Psychiatric Evaluation - Paradise Behavioral Health - Punta Gorda Port Charlotte

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Psychiatric Evaluation

If you or a loved one is having behavioral issues, a psychiatric evaluation can properly diagnose you and a successful treatment plan will be created to help you get your life back.

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Paradise Behavioral Health will perform a comprehensive evaluation so we can create a personalized treatment plan that will directly address the issues you are facing.


A psychiatric evaluation has several important steps. Our thorough evaluation will give your provider an in-depth look at the current state of your physical and mental health.


Some of the things you can expect during an evaluation include:

No other mental health clinic will go to this level of detail to provide care.


Paradise takes a holistic and integrative approach to treating mental health. This includes a combination of healthy lifestyle changes like nutrition and supplements, exercise, mindfulness, and talk therapy. Your provider will also decide if you could also benefit from medication, hormone therapy, or TMS.

1. Awareness

Recognizing that you might be experiencing a mental illness is the 1st step in treatment.

2. Diagnosis


During your first appointment, we will perform a thorough evaluation to diagnose you for a mental illness and determine the severity.

3. Treatment


Once properly diagnosed, a custom plan will be created to treat your illness. This may include diet, exercise, mindfulness, talk therapy, and medication.

4. Happiness


Showing up to every appointment and following our recommended treatment plan will increase your chance at living more fulfilled life.


Our providers schedule changes from time to time, for the most up-to-date appointment availability call our office at (941) 347-8341. Before we schedule you with a provider you must complete all the new patient forms first. After all the forms are properly completed we will schedule your first appointment. Forms can be done electronically or in our office and can be easily completed in 20-30mins.

We prefer the initial visit to be in-office if possible, allowing you to meet with your provider face to face.


Yes, telemedicine is an option for a psychiatric evaluation. We offer telemedicine through zoom or facetime (iphone). When you are scheduling your appointments please tell us which platform you prefer to use.

We accept most major insurances. See full list of insurance providers. During the application process we will review your insurance coverage. After verification, we will share your copay and any deductibles you may have.


Depending on the provider you are seeing, for cash or self pay patients, an initial evaluation will be between $300-400. A follow up appointment will be between $150-200.


Contact our office for more details at (941) 347-8341.

The duration of a psychiatric evaluation varies from one person to another. The amount of information needed helps to determine the amount of time the assessment takes. Typically, a psychiatric evaluation lasts for 45 to 60 minutes to ensure a comprehensive and accurate evaluation.

A psychiatric evaluation has several steps. Your provider will ask about symptoms, personal history, family history, recent/past traumatic experience, any problems with drug or alcohol use, and overall health.


It’s important to answer the questions accurately and truthfully. This will help your provider make an accurate diagnosis. Some mental illnesses are hard to diagnose. In such cases, additional tests may be needed.

A psychiatric evaluation not only helps to diagnose a mental disorder but also guides treatment planning.


Most mental disorders need ongoing treatment. After receiving your treatment plan, you will be encouraged to stick to the plan for best results.


A treatment plan will be customized to each persons needs. You custom plan could include a combination of the following:

Nutrition & Nutraceuticals
Lifestyle (Exercise, Sleep, Meditation, Environment)
Hormone Therapy
Non Medication Treatments (TMS, HBOT, Light Therapy)

This will vary depending on your individual needs treatment plan.


Typically, you will see your psychiatrist/med manager once a month and your therapist once a week, or as recommended.

Your psychiatrist/med manger will be the one to decide what is the best treatment plan for you.

Your therapist does talk therapy. They are there to listen and help you find ways to cope with your issues.

If you are in immediate dangeror someone has been hurt, call 9-1-1.


Paradise Behavioral Health is an outpatient mental health office. We do not provide emergency or crisis services.


If you or someone you know is thinkingabout suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at

You’re serious about taking getting well and living an optimal lifestyle. You will make every effort to take our recommendations knowing we have your best interest in mind. Paradise Behavioral Health offers a holistic approach to wellness, not just medications.

1 in 6

youth in the U.S. experience a mental health disorder


million people worldwide have a mental health or substance abuse disorder


of adults in the U.S. report struggling with a mental health disorder

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25097 E. Olympia Ave. Suite 205, Punta Gorda, FL 33950