The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our psychologists. A strong therapeutic relationship serves as the springboard for positive change. We offer a complimentary 30 minute initial consultation to allow the clinician to learn about you or your teen’s needs. The consultation also provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and see if you would like to proceed with services. If you are interested in learning more about the importance of the therapeutic relationship, check out this article.
If you decide to move ahead with us, you will then schedule a follow up appointment, which is typically 50 minutes.
- Individual Follow Up Appointment for Adults
- Individual Follow Up Appointment for Adolescents
- Family Follow Up Appointment
Occasionally, clients are seen along with their partners or family members.
This is particularly relevant when navigating disability, medical conditions,
significant mental health concerns interfering with daily functioning or when
involving parents in their adolescent’s treatment when appropriate.
Increasingly mental health providers are included within the pre-operative
evaluation process for individuals preparing for major surgery. These types of
assessments help identify potential barriers and make tailored recommendations
for a more successful transition into a new lifestyle. Specifically, your
psychologist will assess emotional and psychosocial concerns, health
behaviors, outcome expectations, and barriers to compliance with pre- and
post- operative recommendations, which can all strongly influence the ultimate
long-term effectiveness of surgery. Results of such evaluations ensure that
clients are given the supports necessary to achieve success. INSPIRE
Psychological Wellness currently offers psychological evaluations for
bariatric and spinal cord stimulator surgeries.
Forms & Communication
Our psychologists will complete forms and letters for school and work as well as collaborate with other members of the client’s treatment team as needed. These services will be charged a prorated amount based on time spent. Clinicians will also respond to clinical questions via email and phone and charge a prorated amount based on time spent for communications lasting greater than 10 minutes.
“The greatest mistake in the treatment of disease is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated” - Plato
Our goal is always to support the healing of the entire person (mind, body and
spirit). Thus, we encourage a collaborative model of care and will work
together with your other provider(s), when appropriate and with your consent,
so that you have a team working together to support your goals as opposed to
individual practitioners working in isolation.
We do not prescribe medication. If medical treatment of mental health concerns
is desired or indicated, we encourage clients to consider and seek a
consultation with a qualified integrative psychiatric provider. Integrative
psychiatry offers an approach that not only focuses on ridding one of disease,
but equally important enhancing wellness and addressing the root cause of
psychological suffering from biological, spiritual and emotional perspectives.
This type of treatment can include both conventional (careful and conservative use of psychotropic medication when indicated) and appropriate complimentary therapies such as dietary modifications, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, acupuncture and yoga. Integrative psychiatric clinicians will also assess whether potential physiological issues could be contributing to emotional and/or cognitive difficulties, such as nutritional/vitamin deficiencies, liver inefficiencies, hormonal imbalances and gut problems. To learn more about integrative psychiatry, take a look at this article. Searching the following terms is helpful: “holistic” or “integrative psychiatrists” and/or “naturopathic doctors specializing in mental health”. We are happy to provide a referral if we know of holistic practitioner in your state.