Schedule an Initial consult for screening, evaluating, diagnosing, and treatment of mental conditions.
*Patients can be seen via TELEMEDICINE or IN PERSON (Central Standard Time | CST).
*If you’re asking or are on a controlled substance, the first and yearly appointments must be in person. Follow-up appointments can be made via telemedicine.
Dr. Dees and her team of skilled psychiatric nurse practitioners are happy to take the time to get to know their patients, in order to find the appropriate diagnoses and means of treatment.
Appointments are in person for all initial and annual appointments for the completion of paperwork.
Please allow 60-90 minutes. Tele Medicine appointments can be available for routine follow-ups subject to the provider. Tele Medicine is subject to change depending on insurance guidelines. Book appointments online or download our mobile app. We do not communicate via text or email other than appointment reminders. We apologize for any delays caused by patients with complex symptoms or multiple mental health concerns. When booking, we cannot foresee which patient will need more time than average. Please forgive any delay. One day that person who needs extra time may be you.
Our licensed therapists are here to help! Our team of therapists specializes in Cognitive Behavior, Interpersonal, Motivational Therapy, and many other types of evidence-based therapy. Our goal is for each patient to feel comfortable with their life challenges. We strive to have all patients achieve a better mental state in order to succeed. Hardships are best overcome when you have the support of both a psychiatrist and a therapist.
Anxiety is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable worry over events and activities and potential negative outcomes. The anxiety and worry must cause significant distress or interfere with the individual’s daily life, occupational, academic, or social functioning to meet the diagnosis. Panic Disorder reflects the experience of sudden panic symptoms (generally out of the blue, without specific triggers) in combination with persistent, lingering worry that panic symptoms will return and fear of those panic symptoms. Symptoms include recurrent expected or unexpected panic attacks that can last from a few minutes to up to an hour.
Affective disorders are a set of psychiatric disorders, also called mood disorders.
The main types of affective disorders are depression and bipolar disorder. Symptoms vary by individual and can range from mild to severe.
A psychiatrist or other trained mental health professional can diagnose an affective disorder. This is done with a psychiatric evaluation.
Affective disorders can be disruptive to your life. However, there are effective treatments available, including both medication and psychotherapy.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living. Depression can affect your concentration, energy, appetite, and sleep. You may feel hopeless or helpless. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both. Transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS is an FDA approved treatment for major depression covered by most commercial insurance plans.
You have trouble falling or remaining asleep. You find it difficult to stay awake during the day. There are imbalances in your circadian rhythm that interfere with a healthy sleep schedule. You are prone to unusual behaviors that disrupt your sleep Any of these signs could indicate a sleep disorder.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression, or winter depression. In the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), this disorder is identified as a type of depression – Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern.
People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually improve with the arrival of spring. The most difficult months for people with SAD in the United States tend to be January and February
Medication management- Having scheduled visits with your licensed provider to discuss medication risks, benefit and alternatives to your treatment. Medication management refills are done at the discretion of the licensed provider. Refills are not done without an appointment with the provider. The provider wants to check in our patients to ensure the safety of the patient and the progress of the treatment plan.
Spravato (Esketamine) is a medication that has been approved by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression. It is intended for use in combination with an oral antidepressant.
TMS therapy is an innovative approach to treating depression. The non systemic and noninvasive therapy is a life changing opportunity for those who have been unsuccessful reaching remission through the the use of antidepressants. During a treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
The TMS device for Advanced Therapy is a procedure that does not involve incisions and does not necessitate the application of anesthesia.
Many insurance companies will help to pay for your consultation for Advanced Therapy TMS, to find out more you can contact us today.
After the treatment, you can resume your normal activities, like work or school, without any interruption. The treatment also does not affect your sleep.
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* Any patient needing a controlled substance needs a face-to-face appointment with the provider prior to the prescription being sent to be compliant with the DEA guidelines.
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