Psychiatry & Medication Management
Seattle Counseling Service psychiatric staff can assess your need for medication such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers to help you cope with functional impairment. If medication is prescribed, you will be scheduled for follow-up appointments for as long as you are using the medication.
In general you must also be receiving mental health counseling at Seattle Counseling Service in order to be eligible for the medication management program.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
You can expect to spend one hour with a staff psychiatrist. During this time they will gather information regarding your current needs and any history of medication. If medication is indicated, you will be provided with a prescription and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.
We accept Medicaid and many insurance plans. The usual fees are $70 per medication management session and $130 per psychiatric evaluation. These fees may be discounted if you are low-income and uninsured.