Questions About Treatment

Tree 350x350Why would I need to see a Psychiatrist?
Some people suffer from emotional and physical symptoms without explanations. In addition, they are inundated with information that can be confusing or misleading.

As a Psychiatrist, Dr. Goble’s background in medicine and mental health can provide explanations to help make educated and informed decisions about treatment.

What’s the difference between Psychiatrists and Psychologists?
Psychiatrists are trained physicians who earn medical degrees and have additional training in the field of mental health, which allows for the ability to distinguish between medical and mental health conditions. In addition, psychiatrists can prescribe medications.

What happens in the first appointment?
In the initial consultation, Dr. Goble makes every effort to place patients at ease and asks questions in a comfortable manner that will assist in finding a diagnosis and establishing a treatment plan.

Do I need medication, therapy or both?
The treatment options are determined by individual needs and desires.

Medication can provide relief from the physical effects of emotional and behavioral health problems (i.e., sleeplessness, nervousness, appetite disturbances).

Therapy is unique and individualized to each patient. While some want to identify root causes and learn how to change thought patterns and behaviors, others may want to gain understanding about themselves or improve coping skills.

How long does treatment last?
Though this greatly varies, treatment can last from a few weeks to a few years. Most commonly, Dr. Goble provides medication to alleviate physical symptoms, while providing individual therapy.

Dr. Goble has found that many of her patients are able to reduce or eliminate the need for medications as they improve.

What type of therapy is right for me?
Some choose therapy on a long-term basis, in order to gain insight and understanding into themselves or to improve self-esteem, quality of life and relationships (psychoanalytic/psychodynamic).

Others may choose short-term therapy to improve emotions, thoughts and coping skills (CBT).

Dr. Goble assists in finding the type of therapy which is most suitable for the individual and makes it a priority to treat each of her patients with respect, compassion, and sensitivity in order to help them achieve their goals.


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