Services

Overview

Veritas Integrated Psychiatric Care PLLC provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments, second opinions, and follow up appointments for medication management for general adult and geriatric patients. While we offer our services to the general public, we also specialize in treating Christians, veterans, active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents.

Christian Psychiatry

Many Christians do not feel comfortable getting help for emotional issues from a "secular" doctor because they do not share the same worldview. As a Christian Psychiatrist, I offer patients mental health care from a biblical perspective. Many of my patients have been blessed when I prayed with them and addressed issues from a practical biblical standpoint. One lady recently told me about "the ripple affect" my sessions with her had on her family. The Lord not only changed her perspective and life course, but He blessed her children and grandchildren as well. It is my heart's desire for each of my patients to receive Christ-centered care at Veritas.

Military Psychiatry

Having served in the military, I understand many of the unique challenges that face the servicemember and his or her family. Going to or returning from deployment, being stationed overseas, being separated from loved ones, losing a buddy, or experiencing combat can have lasting effects on you and your family. Whether you are on active duty, are retired, a veteran, or a family member, we at Veritas are grateful for your sacrifice to our nation. We salute you. Thank you for your service to our country. I have treated many people who have experienced combat, suffer from PTSD, or have traumatic brain injuries. I would feel honored to be able to help you with your mental health needs.

Telepsychiatry

Whether you are housebound for physical or psychological reasons, are a busy professional who has little time, or you live so far from Grand Rapids that driving to your appointment is cost prohibitive, the Telepsychiatry component of my practice offers improved access to care, continuity of care and convenience for your mental health needs. Using a laptop or PC from the comfort of your own home or private office, Veritas Telepsychiatry allows you to have a video-conferencing appointment with me over the internet. While the costs for this service are out of pocket, it saves you gas money, travel time, wear and tear on your vehicle, and from having to sit in a reception area with strangers before your appointment. If you should travel out of town or move, internet access allows me to remain available when you have the need.

Treatment Goals

My goals for treatment are to strive for excellence in your mental health by:

  1. Getting to know you as a person.
  2. Searching for root causes for your symptoms.
  3. Identifying and addressing any spiritual issues affecting the clinical picture.
  4. Simplifying the medications and using only the lowest effective doses needed.
  5. Coordinating care with your primary care physician, therapist, and/or specialist.
  6. Increasing your ability to function.
  7. Improving your quality of life.
While I realize that I cannot control what choices you make or what happens to you, I will do my best to keep you out of the hospital as much as possible. Most of all, I want to give you the best possible chance to fulfill the purpose for which God created you, so that He is glorified. I want to see you walk with Him, so that He can bless, protect, and use you for His kingdom and glory.



What We Treat

We treat people who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and spiritual issues, specifically:

MOOD DISORDERS

  • Major Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression)
  • Seasonal affective disorder

ANXIETY DISORDERS

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia
  • Social and other Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder

SPIRITUAL ISSUES

  • Bitterness
  • Anger
  • Unforgiveness
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Sin issues
  • Voices that are not responsive to medications