We offer psychiatry services at Auburn Psychological Wellness Center (APWC) to both children and adults to address concerns such as:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Sleep concerns
- Perceptual disturbances (Psychosis)
- Gender Dysphoria
- Other mental health concerns
- Decreasing or eliminating current psychiatric medications
Sometimes medication can be helpful for managing your mental health. If medication is appropriate to address your concerns, our psychiatric provider will work with you to find a treatment strategy that fits your needs. In addition, our provider will help you identify environmental and behavioral changes that can reduce distress and promote psychological wellness.
At APWC we value your psychological safety and wellbeing. In keeping with this value, our provider does not prescribe substances with a high potential for abuse or dependence. These medications include stimulants, benzodiazepines, some anxiolytics, and sedative-hypnotics. Our provider is happy to discuss safer alternatives for managing your symptoms of concern.
What to Expect
An initial evaluation with our provider is the first step in care. At this appointment you will complete a psychiatric interview and discuss your medical, mental health, and treatment history. This appointment can last up to one hour. At your first appointment, you will receive treatment recommendations that will include a diagnosis, lifestyle or behavioral modifications, and medication options if indicated. If medication is indicated, you will receive a prescription.
After the initial appointment, you will be scheduled for follow up appointments as needed for your individual care plan. These appointments are shorter (up to 30 minutes). How often you meet for follow-up appointments depends on your particular treatment needs.