Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication just as Psychiatrists could. We start with a comprehensive review of your physical and mental health and your medication history. We may suggest genetic testing (via a cheek swab) as a blueprint to help determine which medication your body might handle best. We allow 25 minutes for follow up visits whereas other prescribers only give 10-15 minutes because we want you to have time to fully share your concerns. We are glad to collaborate with your internal or external care team. We understand that clients may have concerns and questions about taking medication and might have had unsuccessful experiences with medication in the past, so we aim to be sensitive and let the patient set the pace.