Services

What a psychiatrist is:

Psychiatrists are physicians, who have graduated from medical school and are educated in all areas of medicine, but who specialize in emotional and behavioral concerns.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

A psychiatric evaluation is an opportunity for a psychiatrist to understand the concerns of the patient and family and place this in the context of the person's heredity, development, physical health, culture and family.

Evaluation Process – Adults
  • Dr. Rosenberg meets with adult patients for 90 minutes at the first appointment. This allows time for the patient to tell their story in their own words and for Dr. Rosenberg to take a thorough medical, family and psychiatric history, summarize concerns, and discuss the pros and cons of treatment options that are appropriate to the situation.

  • Often after a first appointment, Dr. Rosenberg may decide to gather more information, such as laboratory values, opinions from other doctors and therapists/counselors on the patient’s treatment team, or meet again to talk more before implementing a treatment plan.

  • By the end of the evaluation process Dr. Rosenberg will review her findings with you and recommend a treatment plan that may include using medications, talk therapy, or other non-medication regimens.

  • When Medication is part of the treatment plan, Dr. Rosenberg will spend time reviewing the potential risks and benefits to various options so that you know what you are consenting to before you fill a prescription from her.

Evaluation Process – Children/ Adolescents
  • As with adult patients, the first appointment is 90 minutes long, but this is with both parents present, without the child/ adolescent. This allows time and freedom for parents to tell their child’s/ adolescent’s story in their own words and for Dr. Rosenberg to take a thorough medical, family and psychiatric history.

  • The second appointment is again 90 minutes long but includes the child/ adolescent along with both parents. This allows Dr. Rosenberg a glimpse of the dynamics in the family relationships. This appointment will include time for Dr. Rosenberg to meet with the child/ adolescent individually as well.

  • By the end of the evaluation process Dr. Rosenberg will review her findings with the parents and recommend a treatment plan that may include using medications, talk therapy, or other non-medication regimens.

  • When Medication is part of the treatment plan, a third appointment (45 minutes long) will be scheduled so that Dr. Rosenberg can spend time reviewing the potential risks and benefits to various options so that patients/ parents know what they are consenting to before they fill a prescription from her. These appointments may/ may not include the patient depending on their age.

Evaluation Process – Young Dependent Adults
  • There is more flexibility in this process depending on the needs of the situation but usually the first appointment is 90 minutes long with one or both parents present. This allows Dr. Rosenberg to take a thorough medical, family and psychiatric history. It also provides time for patients to tell their own story but with the assistance from parents to embellish and supplement the patient’s early life and family history, along with the parents’ observations and concerns. Additionally this allows Dr. Rosenberg a glimpse of the dynamics in the family relationships.

  • A second appointment is scheduled for Dr. Rosenberg to meet with the Young Adult individually to provide time and space for private discussion.

  • By the end of the evaluation process Dr. Rosenberg will review her findings with the patient and recommend a treatment plan that may include using medications, talk therapy, or other non-medication regimens.

  • When Medication is part of the treatment plan, a third appointment (45 minutes long) will be scheduled so that Dr. Rosenberg can spend time reviewing the potential risks and benefits to various options so that the patient knows what they are consenting to before they fill a prescription from her.

Individual, Family and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy appointments with or without medication monitoring are generally 45 minutes long. The frequency of the appointments vary dependent on a variety of factors.

Psychopharmacology
  • Medication treatment is one modality provided by Dr. Rosenberg, and can occur with or without psychotherapy. Medication management sessions are generally 25 minutes minutes, but may be 45 minutes in length. The length of time to stabilize on a medication regimen can differ for a variety of reasons, but once a patient is stable appointments are usually every 3 months. Parents are usually included for a segment of the appointments with children and adolescents.

School Consultation
  • Dr. Rosenberg contracts with school districts to provide consultation and evaluation about general issues as well as specific situations and students.

Please note: Dr. Rosenberg is providing tele-health services.

1098 Washington Crossing Road, Ste 3B, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

drruthrosenberg@gmail.com

Telephone: 215-369-3451

Fax: 888-774-2812

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