Telemedicine Available Now!

In person services are now available statewide in California.


Telemedicine Service is now offered in California, Florida, and Illinois

Treatment Approaches

Pharmacotherapy Also known as medication management, this form of treatment is focused on the initiation and adjustment of medications to target specific mood and behavioral problems.

PsychotherapyThis term refers to a wide variety of talk therapy approaches. Dr. Etefia offers a highly structured form of psychotherapy, known as CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy, in addition to a less directed form of therapy known as time-limited psychodynamic therapy or TLDT. CBT is particularly effective for more recent onset mood and behavioral problems. CBT typically consists of 12 to 20 weekly sessions during which mood and substance use conditions are treated through corrective exercises targeting problematic thinking and behavior.

TLDT may be helpful in as few as 12 weekly sessions for improving longstanding mood, behavior and personality issues. In TLDT the dialogue between patient and therapist is less circumscribed though, in general, positive change occurs as the client is assisted in identifying how their needs, identity and formative experiences relate to emotional distress. Many but not all patients will require psychotherapy. The decision to begin this form of treatment as well as the specific therapeutic approach is made on a case-by-case basis.

Sessions

Initial
Consultation

A 100-minute session spanning two visits involving diagnostic assessment and initial treatment planning. The time includes review of previous records and collection of collateral information.

Medication
Management

A 20-minute follow up session focused primarily on medication based treatment.

Medication
Management and
Psychotherapy

A 50-minute session involving a combination of psychotherapy and medication based treatment.

Genetic
Analysis

Genetic Analysis is available to determine an individuals risk profile for certain mental health disorders as well as to predict which medications may be the best fit for particular patient.

Nutritional
Assessment

Nutritional assessment is provided as certain vitamin deficiencies in particular can underlie major mental health disorders.

Ketamine
Therapy

Spravato (Esketamine Hydrochloride)

This medication is used for Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD).