The Diagnostic Assessment


The Diagnostic Assessment is a detailed interview clarifying your current circumstances and symptoms as well as a comprehensive history highlighting your psychiatric, medical, personal, and professional experiences.  Together we will arrive at a diagnosis and develop a plan to realize your treatment goals.  Sometimes more than one appointment is required to confirm a diagnosis and treatment plan, and treatment interventions and goals may also evolve as you respond and engage with treatment. 


The first appointment is usually about 90 minutes and may include initial acupuncture treatment if it is determined acupuncture should be a component of your care. 



You can also anticipate recommendations (and prescriptions if needed) for medications, herbal remedies and supplements, and nutritional counseling.