Concierge Mental Health Counseling and Psychiatry in Hinsdale
The Benefits of Concierge Psychiatry
Concierge Psychiatry is a model of psychiatric care that focuses on delivering high-quality, personalized service to patients. This translates into longer appointment times, more immediate and flexible scheduling, and increased availability of the psychiatric provider via phone or email. Concierge medicine offers personalized premium patient-centered care. The personalized medical care that Concierge medicine offers has the potential of improving mental health care outcomes.
Longer and more comprehensive appointments
Initial psychiatric evaluations and follow up appointments are longer and more comprehensive sessions that are specifically tailored to each individual needs and preferences. New psychiatric evaluations are 60 minutes and the follow up appointments may be 25-30 min or 45 min in length when combined with psychotherapy.
More Accessibility and Direct Line of Communication
Patients may contact me directly via phone or email when there are questions or concerns in between appointments. Patients that take medication feel at ease knowing that they can reach out with questions and receive personalized and prompt feedback. All non-emergency emails and phone calls are returned within 24 hours. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Personalized Holistic and Integrative Care
I provide highly customized and one-on-one mental health care. This encompasses a range of integrated services that go beyond traditional psychiatry, including psychotherapy, holistic and integrative therapies, and extensive lab work.
Flexible and Immediate Scheduling
There are no wait lists. I keep my caseload small, in order to provide high quality, personalized care to each patient and family member. I am able to schedule new patients within a few days, rather than months like other providers. Follow up patients typically may schedule within the same day or next day.
Patient and Family Centered Approach
I use a patient and family centered approach to treatment for all patients. I collaborate with other treatment providers and the family, if release of information is consented, in order to help facilitate continuity of care and enhance patient outcomes. I believe an individual’s mental health can affect the whole family system, which is why it is important to collaborate with family when consent is given.
Priority Medication Refills
I practice evidence-based medicine and prescribe medications as needed. If I have prescribed you medications and a refill is needed, I can provide same-day refills of noncontrolled substances, as long as the next follow up is scheduled. I understand how important medication management is when it comes to your mental health and wellness, and I will make every effort to ensure you stay on track.
Patients and Families
Kirsten Book, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Power of Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry
About Concierge Psychiatric Services
A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is a graduate-level nurse who provides psychiatric-mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. The role of the PMHNP is to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals who struggle with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. This can include helping individuals cope with eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and bipolar disorder.
The PMHNP also serves as an educator to patients, families, and medical peers in advancing the idea that mental health is a fundamental component of health care. Forming a strong therapeutic bond with patients and families is the foundation of the PMHNP’s psychiatric practice.
This initial visit is called an initial psychiatric intake and will involve all sorts of questions that will help your practitioner understand you and your situation. It also gives you an opportunity to ask the PMHNP any questions you have about your psychiatric care and the plan going forward. As part of the comprehensive treatment plan, PMHNP’s often communicate and collaborate with other key members of the individual’s treatment team, including family, therapists, dietitians, and primary care physicians.
Mental health conditions can profoundly affect an individual’s life, making it difficult to function at work, school, or at home. When you reach out for help, the PMHNP will work with you to understand your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. The goal is to identify any factors that may be triggering or worsening your symptoms.
The benefits of seeking the help you need include:
- Improved mood and daily functioning in life.
- Improved communication and interpersonal skills.
- Increased confidence and self esteem.
- Greater insight and self-awareness.
- Greater insight and self-awareness.
- Connection with others and establishment of solid relationships, based upon mutual trust and support .
- Development of healthy coping skills and decision-making skills.
- Improved ability to problem-solve and take control of your life.
Every mental health clinic is different, but most offer a variety of services, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
At Kirsten Book LLC, I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy treatment for substance abuse, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
I also facilitate eating disorder and mood disorder therapy groups to help individuals feel apart of the solution, and to decrease any loneliness that may accompany a mental health disorder.
If you are not sure what services you need, I can help you. Visit kirstenbook.com and complete the new patient questionnaire to begin the process of scheduling an appointment.