Psychiatry Services




At Heritage Counseling, we provide comprehensive psychiatry services with a professional and compassionate approach. Our team of experts is dedicated to addressing mental health concerns across the lifespan, with an age range from 3 to 93.

Symptoms Treated with Psychiatric Care

Psychiatry offers a multifaceted approach to treating aggressive forms of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through a combination of psychotherapy and medication management, psychiatrists can help individuals navigate the complexities of these conditions. Psychotherapy techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provide invaluable tools for managing symptoms and addressing underlying issues contributing to aggression. Additionally, medication interventions, carefully tailored to each individual's needs, can help stabilize mood, alleviate symptoms, and reduce impulsivity. By integrating these therapeutic modalities, psychiatry aims to empower individuals to regain control over their emotions and behaviors, fostering a path toward improved mental health and overall well-being.

Expert Medication Management

Our psychiatry services encompass medication management, ensuring a tailored approach to your mental health needs. We specialize in treating common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, and spectrum disorders.

Testing and Evaluations 

Psychiatric Evaluations 

Psychiatric evaluations are comprehensive assessments conducted by mental health professionals to understand an individual's mental and emotional well-being. These evaluations typically involve a thorough review of the individual's medical history, presenting symptoms, and any relevant psychosocial factors. Mental status examinations and or assessments may be conducted to assess cognitive functioning, mood, and thought processes. Additionally, psychiatric evaluations often explore the individual's personal and family history, providing a holistic understanding that guides the formulation of accurate diagnoses and the development of tailored treatment plans.

PGx Testing

Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing is a cutting-edge approach in personalized medicine that analyzes an individual's genetic makeup to predict how they may respond to specific medications. By examining genetic variations that influence drug metabolism, PGx testing provides valuable insights into the most effective medications and optimal dosages for an individual. This precision medicine tool not only enhances treatment outcomes but also helps minimize the risk of adverse reactions, guiding healthcare professionals in tailoring medication regimens to a patient's unique genetic profile. PGx testing represents a significant advancement in promoting safer and more personalized approaches to medication management.

First Session: Comprehensive and Individualized

Your first session with our psychiatrist is a crucial step toward understanding and addressing your unique needs. The initial session, lasting 1 to 1.5 hours, allows for a thorough evaluation. Before your appointment, you'll receive digital paperwork to complete, streamlining the process for a more focused discussion during your visit.

Tailored Treatment Plan

During the first session, our psychiatrist will determine the optimal frequency and length of future sessions and work toward an accurate diagnosis. This personalized approach ensures that your treatment plan aligns with patient-specific requirements.

Follow-Up Appointments: Monitoring Progress

For those prescribed medications, follow-up appointments are essential to monitor progress, discuss symptoms, and address any potential side effects. These appointments also provide an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the prescribed medication and make dosage adjustments if needed.

Depending on the medication prescribed, follow-up appointments may be scheduled monthly or quarterly. This flexibility allows us to tailor the frequency of visits to your unique treatment plan, ensuring the most effective and efficient management of your mental health.

Your Path to Mental Wellness Starts Here

At Heritage Counseling, we prioritize a patient-centered approach that emphasizes psychiatric care and medication only when absolutely necessary. We firmly believe in exploring a range of therapeutic interventions and lifestyle adjustments tailored to each individual before considering medication. Our dedicated team of psychiatrists are committed to thoroughly assessing and understanding each client's unique needs, ensuring that any recommendation for psychiatric care or medication aligns with the highest standards of necessity and appropriateness. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care that empowers individuals on their mental health journey, with the conviction that psychiatric interventions should be judiciously employed, prioritizing holistic well-being whenever possible.

To schedule an in-person or virtual psychiatric visit, please call 214-363-2345. We offer in-person appointments in our Austin location and virtual appointments for those outside of the Austin area.