INITIAL CHILD/ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
During your initial visit, you and your child/teen will meet with Dr. LaRose for 60 minutes, during which time you will discuss your child's history, current concerns, and goals for treatment. Dr. LaRose will thoroughly evaluate to ensure that your child is properly diagnosed and provide feedback and recommendations for treatment. You and Dr. LaRose will collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is best suited to your child and family's needs.
Dr. LaRose believes that the choice to take, or not take, medication is in the hands of the family. For many issues, medication may be a highly effective first line treatment. For many others, therapy or behavior management may be beneficial before making a decision about medication. In either case, Dr. LaRose will always be upfront about her professional recommendation, but respect a family’s decision and tailor treatment to fit those wishes.