Medication Management

If you are struggling with a mental health condition, your therapist, counselor, or primary care physician may suggest that you consult with a psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) about the possibility of taking medication. Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. PMHNPs are nurses who have received supplementary training, making them specialists in psychiatric medications. Both PMHNPs and Psychiatrists have the ability to prescribe and monitor the behavioral drugs used for mental health illnesses. They have considerable knowledge of the different medications available and the possible side effects. All psychiatrists and PMHNPs can prescribe medication and some also provide counseling. However, many people see both a therapist for the counseling and a psychiatrist or PMHNP for their medication management.

Local experts in Medication Management

Megan Sapp (she/her)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP, CNM, FNP

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Kelly Aldinger (she/her)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP-BC, MSW, RYT

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Tim Perez

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MN, PMHNP-BC

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, medication management and expertise is a core part of my training and practice. Since not all therapists are able to utilize medication therapy, I felt that it is important for me to at least consider (but not always implement), medications as AN option for mental health. Medications may help some of my patients do their own internal work that is essential for healthy change. But medications alone are not sufficient, only a help for real change.

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Elena Logvinenko (she/her)

Psychiatrist

MD

As a board certified and Harvard trained psychiatrist, I have the education and expertise to diagnose and treat a broad range of psychiatric issues. I integrate my knowledge of psychopharmacology with my psychotherapeutic skill and intuition to individually tailor treatment to each patient's needs, preferences, sensitivities, and lifestyle.

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Cayley Mesterheide (she/her)

Qualified Mental Health Professional

PA-C

Our psychiatric practice works with individuals who have tried talk therapy and continue to struggle with management of symptoms impacting their daily functioning. We can work alongside your current therapist to help you overcome your obstacles.

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Brian Pollock (he/him)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

DNP, PMHNP-BC

I am an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner with 15 years of clinical experience. I have worked in multiple settings and have experience working with a wide range of diagnoses. My expertise is in the areas of mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

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Melanie Ramsey (she/her)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP, FNP

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