The brain is the most complex organ in our body and has many functions. While therapy is excellent at helping us deal with what our brains produce (thoughts, feelings, and impulses), it is essential in treatment to make sure as well that it's operating properly. Just as any other part of the body does at times, sometimes our brain could use a type of assistance device...like a knee needs a brace.
At CPC, we use a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment whenever appropriate to make sure that you not only have the awareness and skills necessary to navigate your life, but also that any psychiatric needs are addressed. Our prescriber, Melissa Bell, APRN, spends ample time with clients to understand fully what help they need as well as seeking input from the therapist as to how medications seem to be working. She also takes a holistic approach to helping medically by listening to clients' concerns about taking medications and will help them evaluate their vitamin and hormone levels rather than prescribing medication, if necessary. For those who have been frustrated by the ineffectiveness of their medication for depression, Melissa now offers Spravato®, an insurance-covered nasal spray for fast relief from symptoms of treatment-resistant depression as well.