PSYCHIATRY

There are many challenges facing the 21st century adult. Some may be physical, others emotional. Psychiatric services include developmental consultation and treatment, comprehensive assessment, medication evaluation, management, and ongoing follow-up monitoring. Services are provided by Dr. James Thompson, who has more than 30 years in practice.  

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  •  Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychoses
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What do I need to look for when seeking a good psychiatrist?

  • A background in developmental and behavioral theory and practice
  • Extensive experience working with adults is a plus
  • Up-to-date knowledge of medications, their specific benefits and risks to adults
  • A willingness and commitment to best put together a “complete assessment” of your needs

 

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We accept Medicare as well as many private insurances. Please contact us to see if your insurance is accepted. We are happy to complete a verification of benefits (VOB) for you.  

How often will the psychiatrist see me?

Typically, after the initial assessment, the psychiatrist will see you monthly, for a half-hour (approx.). Frequency of follow-up appointments will be determined and discussed with you.  

Will the psychiatrist prescribe medication(s)?

Yes, if Dr. Thompson's comprehensive assessments determine psychopharmalogical interventions would be helpful, given the presenting problem.  

What if my psychiatrist recommends or suggests I need additional services at your agency?

We consider our services seamless.  Because we have numerous other programs, it is very possible there may be another service that would be helpful for you  or your family. The psychiatrist can facilitate your access to another service; you do not need to make another phone call or contact.  

Do I have to be Jewish to see a therapist at your facility?

Our agency welcomes people of all faiths.  We receive funding from various sources, allows us to open our doors to the community at-large.  Our staff are sensitive to cultural impact, values, and traditions.