Harmony United Psychiatric Care

Harmony United Psychiatric Care

6 services for Harmony United Psychiatric Care

Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation


(Now Offering Telepsychiatry Appointments)

psychiatric evaluation is an assessment of an individual’s mental, biological and social functioning, based on the person’s present problems and symptoms. The evaluation may result in the diagnosis of a mental health condition, followed by a treatment plan outlining the goals of therapy, which may include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy (medications), or both. We also offer online psychiatric evaluations for many conditions through our telepsychiatry services. Our goal at Harmony United Psychiatric Care is to help each individual achieve his or her goals for a psychologically healthy and fulfilling life.

Conditions We Treat Following a Psychiatric Evaluation:

Medication Management

Medication Management


(Now Offering Telepsychiatry Appointments)

Medication, coupled with psychotherapy, is an effective strategy for treating many mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, sleep problems, and schizophrenia.

At Harmony Untied Psychiatric Care, our psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals work closely together to deliver the best treatment for each individual. Medication management is a crucial piece of this approach, as not all medications will be received or tolerated by patients in the same way.

As you begin your treatment plan, please keep in mind that your medication may take some time to be effective. For example, with many antidepressant medications, it may take 4-6 weeks before you start feeling better. Sometimes, you may also experience undesirable side effects if you are new to taking a certain medication or if the medication interacts with other prescription drugs you are using.

Your provider at Harmony United Psychiatric Care will work with you to adjust your medication, as necessary. Monitoring how you respond to your medication is an important part of the care we provide. We know that people respond differently to various medications, and we want to make sure you start feeling better as soon as possible.

 

 

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Psychotherapy and Counseling


(Now Offering Telepsychiatry Appointments)

Psychotherapy consists of a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed.

Conditions Treated:

Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological Testing


Neuropsychological testing is an in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function. The evaluation measures such areas as attention, problem solving, memory, language, I.Q., visual-spatial skills, academic skills, and social-emotional functioning. Neuropsychological evaluation is different from tests included in a neurological evaluation (e.g., EEG) or neuroimaging (e.g., CT or MRI scan).

A neuropsychologist completes a neuropsychological evaluation. A neuropsychologist is a licensed clinical or school psychologist (with a Psy.D. or Ph.D. degree) who has also completed a two-year fellowship in neuropsychology. Child neuropsychologists provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for preschool age children, school-age children, adolescents, and young adults, to help identify underlying neurocognitive factors that contribute to the strengths and weaknesses of their functioning across settings, usually home and school. Abilities and skills are considered within a developmental framework and compared to peers of the same age or grade, as well as to the individual’s own abilities.

The list below outlines some areas of concern that may lead to making a referral for a neuropsychological evaluation:

  • Learning disorders and learning differences
  • Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity
  • Executive-functioning weaknesses, such as difficulty planning and organizing
  • Processing-speed deficits
  • Language disorders or delays
  • Visual-spatial, visual-motor, fine motor deficits
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Behavior difficulties in the home or at school
  • Deficits in learning and functioning secondary to neurological and/or birth conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, acquired or congenital hydrocephalus, premature birth)
  • Giftedness combined with difficulties in learning or other areas

A neuropsychological assessment is a process that typically involves a review of relevant documents (e.g., medical records, previous assessments, work appraisals, report cards, transcripts), a clinical interview with the client (and family member, if applicable), a few hours of neuropsychological testing using standardized measures of cognition, production of a written report, and a feedback session for the client and family.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a breakthrough therapy of non pharmacological treatment for patients who continue to experience depressive symptoms despite psychotherapy and anti-depressant treatment or those who are unable to tolerate anti-depressant medications because of the side effects. TMS has been shown to produce changes in neuronal activity in regions of the brain implicated in mood regulation, such as the prefrontal cortex. As each magnetic pulse passes through the skull and into the brain, this induces brief activity of brain cells underlying the treatment coil.

TMS uses a magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the brain which reduces depression. TMS can treat depression without having to take any medication.

Advantages:

  • No Long-Term Side Effects
  • Covered by Most Insurances
  • Non-Invasive Treatment
  • Drug-Free
  • FDA Approved
TELEPSYCHIATRY / TELEMEDICINE

TELEPSYCHIATRY / TELEMEDICINE


Harmony United Psychiatric Care is now offering online counseling and telepsychiatry services, also known as telehealth psychiatry, throughout Florida. Now you can talk to a psychiatrist online and take advantage of the many benefits of online mental health services:

  • Talk to a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed counselor online in real time via a computer/laptop, smart phone or tablet from your home or other location.
  • Avoid travel and save time while receiving flexible, prompt scheduling.
  • Enjoy increased access to mental health services for individuals with physical, medical, and/or mobility limitations.
  • Our telepsychiatry service is simple and secure, requiring no special app — just a link we will send you!

Telepsychiatry | Telehealth Psychiatry Services

We offer the following online mental health services through our telehealth psychiatry program:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy and Counseling