top of page
Treatment

In the event of a life-threatening emergency:

DIAL 911

National Suicide Prevention:

TEXT or DIAL 988

Psychiatric Treatment & Medication Management Services

At Mindsense Serenity LLC, we provide psychiatric treatment , medication management and Psychotherapy services for the following disorders:

Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Personality Disorders, Behavioral issues, Bipolar Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

(Click on each Tab to learn more)

Light Backdrop

Medications are crucial in treating mental health issues, with the right ones significantly improving a patient's quality of life. While efficacy varies among individuals, several factors such as medical history  and presenting issues are considered to tailor a medication regimen. Medication Management at Mindsense Serenity is a service provided by our board certified nurse practitioner . This service includes evaluating a patient's need for a psychotropic medication, prescribing the medication, and monitoring its effectiveness. It is a comprehensive approach based on the assessment of the appropriateness of the medication, the dosage, efficacy, potential side effects, and interactions with other medications or health conditions. Medication management also encompasses regular patient  evaluations, treatment plan reviews , medication education and support for maximum therapeutic benefits.

Anxiety is a natural human response to stress or perceived threats. It's characterized by feelings of unease, apprehension, and worry. While occasional anxiety can be a normal part of life, when it becomes excessive and persistent, it can interfere with daily functioning and well-being. Anxiety often involves physical symptoms such as a racing heart, sweating, trembling, and a heightened state of alertness. In more severe cases, it can lead to panic attacks or chronic conditions like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, or specific phobias. 

Anxiety.jpg

Depression is a serious mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in once-enjoyed activities. It often comes with physical symptoms like changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and fatigue. Depression can impact cognitive functions, leading to difficulty concentrating and making decisions. It may also result in physical health problems and strained relationships. In its more severe forms, depression can lead to thoughts of suicide or self-harm. 

Depression.jpg

Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is characterized by extreme mood swings between manic or hypomanic episodes and depressive episodes. During manic or hypomanic phases, individuals may experience elevated mood, increased energy, impulsivity, and a decreased need for sleep. Depressive episodes involve persistent sadness, fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Bipolar Disorder can disrupt daily life and relationships, and it often requires ongoing treatment.

Bipolar.jpg

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Common traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include accidents, violence, natural disasters, or military combat. PTSD symptoms often involve:

  • Flashbacks: Repeated, distressing memories or nightmares of the traumatic event.

  • Avoidance: Avoiding places, people, or activities that remind you of the trauma.

  • Hyperarousal: Feeling constantly on edge, irritable, and experiencing difficulty sleeping.

  • Negative Changes in Thinking and Mood: This can involve persistent negative thoughts, emotional numbness, or difficulty with memory and concentration.

 

_

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition. This type of condition happens when parts of the brain cannot communicate well with each other . It is characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. The obsessions are intrusive, unwanted and distressing thoughts or fears which may lead to repetitive behaviors or urges (compulsions) that interfere with daily activities causing significant distress. An individual with OCD cannot easily control the obsessions and compulsions which ultimately cause them to be driven to perform repetitive behaviors to try to ease stress. Medication management in improving functional status.

pic. ocd.png

Psychotherapy Services

Supportive Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to provide emotional support, empathy, and encouragement to individuals facing various challenges or distress. PMHNPs (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners) integrate brief supportive therapy into treatment plans alongside medication management by offering a safe space for patients to express their feelings, concerns, and experiences. This approach helps build a therapeutic relationship and complements medication management by addressing emotional needs and enhancing overall mental health care. Supportive Therapy uses guidance and encouragement to help patients build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping mechanisms, and improve social and community functioning. 

Consultation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. PMHNPs (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners) provide brief CBT alongside medication management by integrating therapy sessions into treatment plans. CBT techniques help patients address underlying issues while concurrently managing medications to alleviate symptoms, resulting in a more comprehensive approach to mental health care. This combination often leads to better outcomes for individuals dealing with various mental health conditions.

Sitting on Couch
bottom of page