The Ascend Counseling & Wellness Nurse Practitioner is fully trained in a wide spectrum of psychotropic medications and the effects. Medication management includes monitoring, reconciling medications, and ensuring patients get the desired outcomes. It requires a thorough review of prescribed drugs and their possible side effects to create treatment plans and monitor their safety and efficacy.
The Ascend Counseling & Wellness Nurse Practitioner will work with your current therapist, whether they are an outside provider or one of the Ascend Counseling & Wellness clinicians.
Some common conditions our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treats are:
For medication management, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation by our Ascend Counseling & Wellness psychiatric nurse practitioner. We have expertise and experience in prescribing the full range of psychiatric medications.
We know that taking a medication or looking into the various Aminos is a very personal choice. While we offer recommendations, our style is to collaborate with patients to ensure they are well-informed on options of prescribed medications, aminos that assist the building blocks of your brain, the effects and side-effects. Whatever you decide, we’re here to work with you through the process.
Medication Management Process:
- Comprehensive evaluation to understand symptoms
- Learn if symptom(s) should be treated individually or part of a larger diagnosis
- Recommend appropriate medications or Aminos
- Set follow-up visits to monitor medication
- In the beginning, follow-ups occur weekly or every other week
- Later, visits need to occur once every 3 months
Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will assist you in getting counseling or support you with your current counselor.
Medication with therapy is often more effective than just medication on its own.
Our Ascend Counseling & Wellness clinical team provides both medication management and talk therapy. If you are taking a medication as part of your treatment and also participating in therapy, our Nurse Practitioner can work with your therapist on understanding what is prescribed and why.