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Our Services

CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND ADULT PSYCHIATRY

General Psychiatry

Pooler HWY 80 Office

Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialized training in mental health, including various forms of psychotherapy and the prescription of psychiatric medications. Here are key aspects of general psychiatry:

Psychiatrists use a combination of patient interviews, psychological evaluations, and medical and laboratory tests to diagnose mental health conditions. 

Treatment plans in psychiatry are tailored to the individual and can include a combination of psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication, and lifestyle adjustments. Treatment approaches vary depending on the condition being treated and may include:

  • Psychotherapy: This can include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, group therapy, and family therapy, among others.

  • Medications: Psychiatrists may prescribe medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers.

  • Other treatments: In some cases, treatments like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or light therapy may be used. Ketamine therapy has been successful in helping with treatment-resistant depression.

COUNSELING AND THERAPY

Savannah and Pooler Offices

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is a form of treatment for mental health issues that involves talking with a mental health professional. It is designed to help individuals understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to cope with their challenges in a health manner. Psychotherapy can be conducted in individual, couple, family, or group settings, and it can be beneficial for a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and many others. Here are some key aspects of psychotherapy:

There are several types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach to improving mental health:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. It is commonly used for depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Aims to uncover and understand underlying emotional conflicts and past experiences that may be influencing present behavior and feelings.

  • Humanistic Therapy: Centers on the individual's capacity for self-awareness and personal growth, emphasizing empathy and the therapist-client relationship.

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and communication patterns to help resolve mood and anxiety disorders.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices. It is often used for treating borderline personality disorder and other conditions.

 

Goals of Psychotherapy

  • To provide a supportive environment where individuals feel safe to explore their feelings and behaviors.

  • To identify and address the root causes of mental health issues.

  • To develop healthier coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

  • To improve communication and interpersonal relationships.

  • To increase self-esteem and confidence.

ADDICTION TREATMENT

Addicton Treatment

Savannah Office Only

In 2002, the FDA approved the use of the unique opioid buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone) for the treatment of opioid addiction in the U.S. As a medication-assisted treatment, Suboxone suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids. Our practice offers this service under the care of Dr. Brock and Dr. Marnell.

KETAMINE THERAPY

Savannah Office Only

Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine is a surgical anesthetic and analgesic drug that was first synthesized in 1962 and gained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1970 (Scarepace, Baresi & Morley, 1988) but more recently has been gaining traction for psychiatric treatment. At present, ketamine is now seen as a go-to drug, under controlled conditions, for those with treatment-resistant forms of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological diagnoses. Shrink Savannah has been using this form of treatment since 2017 with life changing results for many patients. Shrink Savannah offers IV Ketamine therapy, Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) and oral Ketamine.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

psych evals

Pooler - Canal Street Office Only

Psychological testing involves an evaluation from our clinical psychologist, Dr. Nagelberg. This process is used to diagnose and identify psychiatric and developmental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. 

Neuropsychological testing covers areas of cognitive and behavioral assessment including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, brain disorders such as TBI, multiple sclerosis, and stroke, and mild cognitive disorder and dementia.

ADD/ADHD TESTING

Savannah and Pooler Offices

adhd testing

Shrink Savannah provides testing using a computerized system called Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®)  The T.O.V.A. provides healthcare professionals with objective measurements of attention and inhibitory control. 

BOTOX FOR MOOD

Savannah Office Only

botox

Current evidence estimates a roughly 50% chance that Botox can lead to significant improvement in the treatment of depression. There is evidence that Botox can lessen anxiety symptoms as well. In recent studies, any response was achieved by week six after receiving Botox. For those who benefitted, their response continued for 12-16 weeks. This use of Botox is not for cosmetic purposes, although you may still enjoy a cosmetic benefit.

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