The decision to seek medication for the treatment of a mental health or substance use disorder is a highly personal one. We recommend discussing the possibility of considering medication during a therapy appointment with a counselor. Research shows that the most effective treatment for many mental health conditions is a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Preparing for your first visit with a Psychiatrist
Dr. Melissa Welby is a Harvard trained, board certified psychiatrist and author who is passionate about improving people’s mental health. Dr. Welby offers information on 16 questions to answer for yourself as you prepare for your first appointment with a psychiatrist.
Please note: Dr. Welby has a private practice in Connecticut and is not affiliated with AllHealth Network. She provided permission for us to share this resource with our clients.
Communication with your Primary Care Physician
At AllHealth Network, we believe in caring for the whole person by collaborating with your medical providers. We recommend you let your primary care doctor know you are seeking care with us and encourage you to have a conversation with your primary care doctor about medication if you and your therapist feel it will help your treatment. In many cases, a client’s primary care doctor can prescribe medication for mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression.
Our Network of Prescribers
When more in-depth expertise is needed, AllHealth Network employs more than 25 talented psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who will listen to you to determine medication options. Our prescribers conduct medication management appointments at regular intervals to evaluate your response to medications and adjust as needed.
Help for Opioid Addictions
For individuals coping with opioid addiction, we have multiple treatment practitioners who are SAMHSA approved to prescribe Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.
To learn more about Medication Assisted Treatment, click here.
Resources for parents developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Free, downloadable guides to learn more about medications used to treat children/adolescents with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, or Depression.