I understand when you are coming to see me, you are looking for answers to what you feel is happening in your current mental health. You are going to have a lot of questions to getting a clearer picture of why you are functioning the way you currently are functioning. My job is to help provide you the most accurate answers and validating the right diagnosis so you can start a new path going forward, not only with answers, but getting on a better treatment plan to learn tools and skills so you can manage your symptoms better and find a way to function healthier in your personal and professional life. To find ways to manage your classes and study habits better and find a way to work around others and interact with others better.
When you come in to see me, first and foremost, no matter what has happened in the past, no matter how bad you feel, no matter how embarrassing you may feel the situation is, I will not judge you in any way. I understand your feelings and how you are feeling are very important. You will never be dismissed as someone who doesn't know what you are talking about. My job is to listen to what is bothering you and work on providing you an answer. Whether we validate your suspicions, or if those suspicions are invalidated and we find another answer, you know you are getting the most accurate analysis of symptoms and consistency among those symptoms to give you the validation of what is happening. When your assessment is process is complete, you can be relieved that you will have an answer walking out with a completed process. If it's validation of your suspicions, or we find another answer, your relief will be knowing you have a new path going forward that can lead you to success in managing your symptoms.
When you arrive at my office, please allow your fears and worries to be relieved as we find those answers for you together. I can assess for multiple possibilities for many different age ranges. From early childhood to adulthood, I can give you answers and a report following indicating what we are seeing in diagnosis and the report can be used to take to your primary care doctor, therapist, child's school for assistance, any all places you feel are important to get the assistance you need moving forward for you and/or your children. I will break down the process of undergoing the assessment plan for you to completely understand and I will answer all your questions to the best of my ability. I will show you the consistencies in symptoms on different assessments that can validate what will be my diagnosis and provide clarification in the relation of your symptoms so you will understand not just the diagnosis, but what is going overall in your mental health. I will provide all answers not necessarily in a doctor language, but in a language you can understand and walk out with confidence you now know and understand what is happening for a clear path going forward.