October 8, 2020
At Quartet, our vision is that one day, every person with a mental health condition will get the care they need. No one’s experience with mental health is the same – different people have different needs, not just clinically, but in terms of access, too.
Getting people the mental health care they need calls for a range of mental health care options. Below, you can learn more about the care options* available through Quartet.
A therapist helps you to talk through your thoughts and feelings. This may be related to handling difficult experiences, solving problems, changing behavior or learning how to manage stress.
Therapy sessions are usually offered weekly for 45-60 minutes, and can either be in-person or virtual. Virtual sessions can be over the phone or video conferencing. How long you choose to attend therapy will vary depending on your individual needs and goals.
A psychiatrist is a doctor who is trained and specializes in treating mental health conditions using medication. Psychiatrists will talk through your symptoms, create a treatment plan, explain medication options, and keep track of your progress.
Psychiatry appointments may be in-person or virtual, depending on the patient. Virtual sessions can be over the phone or video conferencing. First appointments may be between 45-60 minutes and follow up appointments are shorter and less frequent. Many people who see a psychiatrist also see a therapist.
Online programs allow you to access care wherever you are, at your convenience and help you manage symptoms like stress, anxiety, or sadness using tools that help you change behaviors and improve your outlook. These programs are goal-oriented and can be done on your own or with the support of an optional coach. Online programs are often accessible by phone, computer or tablet.
*The mental health care options available to you will depend on your clinical needs, preferences, and insurance. Policies regarding in-person or virtual care are subject to change, and it is recommended that you verify coverage with your insurance plan.
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