Nurse Practitioners in Virginia Beach, VA—Medication Management
Therapists and counselors employ a range of techniques—from active listening to reflection and empathy—to help their clients manage their presenting issue(s) and live healthier. That said, while many benefit from therapy or counseling, they also benefit from taking medication when diagnosed with mental health disorders like depression or anxiety. In these instances (that is, when medications are involved), medication management is key to finding the right one and at the right dosage.
Psychiatric nurse practitioners at Thriveworks help their clients manage their medications, whether it be a mood stabilizer, antidepressant, or cognitive enhancer. They have the proper certifications, credentials, and experience to administrate psychotherapy and prescribe psychiatric medications that may enhance the benefits of therapy.
Who Needs Medication Management?
Some people falsely believe that only the most severe of mental health conditions require or necessitate medical interventions. However, that is not the case: while those struggling with conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder certainly benefit from medication, so do many others. Psychiatric medications are often effective in treating common mental illnesses like…
- Depression (and other mood disorders)
- Adjustment disorders
And the list doesn’t stop there. If you’re suffering with a mental health condition and think you could benefit from psychotherapy in combination with medication, the nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Virginia Beach can help. They can diagnose, explain, and help to treat your presenting illness.
The Importance of Understanding Your Medication
So, why is it important that you understand and manage your medication? Because the effectiveness of your medication relies on the proper use of your antidepressant, mood stabilizer, or other psychiatric medication. Not to mention increasing or decreasing your dosage without the recommendation or guidance of a healthcare professional can have some hazardous effects on your health. So, if you’re prescribed a medication, be sure to…
- Tell your provider about all mediations or supplements you’re currently taking
- Disclose any allergies or problems you’ve had with any medications
- Understand exactly how to take the medication and how much before you start using it
- Continue to take your medication exactly as instructed by your provider
- Call your provider immediately with any problems or concerns about your medication
Meeting With a Nurse Practitioner at Thriveworks Virginia Beach
Here at Thriveworks, we believe that everyone can benefit from receiving mental health services in some way, shape, or form. Some of our clients struggle with a mental health condition, many of which have been mentioned above. Others suffer from a low self-esteem and need help improving their self-worth. And still, others have reached a point in their lives when they want to grow exponentially in their career or another area of life and could use some assistance in doing so. Each and every client is unique and has the potential to thrive. And many of them benefit from medication management services.
If you’d like to see a psychiatric nurse about prescribing, adjusting, or monitoring psychiatric medications, look no further. A nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Virginia Beach can help you. These professionals are…
- Caring and genuine
Schedule an Appointment Today
For some, calling to schedule that first appointment can be all too intimidating. We get it. But here are a few things that will hopefully make you feel better about the process:
1) A scheduling specialist will answer your call.
When you call us to schedule your appointment, you won’t be met by an automated service. Instead, a scheduling specialist will answer the phone and help you to schedule your appointment!
2) We offer flexible hours to accommodate you.
Can’t make a daytime appointment? That’s okay, we offer evening appointments! Can’t make a weekday appointment? That’s okay too, as we offer weekend appointments as well.
3) You could meet with your nurse practitioner within 24 hours.
We want to get you the help you need as soon as possible. New clients often see their therapist within 24 hours of their call. If that works for you, we’ll do our best to make that happen!
Now, for others, the financial cost of mental health treatment can be limiting. Fortunately, Thriveworks Virginia Beach accepts many forms of insurance, and we’ll work with you to understand what your insurance will cover! Feel free to ask about insurance coverage when you call to schedule your appointment. Speaking of which, if you’re ready to set up a session with a psychiatric nurse practitioner, give Thriveworks Virginia Beach a call today at (757) 317-4315.