Medication Management Services in South Jersey
At Mind Body and Soul, we work hard to provide accessible mental health and wellness services. That’s why we have an onsite Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who offers medication management services as part of our practice.
If you’re interested in learning more about how mental health medications can be a beneficial and healing part of the therapy process, we’ve included basic details about our medication management services on the page below. You can also get in touch with our intake coordinator team to find out more.
What Is Medication Management?
Medication management is the process of prescribing medications to lessen the negative side effects of emotional disorders and mental health conditions in order to help individuals achieve a state of greater stability. Medication is best utilized in conjunction with therapy work. Medications are prescribed based on a wide range of factors, including the results of assessments, clinical observations, physician recommendations, past experience with mental health medications, and medical history. Examples of mental health medications are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and antipsychotics.
How Does Medication Support My Therapy Goals?
We view medication as a tool that can be utilized in the management of emotional disorders and mental health conditions. Utilizing medication management in conjunction with therapy and wellness routines can allow for continued progress towards goals.
While medication management is an important and beneficial step for many clients, it is not for everyone. Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will apply years of knowledge, training, and experience to each individual case to help our clients make the right decision for them. We never want any client to feel as though medication is a required part of the process, it’s just one resource that’s available to help you achieve your therapy goals. Additionally, meeting with our PMHNP does not automatically guarantee obtaining medication and this is determined after assessment.
Who Prescribes My Medications?
Medication management for mental health is typically provided by psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and physicians. In some cases, the therapist and prescribing clinician can collaborate to discuss a client’s medication management plan. A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has specialized training in medication management and prescribing and monitoring the efficacy of mental health medications. Our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will work with you, your therapist, and your general health physician as necessary to develop a medication plan.
As a general rule, we do not prescribe benzodiazepines, except for rare and specific circumstances. Please be aware that at this time, your current provider prescribing any benzodiazepines must remain responsible of the prescription. If this is no longer possible, please be aware that our main approach will include a plan to taper you off the benzodiazepine over a period of time that is safe and up to the discretion of our providers.