Treatment

As stated on the home page, a safe, comfortable, effective, and multidisciplinary approach is taken towards treatment.   It is also believed that the connection between the provider and the patient is one of the most important aspects of treatment, and therefore, the development of a good report is essential.  With that being said, our APRN's primary specialty is that of diagnostic evaluation and psychopharmacology (medication evaluation and management).  Our staff has extensive training in psychopharmacology as some are doctorally trained and they have extensive post-graduate training which includes training at: Yale's Master Psychopharmcology Course and regular attendance to Harvard's Master Psychopharmolcolgy Courses/Conferences.  Some staff have furthered their training but completing various course such as the Neuroscience Education Institute where offer a Master Psychopharmacology Course.  Our staff maintains membership with the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association where they continue to take courses on diagnostic evaluation as well as psychopharmacology.

Despite a concentration on psychopharmacology,  it is believed that psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment.  We will provide this type of services if we deem it suitable.  If not, we can refer you out to the appropriate therapist.

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Conditions 

It should be noted that Ryan treats the following conditions at all ages including:

child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations

  • ADHD/ADD  (Attention Deficit Hyperactiviety Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder) and other focusing problems

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder

  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

  • Other academic difficulties and school refusal

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Various Intellectual Disabilities

  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, IBS related difficulties, Performance Anxiety)

  • Depression (Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder)

  • Difficulties with self harm

  • Personality Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Sleep Problems

  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar 1 and II, and unspecified mood disorders)

  • Anger problems

  • Psychosis (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Other Unspecified Psychosis)

  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bullemia, Binge Eating Disorder, and others)

  • Medical Related Issues

  • Difficulties in job performance

  • Life stressors and adjustment disorders

  • Special populations-include pregnancy and breast feeding

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Marijuana, Stimulants/Cocaine, Hallucinogenics, Gambling, Sexual addictions, Videogames, and others)

  • Family and Relationship Difficulties

  • Sexual Difficulties

  • LGBTQ difficulties

  • Gender Neutral/Gender Fluidity/ Genderqueer/Pansexual difficulties