Your first encounter with Advantage Mental Health Center will be a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
The aims of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation are:
- To identify biological, psychological, and social factors that may contribute to the patient’s symptoms.
- To establish whether a mental disorder is present.
- To collaborate with the patient and to develop a treatment plan.
During the evaluation, we identify problems which appear to be chemical, which may require medication for treatment. For other issues, therapy is the primary focus of treatment. Most patients will have a combination of chemical, psychological and social factors.
We provide psychiatric services in a comprehensive, compassionate manner. Our patients are never rushed through an appointment with one-hour new patient psychiatric evaluations and 30-minute follow up appointments.