Nurse Practitioners in Woodstock, GA—Medication Management

Nurse Practitioners in Woodstock, GA—Medication Management 

Indeed, mental health professionals employ various therapies to make their clients feel whole again and they help them find the best treatments that work for them individually. As an illustration, there are numerous techniques that they utilize, but they may comprise of: empathy, active listening, reflection, and helpful communication skills. Eventually, therapy can navigate patients who are seeking counseling towards living a more accomplished, happier, and successful life. Without a doubt, therapy has long been considered extremely valuable to patients seeking mental healthcare. On the other hand, medication has been proven to be particularly effective in mental healthcare treatment and there are countless benefits from taking medication combined with therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness. In these circumstances, medication management can be a vital component to patients who are needing help finding the right treatment and/or balance that works for them.

The nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Woodstock help clients find the medication that is appropriate for them, whether it is a mood stabilizer, an antidepressant, or another. At Thriveworks Woodstock, we make it easy for our clients to receive care from both a licensed therapist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  In this manner, the high-quality patient care that we deliver is synchronized, and our clients have an all-inclusive means to meet many of their mental health requirements at one place.  Truly, at our clinic, we eliminate the need to go one place for medication and another place for therapy.

Who Can Benefit from Medication Management?

Many mistakenly presume that only the most serious cases of mental health illnesses call for medication. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In actuality, many people with various mental health conditions can benefit from medication therapy. More specifically, patients suffering with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and insomnia (just to name a few) may all benefit from medication therapy. If you have been diagnosed with a mental health illness, then it is important for you to seek proper treatment. On the other hand, if you have been facing symptoms of a mental health condition and are not aware of what it is, then it is important for you to see a mental health professional and receive a diagnosis. In either event, a nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Woodstock can help you. Truly, they can treat your condition, offer diagnosis, and even help you better understand your symptoms.

Why Is It So Important to Understand Your Medication?

Why is it essential for you to understand your medication, from its dosage to its effects? First, because triumph of your treatment relies on you using your medication correctly. Next, adjusting your dosage, whether increasing or decreasing, can make your situation worse, as doing so can have some hazardous consequences on your health. Therefore, if you do meet with a nurse practitioner about receiving prescription medication, make sure you are able to:

  • Disclose all medications you are already taking
  • Discuss any allergies or issues you have had with past medications
  • Understand precisely how much of a prescribed medication you should be taking and at what time intervals
  • Continue to take your medication exactly as prescribed to you
  • Call your provider if you have any concerns or encounter any problems with your medication(s)

Meeting with a Nurse Practitioner

At Thriveworks Woodstock, we firmly believe that anyone can find merit in using mental health services at our clinic. Whether you are grappling with a mental health illness such as those abovementioned, you need a self-confidence improvement, you are sinking in grief, or you need some career counseling, a Thriveworks Woodstock mental health professional can help you. Certainly, all of us live distinctive lives and we all can flourish, nevertheless. To say the least, working with a Thriveworks Woodstock nurse practitioner can help you achieve that balance you are pursuing.

If you need to meet with someone about monitoring, prescribing, or changing your psychiatric medication, then trust Thriveworks Woodstock for all your mental healthcare needs. Our nurse practitioners can offer invaluable support and they are:

  1. Patient-centered
  2. Caring and compassionate
  3. Highly trained and experienced
  4. Board-certified in psychiatry

See a Nurse Practitioner at Thriveworks Woodstock Today!

It is very easy to experience anxiousness to make that call and schedule an appointment and we completely understand what it feels like. On the flip side, we also understand how valuable mental healthcare treatment can be and we feel that by you taking that first step towards help is very commendable. If you are still on the fence, here are a few things to consider with our practice:

  • A scheduling professional will answer the phone and help you schedule your appointment today. You will not be required to leave a voicemail or listen to an automated voice system.
  • We have accommodating hours available to meet your busy schedule. If you cannot make a daytime or even a weekday appointment, you can schedule an evening or a weekend appointment!
  • You may possibly be able to meet with your nurse practitioner within 24 hours of the time your call is placed. New clients often see their provider the very same week.

If you are prepared to schedule an appointment today, then please call us at (770) 284-9092 and we will get you on our schedule immediately. The nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Woodstock are delighted to meet you and are ready to get you back to the life that you deserve.

