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Medications And Therapy Specialist

Irina Ashamalla, FNP-C; PMHNP-BC -  - Psychiatric Mental Health Care

Mental Health Wellness Boutique

Irina Ashamalla, FNP-C; PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Care & Child and Adult Psychiatric Care located in Glendale, AZ

Medications and therapy are the primary treatments for many psychiatric disorders. Irina Ashamalla, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, takes an integrated approach to care, combining her medical and psychiatric training to create comprehensive plans. Her treatment includes medications and therapy to improve your mental well-being. To learn more about medication and therapy services at Mental Health Wellness Boutique, call the office in Peoria, Arizona, or schedule online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Medications and Therapy Q&A

What medications and therapy does psychiatry utilize?

Medications and therapy are common treatments for the management of psychiatric disorders. Mrs. Ashamalla is an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner with years of medical and mental health experience.

Taking an integrated approach to care at Mental Health Wellness Boutique, Mrs. Ashamalla combines psychotherapy with medications to help her clients get the best possible outcomes. 

What types of medications do I need for a mental health disorder?

Mrs. Ashamalla conducts a psychiatric medication evaluation to determine what medications might best suit your mental health needs. 

The comprehensive evaluation gives Mrs. Ashamalla insight into your current mental and emotional state, serving as a starting point for medication recommendations.

She also reviews your medical and mental health history, as well as the types of medications you take now and what, if any, psychiatric medications you’ve taken in the past.

The prescriptions you need depend on your mental health needs and diagnosis. Mrs. Ashamalla diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

Mrs. Ashamalla works closely with you, and your family if necessary, to determine what medication might work best. She schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor symptoms and adjust medication and dosage as needed. 

What type of therapy does a mental health disorder require?

Mrs. Ashamalla takes a family-centered approach to care. Mental illness affects the whole family. The specifics of your mental health therapy depend on your needs, diagnosis, and support system.

Mrs. Ashamalla offers many types of therapy, including:

  • Play therapy for children
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Life coaching

What can I expect from medications and therapy for a mental health disorder?

You can expect patient-centered care from medication management and therapy at Mental Health Wellness Boutique. Mrs. Ashamalla uses many tools to assess and monitor mental wellness, including diagnostic evaluation tools and mental status examinations.

She then works with you, using medications and therapy, to help you fully understand your inner self and find the right solution for resolving emotional problems.

Mental Health Wellness Boutique also offers walk-in appointments for refills in non-emergency situations.

For comprehensive psychiatric care that uses medications and therapy, call the Mental Health Wellness Boutique office in Peoria, Arizona, or schedule online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.