The Becoming is partnering with Integrative Health Centers to provide medication assessments and medication management services. Dr. Gibson is a Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of experience. According to research, medication treatment combined with psychotherapy often enhances clinical outcomes.
Medication is frequently used alone or in conjunction with other services like psychotherapy to stabilize and/or eliminate the symptoms that accompany psychiatric disorders. Though not all patients and not all psychiatric require medication, there are many instances where medicines are the best way to relieve symptoms for the patient. Medication can be an effective part of treatment for conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic, Sleep Problems, and ADHD.
Dr. Gibson can prescribe, discontinue, or adjust medications.
It is important to collaborate during treatment by discussing symptom changes, side effects or by asking questions that will lead to safe and effective utilization of medication.
What will an initial assessment include?
A thorough psychiatric assessment will use all relevant clinical tools to identify psychiatric conditions. It will include an overview of your symptoms and collections of your medical history. A determination will then be made whether or not medication is a clinical necessity for treatment.
What will a medication management follow-up visit include?
During follow-up visits Dr. Gibson will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and if the treatment is meeting the patient’s goals.
Will I have regular visits?
Yes. Regular visits are critical to monitor medications, their side effects and their possible interaction with other medications.
Will Dr. Gibson collaborate with my therapist regarding treatment?
Yes. As authorized by the client.