NISHANT R. PATEL, MD, PLLC
Dr. Nishant Patel provides outpatient
treatment for individuals aged 18 or
over. Common conditions treated are
mood and anxiety disorders, including
depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment
disorders, generalized anxiety, panic
disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social phobia.
The therapeutic alliance is essential in any successful psychiatric treatment process. Dr. Patel encourages patients to share thoughts and feelings throughout treatment. This allows him to better understand them, and also helps the patient in engaging in the therapeutic work, developing a sense of trust, and
Board Certified Psychiatrist
collaborating on the treatment plan. Discussion and education about psychiatric conditions are often important. Diagnoses can be useful in guiding treatment and predicting prognosis, though most meaningful work in the psychiatric setting requires further attention toward the patient as a unique individual with unique circumstances.
Most psychiatric conditions respond best to a combination of psychotherapy and medications. For patients interested in psychotropic medications, benefits and risks of appropriate options are reviewed until the patient is comfortable proceeding with a therapeutic trial. Response to medication, side effects, and alternative options if needed are evaluated throughout treatment.
In addition to complex medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions, Dr. Patel’s training emphasized psychotherapy in the practice of modern psychiatry. Psychotherapeutic principles are often important considerations even for patients receiving primarily medication management treatment. Dr. Patel’s practice incorporates aspects of several forms of therapy, including psychodynamic, mentalization-based, supportive, existential, and cognitive-behavioral. Therapy can help an individual further understand oneself (including significant thoughts and feelings, the role of development on adult identity, and pertinent defenses), adopt a more empowering outlook, reflect on day-to-day situations with more insight and clarity, modify interpersonal patterns with important people in one’s life, actively engage in fundamental life dilemmas involving freedom and choices, and create a deep sense of meaning and purpose. Spiritual and cultural issues may also be important in therapy.
Phone (425) 454-0255 Fax (425) 454-3066 11201 SE 8th Street, Suite #105, Bellevue, WA 98004
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