FAQs

frequently asked questions

Atlanta Integrative Psychiatry invites you to review our frequently asked questions about our practice and services. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly today. 

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Yes, we offer medication management to assess, prescribe, and monitor medications for our patients. The goal of medication management is to help patients optimize their mental health through the use of appropriate medications. 

We also provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatment services tailored to the individual’s needs. In addition, we strive to provide compassionate care that focuses on helping individuals reach their highest potential. 

Yes, we offer couples therapy and family therapy services. Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps couples or partners improve their communication and relationship skills. 

Through this type of therapy, couples can learn to identify and express their feelings, resolve conflicts in healthy ways, better understand each other’s needs and expectations, develop strategies for dealing with disagreements or differences in opinion, and increase intimacy. Couples therapy often combines individual sessions with joint sessions between both couple members.

Atlanta Integrative Psychiatry is dedicated to providing comprehensive, integrative mental health care. We focus on treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – rather than just their symptoms. 

Our treatment plans are individualized and may include a combination of psychotherapy, medication management, lifestyle changes such as nutrition counseling or exercise regimens, herbal remedies and supplements, hypnotherapy, or energy healing modalities. 

Additionally, we provide access to state-of-the-art technologies and the latest advances in psychiatry services, such as TMS therapy, genetic testing, and Spravato/ketamine therapy.  

Yes, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many mental health disorders and substance use disorders. TMS does not involve any surgery or medication and has been approved by the FDA since 2008. 

During treatment, powerful but harmless magnetic pulses are applied to specific areas of the brain using a device placed against the scalp. The pulses stimulate nerve cells in those regions, which can help improve symptoms of depression.

Yes, Spravato/ketamine therapy is considered a safe and effective treatment for mental health disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. It has been approved by the FDA since 2019 and involves the nasal or intravenous administration of a low dose of ketamine, an anesthetic medication. The effects are usually felt within minutes and can provide rapid relief from symptoms of depression for up to 72 hours. 

Genetic testing for mental health is the use of genetic testing to identify gene variations that may be associated with certain psychiatric conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. By analyzing a person’s DNA for specific markers or mutations, it can provide insight into their risk for developing particular mental health disorders. 

This type of testing can also help develop treatment options and allow mental healthcare providers to tailor treatments based on an individual’s genetic makeup. In addition, genetic testing can help determine what medications would work well for the individual. 

A Clinical Social Worker (CSW) is a mental health professional who provides counseling, case management, and other psychosocial interventions to individuals and families. They are dedicated to helping people improve their lives by understanding the impact of social and environmental factors on mental well-being. CSWs typically specialize in areas such as addiction recovery, crisis intervention, grief support, or family therapy.

A Professional Counselor (LPC, LPCP, LPCC) is a mental health professional who provides counseling, therapy, and other psychosocial services to individuals and families. They are dedicated to helping people address their mental health, relationship, or substance use issues and improve their lives by assisting them in understanding the impacts their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts have on their mental and physical well-being. Licensed Professional Counselors typically specialize in areas such as marriage/couples counseling, grief support, family therapy, or addiction recovery.

A psychologist is a mental health professional who provides psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and other interventions to individuals and families. They are dedicated to helping people improve their lives by understanding the impact of internal processes on mental well-being. Psychologists usually specialize in cognitive behavior therapy, trauma resolution, or family systems therapy.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in mental health and provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychotherapy, and other treatments for individuals with mental health conditions. Psychiatrists can also provide referrals to other specialists or services such as residential treatment or crisis intervention.

Outpatient psychiatric services allow patients to receive mental health care in a safe and supportive environment without having to stay overnight at a hospital or other institution. In addition, this type of treatment allows individuals access to specialized treatments, such as psychotherapy, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and referrals for additional services. 

 

Outpatient psychiatric services can also help reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health care by allowing patients to maintain their normal daily routine while receiving the care they need.

Yes, Atlanta Integrative Psychiatry does accept insurance for our services. We accept most major health insurance plans. Please contact us with your insurance information so we can provide more detailed information about coverage and payment options.

If you have further questions and cannot find an answer, contact us directly today. We are more than happy to answer your questions about our personalized services and programs to help ensure you find the best care in Atlanta. 

Sources:

Nunez, K. (2021). What You Need to Know About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy. 

Stepki, B. (2022). 9 Reasons You Might Need Marriage Counseling.

Strong, R. (2022). What to Know About Ketamine Therapy for Depression.