How Do Our Nurse Practitioners Help?
Help you decide if medication is the right choice for you.
Assess your current medications to help ensure you are taking the correct dosage and combination.
Reduce your current medication to a dosage that feels better for you.
Provide ongoing counseling and medication management services.
Why Might I Want To Come Off Medication?
Medication can help some people, but it isn’t the right choice for everyone. Many research studies have proven that effective counseling can be more beneficial than medication alone. If you are currently on medication and aren’t finding it helpful or are experiencing unwanted side-effects, our skilled nurse practitioners can safely help you develop a plan so you begin the journey towards living medication free. We specialize in the following services:
- Benzodiazepine tapering
- Antidepressant tapering
- Lithium tapering
- Mood-stabilizer tapering
- Stimulant tapering
- Antipsychotic tapering
At What Point Should Medication Be Considered?
In the event of a serious condition in which safety is a concern, after a prolonged series of therapy sessions in which the patient and their therapist see no improvement, or when physical symptoms of a mental disorder are becoming unbearable. At this point it would be beneficial to discuss medication options with one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners or with your primary care doctor.