Our team of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners (NPs) regularly evaluate symptoms and prescribe medications to treat symptoms of psychosis. In addition to medication, we provide regular health monitoring (blood glucose, cholesterol, weight), and medication side effect monitoring. Our goal is to treat with the lowest, most effective doses of medications. We also make sure there has been an appropriate medical work-up of symptoms.
- Injection Clinic For individuals who prefer not to take medications by mouth or who struggle to take daily medications, we offers long-acting injections of medications. Many individuals find this medication option is more convenient and helps adherence.
- Clozapine Clinic Clozapine is a medication that is often used to treat persistent psychotic symptoms despite multiple medication trials. Especially at the start of treatment, close side effect monitoring is required. We offer this specialized clinic for regular check-ins, lab-work, and appropriate medication titration all in one visit.
- Individual therapy Our team of social workers and psychology interns use talk therapy to help treat symptoms of psychosis. There are different modalities of therapy used. Types of therapy include supportive, Individual Resiliency Training (IRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). During sessions, individuals will discuss ongoing symptoms and learn and practice strategies to help manage the symptoms.
- Group Therapy We offer weekly group therapy for individuals both with recent onset psychosis and who have experienced multiple episodes of psychosis. These groups allow individuals to talk to and connect with peers who are facing similar challenges or who have gone through a shared experience. Participants develop new skills that help them achieve their goals. Group is led by two clinicians experienced in group therapy.
Substance Use-Focused Therapy
Ongoing substance use negatively impacts mental health. We offer services that assist individuals in eliminating or decreasing use of alcohol and other drugs. Treatment focus includes developing new and healthy coping skills, creating a relapse prevention plan, gaining knowledge about the impact of substances on daily functioning, and other related topics.
For more information about our services, visit our Boston University School of Medicine page.