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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)?  If you are interested in starting ketamine assisted therapy, please call our office at 669-242-5151 for more information, or book an appointment with one of our providers to find out more. Book an Appointment What is ketamine? Ketamine is classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is one of the …

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Welcome, Counselor & Therapist Ellen Smith LPC-C!

Everyone at Reclaim Joy Medical would like to give a warm hello to Ellen! Ellen Smith Smith LPC-C is an experienced master’s level therapist. She uses a variety of modalities to help individuals and couples seeking counseling. Ellen has advanced specialization in sex therapy and is certified by AASECT. Ellen has worked with many diverse …

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Antipsychotic Mood Stabilizers

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly THE GOOD Originally developed for hearing voices in schizophrenia, but so many other uses! Great for bipolar mania Most Antipsychotic Mood Stabilizers (AMS) treat bipolar depression as well Good addition to antidepressants for moderate to severe unipolar depression Safe for kidneys and thyroid Most are generic Taken once …

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Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

If you have highs that last for days to weeks as well as depression, talking to your psychiatrist about the possibility of Bipolar Disorder type I or Bipolar Disorder type II might be a good idea. Bipolar disorder medication is treated inherently differently than unipolar depression, where you only have low moods without the highs. …

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Asperger’s Syndrome Resources

The diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger’s Syndrome have been coming up frequently lately among people I see, so I thought I would write a blog post with information on the subject. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is classified as a Developmental Condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which …

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Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness is the act of living in the present moment, in all its fullness, without attachment or judgement. It is often hard to be mindful as we go about our day-to-day lives in today’s society, especially if you have depression, anxiety or trauma symptoms. I have been taught that there are two types of mindfulness: …

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