At Ann Arbor Psych, therapeutic time cannot be rushed. For a complex psychiatric evaluation, expect 90, 60, and 30 minute initial consultations (depending on your needs) and 20-30 minute follow ups. As medical professionals who specialize in mental health, our providers address psychological and medical factors. They look beyond standard talk therapy, and the usual 20 psychiatric medications, to investigate the underlying biological or psychological issues.
Investigating may entail (based on current research): laboratory panels looking for common chronic nutritional deficiencies; genetic testing to help better predict what meds/supplements can help; research based nutritional supplements; brain scans; neurological exam; alternate forms of talk therapy like Schema Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Psychodynamic
We believe that good psychiatry meets people exactly where they are. Some patients aim to get off medications safely (for instance by doing deeper psychotherapeutic work); conversely others mistakenly assume they’ve “tried everything” for their unique brain chemistry and are still searching. When safe, we will advise and support the path that bests suits the patient and their desires.
Our office is judgment free, unconditionally. We compassionately treated maximum security prisoners for many years working with severe cases of sexual/physical trauma, depression, anxiety, mood swings, personality disorders, anger, and psychosis. Nothing is taboo.