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1. Are you taking new patients? 


Yes, I am taking new patients for medication management and consultation who reside in the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Maryland. 

2. What is psychiatric treatment, and how can it benefit me? 


Psychiatric treatment is specialized healthcare that focuses on diagnosing and addressing mental health conditions. It can benefit you by providing personalized treatment plans, therapy to explore and manage your emotions and behaviors, and medication when necessary. It aims to improve your mental well-being, alleviate distressing symptoms, and enhance your overall quality of life. With the support and guidance of psychiatrists, you can develop coping strategies, gain insights, and achieve lasting improvements in your mental health and daily functioning.

3. How do I know if I need psychiatric help? 


Determining if you need psychiatric help involves considering several factors. If you're experiencing persistent and distressing symptoms, such as overwhelming sadness, anxiety, mood swings, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, or difficulty functioning in daily life, it may indicate a need for professional assistance. Additionally, if you're struggling with relationships, have thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or if your emotions and behaviors are interfering with your well-being, it is advisable to seek psychiatric help.

4. What conditions or mental health issues do you specialize in treating?


I specialize in treating a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, adjustment disorders, and issues related to self-esteem, gender dysphoria, relationship issues, personal growth, and empowerment.  

5. How long does each session typically last? 


Initial sessions will last about 60-90 minutes.  Follow up visits are 15-30 minutes for medication management.  Therapy visits are 60 minutes at a time.

6. Do you accept insurance, and what are the payment options? 


I accept Aetna insurance and payment on an out-of-pocket basis.  Fees for appointments must be paid in full at the time of scheduling the visit for out-of-pocket.  The co-pay is due at the time of scheduling the appointment for Aetna insurance holders.   I currently see patients ages 3-24 at CHRIS 180 in Fulton County and all ages in Gwinnett County which accepts all Medicaid and other insurances.  Click on GA Mental Health Resources below for more information.  

7. What can I expect during the initial assessment or evaluation? 


During the initial assessment or evaluation at NJoy LIFE Living in Full Empowerment, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation of your mental health, including a discussion about your concerns, symptoms, and personal history. This process helps tailor a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals.

8. Do you offer tele-health or online therapy options? 


All appointments will be conducted virtually, offering convenient access from your mobile phone or computer, regardless of your location via Zoom.

9. Are there any resources or additional support services you can recommend?


Yes, please see below for any additional resources.  

GA Mental Health Resources

Download GA Mental Health Resources Here

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