Psychiatry services focus on your unique mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. At Desert Bolt Behavioral in Phoenix, Arizona, Valery Nkendong, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the experienced medical providers take an empathetic, integrative approach to managing psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They design a treatment plan to ease the severity of your symptoms and provide ongoing therapy sessions in-office and online to support your mental and emotional health. Call the office to schedule a psychiatry consultation or book an appointment online today.

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What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a field of medicine that addresses mental, behavioral, and emotional health disorders. Psychiatric care involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)

Desert Bolt Behavioral offers high-quality psychiatric care on an outpatient basis for adults and children.

The medical specialists customize treatment plans to meet individual needs and offer services, including medication management, through an online teletherapy platform and in-office visits.

When should I schedule a psychiatry consultation?

Schedule a psychiatry consultation at Desert Bolt Behavioral if your quality of life is low because of persistent symptoms of a mental, behavioral, or mental health condition you struggle to manage on your own.

These symptoms can include:

  • Anxiousness
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Uncontrollable anger
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness

You should also seek immediate medical attention if you have thoughts of self-harm, harming others, or suicide.

What can I expect from my initial psychiatry appointment?

During your initial psychiatry appointment at Desert Bolt Behavioral, your provider completes a diagnostic screening to identify the cause of your symptoms.

In addition to reviewing your personal and family medical histories, they may order bloodwork and other lab tests to rule out physical health conditions that can disrupt your mental and emotional health.

Many mental and emotional health conditions are highly treatable with ongoing psychiatric care. Based on the results of your evaluation, your provider creates a treatment plan to regulate your emotions and improve your mental health.

They offer a range of therapeutic services in-office and through a confidential online teletherapy platform, including:

  • Psychotherapy sessions
  • Medication management
  • Prescription refills
  • Referrals for in-patient care

The team can also recommend lifestyle and diet changes to support your long-term mental and emotional health.

With ongoing psychiatric care, the therapy team can help you regain control over your life and improve your circumstances. Your provider monitors your progress with your treatment plan and helps you set and achieve your personal health and wellness goals.

Call Desert Bolt Behavioral to schedule a psychiatry consultation or book an appointment online today.