Mental Health Services
At Path To Awareness, we dedicate ourselves to providing you and your loved ones the highest quality of psychiatric care.
We understand that each individual is unique, and each patient deserves personalized therapeutic plans in order to get the best result.
Listed below are a number of our core services, what to expect during your visits with us, and the mental health conditions we are trained to treat.
If you are ready to get started, or if you have questions, contact us or call (541) 245-3614.
One of your first steps with Path to Awareness is a psychiatric assessment.
Psychiatric assessments are vital to determine whether a patient should receive treatment for a specific mental health condition. This is primarily done by asking questions about the patient’s symptoms and history. In order to properly diagnose a mental health issue, psychiatrists must gather information about the person’s past and current life experiences.
Many of these factors include:
- Medical history
- Current or recent medications
- Previous history of mental health conditions
- Family relationships and social support
- Previous or current substance use disorders
- Previous treatment history
A diagnosis can then be made based on the information provided. In addition to diagnosing a condition, assessments can also provide valuable information about your symptomatology.
A psychiatric assessment helps our team to formulate a treatment plan that would be tailored to your specific needs.
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that involves talking to a trained professional about problems and issues that you are experiencing. It is used to treat many mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
It is also used to help people cope with stress, trauma, abuse, grief, and loss.
The main goal of psychotherapy is to help people understand themselves better and become aware of what triggers their emotions and behaviors.
Therapists work with clients to identify patterns of thought and behavior that lead to emotional distress. They then teach clients new ways of thinking and behaving that are less likely to trigger negative feelings.
Many benefits of psychotherapy include:
- Having support and encouragement to help you overcome obstacles.
- Knowledge and skills to manage negative emotions.
- Better ability to express emotions more appropriately and effectively.
- Improved problem-solving abilities.
- Reduced stress levels.
- Overall better mental health.
Psychiatric medication management is vital for individuals who are prescribed medications that impact mental health conditions.
The goal of psychiatric medication management is to ensure that the client gets the most benefit possible from these medications while minimizing potential side effects and drug interactions.
The most common services can include
- Assessment of medication efficacy, dosage adherence, and overall safety
- Education on how to safely administer medications
- Monitoring of side effects
- Assistance with the accessibility of medication (managing financial costs associated with medications)
- Collaboration with the client’s treatment team for a holistic spectrum of care.
At Path To Awareness, we work closely with our clients to make sure that their needs and concerns are voiced and well represented. If you or a loved one need assistance in managing psychiatric medications, our team is ready to help. Contact us or call (541) 245-3614 today.
What To Expect With Different Age Groups
Adults (or teenagers who are seeking help without adults in their lives)
Intakes normally last between 60–90 minutes. You are welcome to bring support with you and they can be a part of some of the sessions. If not, we will meet alone for the entirety.
Individuals under 18 with adults present
The initial intake will be scheduled for 120 minutes, but will usually last between 90-100 minutes. It may be helpful to bring something to do in the waiting room for some of the downtime. It may take several sessions before arriving at a diagnosis and recommended treatment. We may also refer out for neuropsychological or psychological testing to assist with more complicated presentations. Please have the clinic intake form filled out prior to the first visit. It can be sent to us before or brought to the first appointment.
For kids under 12
We will generally begin by meeting with the adults in the child’s life. That can occur as a separate visit or for the first 45-60 minutes of the visit. Then we like to spend time getting to know the child without the parents present (if the child is comfortable enough). We will then meet with everyone together at the end. We may decide to also have a follow-up meeting with only the adults present.
For kids 12 & up
We will begin with everyone in the room, but will want the initial time to be spent with the adolescent without the adults present. Then the adults can come in and the adolescent will have the option of being present or letting them have their own time to present their perceptions.
Treatment Time Estimates
Psychiatric Consultation referred by a Primary Care Provider
Ongoing Medication Management
Combined Medication Management and Psychotherapy
Individual Psychotherapy (without medication management)
We are currently in-network with Aetna, Asante BCBS, Cigna, First Choice Health, Medicare, Moda, Optum, Pacific Source, Providence, Regence, Tricare, and United Healthcare. We are applying to be on other networks at this time but will work with other insurances as an out-of-network provider. The individual seeking services will be responsible for the cost that the insurance doesn’t cover. Copays and fees not covered are due at the time of the appointment.
We are able to work with clients who don’t have mental health coverage. Prices and payment plans will be discussed prior to the initial visit.