Medication Management

For some individuals, a major aspect of the treatment process for mental health disorders at any is medication. While not right for everyone, psychotropic medications be a gamechanger for many who are struggling with mental health illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. While medications don’t provide a cure, they treat symptoms that can be debilitating, helping get people back to functioning. If you are currently taking medication, or think you might need it, consulting with a qualified psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner if a great first step. Psychiatrist and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner can prescribe medications and make sure that the medications you are taking are working effectively (and in some cases, they also provide therapy). Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s medication management experts today. 

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I offer medication management for those who make the choice to include medications as part of their therapeutic journey. My goal for you is to keep your medications and doses as low as possible so that you feel a therapeutic effect but still feel like YOU. Medications are not a quick fix but they can be helpful to make our moods, emotions, and difficult life transitions more manageable.

— Caroline Anderson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ijamsville, MD
 

“I’ve tried everything, and it hasn’t worked.” Repeatedly hearing this statement as a clinical psychologist, lead me to go back to school for my psychopharmacology degree and get my medical license. I saw that therapy alone couldn’t help everyone and the majority of doctors prescribing psych meds had no expertise in the field.

— Dr. Kristin Duhe, Psychologist in ,

I work with patients of all identities and orientations on expert medication management. As an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, I have much experience and expertise in medication management of psychiatric symptoms, including doing research on depression treatment. I see many patients with bipolar disorder, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, and other psychiatric illnesses, and provide up-to-date, evidenced-based treatment.

— Dan Karasic, Psychiatrist in San Francisco, CA
 

Whether you are newly diagnosed and need to start medication or have been on many for a long time and are ready to stop some or all of them or something in between, I am available to guide you through your process.

— Matthew Hicks, Naturopathic Doctor in Portland, OR

I am an expert at prescribing medications and do so very cautiously. The right medication can make all the difference to personal growth in therapy. I love science and using new technologies such as genetic testing using a cheek swab (Genesight) to help choose the right medications. I also use new medications such as Spravato.

— TOMER Levin, Psychiatrist in New York, NY
 

Psychiatric medication management. I do NOT prescribe controlled substances in my practice (such as, Adderall, Vyvanse, Xanax, Valium).

— Haulek Tawmging, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA

Ms. Iacovella provides medication management as well as inter-visit psychotherapy to her patients at their medication review visits.

— Kara Iacovella, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Severna Park, MD
 

Shyrl Hoag is a Board Certified psychiatric provider specializing in diagnostic assessment and medication management for children, adult and elderly patients. She is experienced in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including Depression and Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (which also is common in adults), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Borderline Intellectual Functioning, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

— Shyrl Hoag, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Grinnell, IA

As a medical doctor and Board-certified psychiatrist, I have a decade of training underpinning my practice. So whatever you're going through, I'm committed to identify whether medication may be right for you and if so in what form. I will also take the time to educate you about the science underlying any issues you might be facing and how medication might help.

— Abena Apraku, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA