The decision to use medication to address behavioral and emotional issues is a family decision, and we take into account both risks and benefits, and made in consultation with a certified psychiatrist. A face-to-face assessment occurs between the child/family and a Board Certified Psychiatrist to evaluate the need for medication, prescribe as necessary, and provide ongoing medication management for children and adolescents.
In order to expand our reach to low income individuals, we offer telehealth services at more than 25 locations, including Atlanta, Dekalb County, and Fulton County public schools and at other organizations that help homeless families and foster youth. Using laptops, we are able to provide mental health diagnosis, evaluation, therapy, and medication services for low income individuals, who often lack adequate transportation or are unable to take time off from work to travel to our location. Telehealth and outreach services allow us to reach many more individuals who otherwise would not receive the mental health care they need.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
This psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.