Elizabeth J. Roberts, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist.
Serving Florida and California
QUALITY OF SERVICE
Dr. Roberts performs an extensive evaluation over the first few meetings with a patient. She starts with an evaluation that may take several sessions depending on whether there is a complicated history or related medical conditions. Dr. Roberts listens carefully to each and every patient and never tries to rush a patient.
Dr. Roberts spends a considerable amount of time in
the first few sessions answering questions about the diagnosis, explaining how
she arrived at her conclusions, what the patient's prognosis is, and what
treatment options exist. She explains each medication that is being
considered thoroughly to her patient, discusses side-effects, long term use as
well as medication alternatives.
Unlike most psychiatrists, Dr. Roberts provides both psychotherapy and medications for her patients. Dr. Roberts' patients who see her for both psychotherapy and medications state that they feel more comfortable and secure knowing that the doctor prescribing their medications knows them well and knows the issues they are dealing with in great detail.
Dr. Roberts provides psychiatric services including assessment, education, consultation and treatment--both psychotherapy and medications. Dr. Roberts welcomes patients for long term treatment or for a one-time consultation if a single visit is all that is requested. Patients are welcome from Florida and California.
She offers extensive evaluations and treatment for a wide range of emotional problems and psychiatric conditions. She takes a thorough history, may order lab tests, and reviews previous testing and evaluations before arriving at a diagnosis. Dr. Roberts provides treatment for a variety of psychiatric conditions including:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Alcohol & Drug Dependence
Marital & Relationship conflict
Dr. Roberts provides each patient with a full explanation of the diagnosis and the various treatment approaches. She teaches--throughout the evaluation process and therapy--what patients need to know to understand their illness and reach their goals. Dr. Roberts takes a holistic approach to the understanding and treatment of each person she evaluates. She takes into account the biological, psychological and social factors that impact on the patient's life. Dr. Roberts has appeared on national and local television and radio programs, provides expert educational advice on psychiatric topics, and gives lectures to groups on parenting and a variety of psychiatric topics.
Dr. Roberts is a medical doctor and as such she is able to prescribe her patients medications when needed. Medications are not always appropriate for a patient. Dr. Roberts takes care to treat with medication only where it will be both beneficial and safe. Dr. Roberts' book, Should You Medicate Your Child's Mind?, describes in detail the issues surrounding medicating children with psychiatric medications.
Using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques, CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Insight Oriented Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy. Dr. Roberts provides psychotherapy therapy for individuals and couples. Psychotherapy sessions are offered both as a regular weekly service or at the discretion of the patient who wishes to have only occasional or intermittent sessions.
Contact Happier Living at: 888-684-2779 for more information.