Medication Management


Located in Manhattan in the Garment District and near Penn Station

As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Ann Green, NP's commitment to comprehensive care extends beyond the mere prescription of medications. She believes in fostering a collaborative approach where patients are active participants in decisions about their treatment journey. Together, we explore the transformative potential of integrating therapy with medication, tailoring a plan that aligns with individual needs and preferences. The goal is to optimize emotional growth with medication being a considered option when deemed appropriate and agreed upon through shared decision-making.

Psych Options NYC (in Manhattan in the heart of the Garment District and near Penn Station) offers both in person and virtual appointments.  Call her New York City office today or use online booking to schedule a consultation.

Medication Management Q&A

The Option of Psychiatric Medication: An Exploration of Choices

In the spirit of considering all options, we approach the landscape of psychiatric medications with a critical and reflective lens. Recognizing the complexity of human emotionality, we strive to foster an environment that values transparency, informed and joint decision-making and respect each individual's choice.  We believe in the importance of informed consent and providing comprehensive information about the potential risks and benefits of these medications. By fostering a dialogue rooted in transparency, we empower individuals to make decisions aligned with their values and preferences.

A Holistic Approach: The Impact of Combined Therapy and Medication

We go beyond surface-level considerations. Our approach encompasses not only the immediate "symptoms" but also explores the broader context of an individual's life, including lifestyle factors, social connections, and environmental influences. This comprehensive understanding informs our approach to psychiatric medications, ensuring that the options being considered align with the whole person. 

Millions globally are experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, despair, underscoring the prevalence and the need for innovative, sensitive and social approaches to helping people.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will be affected by a mental health crisis at some point in their lives. Recognizing that, while we all face these challenges together, mental health is also a deeply personal journey.  Ann Green, NP prioritizes a collaborative partnership with patients to tailor treatment plans that consider their unique needs and preferences.  

Epowering Personal Growth: Beyond Symptom Management

While medication can provide symptom relief, therapy contributes to lasting personal growth and improved overall quality of life. A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that individuals with major depressive disorder who actively engaged in decisions about their treatment, incorporating therapy in addition to medication, not only experienced faster recovery but also showed higher levels of well-being and lower rates of recurrence over time.

Ann Green, NP is also open to minimizing long-term use of psychiatric medication and, if that is an option that patient is considering, recognizes the importance of a gradual and monitored tapering process. Regular check-ins, open communication, and shared decision-making guide this journey as well.

Ann provides exceptional care for people considering medication as part of their therapeutic process.  Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment through online booking or by calling Psych Options NYC today.