Psychiatric Consultations

What is a psychiatric consultation?

“A psychiatric consultation is a comprehensive evaluation of the psychological, biological, medical, and social causes of emotional distress”

A psychiatric consultation is based on your psychological, biological, medical, and social causes of distress. We will work with you to review current and past stressors, along with any relevant lab work and medical records to come up with a feasible, appropriate treatment plan. The initial consultation is typically 45 minutes in length and consists of the patient’s history, symptoms, and goals in seeking treatment. We will make recommendations for treatment based on this initial consultation and may request lab work to determine possible options for treatment.

How Can Couples Counseling Help?

Relationship Skills

Most of us have never been taught any relationships skills. We might have learned from what we have seen in our families, from friends, media, books, internet. But most of us just have no idea what we are really doing. Couples counselling and therapy will teach the necessary skills to be successful in your relationship. Knowing and understanding your needs. Being able to communicate your needs in a way that your partner can hear you. Learning to listen to and honour partners needs and feelings. Relationship skills can be learned by anyone who is open and flexible and willing.

Build a strong, happy, healthy and loving relationship

We will not blame and shame either partner but work together to find the problem areas in the most constructive ways possible and our therapist’s will teach you everything we know and can to help you fix it. By working together as a team in this pursuit, we will try to make it an enjoyable and uplifting experience for everyone. Couples counseling will help you:

Our Psychiatry Evaluation Process

Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment. We work hard to pair you with a psychiatrist that we believe will be the best fit for you and your current struggles. Unless you have a specific provider you would like to work with.

Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist and provide them with some background about yourselves and the reasons you are seeking mental health treatment. In addition, one of our team members at Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in therapy. With your best interests in mind, we will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.

At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work that therapist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your psychiatrist/therapist to set goals for your overall therapy experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.

Call +1 646 751 7908 and speak to any of our office staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.

The Benefits of Psychiatry