Talk Therapy and Prescription Medication for Adults and Adolescents in Los Altos
A psychiatrist is the only expert and medical professional qualified to provide you with a recommendation regarding the role of psychotropic medication. Dr. Kamis’ general treatment principle regarding psychotropic medications is to use the lowest effective dose of medication that successfully alleviates your mood symptoms. During your initial visit you and Dr. Kamis will review your full medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and family history. It is important to obtain an accurate medical history because certain conditions such as hypo/hyperthyroidism, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, post-stroke, and dementia, may present with psychiatric symptoms.
Dr. Kamis is a highly skilled, Stanford trained clinical psychiatrist who is dedicated to collaborative therapeutic effort. She treats each patient with warmth and compassion, and designs an individualized treatment program that integrates the most effective therapies and medications for each patient’s unique body composition and lifestyle.
When paired with ongoing and constructive therapy, medication can be a highly effective component of managing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition to medication management, Dr. Kamis also successfully treats insomnia and sleep disorders, performance optimization, social and other phobias, as well as unwanted habits and procrastination difficulties with counseling and behavior modifying medication.
You will never feel pressure to add prescription medication to your treatment, but you can take comfort in knowing the option is available under her care. If you choose pharmacologic support, Dr. Kamis will clearly explain all the details of your medication and answer any and all questions you may have in regards to the role of medication management.
Through psychotherapy and medication Dr. Kamis will expertly give you the support you need to overcome obstacles. Her extensive training makes her the perfect guide for collaborative counseling at all levels of need.