Psychiatric Medication Management

Mind and Body Counseling Associates

Monitoring Medication Effectiveness

While individual therapy can provide tremendous benefits and relief to someone struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders, many patients benefit from a dual approach that includes psychiatric medication management.

Managing medication plays a critical role in psychiatry, as not all medications will work for individuals or may come with uncomfortable or even serious side effects. You will also need a specialist to evaluate any combination of substances or over the counter drugs you are taking to ensure the safest, most effective approach. This approach is extremely important to monitor a medication’s effectiveness in the short and long term.

Mind and Body Counseling Associates offers Psychiatric Medication Management to help patients in Reno improve mental health and wellbeing. Your licensed medication provider will work with you and your therapist on answering your questions and listening to your concern. Moreover, they will assist in evaluating medications over time to determine the right prescriptions to improve your quality of life. In tandem with individual therapy, we see life changing results for our patients.

Psychiatric Medication Management
Psychiatric Medication Management

Medication and Your Treatment Program

Medications for treating mental illnesses help influence our brain chemicals that regulate our emotions and thought patterns. These chemicals, called neurotransmitters, can sometimes produce unnecessary or even debilitating chemical reactions. As a result, they might lead to certain mental health conditions and mood disorders. Medications can counter the effects of negative chemical reactions and are commonly used as part of an effective psychotherapy treatment plan.

Medication can be part of an effective treatment program for mental health challenges such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep problems and insomnia

Our emotional health is often directly tied to our physical health, so sometimes physical symptoms are signs of more complex health issues. Low energy, burnout, mood swings, or pain can sometimes be symptoms of a mental health disorder. Other factors to consider are major life changes, grief and loss, relationships, and current events, which all can be powerful influences on our daily stressors.

We are living in a stressful, highly stimulating world. Seeking help and support sooner than later is the best step for your mental and, ultimately, physical wellness. Mind and Body Counseling Associates offers psychiatric medication management by certified mental health professionals to help patients in Reno do just that. Contact us today for your mental health concerns and medication management needs.

Christina Threet

Meet Our Licensed Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Christina Threet

Christina is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner offering a balanced and holistic approach to mental health by implementing evidence-based lifestyle and psychotherapeutic techniques in addition to medication management. She believes in working together with her patients to achieve individual treatment goals.

Christina graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2022. She has considerable experience as a psychiatric RN working with a diverse population across the lifespan.

During graduate school, Christina gained experience in outpatient psychiatry, with an emphasis in treating substance use disorders. Her work in treating alcohol use disorders is published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners. She is well-versed in the treatment of numerous mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, mood, and personality disorders among others.

Christina is passionate about ending the stigma of talking about mental health and strives to create a safe place for her patients to thrive.

License # CS36235

GeneSight Psychotropic Testing

GeneSight Psychotropic is a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how your genes may affect medication outcomes. The GeneSight test analyzes clinically important genetic variations in your DNA. Results can inform your doctor about how you may break down or respond to certain medications, specifically medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions.

The GeneSight Psychotropic Test must be ordered by your psychiatric medication management provider. The test is a simple cheek swab taken in our office or can be sent to you to be taken in the convenience of your home.

Psychiatric Medication Management

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