Telepsychiatry for Pennington County, SD

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Stephen Manlove
Psychiatrist, MD
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Rapid City, SD 57701
We believe that we can help each patient get their life back. Each person’s mental health is affected by a wide variety of internal and external factors that can greatly affect how they respond to certain depression treatments. Starting with your first visit, we will take an in-depth look at your medical history, overall health, and more to put together a personalized treatment plan to help you start feeling your best.
We believe that we can help each patient get their life back. Each person’s mental health is affected by a wide variety of internal and external factors that can greatly affect how they respond to certain depression treatments. Starting with your first visit, we will take an in-depth look at your medical history, overall health, and more to put together a personalized treatment plan to help you start feeling your best.
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Laura Schirber
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
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Rapid City, SD 57701
I am a dual certified psychiatric and family nurse practitioner in Rapid City. I am excited to start a new practice with my partner Kimberly Oberloh, CNP at Optimum Mental Healthcare Professionals. Our focus is on brain and body to help patients optimize their mental and physical health. We are licensed in South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, and North Dakota. We offer in person and telehealth appointments.
I am a dual certified psychiatric and family nurse practitioner in Rapid City. I am excited to start a new practice with my partner Kimberly Oberloh, CNP at Optimum Mental Healthcare Professionals. Our focus is on brain and body to help patients optimize their mental and physical health. We are licensed in South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, and North Dakota. We offer in person and telehealth appointments.
(605) 467-5664 View (605) 467-5664
Photo of Kimberly Oberloh, DNP, PMHNP-C, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kimberly Oberloh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-C, FNP
Verified Verified
Rapid City, SD 57701
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes both in mental health and primary care. I am excited to announce that my partner CNP Laura Schirber and I will be opening our mental health care clinic, Optimum Mental Healthcare Professionals soon. I see a wide range of kids, adolescents, and adults for mental health. Phone number 605-716-3609. More info to come.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes both in mental health and primary care. I am excited to announce that my partner CNP Laura Schirber and I will be opening our mental health care clinic, Optimum Mental Healthcare Professionals soon. I see a wide range of kids, adolescents, and adults for mental health. Phone number 605-716-3609. More info to come.
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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.