Medication Management

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating various mental disorders. A psychiatrist's training starts with four years of medical school and is followed by a one year internship and at least three years of specialized training as a psychiatric resident. Upon completion of training, psychiatrists may become certified in their specialty by their governing professional organization, which is the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Approximately 60% of psychiatrists practicing in the United States have this added degree of qualification, as far as successfully completing a rigorous and thorough examination process which further validates their ability to provide quality care in their specialty.

As a physician, a psychiatrist is licensed to write prescriptions for psychotropic medications. Depending on potential side effects of these medications or coexisting medical conditions, a psychiatrist may also monitor vital signs and laboratory functions during the course of treatment. Many mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder, can be treated effectively with specific medications, and sometimes medication alone is enough to treat the mental illness. However, more often than not, a combination of medication and psychotherapy or counseling is needed.

If that is the case, the psychiatrist may provide the psychotherapy, or refer the patient to a qualified counselor in our practice, particularly for specialized or more intensive treatment. In cases of combination therapy involving medication management and counseling, treatment outcomes are optimized when the psychiatrist is working in close collaboration with the therapist.

At Family Solutions Counseling Center, we provide the area with a high standard of care with a collaborative approach in treating individuals, couples and families through counseling and psychiatric services.



  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Counseling Center
1105 Hudson Lane,
Monroe, LA 71201


Lumen Counseling
100 CenturyLink Drive,
Monroe, LA 71203


Pediatric Therapy
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 7,
Monroe, LA 71201


Autism Center
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 9,
Monroe, LA 71201

  (318) 600-6640


Counseling Center
1401 N. 7th Street, Suite B
West Monroe, LA 71291


Autism Center
107 McMillan Road
West Monroe, LA 71291

  (318) 600-6640



Counseling Telehealth
  (318) 255-2922

Autism Center
9441 Stevens, Suite 150
Shreveport, LA 71106

  (318) 947-9000


Counseling Center
2102 Floyd Park Dr, Ste 2,
Ruston, LA 71270


Autism Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270

  (318) 600-6640

Pediatric Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270



Autism Center
4279 Front Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295




Autism Center
3036 Robert Street
Olla, LA 71465

  (318) 600-6640


Autism Center
201 Rue De Jean
Lafayette, LA 70508
  (337) 362-2500