We are dedicated to providing the level of care we would want and expect for ourselves or our own family and loved ones who were in need of treatment. We feel strongly that the path to mental health does not start by identifying an individual diagnosis, but rather a comprehensive evaluation of the individual as a person.
We collaborate with clients to identify root causes of their individual mental health challenges. These findings are used to provide a personalized treatment plan utilizing standard of care psychiatric medication and therapy, as well as with innovative and holistic approaches. It is our honor to support your journey.
Assessment of children, adolescents, adults and families
Precision Medicine with Gene Testing
An emerging and promising tool in psychiatry is pharmacogenetic testing. This is not a first-line treatment but may be indicated for certain patients. GeneSight testing can help us understand how a patient's genetics and metabolism influence how they may respond to a particular medication or dose. This testing provides information about the pharmacodynamic genes which may indicate the likelihood of a positive response or risk of side effects with certain medications.
GeneSight testing also gives information on pharmacokinetic genes which provide a deeper understanding of how a patient's body metabolizes medications. This can help with the optimization and precision of dosing.
One area of particular interest to us is testing for a mutation in the MTHFR gene. MTHFR is an enzyme required to convert folic acid into the active form called L-methylfolate. This plays a critical role in making neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Patients with this mutation may need a different approach to best treat their mental health problems.
Learn more about GeneSight Testing at www.genesight.com.