Mental Health Medication
When counseling alone does not help
Common Mental Health illnesses
Medication may be helpful when other efforts have been exhausted such as counseling, exercise, diet, and other holistic approaches.
- Atypical Antipsychotics
- Nightmares/Sleep Issues
“Antidepressant medication and psychotherapy have all been shown to be helpful, and some evidence suggests that combining psychotherapy and medication may be more effective than either treatment alone.” Source APA Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology)
of it can be to client and the therapist.
Meet Jennifer Hamblin, PMHNP
Prescriber of Psychiatric Mental Health Medication
Jennifer Hamblin, our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, has a passion for helping people with both mental health disorders & substance abuse. She offers appointments both in-person and through Telehealth. She is able to prescribe most mental health medications to children 10 years old through adults. She plans on being able to evaluate children for ADHD medication beginning in the fall.
Jennifer has been a nurse since 1997. She has worked in Intensive Care, Dialysis & Infection Control, where she served as Quality Manager for 7 years. She completed internships for her Nurse Practitioner degree at Parsons Counseling in Berea & at Cumberland River Behavioral Health in Mount Vernon & Barbourville.
What to expect
The first appointment will be an evaluation to see if Psychiatric Medication is appropriate. It will consist of getting height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure then discussing your medical and mental health history. Some medications may require lab work and/or assessments. If you are currently or have previously been on Psychiatric Medication records will need to be reviewed prior to the first appointment.
What medication can help with
so that they can use the coping skills into their daily lives at home, school, work, and when interacting with others.