To begin work together, Dr. Murphy assesses your reasons for seeking care and begins to understand you individually through your history and mental status examination.
Medications can play an important role in the management of many mental health conditions. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Murphy can help you through the steps of medication initiation, maintenance, or if you are already on medication and it is not indicated, discontinuation. This includes taking into consideration how a medication may affect you personally, in order to enhance effectiveness and minimize any possible side effects.
“Talk therapy”, as psychotherapy is also called, is also an effective treatment in conjunction with medication management. Some types of psychotherapy that Dr. Murphy provides include: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (working to improve self-understanding and overall psychological functioning); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (understanding automatic thoughts and behaviors and learning ow to take control over them), and Supportive Psychotherapy (working to maintain psychological health in the face of life challenges such as relationships, health issues and career issues).
AREAS OF TREATMENT
Anxiety (including panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD, and OCD)
Women’s Health Issues
Opiate Addiction with Suboxone/buprenorphine treatment