The iTrust Wellness Group offers the following comprehensive and confidential mental health services :
What is medication management?
iTrust Wellness Group is comprised of mental health medication specialists that will work alongside you and create a medication regimen to achieve your wellness goals. Our team’s philosophy is highly “patient centered” – you will feel like you are a part of the decision making process more so than other appointments as we believe that our clients are ultimately the experts of “themselves” and our practitioners are experts of “evidence based treatment.” This philosophy is backed by our patient’s treatment experiences and results.
A typical medication management treatment plan at iTrust Wellness Group may involve:
Discussion about symptoms, concerns, family history, lifestyle to discover the best medication options for you
Incorporating holistic treatment practices such as supplements and vitamins (as fellow humans we don’t always like adding additional medications if we can prevent it)
Determining the best starting dose and schedule for the medication; which may include a trial period to observe the medication’s effectiveness and side effects.
Most patients schedule follow up appointments every 2-4 weeks as new medications are added. Once symptoms are stabilized, appointments may be moved to every 4-12 weeks depending on the comfort level of the provider and client.
Develop and educate you on how the medication is theorized to work, what to expect, and the potential benefits and side effects
What is psychotherapy or counseling?
Therapy and psychotherapy are often looked at as interchangeable. Treatment “sessions” may be one-on-one, family or couple sessions, or group oriented. Most counseling sessions start out on a weekly basis as the provider is beginning to understand the client’s concerns and reasons for seeking a counselor. Therapy may involve just a few sessions on a short-term basis to address an immediate issue, such as the loss of a loved one but it may also last months or years to address more complex issues, such as trauma or addiction.
Therapy appointments are intended to help the client understand how some thoughts or behaviors may be troubling, ineffective, or dangerous. Your therapist can help you develop personal goals and better habits, which can help you feel more in control of your thoughts and behavior. At iTrust Wellness Group, our prescribing psychiatric practitioners strongly believe that if a client is receiving medication management services then therapy is important to pursue as it will strengthen coping strategies and lifestyle changes.
Some of the things you may talk about during psychotherapy include:
Current problems or symptoms that concern you
Past or current traumatic events
Past challenges, symptoms, decisions and how they impacted your life
How you are currently coping with problems
Ideas or people that are important to you
Navigating through life transitions
Anxiety is a full body experience. It may present as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, a pit in your stomach or loss of sleep. Your mind is caught in the “oh no!” and “what ifs?”. Maybe your mind is stuck in replay, reliving some of your most traumatic or embarrassing moments. Anxiety interferes with work, relationships, and self-esteem. Anxiety can effect your ability to move ahead with life goals and live your life to its utmost potential.
Everyone grieves in their own way. Some people are more emotional; others are stoic. Some may seek distraction like alcohol or sleep. You may even feel guilty for having a good time after the loss of a loved one. One of the many challenges associated with grieving is adjusting to the new reality which requires developing a new routine, envisioning a new future, and even adopting a new sense of identity. While many complicated emotions are associated with the grieving process, you will be able to laugh and enjoy life again.
There is a wide spectrum of people with schizophrenia. Symptoms may develop slowly over months or years, or may appear very abruptly. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary. Signs of schizophrenia include peculiar ways of speaking/writing, delusions, paranoia, inability to sleep, and disheveled appearance/behavior. Over time, and with the right medication, your symptoms can go from “terrifying to manageable to after thoughts. While no cure for schizophrenia exists, many people with this illness can lead productive and fulfilling lives.
People with panic disorder are hit with feelings of terror and weakness with no warning. Panic attacks include rapid heart rate, sweating, and/or dizziness. There’s a lot of shame associated with having panic attacks, especially in men. It may feel like an impending sense of doom or even like the room is closing in around you – no two people experience panic attacks the same. These feelings can affect your ability to handle life’s simplest tasks.
Addiction is a delicate subject in our society. If you’ve struggled with substance abuse, it’s likely at some point in your life you had feelings that felt intolerable. The best way out was for you to not feel at all. Drugs & alcohol can do a pretty good job of numbing, but obviously there are numerous negative consequences. You may have lost friends, several jobs, or even your home. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is not until you’ve hit rock bottom are you willing to make changes. iTrust Wellness Group is here to help on your path to recovery.
Traumatic events leave emotional scars for the rest of our lives. With PTSD, you may experience insomnia, night terrors, detachment, & panic attacks. You may go through lulls of healing but the flashbacks are accompanied by intense emotions, such as grief, guilt, confusion, fear, or anger. At times your friends and family feel rejected because you’re unable to show appropriate affection and emotion. There are some factors that can make you more likely to develop PTSD. Different problems have different treatments. Symptoms can get worse over time so reaching out for help now can lead to a better quality of life overall.
Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; Depression isn’t a divorce, loss of a job, or a loss of a loved one; depression just is. It is blackness, lethargy, desperation, hopelessness, and loneliness. A person may stop eating, sleeping, working, and feeling at peace. It may even persuade someone to self medicate with drugs and alcohol. Depression may linger in the background, but there are treatment options to help you get back to LIVING life again.
We all experience mood changes, but bipolar disorder is not an everyday shift from happiness to sadness. At times you may feel you’re fighting your mind to get out of bed, silence suicidal thoughts, or control the urges of other destructive behavior. You feel spells of energy, so much you become irritable and impulsive. Bipolar can be hard to explain to others but there are several ways to manage this diagnosis - many people dealing with bipolar live fulfilling lives and are some of the most successful people in history.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable repetitive behaviors one feels compelled to perform like counting, hand-washing, and intense cleaning. A person struggling with OCD knows these behaviors are irrational and most don't derive any sense of pleasure from performing these rituals. They feel like they must perform these rituals to prevent something bad from happening, or to stop an obsessive thought. It becomes a vicious cycle but the proper treatment plan bring you peace of mind.
**If you suffer from a condition not listed here, please call 864-520-2020 and schedule a consultation as our staff may be able to provide treatment or refer you to a more appropriate provider / specialist / facility.