Many people with psychiatric disorders like depression, PTSD, and anxiety require long-term care with regular consultations. If you have difficulties attending in-person visits, Michelle Zyla, APRN, PMHNP-BC, at Minds In Balance Psychiatry in Peoria, Arizona, offers telehealth as a solution. Using a secure internet connection, you meet with Michelle over a video link, receiving expert care without needing to travel. Call Minds In Balance Psychiatry today to learn more about telehealth, or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.

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What is telehealth?

Telehealth gives you access to mental health care from the comfort of your home. Michelle welcomes patients to visit her at Minds In Balance Psychiatry for face-to-face consultations, but she understands that you may be unable to meet in person for various reasons.

Michelle offers telehealth services to allow you to meet from wherever you are. She can deliver your mental health care needs with live, interactive communication through Minds In Balance Psychiatry’s video-based telepsychiatry services.

Even from a distance, Michelle can still talk with you, implement treatments, and address concerns in a convenient and easily accessible manner.

Why might I need telehealth for a psychiatric disorder?

Telehealth can play an essential part in treating psychiatric disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder

It usually takes time for mental health treatments to achieve optimal results. For example, Michelle sees new patients no more than four weeks after the initial consultation and may ask patients to attend two appointments in a month. Once patients are stable, she meets with them at least every three months.

Attending this many appointments in person may be challenging for you, so telehealth provides a convenient way of receiving treatment without having to visit Minds In Balance Psychiatry.

What advantages does telehealth offer?

Telehealth offers several advantages for patients in all areas of medicine. For instance, it relieves you from the hassle of making travel arrangements if you live far from your doctor’s office, don’t drive, and public transport is inconvenient.

It’s also far more convenient for people with busy lives. Besides your appointment slot, you don’t need to take time off work to travel or arrange child care. You also save on transport costs and parking charges and reduce your risk of exposure to infectious diseases.

Telehealth particularly suits people with mental health problems, many of whom find leaving home for any reason stressful. If you have anxiety or OCD, you may worry about suffering a panic attack; with PTSD, your concern is likely avoiding a flashback. If you have depression or bipolar disorder, you may feel so low that getting up each day is enough of a challenge.

Telehealth takes away these sources of stress so you can benefit more from your therapy. Call Minds In Balance Psychiatry today or book an appointment online to arrange your telehealth consultation.