At Michigan Progressive Health, we’re proud to announce the addition of Integrative Psychiatry to our range of services. This holistic approach to mental health combines conventional and complementary therapies, ensuring a comprehensive treatment tailored to individual needs.
Meet Dr. Kathryn Chilton: Leading the Way in Integrative Psychiatry
About Dr. Chilton:
Dr. Kathryn Chilton is a distinguished psychiatrist with a passion for innovative therapeutic approaches and consciousness science. A graduate from the University of Michigan, she further honed her skills during her psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin. Her dedication to the field was acknowledged with the Waggoner Award and the Academic Achievement Award, which she received twice during her residency.
Bridging Science and Therapy
Dr. Chilton’s academic pursuits have always been at the intersection of consciousness science and novel therapeutic strategies. Her early research at the University of Michigan Center for Consciousness Science delved into the psychological impacts of ketamine, using EEG tracings. She also played a significant role in pioneering psilocybin studies at the University of Wisconsin, focusing on its potential in treating depression and substance abuse.
Innovation in Practice:
Recognizing the transformative potential of ketamine, Dr. Chilton spearheaded the development of a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy program at the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Her co-authored KAP protocol is now a benchmark, adopted by multiple VA facilities.
A Passion Beyond the Clinic:
Dr. Chilton’s love for live music and festivals has deeply influenced her professional journey. This passion ignited her curiosity about altered states of consciousness and their therapeutic potential. A testament to this was her live onstage therapy session at the Electric Forest Festival. Her commitment to exploring the boundaries of therapy led her to gain certification in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. She is currently furthering her expertise with a certification in Integrative Psychiatry.
Joining Michigan Progressive Health
Dr. Chilton’s unwavering commitment to holistic well-being and mental health advocacy makes her an invaluable asset to our team. We are thrilled to have her expertise guide our new service in Integrative Psychiatry, ensuring our patients receive the best in holistic mental health care.
Experience the Future of Mental Health Care
At Michigan Progressive Health, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health. With the addition of Dr. Chilton and our new Integrative Psychiatry service, we’re taking a step further in offering comprehensive, patient-centered care. Join us in this journey towards holistic wellbeing.
Understanding Integrative Psychiatry: Your Questions Answered
What is Integrative Psychiatry?
Integrative Psychiatry is a holistic approach to mental health care that combines conventional psychiatric treatments with evidence-based complementary therapies. This approach considers the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of an individual’s well-being.
What is an Integrative Psychiatrist?
An Integrative Psychiatrist is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry who combines conventional psychiatric treatments with evidence-based complementary therapies. They take a holistic approach, considering the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of an individual’s well-being.
How does an Integrative Psychiatrist differ from a traditional psychiatrist?
While both are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health disorders, an Integrative Psychiatrist goes beyond traditional methods. They incorporate a range of therapeutic modalities, including lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling, mindfulness practices, and sometimes complementary medicines, to provide comprehensive care.
What kinds of treatments are used in Integrative Psychiatry?
Integrative Psychiatry can include a range of treatments such as psychotherapy, medications, nutritional counseling, herbal supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and other mind-body practices. The specific treatments used are tailored to the individual’s needs.
Why should I consider seeing an Integrative Psychiatrist?
If you’re seeking a more holistic approach to your mental health, or if traditional treatments haven’t fully addressed your needs, an Integrative Psychiatrist can offer a comprehensive and tailored approach. They can provide a blend of conventional and complementary treatments to optimize your mental well-being.
Can an Integrative Psychiatrist prescribe medications?
Yes, an Integrative Psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor and can prescribe medications when necessary. However, they might also suggest complementary therapies alongside or instead of medications, depending on the individual’s needs.
How do I know if an Integrative Psychiatrist is right for my needs?
If you’re open to exploring a combination of traditional and complementary treatments and believe in a holistic approach to mental health, an Integrative Psychiatrist might be a good fit. It’s essential to have an initial consultation to discuss your specific concerns and treatment goals.
Are all Integrative Psychiatrists the same?
No, just as in traditional psychiatry, each Integrative Psychiatrist might have areas of specialty or particular therapies they favor. It’s essential to find a psychiatrist whose approach aligns with your preferences and needs.
Will I still need to take my psychiatric medications?
It depends on the individual. Some people might find that they can reduce or eventually stop their medications under the guidance of their integrative psychiatrist, while others might continue with their current medication regimen. It’s crucial to make any changes to medication under the supervision of a medical professional.
Will an Integrative Psychiatrist consider my cultural and personal beliefs?
Yes, a core principle of integrative psychiatry is to provide patient-centered care. This means respecting and considering individual beliefs, values, and cultural practices in the treatment plan.
Can I use my insurance for Integrative Psychiatry treatments?
Coverage varies by insurance provider and plan. It’s important to check with your insurance company about coverage for specific treatments. Some integrative treatments may not be covered, while others might be.
Start your journey to wellness today. We’re looking forward to guiding you through this transformative experience.