Interpersonal Psychiatry is a group
of caring and experienced medical and clinical mental health providers.
Psychiatric & Mental Health Providers
We strive to give exceptional care to our patients, and will customize a treatment plan to work
with you towards your goals of well-being. We specialize in the following conditions:
DEPRESSION | ANXIETY | ADD/ADHD | OCD | BIPOLAR DISORDER | GRIEF | FAMILY CONFLICT | ADDICTION | ANGER | PERSONALITY DISORDERS | GENDER DYSPHORIA & TRANSGENDER SUPPORT | WEIGHT LOSS | SELF ESTEEM ISSUES | RELATIONSHIP ISSUES | PTSD | SLEEP DISORDERS | PARENTING SUPPORT
In order to have a successful outcome with psychiatric medication, the way you approach your treatment can have a significant impact on how effective it is for you. Successful medication treatment protocol requires important considerations regarding the roles of the patient and the prescriber.
Treating a medical condition with medication is a process that requires active involvement on the part of the patient. Regarding psychiatric medication, it’s helpful to think of treatment as a long-term journey and not a quick fix. While medications can alleviate the severity of your symptoms, and often help you “get your head above water,” medications are just a part of the solution. In conjunction with medication management, ongoing therapy and education about medication management is frequently necessary to obtain your most successful outcome. Psychiatric care and psychological therapy will contribute to keeping symptoms in check, which makes personal growth and balance more attainable. To this end, Interpersonal Psychiatry provides access to both the prescriber and therapists.
Our Psychiatric Medication Management services are provided by practitioners with extensive experience treating many psychiatric diagnoses including Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, ADHD, Weight Management and Bipolar Disorders.
Addiction is a complex brain disease with intertwined genetic, behavioral, and social dimensions. Like most multifaceted diseases, it also requires a comprehensive approach. Here at Interpersonal Psychiatry, we address each of these complex dimensions exclusively through personalized interventions. Our addiction treatment options are evidence-based, flexible, and catered to the needs of each individual patient. Group or individual therapy may be recommended in the treatment plan to support a more effective treatment process. Our focus is to support you in the restoration of a quality functioning level, in which we address occupational, social and personal relationship functions.
Our therapists are training in a wide range of modalities to meet the healing needs of our patients. They work with Parenting, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, Personality Sisorders, Trauma, Grief and other life issues. In sesisons they may use EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Gottman approach, Solution-Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other modalities. The offer individual, family, couples and group therapy services.
Tele-Psychiatry | Tele-Therapy
Do you live a long distance from, or are unable to come into our office? That’s okay! We can still see you if you live in Kansas or Missouri. Our practitioners can see patients online via a secure, HIPAA compliant video session, similar to Skype or FaceTime. You can submit all of your documents and information through our digital portal and pay over the phone.
We make it easy for you to get the services you need.
Testing for your Best Treatment Outcomes
Our goal is to help people accurately diagnose what they experience, to find out what is causing these issues, and to help find the most effective treatments available.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. The symptoms of this disorder include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
ADHD symptoms can appear as early as the ages of 3 to 6 and can continue throughout adolescence and adulthood. The symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems and have the potential to be overlooked entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, thus leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficulty maintaining relationships.
In order to properly and efficiently obtain the feedback that constitutes whether or not the patient would benefit from ADHD-based treatment, a series of computerized tests are often recommended. With these computerized tests, more commonly known as Conners tests, patients are presented with repetitive, mundane tasks and must maintain their focus over a period of time in order to respond to targets or inhibit response to deterrents. After completion, the results are subsequently compared to normative scores of correct detection, reaction time, and omission/commission errors. The eventual results will allow proper diagnosis, as well as indicate whether medicinal regimens would be advisably incorporated with cognitive behavioral treatment.
If you’re suffering from mental health challenges, the last thing anyone wants to go through is a lengthy trial and error process with multiple medications.
If you’re suffering from mental health challenges, the last thing anyone wants to go through is a lengthy trial and error process with multiple medications. The process can be frustrating and leave people feeling worse, not better. Interpersonal Psychiatry offers GeneSight’s genetic testing, where we can get answers that quickly lead to relief. Pharmacogenomic testing, or PGx testing, can help empower your doctor with the exact information needed to prescribe you the best medication for you. By examining your DNA, this simple, painless test lets our providers know which medications may not work for you, so you can get back to feeling like yourself again. That’s the power and simplicity of the GeneSight test. Many insurance companies will reimburse for this test.
Therapy groups offer unique and exciting opportunities for growth. Support, real-time skills practice, and the opportunity to observe and change patterns are just a few advantages. Group therapy can be an economical compliment to individual therapy, or a stand-alone service when appropriate.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotional regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
Addicts at all stages of recovery get together to discuss their experiences, coping strategies and personal sources of hope. Based on clinical research, research shows that active participation in a support group can significantly increase your chances of staying clean. Support groups help addicts get the information and assistance they need to maintain physical health and emotional wellness.
This alcohol support group is made up of people in all stages of recovery. Those who have been sober for longer can offer support, encouragement, and hope to those who are newly abstinent. This group helps minimize and reduce relapse. Others can empathize one another’s situation in a way that others who haven’t struggled with addiction cannot.
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Interpersonal Psychiatry of Lawrence, Kansas has a group of caring and experienced medical and clinical mental health providers.