We partner with healthcare professionals
Common Ground Psychiatry is committed to helping patients recover through informed, thoughtful, and personalized treatment. We partner with therapists and medical providers of all kinds to get patients the care they need. For people with moderate-to-severe psychiatric symptoms, research shows that combining therapy with medication leads to more relief than either treatment alone. The sooner a patient’s symptoms go into remission, the fewer permanent changes occur in the brain that could lead to recurrent episodes or treatment resistance.
We have the experience and take the time to find the right treatment for each patient.
Psychiatric diagnosis requires care and skill
No laboratory or imaging studies are available to aid in making a psychiatric diagnosis. For example, what may seem like Bipolar Disorder may actually be mood instability related to Borderline Personality Disorder. At Common Ground Psychiatry, we have the experience and take the time to find the right treatment for each patient. This approach includes eliminating unnecessary psychiatric medications.
Clinical expertise and DNA analysis inform our treatment decisions
Patient responses to medications vary enormously, even within the same class of drugs. We use our clinical expertise, as well as specialized DNA testing, to guide our decisions. This minimizes the amount of trial-and-error that causes patients to feel disheartened. We also have connections with specialists in the community in the event that a patient needs more urgent or advanced intervention, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), ketamine infusions, or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Make choices about treatment that are based on facts rather than shame or fear.
We educate and empower our patients and their loved ones
People with mental illness often experience an internal sense of brokenness and shame about their diagnosis. By helping them understand the biological underpinnings of the illness, and by challenging distorted cognitions around what it means to have a mental illness, they can make choices about treatment that are based on facts rather than shame or fear.
We look forward to partnering with you to provide the best possible care to our mutual patients.