Your Road to Recovery
Psychiatric Medication Management and Addiction Recovery
From initial evaluation to step-by-step addiction recovery and behavioral coaching, we can help you develop a healthier lifestyle. Explore our behavioral health service offerings, and learn more about the changes our programs can bring to you.
Axis offers a comprehensive psychiatric examination with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. During the evaluation, your provider will actively listen to your presenting symptoms and seek to understand them in the context of your psychiatric, family, medical, developmental, personal, and social history. A biopsychosocial formulation is used to determine an initial diagnosis and treatment plan. Establishing an accurate diagnosis is an essential part of the process as it is relied upon to offer treatments that are evidence-based. It is important to keep in mind that although the initial evaluation is intended to establish or rule out a diagnosis with a high degree of accuracy, many mental health conditions follow a fluctuating course, and it is often necessary to have several follow up visits to be sure of a correct diagnosis and a positive response to treatment
The clinical team at Axis offer FDA approved and empirically supported medications for the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, and other mental health conditions. During your initial visit, if indicated, your doctor will discuss various medication options and collaborate with you in the decision making process of choosing the right medicine. Many psychiatric medications can take up to 3-4 weeks to reach full effect. After the initial evaluation, medication management follow up sessions are scheduled every week to every couple of months.
Axis is on the forefront in providing access to care when it is most urgently needed, regardless of where the patient is. Through our telemedicine portal, we are able to maintain social distancing (Corona safe) while continuing to provide direct access between clinician and patient. If you have an internet connection, you can be seen from the comfort of your own home. Ask us how we use Zoom to connect you to your provider.
Axis also offers telemedicine services to clinics in rural Louisiana, enabling rural communities to readily access specialized psychiatric and addiction services at the medical home. By partnering with rural health clinics, our clinicians are better able to coordinate care, thus improving outcomes, quality of life and communities.
Axis is the leader in outpatient addiction treatment in central and south Louisiana, and prides itself on increasing access to care to all forms of addiction. Treatment for pain pills, heroine, alcohol, cigarettes, meth and cocaine addictions are easily accessible.
Axis is the premiere outpatient clinic that offers treatment for opioid use disorder through through the use of various medications or therapeutic modalities, accepting all forms of insurance (Medicare and Medicaid included):
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex…)
- Intensive outpatient treatment referrals
- Individual and group therapy referrals