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.


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

We can also offer a telemedicine appointment through the HIPAA compliant Zoom app if you are not able to come into our office in Punta Gorda.

The most effective treatments for PTSD typically include a combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. Different people may respond better to different types of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), or exposure therapy. Medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may also be prescribed to help alleviate symptoms. It’s important to work with a qualified mental health professional to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Recovery from PTSD is a gradual process that can take several months to several years, depending on the severity of the symptoms and the individual’s response to treatment. It’s important to focus on progress rather than a specific timeline and to be patient and persistent in working towards recovery.

PTSD is a chronic condition, which means that symptoms can persist even with treatment. However, with effective treatment and ongoing management, symptoms can be reduced and quality of life can be improved.

PTSD symptoms can recur after treatment, especially during times of stress or exposure to triggers. It’s important to continue with maintenance therapy and self-care strategies to prevent symptom recurrence.

There are several alternative treatments that have shown positive results in treating PTSD, including HRT (hormone replacement therapy), nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and meditation & mindfulness activites. While these treatments may not be effective for everyone, they can be a helpful addition to a comprehensive treatment plan. Please ask our staff about the Brain Well program for treating PTSD.

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.

The most effective treatment plans for PTSD do include you seeing a psychiatrist and therapist. A psychiatrist or med manager will be the one to decide the best treatment plan for you. A therapist provides talk therapy. They are there to listen and help you find ways to cope.

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

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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