Telepsychiatry for Clarendon Hills, IL

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Christopher Lynn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management and supportive therapy for adult clients ages 18 and above. I am double board-certified as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of healthcare experience. I am dedicated to maximizing your health and wellness by integrating traditional healthcare with complementary/alternative therapies in order to prevent/manage chronic illness and promote a healthy lifestyle.
I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management and supportive therapy for adult clients ages 18 and above. I am double board-certified as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of healthcare experience. I am dedicated to maximizing your health and wellness by integrating traditional healthcare with complementary/alternative therapies in order to prevent/manage chronic illness and promote a healthy lifestyle.
(773) 918-2047 View (773) 918-2047
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Denise Garcia
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Dr. Denise Garcia is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Resurrection University and her Doctorate Degree in Nursing from Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Garcia is certified in psychiatry across the lifespan and is trained to work with different populations. She can provide services like psychiatric evaluations, assessments, and order laboratory tests/imagining.
Dr. Denise Garcia is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Resurrection University and her Doctorate Degree in Nursing from Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Garcia is certified in psychiatry across the lifespan and is trained to work with different populations. She can provide services like psychiatric evaluations, assessments, and order laboratory tests/imagining.
(630) 552-6992 View (630) 552-6992
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Sanjeev Dwivedi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Dr. Sanjeev Dwivedi, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, believes you don't have to navigate mental health challenges on your own, and he is here to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with issues such as OCD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Dr. Dwivedi completed his fellowship at the Institute for Juvenile Research and his residency at Chicago Medical School. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Dr. Dwivedi served as a child psychiatrist for DuPage County and did research at Hines VA Hospital.
Dr. Sanjeev Dwivedi, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, believes you don't have to navigate mental health challenges on your own, and he is here to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with issues such as OCD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Dr. Dwivedi completed his fellowship at the Institute for Juvenile Research and his residency at Chicago Medical School. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Dr. Dwivedi served as a child psychiatrist for DuPage County and did research at Hines VA Hospital.
(630) 912-0951 View (630) 912-0951
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Gina Mathew
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois. I can help a client by providing optimal care through medication management and therapeutic skills. I am compassionate and firmly believe in implementing a holistic approach when treating individuals with mental health concerns. I believe in providing culturally sensitive care and treating clients with respect and dignity. Prior to joining LifeStance, I worked in an inpatient setting primarily with children and adolescents with behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois. I can help a client by providing optimal care through medication management and therapeutic skills. I am compassionate and firmly believe in implementing a holistic approach when treating individuals with mental health concerns. I believe in providing culturally sensitive care and treating clients with respect and dignity. Prior to joining LifeStance, I worked in an inpatient setting primarily with children and adolescents with behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(630) 526-6560 View (630) 526-6560

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Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.