Lori Thornton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Tricare East
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $$200 medication intake/$100 medication follow up

Lori Thornton, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MBA

Lori Thornton is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who prides herself in having an authentic approach to mental health. Her extensive education and psychiatric clinical training focused on treatment of clients across the lifespan, who suffered from mental illness and other comorbidities. Lori’s clinical focus is treating children, adolescents, and adults. Her services and expertise include assessing/evaluation, diagnosing, developing a comprehensive treatment plan, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and therapeutic mentoring. Her practice specialties also include but are not limited to: childhood/adult trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Lori has over 19 years of working in the healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse, a Healthcare Executive, and now a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is known by many to have a natural and genuine ability to connect with her clients; while providing a calm to their chaos – no matter who they are or what they are going through. Lori’s passion and commitment is assisting the client to become the best version of themselves, by providing client-centered and competent-quality care.

“Each person is unique. My passion is to help people become healthy and whole. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" when it comes to developing a treatment plan for mental health disorders. The only way to go about treating mental health disorders is to treat the client from the inside-out – by actively listening to the client’s goals and desires for optimal health, incorporating mindfulness, and finding out what the best version of themselves look like to them. Tailoring a treatment plan which is evidence-based, sustainable and realistic not only contributes to compliance, but the client is more likely to experience an improved quality of life.”

Lori’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Adult Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Stressor Related Disorders
  • Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders, Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation
  • Anxiety Disorders: Phobias, Panic Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Elimination Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Mary Muranja
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Pending:
  • Medicare
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $200: Medication Intake
$100: Medication Follow-up

Mary Muranja, MSN, NP-C, PMHNP-BC

Mary Muranja is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Mary has extensive training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the whole lifespan and across various practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. Mary diagnoses, treats, and prescribes medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD and Substance use disorder.

Mary’s clinical focus is on mental health and substance abuse. Indeed, her 15+ years of experience in the healthcare field can yield positive healthcare outcomes in your life. Mary knows and recognizes that there is no solo approach to treating patients holistically as well as successfully. Certainly, what is right for one patient may be completely different for the next patient. Rest assured that Mary has been trained and qualified to diagnose as well as treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions across the entire lifespan.

Through proper diagnosis, treatment, patient education, and excellent patient care, Mary is making a positive difference in Georgia. Mary’s primary goal is to provide the highest level of patient-centered, personalized, and compassionate care to psychiatric patients throughout the great state of Georgia.

Areas of Expertise include but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Trauma Responsive Treatment

Populations Served

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
Melissa Gray
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Gray, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am an experienced, licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns; including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. I enjoy working with and am very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. My goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.

I see each individual as unique, different and diverse; therefore, I take an eclectic approach to the therapeutic process, to enhance healing and wellness in each individual. Asking for help can be difficult and is often perceived as a weakness, when actually asking for help takes incredible strength and humility.

Life is full of challenges, hardships and stressors that can make even the most resilient person feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious or even lost. My hope is that we can work together in order to find your path to personal growth and inner peace

Education

Oakland University

Specialties

  • Family Counseling
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Self Harm
  • Mood Disorders
Melissa Gray
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $200 medication intake/$100 medication follow up

Melissa Gray, PMHNP-BC

Melissa Gray is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) treating client’s across the Full Lifespan. Her education and clinical training focused on treatment and prevention of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral health disorders.

“I have adopted a holistic and innovative approach to evaluation, diagnosing and developing treatment plan to include medication management in a wide range of mental and behavioral health disorders. I believe that though various forms of psychotherapy, medications and/or psychosocial interventions every person can achieve safer, better, optimal mental health”.

She has extensive training in both hospital and outpatient clinical setting, specializing in acute stabilization of prominent mental and behavioral health disorders to include put not limited to ADD/ADHD, Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, PTSD and Cognitive disorders (Dementia) with or without behavioral disturbance.

Melissa is dedicated to serving and helping those most in need. Her clinical focus is on teaching patients about maintaining a balance for optimal mental health. She recognizes that their mental health is just as important as their physical health. Melissa is dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized, evidence based, and compassionate care to psychiatric patients throughout the great state of Georgia. Her approach is patient centered, she will listen to you and your needs and together will develop a plan to facilitate you being the best you!

Areas of Expertise include but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder (s)
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorder(s)
  • Depressive Disorder(s)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation

Populations Served

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
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