During treatment, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine the client’s diagnosis. The individual will develop an understanding of his/her condition and then the goals for treatment can be outlined and discussed. An evidence-based practice model will be utilized to help alleviate reported symptoms. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, Ms. DeRespinis will either treat patients and/or refer them to an outside Psychiatrist if medications are needed in addition to therapy. Ms. DeRespinis does treat clients with secondary substance abuse issues; however, clients may need to be referred to outside substance abuse programs depending on the type, severity, or frequency of use.
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