Adult Psychiatry Services

Sometimes medication is the missing piece in the puzzle of mental health.

When the treatment process does not progress with counseling alone, the addition of closely monitored medication can make a significant difference in an individual’s healing and recovery.

A psychiatrist or a nurse practitioner needs to be involved when medication is part of the adult psychiatry treatment plan.

Psychiatrist vs psychologist

There are a few key differences in understanding the psychiatrist vs psychologist question. A psychiatrist is different from a psychologist in that psychiatrists work with medication to assist with mental health.  Typically, psychologists treat conditions that do not require medication, or that are not severe enough to require medical intervention. These can include behavioral problems, mild anxiety or depression, difficulties focusing on work or school, and other settings. More severe conditions that might require help from a psychiatrist and medication include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe depression.

Our psychiatrists work with children and adults to find practical solutions to issues they may be facing. Some problems might need the assistance of medication, and the oversight of a trained psychiatrist to assist in monitoring the dosages and use.

OhioGuidestone is the leading voice in behavioral health in the State of Ohio. Our highly qualified staff of psychiatric providers (psychiatrists, physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants) are ready to work tirelessly to provide real, measurable improvements in a wide variety of issues ranging from mental health and substance use to behavioral difficulties and anger management.

Adult Psychiatry Services Offered

Our adult psychiatry programs are available to adults and children. While needs may vary from person to person, we treat every client with respect and care.

Clients can come to the office nearest to them and receive an evaluation. If the client has never been on medication, they will typically receive follow-up care after a few weeks to see how they are feeling and determine if the medication is working. If the client is experiencing the desired results, they will schedule another follow-up, typically two weeks later.

Many clients come in for a follow-up visit once a month, outside of their therapy visits, to make sure their medication needs are being met. We want our clients to be informed, in control, and a part of the  treatment process. During these visits, we can discuss the changes, or side effects experienced while taking the medication. This allows us to make changes in dosage, or the medication itself. We also provide direct access to a nurse via phone if there are any issues or concerns about medication. This is important to us; our clients need to know that help is always available at OhioGuidestone.

Psychiatric Treatment Programs can last for just a few months or a lifetime depending on the treatment and the needs of the client. As a client, you are our top priority, we respect your feelings and promise to do everything we can to help you heal and become empowered in the recovery process.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Psychiatrists at OhioGuidestone can assess and treat adults or children via several offices across the state.

Psychiatric Success of our Programs

Adult clients who have worked with OhioGuidestone psychiatrists report many mental health benefits after treatment. Our clients report:

  • Improved mood
  • Improved focus
  • Better socialization
  • Stronger problem-solving abilities
  • Greater sense of independence

Psychiatric services at OhioGuidestone are a team approach, with our clients being one of those team members. We share a collective goal of finding the best treatment plan that will put you on the path to recovery, mental health, and a healthy state of well-being.

OhioGuidestone Adult Psychiatry Services are available in the following counties:

Carroll, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Fairfield, Franklin, Marion, Defiance, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Williams and Wood

*Telehealth services are available throughout the state.

OhioGuidestone can help

Are you in need of our services? Contact us today to learn more about next steps and the kind of care you can expect from OhioGuidestone.