What is really going on?
Ivy felt as though she had been jumping from one psychiatrist to the next for years. She’d been diagnosed with nearly everything: Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Dysthymia, PTSD, and even Bipolar Disorder. There were antidepressants, anti-anxiolytics, sleep medication – and yet, nothing helped!
What was going on?!
Ivy had persisted with therapy but had yet to find someone who seemed to “get her” and really understand how stuck she was feeling. Everything felt so hopeless! She just wanted to feel better! Why didn’t anything help?!
She was barely getting her work done and kept asking for extensions on deadlines. She couldn’t focus or get started on anything. Her social life felt as though it was fizzling. She couldn’t even bring herself to text her friends back. Ivy’s family wasn’t any help. They kept telling her she was, “too sensitive” and “lazy.”
How could Ivy move forward?
Ivy felt lost and didn’t have a plan on how to forge ahead. She called Aspire on a whim and came in for an intake. When she met with a psychologist, she felt as though she was heard for the first time, particularly when they agreed her symptoms could be from a variety of conditions.
We recommended that she undergo an evaluation to help clarify what factors were impacting her mental health. Ivy agreed, with trepidation, and anxiously awaited the feedback session to discuss her results.
The psychologist clarified a diagnostic picture that made sense and suggested a treatment plan that resonated with Ivy. She felt hope for the first time in a long time and ultimately was able to learn to ride the mental health waves that were once knocking her down.
Ivy is not unique to us at Aspire
We see numerous individuals like Ivy, of all ages. Sometimes diagnoses get thrown around without a lot of thought to the impact they have on the person. We start to feel confused. If we don’t respond to treatment, we may blame ourselves.
If you haven’t been responsive to treatment, there is an explanation. Assessment can help you find the answers!
What an evaluation might show
During an evaluation, we select assessment measures to carefully look at the areas of your life that are most concerning to you. We recommend tests based on your concerns and collaborate with you to create a comprehensive assessment that considers all possible diagnoses.
Once the evaluation is complete, we provide you with a personalized report summarizing the data and clarifying not just diagnosis but also treatment plan. You leave our office with a list of actions you can take to alleviate symptoms and recover.
Isn’t it time you figured this out?
Call us at (323) 345-1402 for an initial appointment today!