The Woodlands Behavioral Health and Wellness Center was created to treat adults and children who suffer from ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse Issues, Eating Disorders and those who are on the Autism Spectrum.
It is through a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive multi modal approach to the treatment of these conditions that makes us different from other treatment specialists and ultimately to the success of our patients. Integration is key to our treatment model and represents our philosophy for treating our clients.
A multidisciplinary treatment team is established specifically for the client and will work together to develop, review, and update an individualized treatment plan. As a team, they will monitor the client’s progress and ensure that the client achieves his/her treatment goals. The treatment team also monitors progress at school and/or work, if relevant.
Our Integrated Treatment Model treats the whole client and his/her significant others, including family members, employers and school systems, that may have been affected by/or are affecting the client’s condition.
Key Components of our Treatment Model:
- All clients have a Complimentary Consultation with one of our staff members to discuss historical and current symptoms. Additionally, any previous evaluations and/or testing will briefly be reviewed to determine next steps. The staff member will also review all services and fees and give information about codes necessary for possible reimbursement from insurance companies.
- Accurate diagnosis of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and other attentional disorder as well as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, Asperger’s/Autism, Eating Disorders and more. This is done using clinical interviews, historical data, and standardized tests to identify the source of the client’s problem and whether there are any co-existing disorders present which also need treatment.
- Simultaneously addressing the many conditions that co-exist with ADHD, Learning Disabilities and other attentional disorders, such as anxiety, sleep problems, mood swings, and learning problems to ensure the most successful outcomes.
- Client self-management which involves a collaborative partnership between the client and treatment providers. The client is directly involved in treatment goal setting, decision-making and management of their disorder through self-management support which includes education, improving problem-solving skills, encouraging healthy behaviors, emotional support, regular and sustained follow-up, and encouraging clients to participate actively in the management of their disorder.
- Safe practices to minimize harm to the client. These include educating the client regarding risks in treatment with medication; medical screenings prior to prescribing medication; dosing requirements (starting off with a low dosage then gradually adjusting) to minimize side effects and optimize benefits; carefully monitoring the client’s medical status including weight, height and blood pressure, etc. while they are being treated with medication; and providing a way to contact our psychiatrists if there are any side effects.
- Alternatives/Supplements to medication which include the use of nutritional counseling and natural supplements to address symptoms; behavioral treatment plans to change behavior patterns; parenting skills training to facilitate desired behaviors; coaching to build executive functioning skills; computerized brain-training to improve working memory; and individual/group therapy to provide emotional support and facilitate general well-being.