The “Golden Years” can have different impacts on different people. One thing is for certain, depression and other problems should receive the attention they deserve. 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 of clinical experience.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- 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, and 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 verifcation 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.). The frequency of follow-up appointments will be determined and discussed with you.
Will the psychiatrist prescribe medication(s)?
Yes, if helpful. Dr. Thompson will do comprehensive assessments to determine if psychopharmalogical interventions would be helpful, given the presenting problem.
What if my psychiatrist recommends or suggests that 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 which would be helpful for you or your family. The psychiatrist will facilitate your access to another service; you do not need to make another phone call or contact. If our agency has a support group that may be beneficial, or an enhanced companion to help with daily needs, a referral can be made by the professional working with you.
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, which allows us to open our doors to the general community. Our staff are sensitive to cultural impact, values, and traditions.