joint decisions on who needs to be involved in your psychiatric care. Some professionals that may be involved are primary care providers, therapists, or neuropsychologists.
Do You Prescribe Controlled Substances?
We will evaluate your need for controlled substances. For diagnoses such as ADHD or anxiety, however, just because you have a prescription for one of these medications does not mean that they will be re-prescribed at our practice. Our practice is very conservative about prescribing controlled substances and most likely, we will talk about other options for your particular symptoms.
Do You Provide Telepsychiatry Services?
YES! We are offering telemedicine/telehealth/telepsychiatry services to any client residing in Texas that would like to schedule an appointment.
Do You Provide Suboxone Treatments for Opioid Dependence?
At this time, we are not providing these services.
What Can I Expect on My First Visit?
Feeling stressed can be normal when thinking about making your first appointment or meeting your provider on the first day. It is usually a much easier appointment than any of our clients expect. During your first appointment, we will be obtaining additional information from you. Basically, we will sit and talk about your concerns, things that may be affecting you, and causing some of your symptoms and recommended treatments. It is a team approach, which means that our professionals will give you their opinion but also expect you to help with making decisions about your care.
Do you have more questions? If you do, please send us a message or give us a call.