Assists people in achieving personal and life goals through improved self-knowledge and self-awareness. Medication can be given to supplement psychotherapy but is done so on an individual basis.
A deeper approach to psychotherapy. Psychoanalysis helps patients who continually grapple with the same struggles even after undergoing psychotherapy; this approach is more comprehensive and is appropriate for patients with complex, deep-seated issues, who have been unsuccessful in resolving problems and gaining back full functionality.
I provide this service for patients who are receiving therapy sessions elsewhere and need my services to manage only their medication needs. It will be important for you to have a therapist who is available to collaborate about symptoms, stressors, and medication effects.
Medications do not work the same for everyone. Genes have an effect on the way medication interacts in your body. Genetic testing allows a personalized medication plan based on what psychiatric medications and dosage ranges will interact most effectively with your genes. Genetic testing samples your DNA through a simple cheek swab. The results will be reviewed with you by Dr. Emery and can be shared with any of your other physicians.
Parent-Child Interaction Training
Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. PCIT was originally designed for children with disruptive behaviors. Dr. Emery offers occasional training sessions to teach PCIT skills to parents and mental heatlth providers.