Comprehensive Psychiatric Care
Dr. Calvert completes a thorough diagnostic evaluation of every new patient that is seen in her practice. In order to determine the most appropriate course of treatment, it is important for Dr. Calvert to understand not only your current symptoms, but also past symptoms that you have experienced, responses you have had to previous treatments, your family's history of any psychiatric symptoms, and your current and past health/medical issues. Psychological and social factors are also discussed in detail during an evaluation, as these factors can have a significant impact on psychiatric symptoms and can be targets of effective treatment.
Psychiatric Medication Monitoring
Whether you are currently taking psychiatric medication or are considering whether you would benefit from psychiatric medication, Dr. Calvert can provide you with the information that you will need to make an informed decision. Not all psychiatric disorders require medication treatment, but in cases where symptoms are severe, medication can be extremely effective in treating symptoms, both alone and in combination with psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy & Counseling
Dr. Calvert provides psychotherapy and other forms of counseling (i.e. parent guidance, psycho-education) to patients and family members who are closely involved in a patient's treatment. Dr. Calvert utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach, utilizing concepts and interventions from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), supportive therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Psychotherapy is a highly effective approach to treat a wide range of psychiatric symptoms, both alone and in combination with psychiatric medication.
Excellent psychiatric care begins with a thorough, diagnostic evaluation, and continues with ongoing re-assessment of symptoms, close monitoring of how symptoms respond to treatment, and ongoing communication between a psychiatrist and other individuals involved in a patient's treatment. But, excellent psychiatric care isn't just about an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. It entails compassion, empathy, trust, and respect. It is the relationship between a psychiatrist and a patient that allows a psychiatrist to have clear insight into a patient's experience of their symptoms and understand how these symptoms are adversely affecting a patient's day-to-day life.
Dr. Calvert’s diagnostic evaluations and ongoing treatment take into consideration biological, psychological, and social factors that affect a patient’s overall functioning. Ongoing treatment may include any combination of treatment with medication, psychotherapy, parent guidance, consultation with other involved parties (schools, therapists, etc) and psycho-education (helping individuals understand their diagnosis and the most effective treatments).
Dr. Calvert has experience diagnosing and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in child, adolescent, and adult patients. Common reasons that patients come for treatment include symptoms of depression, mood swings, anxiety, and attention/focus difficulties (ADHD). However, Dr. Calvert also has extensive experience working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders (i.e. Autism, Asperger's Disorder, PDD), reactions to trauma (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia), and behaviors such as self-injury, substance use, and school refusal.
Dr. Calvert is an out-of-network provider, and does not participate in any insurance panels. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to determine their out-of-network benefits. Patients are provided with an itemized invoice at the time of service, which includes all diagnostic and billing codes necessary to submit to insurance for reimbursement.