Psychiatry includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of behavioral, emotional and mental disorders or imbalances.

Clients seek psychiatric help for many reasons. Sometimes visits are prompted by sudden onsets of panic or hallucination; other times, psychiatrists are sought out to help remedy long-term expressions of hopelessness, fear or anxiety.

What psychiatric services are available?

Psychiatric practices range depending on patient needs and medical histories. Lower, on this page, are some of the most common.

Group therapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, utilizes dialogue between patient(s) and psychiatrist to unveil underlying causes of pain, sadness, fear or unfavorable behavior. Therapy counseling services range in approach from one-on-one counseling to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to psychoanalysis.


A primary distinguishing quality of a psychiatrist is his or her ability to prescribe medication. Psychiatric medications are prescribed to rebalance brain chemistry in patients suffering from mental disorders. Medications are usually added as a supplement to additional therapy or therapies and are monitored by the prescribing psychiatrist.

Medications include antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives and anxiolytics, hypnotics, mood stabilizers and stimulants. Depending on the patient’s medication preferences, history, consent and medical profile, medications may or may not be prescribed.

Aggressive Treatment

After gentle psychiatric approaches have been applied, a psychiatrist might recommend a more aggressive therapy, including one or more of the following:

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Light therapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

All psychiatrists are physicians, meaning pati ents can trust that their care is approached holistically. When diagnosing patients and determine appropriate treatment, a psychiatrists considers the results of medical labs, psychological tests and the overall picture of a patient’s physical health.

To learn more about psychiatric counseling services and which treatment is best for your mental health, reach out to our attentive team at Strategic Mental Health.