If you're considering psychiatry for the first time, Sage offers a welcoming space to begin your care. Our approach to psychiatry is to provide you with all the information you need to have agency in making the best decisions for yourself.
A general rule of thumb is if you have had symptoms that inhibit your ability to meet responsibilities at work or engage in meaningful relationships for more days than not for more than 3 months, it is worth considering a psychiatry consult. You might also consider whether people close to you have expressed concerns. Other more acute symptoms such as suicidal ideation or feelings of overwhelm after traumatic events may also be indications that psychiatry can help.
For those who have worked with a psychiatrist previously or are currently considering a change, Sage could be a great option for you if you're seeking more out of your relationship with your psychiatrist. While medication is a component of our psychiatric care, our psychiatric providers take a holistic approach to the mind and body that includes talk therapy, lifestyle recommendations, referrals to other integrative health providers, and other approaches to wellness. Our providers focus on creating a consistent and caring therapeutic relationship and tailor their approach to each person's individual needs. They work collaboratively with our integrative team at Sage, and will refer and consult with your other providers when complementary to your care.