Mental Health & Addiction Assessment

The first step of our mental health recovery program is a complete assessment of every physical and mental aspect of each client.  This helps our treatment specialists gain a full understanding of the client’s situation. This program includes psychological testing, psychological evaluation, and a medical examination, in addition to two kinds of DNA testing. These discussions will help our specialists create a unique, specialized treatment method for the client.

Addiction Assessment

The first step of our mental health recovery program will be to conduct an addiction assessment. This helps our treatment specialist gain a full understanding of the client’s situation. This program includes psychological testing, psychological evaluation, and a medical examination. These discussions will help our specialists create a unique, specialized treatment method for the client with

DNA TESTING FOR ADDICTION

Assesses client’s genetic variants on 21 genes, to different substances and the behaviors that can accompany them, ie risk taking, impulsivity, inattention, aggression, etc. It reduces stigma associated with addiction and helps with denial of clients and their families. Micronutrient supplementation is recommended to help address underlying deficiencies. For example a genetic inability to process folic acid can cause mental health issues like depression [1], bipolar disorder [2], schizophrenia, ADHD [3], or autism [4], in addition to increasing the risk of physical health problems, and can lead to alcoholism.

Pharmacogenetics Testing

To determine which medications will be most effective for clients and eliminate medications which are potentially harmful to or ineffective for clients. This reduces the time needed to get clients feeling better and stabilized on their medications while in treatment.

FULL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

INCLUDING LAB WORK TO ASSESS UNDERLYING PROBLEMS like hormone, thyroid, anemia, inflammation, and immune deficiencies, liver and kidney function, STDs, infection, cancer, diabetes, CBC, essentially everything that can be determined by blood work to ensure that we treat all aspects of a client to reduce the likelihood of relapse back into addiction and/or mental health problems

COMPLETE BRAIN MAP

to evaluate communication between brain/brain and brain/body cells. Assesses neurotransmitters, functioning in brain areas that control things like depression, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, even things like beliefs about the self, as in body image problems, stress that is impacting the client negatively, etc. Can indicate physical problems as well… up to 50,000 different states, although the company we work with, Vitanya, does not evaluate that many for practical reasons. In addition to intervention to address all these areas, the print out of the degree of impairment in each area is sent to the therapist working with the client to discuss in therapy sessions.

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

Therapist telling patient about program cornerstones

A basic evaluation completed after clients have regained mental clarity to help direct treatment and to indicate whether further testing is recommended to assess complex issues that have not already been evaluated.

PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT

to determine whether clients need the assistance of medications temporarily or long term to improve their mental, emotional, and physical functioning.

BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL EVALUATION

to assess all components of a client’s life, personality, stressors, and functioning to direct treatment.

STOMACH MICROBIOME DNA TEST

if determined to be a need for clients who struggle with weight, intestinal problems, inflammation, immune system problems, skin problems, etc.

FOOD SENSITIVITY DNA TEST

if needed for clients who have difficulty with gastrointestinal, skin, fatigue, headache, and other problems.

References:

[1]: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/depression
[2]: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/bipolar-disorder
[3]: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/adhd
[4]: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/autism

Get Help

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Send Us A Text!