Psychiatrist Accepting New Patients in Los Angeles and Glendale CA
At Psychiatry Unplugged, our professional, Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD, is experienced in providing you with a thorough and personalized treatment plan. We can help manage your mental health issues. Contact us today. We have locations in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
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How do I find the right psychiatrist for me in Los Angeles CA?
Do psychiatrists accept new patients?
What questions should a new patient ask the psychiatrist?
How do I approach a new psychiatrist?
Do I need to book an appointment at Psychiatry Unplugged?
Mental health issues like anxiety disorders and depression affect millions of people in America. Talking to a psychiatrist can help you deal with these kinds of issues. It can help you cope with difficult situations, manage uncomfortable symptoms and regain control of your life. Finding the right psychiatrist can make your time more productive and successful.
When you understand the psychiatrist’s role and their specialty areas, you will be able to find someone with whom you can work well.
The process of finding the right psychiatrist doesn’t need to be stressful. Here are a few things that you can consider that will help you find the right psychiatrist for you.
A good starting point for finding a good psychiatrist is to get referrals. You can ask any number of people to give their opinion on whom they think would be a good person to work with. You can ask your primary care provider. Ask people you know. They know you and what is important to you, but weigh their recommendations carefully. Your insurance provider may have a recommendation for you, and you may need to stay within your provider network. Another area of recommendation is to look at client reviews.
Once you have found someone that you are willing to consider, research their credentials. Psychiatrists require eight years of post-graduate study and training. Online medical directories can be a good source of information on psychiatrists. You will also want to find out if they are board-certified.
At Psychiatry Unplugged, we believe in honest, open, and simple mental health evaluations and treatments. Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD, and Nicole Oquindo, NP, are expert psychiatrists and mental health professionals, who specialize in psychiatric evaluation, psychiatry, and more. We are here to help and are accepting new patients. We are easy to find at 6801 Park Terrace, Suite 530B, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
To find out more about how we can help, give us a call or book an appointment online.
When you first meet a therapist, it is good to know if you are going to be comfortable with them. Asking some questions can help you understand who they are and what they are like, which can help you make sure that you are working with someone with whom you can feel comfortable.
Here are some questions that you can ask that will hopefully help you feel more confident about the person you will be working with.
1. Why did you choose this area of therapy and not another?
2. Is what we talk about kept confidential?
3. How do I know that the care you provide will be focused on me and about me?
4. What is your approach to medication?
5. If I need medication, will I have to take it forever?
6. If you are prescribing medication, do I need to see you for therapy, also?
7. Should I continue to work with you if we don’t have a connection?
8. What are the pros and cons of telepsychiatry?
You can also ask other questions that are relevant to you. This is just a preliminary list to get you thinking about what you may want to know about the person you are working with.
The best thing you can do is prepare for the first appointment. There will be information that the psychiatrist will need to know.
The new psychiatrist will need to know your medical history to better understand your whole health situation.
Be ready to answer questions about why you are there to see them. It always works better when you can tell them, in your own words, what your concerns are.
Expect to work on creating a plan for your treatment. Your treatment is something that is done together.
The first psychiatrist that you meet may not be the right person for you. The psychiatrist you are meeting wants the best treatment for you, and if that means that you want to see someone else, that is okay.
Remember, that this will very likely be an emotional time and experience.
Yes, you will need to make an appointment at Psychiatry Unplugged. Our service works better when we can have the time set aside to meet with you and focus on your situation.
If you wish to book an appointment, you can either call our helpful staff or you can book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA, Beverly Hills CA, Santa Monica CA, Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, and Pasadena CA. We look forward to helping you.