A psychiatric evaluation is an assessment done to arrive at a diagnosis which in turn serves to guide treatment planning.
Often, it is necessary to treat mental illness with medication. This is because mental health problems can have a significant biological basis. Dr. Rodriguez has advanced education in substance abuse and adult psychiatry as well as supervised training in the use of medications to treat mental illness. If appropriate, Dr. Rodriguez will inform you when medication management is advisable.
Psychotherapy is a term for a number of different approaches to helping people with individual, marriage, or family problems. Psychotherapy utilizes numerous talking techniques to help people gain insight into their problems; to change thoughts and feelings; to learn effective ways of coping and relating with others; to gain support during difficult periods; and to grow psychologically and spiritually. At Houston Mind-Body Counseling, Dr. Rodriguez utilizes an eclectic mix of clinical skills to help clients individually, as couples and families, or as groups to bring about the change they desire.
Hypnosis is a tool that can safely and effectively be used to help people achieve clinical treatment goals including stress management, smoking cessation, phobia control, weight loss, and pain management. Hypnotic trances are natural, and they feel good! People go through trances everyday without noticing. For example, you are in a trance when you are watching a movie and are moved to tears. In hypnotherapy, one is guided in using his or her own capacity for trance to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, many insurance companies don’t cover hypnotherapy.