Once evaluated by the Neuropsychiatry Program’s provider(s), our patients (and family members or caregivers when appropriate) will work together with the clinician to form a treatment plan. Follow-up visits will then be scheduled based on an individual's needs, often for the purpose of medication management and/or psychotherapy. Appointment times may range from 15-60 minutes.
The Neuropsychiatry Program offers a variety of helpful therapies that patients utilize in their treatment plans. Some of these include:
Individual psychotherapy helps patients to evaluate the feelings and behaviors that have contributed to their problems, and teaches new ways of looking at things and coping with situations in their lives. Psychotherapy can help patients adapt to living with a chronic psychiatric or medical illness.
Couples and Family Therapy
A patient's dementia, stroke, or other brain injury can take a toll on a patient's entire family, and is particularly difficult for a spouse or significant other. Family therapy can give patients and family members the tools they need to better cope and to improve their communication and relationship. Therapy also offers insights about effective caregiving techniques and can help family members connect to community resources and support. For some couples dealing with psychiatric illness, therapy is effective in improving communication and helping to negotiate differences.