Medication is often a critical component in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The decision to medicate is never taken lightly. We feel strongly that medication alternatives should always be considered first. Patients and families should view medication as one tool of many used to treat psychiatric illness. Prior to starting medication, our psychiatrists will make sure that the patient and family understand why a particular medication is being used and fully understand the risks and benefits of each medication. Our board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists utilize evidence based practices to coordinate, manage and titrate medication. Parents, pediatricians, and therapists are always involved in the process. Psychiatrists at the Gold Center have the unique opportunity to follow their patients who are being seen by other Gold Center therapists. They also have the opportunity to consult with therapists and families who have questions and concerns about medication, but who are unclear if medication is an appropriate modality.
Our psychiatrists are available for psychopharmacotherapy evaluations, second opinions on the use of current medications, as well as ongoing medication management.
Psychotherapy Plus Medication Management
In addition to medication management, all of our psychiatrists offer dynamic and cognitive based psychotherapy in an array of focused areas. Combined treatment offers the psychiatrist additional insight into how the medication may be affecting the patient in his/her daily life. Combined treatment is a particularly useful modality for a patient who has both psychiatric and medical symptoms.
Reproductive & Infant Psychiatry
At the Gold Center, we treat the entire family starting at birth. Dr. Gold completed subspecialty training in working with parents and babies. She has given talks, lectures, and made media appearances on post-partum depression and managing parenthood.
Our psychiatrists are trained to offer medication consultations during prenatal, perinatal and post partum periods. We are happy to work in collaboration with a current psychiatrist. We also offer an array of services that help parents prepare for pregnancy, manage pregnancy and adjust to parenthood. The Gold Center is unique in offering services to both mother and children. As pediatric subspecialists, we are trained to see parents together with their babies and toddlers. We are happy to provide early childhood assessments and diagnose when needed. Often, adult clinicians do not feel comfortable addressing attachment and assessing healthy development. We often assess development in babies and toddlers and work with parents to address parenting challenges that arise with young children.