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For some mental health issues, studies show that the most effective treatment is a combination of therapy, medication or acupuncture.


Medication is not for everyone. However, if you find that after some time in therapy you’re still struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, mood swings or insomnia, you might consider being evaluated for medication. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety and mood-stabilizing medications are the ones most commonly prescribed. If you’re a candidate for medication, you’ll meet regularly with the prescriber to determine if adjustments to your treatment plan need to be made.


In addition to medication management, our psychiatric nurse practitioner Donna Templeton can provide acupuncture if it fits with your treatment plan. Acupuncture has been used to treat mental health struggles for thousands of years. Based on Chinese medicine, it recognizes that we sometimes have emotional and mental states that cause suffering. Acupuncture has long been used to treat mental health issues. In the present day, it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. It is also helpful in treating victims of trauma and those with PTSD. Aspire’s licensed acupuncturist, Donna Templeton, can provide acupuncture to those who feel like it would benefit them.