Psychiatry - Brain Health

Services Include:

At Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers, we focus on the following to ensure our patients receive the best care when it comes to mental and emotional issues:

Emphasis on evidence based psychiatric care:

We provide full psychiatric services at all locations and focus on common diseases like depression, anxiety, and overall brain health. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible evidence based care based on a patients individual needs.

Focus on measurement-based outcomes:

We take all necessary steps to provide a personalized care plan to get you the best overall outcome for each patient.

Comprehensive treatment options including:

Psychopharmacologic management, psychotherapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Neurofeedback are just some of the therapy options available to our providers.

Collaborative care coordination with PCP:

Communication is the key to your successful outcome and wellness. We go to great lengths to effectively communicate with your personal physician on your treatment plan.

 

Treatment of Depression

Millions of people around the world suffer from some form of depression. If you have been diagnosed with depression, you will find excellent treatment options exists to help you feel better. There are individual treatment options including medications and psychotherapy or the two can be combined to assist you with feeling better during day-to-day life.

Talking it Out

One of the best treatment options available today is talking to a therapist. With a therapist, you have the option to meet as many times as needed to discuss what you are dealing with on a regular basis. Work on key issues to be able to change your way of thinking, continuing therapy for many years if needed.

For behavioral changes, cognitive behavioral therapy may be the right choice for you. The therapist will be able to evaluate any behaviors that are detrimental to your health and how they play a role in your depression diagnosis. The unhealthy patterns can be broken to begin a more positive lifestyle.

When focusing on relationships and how you are affected by other people in regards to your depression, the therapy type should be interpersonal therapy. If you have specific problems, problem-solving therapy can be used to help you find solutions. Many times, individuals who suffer from depression will find they are subject to all treatment types over time as new things come up in life.

Meditation Treatments

Instead of going with medicinal treatments, therapists may recommend techniques such as meditation to help you clear your mind and focus on the positive. Meditation methods used each day can help you to begin a new outlook on life, letting go of any negativity. Other methods such as deep breathing or countdown techniques can be used when you feel anxious or stressed due to depression.

Medicines for Depression

Another treatment option is medicine. Antidepressants can be used to help make changes in the brain to result in a more positive attitude. Individuals react to antidepressants in different ways. One option might help one person feel less anxious or down while the medicine may have no effect on others. You may find that you have to try several alternatives before finding the right medication for your specific needs. Always consult your therapist if you feel that medication is not working so you can try something different for better results.

Alternative Methods for Treatment

Every therapist is different and will offer a variety of options to try and treat your condition. Alternative treatment options can include acupuncture or hypnosis. These have not been proven to be more effective than the traditional treatment options but are an alternative that can be tried. With acupuncture, pressure points are used to treat depression while hypnosis tries to change the mind to react differently to certain behaviors.

No matter which treatment option you use, it is essential to work with a licensed professional. We provide essential information on depression and how you can receive help from knowledgeable professionals. A professional therapist will be able to evaluate your specific needs and make changes to help you get on the path to healing.

Psychiatry FAQs:

What Insurance do you Accept?

CarrierMcKinneyDallas
United HealthcareYesYes
Aetna PPO/MedicareYesYes
CignaYesYes
Coventry First HealthYesYes
HealthSmartYesYes
Humana/ChoiceCare/Medicare AdvantageYesYes
Private Healthcare SystemsYesYes
USA Health NetworkYesYes
SWHR Cigna ACOYesYes
SWHR Humana MA ACOYesYes
HealthSC OPE (DARTYesYes
SWHR UHC ACOYesYes
SWHR Aetna ACOYesYes
SWHR BCBS ACOYesYes
SWHR THA ACOYesYes
Quick TripYesYes
BCBSYesYes
Medicare

What is your Finacial Policy?

- We deal directly with commercial health insurance companies

- We provide appropriate documentation which allows our patients who choose to file for additional reimbursement the documentation they need to do so. 

- Co-Payments due at time of service

- We accept: Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover

- Missed appointments or appointments canceled less then 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will be charged the full fee of the appointment before another appointment can be scheduled.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor just like your pediatrician, your internist, or your surgeon.  The difference is that after completing medical school a psychiatrist spends four years specializing in mental health.

Wahts the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

A psychologist is a mental health professional with a Ph.D. in Psychology.  In this case the title "Doctor" refers to the individual's academic degree.

Psychiatrist and psychologists rely on each other to provide the most complete care for their patients.

What is a Physician Extender - (NP-PA)

A Physician Extender has received the appropriate degree and experience within a specific specialty area and is individually licensed by the state. They are mainstream providers who provide high quality healthcare services, acting as an extension of our doctors. They may treat, diagnose, and prescribe for a patient whose condition is within their specialty area of practice.

PE’s teach patients how to get health and stay healthy by:

  • Diagnosing and treating illness
  • Prescribing medications
  • Ordering and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Educating patients
  • Coordinating healthcare services.

What is Brain Health?

At Smart Neuro Health, we don’t think of mental health as mental health. We think of it as brain health. Why? Because of the stigma associated with mental health treatment. One strategy to decrease this stigma is to educate the public that mental disorders, rather than being character flaws or personal weakness, have a biological and neurological basis.

What if mental health problems were evaluated and treated like other medical issues, and physicians were using functional imaging tools, genetics, and other markers to guide treatment?

Currently, doctors prescribe psychotherapy or powerful combinations of medications without ever looking at how an individual patient’s brain works. When it comes to behavior, learning or emotional problems, doctors prescribe treatments in the dark. But, not at Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers. We look at your whole-body health and its history.