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Catalyst Counseling Associates is excited to offer our patients comprehensive mental healthcare that includes the integration of psychiatric medication management with psychotherapy services.
The prevailing research indicates that the best approach to mental health care treatment involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication management. When used together, psychiatric naturopathy and allopathic medications can help treat several mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, and distress related to trauma.
At Catalyst, we provide you with quality care to address your specific mental health needs. Understanding how psychiatric medications are integrated into your mental health care is critical to your successful treatment.
The information below will detail some important considerations for patients, including information about starting on psychiatric medications, associated risks, and how to manage the use of psychiatric medications over time with your clinicians.
Catalyst now provides patients with access to licensed psychiatric practitioners to enhance the holistic treatment of your mental health embodying our values of connection, healing, and growth. To get started, patients must schedule an initial visit (about 45-60 minutes) during which your psychiatric practitioner will get to know you and your specific mental health care needs, may elect to order medical tests, and review your medical records and full health history including any current or previous medications you have taken. Starting a new medication and assessing the effects requires patience and collaboration between you and your practitioners. Additional visits may be necessary to see how you are responding to the medication as you and your provider seek the optimal dose in which you experience the greatest benefits. In some cases, patients may need to try multiple medications in order to find one that has the best results for them. This process requires open communication and teamwork between the patient, psychiatric practitioner, and other members of the mental health care team including your psychotherapist .
Beginning on a new medication is associated with certain risks. Any medication has the potential to cause side effects and interactions with other prescriptions, over the counter medications, or supplements that you currently take. You will work closely with your psychiatric practitioner to reduce these risks and carefully monitor how you respond to a new prescription. Patients should keep their psychiatric practitioner up to date about any changes to medications including over the counter medications and supplements like vitamins or herbal remedies.
Over time, you may find that your well-being has improved, and it’s important that patients work directly with their psychiatric practitioner to safely modify, taper, or discontinue any medications. Changing medications without medical guidance can lead to adverse effects, and your providers want to work with you to avoid this risk. At the same time, it will be helpful for your psychotherapist to know how you are feeling on your medications, and while psychotherapists cannot make changes to your medications, goals in psychotherapy can be modified based on your feelings and response to your new medications.
Beginning a new medication to help facilitate and improve your mental health is a personal decision that our team is committed to guiding you through thoughtfully and responsibly. After starting a new prescription, your practitioners will want to see you more frequently to assess your well-being, and your entire mental health care team will be available to help you assess any changes. Some people may feel a difference soon after initiating a new medication while other medications could take several weeks to reach an effective dose in your body.
An introduction to 12-step recovery and abstinence-based living. Group members will receive education about each of the twelve steps and what “working them” looks like. An opportunity to do step work (homework) will be offered for those interested. Group will include recovery tools and skills for newcomers to 12-step recovery, as well as for those with significant “dry time”, but who feel they are stuck or stagnant in their recovery.
This group is designed to help consumers plan and enjoy activities to engage in and connect with their community. Consumers will be encouraged to take the needed steps to integrate back into their community. These activities provide the opportunity for consumers to develop social skills, relaxation skills, and hobbies to help battle boredom in an in-vivo (real-life) setting. Topics will also include employment, civic engagement, housing, education, recreation, and spirituality. Consumers will also have opportunities to problem solve new areas to be addressed through committees or organized meetings.
This group will focus on building skills to effectively exchange information, feelings and meaning through the use of verbal and non-verbal communication. The elements of communication will be broken down and addressed to better understand the client’s position on either end of the conversation. This group’s goal is to produce a better understanding of the roles of communication, resulting in all parties obtaining the most out of the process.
Women participating in this group will learn how to receive and give appropriate support with issues unique to women including survivor issues, grief and loss issues, and women’s health. The group leader will guide and encourage group members to explore ways of increasing self-esteem and self-confidence through learning effective communication skills and the opportunity to practice recovery skills in a safe environment. This group is recommended for new PSR consumers subject to clinical considerations.
This group is focused on preparing clients to ready themselves for employment. The group will focus on resume writing, career exploration, job interview skills, etc.
This group will focus on changing dysfunctional emotions and thinking into positive, mindful, and compassionate behavior. Practical tools and techniques will be used to address mental health concerns.
We know that your mental health needs don't stop when office hours are over. Using our help line and our email service, you can get a message to your counseling team to advance your therapy when it is convenient for you.
Our team will remain committed to giving you the best therapy services possible. From the minute you decide to change your life, to the last session, we are with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to ensuring your best possible mental health outcome.
When you choose us, you join a community. Not only our mental health community, but we work in partnership with other community agencies to provide you with other types of help you may need on top of our excellent therapy services.