A major aspect of the treatment process for mental health disorders at any psychiatric facility is going to be medication. For some individuals, the use of medication can be a cause for concern, especially if they are unsure as to how they are going to react to certain psychotropic meds. Many individuals may be hesitant to take any type of medication because they fear the potential side effects.
While it is possible for some individuals to experience some side effects, psychotropic medications can be a life saver for many who are struggling with mental health illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Medications help to treat the symptoms of mental health disorders which make it easier for individuals to focus on the therapeutic aspects of treatment.(Healthyplace,2014)
If you are looking for treatment with medication our providers are Emmet M. Kenney Jr., MD , Terry Dobmeier, CNS, Jill McMullen, FNP, or Randy Swingen, FNP.
Psychotherapy involves talking with a therapist. This therapy helps patients take control of their life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
If you are looking for psychotherapy Doreen Vosburg is our provider
Saint Sophie’s believes in giving back to the community and having a valuable role to play in educating and forming the next generation of medical providers. We have nursing students and premed students who intern from University of Mary and Concordia, to get a firsthand experience of patient care. Saint Sophie’s also offers an annual conference educating local healthcare professionals.
Dr. Kenney has recently been acknowledged for his excellent years of teaching in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at UND school of medicine. “I have reviewed the student evaluations for this past year and they are fantastic! Your input to the lives and careers of these students is so important for them and the field of Psychiatry. It is clear that through your contributions the students rotating through our psychiatry rotations during 2016-2017 received an excellent experience!” James L Roerig PharmD, BCPP, Clerkship Director and UND Professor.
“Our Cheerful Reception Staff are always ready and eager to help you get started with services and continue with coordinating appointments for the treatment you deserve.”