Psychiatric Treatment

Our staff, including a psychiatrist, anesthesiologist, and physician assistants with mental health subspecialties, provides traditional and interventional psychiatric treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and related conditions. We individualize your treatment plan based on your unique circumstances, and the course of your illness.

We offer conservative psychiatric medication management, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Theta Burst Stimulation, and intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) ketamine therapy. Recently we have added an injectable nutrient therapy service, and we are a certified clinic for the FDA-approved Spravato™ (esketamine) intranasal spray.

The success that we have with our patients is largely due to our integrated approach to all of the services and treatments that we offer.

Pacific Psych applies a conservative strategy to antidepressants and other psychiatric medications. We have significant experience in “de-prescribing” and detoxing from psychiatric medications. We often help people reduce medications, with options that were not available even a few years ago.

“De-prescribing” is a term that describes the strategic way we go about reducing a patient’s psychiatric medication load when we feel that the medications are significantly contributing to the patient’s suffering. We de-prescribe everything from benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, etc.) to various “mood stabilizers” and anti-psychotics.

We avoid using certain classes of medications, especially benzodiazepines, given the high likelihood of dependence and tolerance developing. We typically use non-benzodiazepine alternatives for reducing anxiety.

Most of all, we will listen, evaluate, present your options to you as we see them, and support your own best choices.