Psychotherapy & Psychiatry – (Telehealth only during COVID-19)
Personalized, integrated and effective care.
We are a team selected for kindness, excellence, and dedication to deep and lasting change.
Whether you want a careful individual treatment, or an integrated team working together on complex issues or addictions, we can help.
Treatment that respects your values, makes sense, and shows results.
How We’re Different
We listen to your values and vision and won’t impose any agenda, as long as you are safe and we are doing no harm.
Each decision is a shared one. We do not insist on medications or abstinence or groups. After a deep evaluation we present a menu of options and get to work on what you feel ready and able to do.
We apply research-supported approaches including medication assisted therapies, family engagement and education, DBT, experiential and emotionally focused therapies, and others. We are guided by science rather than just doing things the way they’ve been done.
Our psychotherapies are targeted, individualized and efficient, not meandering or venting sessions. Our approaches set clear goals and may change depending on success or failure, which we monitor.
When feelings are difficult to bear, or cause us conflict, we tend to avoid them. But if we can’t tolerate and use our emotions effectively we become anxious, or use maladaptive strategies – patterns of thought and behavior; we can’t function at our best. Avoidance may be due to painful or dangerous experiences including trauma, attachment wounds like neglect and abandonment, or because we become overwhelmed by powerful feelings. Psych Garden will help you to safely explore feelings you’ve stayed away from, challenge your world views and attain a new freedom.
As internal change is often insufficient, we help you change your outside world too: your friends and family may need guidance to learn new ways to communicate; you may need help with sleep, nutrition, exercise, work or study skills through case management. Success is motivating and real-world functioning changes identity.
Confrontation and an insistence on abstinence can shut people down, killing a treatment. So many people with addictions are lost this way. The goal is movement towards health, and we foster that with empathy and patient guidance. This is the essence of a harm reduction philosophy, essential for a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship with a therapist where meaning and drivers for use can be unwrapped and a new identity can flourish.
Being attentive to the trauma and pain underlying your behaviors (including addictions) is necessary but not sufficient. Medications, contingency management and real world changes are often needed. We have it covered.
Our expert psychopharmacology and intensive team management means you have a cost-effective alternative to rehab. Psych Garden can manage most alcohol, benzodiazepine, opiate and other detoxes in your home or with office visits.
We are expert with the use of suboxone, vivitrol, sublocade, the Sinclair Method, low dose naltrexone and many other addiction treatments.
We are adept with treatment resistant mood disorders. We use ketamine (IN and IM) for certain patients.