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Medication Management

Psychiatric medication management is an outpatient treatment that involves the potential diagnosis of the patient and their need for psychotropic medications. The initial evaluation usually takes around an hour. The prescriber will create treatment plans and prescribe medication(s) if they feel it is necessary to aid their mental health. The patient will then follow up with their provider a month later to evaluate and adjust medications as needed. Follow-up appointments usually last around twenty minutes. Once the patient is on a successful regimen, they will follow-up with their provider every three months at our office. We do offer telehealth follow-up visits, but patients do need to be seen at least once a year in the office for vitals.

Our Medication Providers:

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Varenda Fowler, APRN, PMHNP-BC
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The aim of Cognitive Behavioral Counseling is to help you overcome your problem by thinking, feeling, and behaving differently. In CBT, the client is the "expert" on their problems and seeks guidance on how to overcome them, and the counselor is the expert on clarifying the nature of problems and on methods to overcome them. Together, the client and counselor work together collaboratively as a team, jointly working towards overcoming the problems. It is a well-researched approach with good evidence for its efficacy.

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First Responders/Military Program

The purpose of the First Responders Program is to provide education, training, and support services in comprehensive critical incident stress management, crisis intervention, and disaster behavioral health services.

The goal is to strengthen responder resiliency, improve critical stress recovery time, and rapidly process traumatic events thereby improving health and quality of life for the department. Healthy, resilient first responders are better equipped to manage and recover from repeated critical stress, allowing for professional growth and development, better response times, more professional interactions on scene and within department roles which lends to healthier communities.

Mission: To destigmatize first responder mental health issues, make support accessible, to help responders learn to recognize signs of critical incident stress in themselves and other members and encourage them to seek support. It is our mission to create a team of support that provides professional, compassionate, trauma informed care within a confidential and safe environment that promotes health and healing.

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This evidence-based therapy is beneficial for individuals that suffer with PTSD.  EMDR therapy aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive cognitions related to a traumatic event.  It is not talk therapy and is effective without the need to discuss trauma in detail. EMDR can resolve trauma and build resiliency. Each sessions lasts about one hour and it is more successful with weekly sessions. We have immediate availability with EMDRIA approved clinicians.

Mental Health

You may be asking...

Do you offer mental health services online?

We offer mental health services in-person at our Ooltewah, TN clinic. If you are located in Tennessee, we offer telehealth services through Studio Health. Learn more by clicking here.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept most insurance plans in Tennessee, including Medicaid (TennCare), Medicare (Part B and Advantage), most commercial plans, and self pay.

What mental health conditions do you treat?

Our practice focuses on trauma, complex trauma informed care, and healing therapies in the aftermath of life's events, including EMDR Therapy. We also provide medication management and therapy services for chronic and acute mood and anxiety disorders, depression, Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Bipolar disorders, schizoaffective disorder, bereavement/grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorders, dual-diagnosis, addiction medicine, benzodiazepine tapering/discontinuation syndrome as well as other conditions.

Do you prescribe medications?

After an initial evaluation, the prescriber will create treatment plans and prescribe medication(s) if they feel it is necessary to aid their mental health.

What should I expect in therapy sessions?

You can expect to meet with a therapist invested in your well-being and a supportive community of peers to help you navigate the ups and downs of recovery.

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"Mental health is a unique healthcare field that requires not just professional knowledge and training but demands commitment at a personal level. All the providers are there because they understand that. The first responder community in Ooltewah is fortunate and thankful to have an ally like them."

Jordan - Former Patient