By assessing both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions, a psychiatrist can provide diagnoses and treatments from myriad angles with a variety of tools, including psychotherapy and medications such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers. These medications work to alter chemical signaling and communication within your brain, which can minimize some symptoms of certain psychiatric conditions.
So you’ve taken that important first step and have found your way to Dr. Shah and the Center of Emotional Wellness (COEW, and also contracted at Clinical Psychology Associates on Wednesdays). Struggling with mental health can often be very challenging and a scary place for everyone, and especially baffling when it comes to children and adolescents. Dr. Shah treats adults but also specializes in the treatment of children and teens, and is here to assist and calm your uncertainties by providing psychological education, clarifying diagnoses, identifying the triggers, and crafting treatment options that fit your needs, regardless of age. He wants to help you restore your emotional balance by addressing biological, psychological, and social needs.
Since there is no separating the brain from the body – what affects the body affects the brain – our approach to care includes identifying core imbalances that affect your brain-body connection and the subsequent effect on your life. Next steps include building a customized treatment plan based on history gathering, questionnaires, targeted lab testing, and your preferences. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan that can include medication management and therapy to restore balance and stability to you and your family.
Thank you for finding the strength within yourself to ask if a psychiatrist may help you. We want to provide that help. We want to see you transform your goals into meaningful, powerful actions. You can create the changes you deserve with an in-depth evaluation and customized treatment plan.