Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry services offered in Orange, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

Integrative psychiatry honors the whole person, taking a mind-body approach that supports the physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, and social challenges you face. With extensive training in medical and psychiatric medicine, Peter Pham, PMHNP-BC, and Diana Bush, PMHNP-BC, at Black Onyx in Orange and South San Francisco, California, offer comprehensive care, drawing from conventional and complementary medicine to heal existing challenges and promote wellness in every facet of your life. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about integrative psychiatry and its benefits for your well-being.

Integrative Psychiatry Q & A

What is integrative psychiatry?

Integrative psychiatry goes beyond your mental health to support the many areas of life that influence your total health.

Your provider also pays attention to your physical, emotional, social, nutritional, and environmental well-being to improve your mental health. You can’t achieve and sustain wellness in one without caring for the others.

Integrative psychiatry also combines conventional and complementary medicine, finding the combination of treatments that best meet your health care needs.

What conditions are treated with integrative psychiatry?

Your Black Onyx provider uses integrative psychiatry to treat the full scope of life challenges and mental health  disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders

Mental health disorders cause emotional and behavioral symptoms that negatively affect your ability to communicate, build relationships, find success at work, socialize with friends, and support your family.

Having a mental health disorder undermines your physical health and causes insomnia, just as an illness or chronic health condition takes a toll on your mental health. 

Practicing integrative psychiatry allows your provider to treat every component affecting the quality of your health and life.

What diagnostics are included in integrative psychiatry?

Integrative psychiatry providers explore the mind-body connection, which means considering issues and using diagnostics you wouldn’t expect from most mental health practitioners. For example, nutritional deficiencies, gut bacteria, and body-wide inflammation impact your brain’s ability to produce neurotransmitters, which affects your mental health.

As psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, the providers at Black Onyx have extensive training in medical and mental health care. They carefully evaluate your whole-body health and order blood work, diagnostic imaging, and other tests if needed to identify any problems.

What treatments might I receive through integrative psychiatry?

Your provider creates an individualized care plan incorporating the conventional and complementary treatments you may need. A few examples include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management (for physical and psychiatric needs)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Dietary supplements
  • Stress management
  • Weight management
  • Meditation and relaxation training
  • Mind-body therapies

The Black Onyx providers work closely with other practitioners in the community. They can refer you to the specialists you may need, whether they diagnose a chronic health condition or you want to try mind-body therapies such as tai chi and yoga.

To learn more about integrative psychiatry, call Black Onyx or connect online to request an appointment today.