“Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of wellbeing.”
― Greg Anderson
Are you uninterested or unsure about using traditional medication? Have you “tried everything” when it comes to prescriptions and other approaches to alleviating symptoms? Are you looking for a holistic approach to psychiatric care? Taconic Psychiatry is here for you.
Our Manchester-based practice offers cutting-edge psychiatric services through Integrative Psychiatry. This page helps explain Integrative Psychiatry, how it differs from traditional psychiatry, and why it can help you achieve wellness. If you are interested and ready to get signed up, contact us today.
What is Integrative Psychiatry?
Integrative Psychiatry is all about helping people achieve wellness through holistic, comprehensive care.
As the name suggests, Integrative Psychiatry is an approach to treatment that integrates several domains of wellness: psychological, biological, social, ecological, and sometimes even spiritual. While traditional psychiatry would focus only on your symptoms, Integrative Psychiatry recognizes that you are a multidimensional person with a unique story and complex needs.
It utilizes alternative methods to wellness beyond just medication, such as: Herbal remedies, Supplements, Vitamins, Dietary changes, Lifestyle changes, Community resources and more.
To be clear, Integrative Psychiatry is psychiatry. You still get to lean on the expertise of a traditional yet specialized psychiatrist. You get the advantages of the tried-and-true methods of psychopharmacology, just without the limitations. And, you get to move beyond symptom management and thrive.
How can Integrative Psychiatry help?
Integrative Psychiatry can help people deal with a wide range of issues, such as:
- Loss of motivation or drive
- Worry and nervousness
- Chronic pain
- Sleep issues
- Low energy
- Panic and anxiety attacks
- Sexual issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anger issues
- Overmedication and polypharmacy
- And more
A defining feature of Integrated Psychiatry is the time and intentionality that comes with each appointment.
Integrative Psychiatrists, such as Taconic Psychiatry’s Dr. Adam Pruett, pay special attention to your story and treatment history. They consider any developmental issues, previous medical conditions, family and genetic issues, and more. Additionally, they conduct a thorough examination of your current physical status (e.g., blood pressure), lifestyle (e.g., diet), and medical history. Dr. Pruett is a Certified Integrative Psychiatrist through the Integrative Psychiatric Institute, which included a one year fellowship of over 120 hours of material specific to the subject of Integrated Psychiatry.
This comprehensive conceptualization then provides Integrative Psychiatrists with a chance to offer treatment options specifically tailored to you as an individual. This may include a specific prescription, recommendations of herbs and other remedies, advice regarding lifestyle changes, and more. It may include one specific solution, or it may be a broad plan for achieving wellness. Or, it may involve de-prescribing or changing some of the ways you are trying to address the problem.
How do I know if Integrated Psychiatry is right for me?
Integrated Psychiatry is a great fit for anyone who may be concerned about taking medication or are looking for a clinician who can offer multiple treatment options. It has also been found to be particularly helpful for people who have tried to address their issues through traditional psychiatric care but did not get the results they want. Or, if you have a complex medical or mental health history, Integrated Psychiatry can help ensure that your care fits together in an optimal way.
All that said, anyone can benefit from working with an Integrative Psychiatrist – including you.
If you are tired of trying to fix the problem, if you feel defeated and stuck, or if you simply want to move farther down the path of wellbeing, Integrative Psychiatry can help. Get the help you deserve, and contact us today.
In addition to our Integrated Psychiatric services, we also offer comprehensive evaluations, therapy, medication management, and more. Our mission is to provide care for the whole person – body, mind, soul, and relationship.
No matter how long you’ve struggled, no matter how hopeless things might seem, we can help.
All of our services are entirely confidential and offered both online as well as in person. We work with teens (16+) and adults from all over Vermont: Manchester, Dorset, Bennington, Rutland, Londonderry, Winhall, Arlington, Shaftsbury, West Dover, and beyond. We work collaboratively to help you reach your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. We strive to help you feel supported, understood, and cared for as you make your wellness journey.