If you are prescribed medication it is imperative that you follow up.  Successful outcomes with psychiatric medication rely on skill and regular monitoring.  In some instances it is simply not safe to continue taking medication without monitoring. 

Preparing for a first appointment. 

Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.  Budget more time if you have not completed the history form below in advance. 

Viridian Associates History Form

If your history form is completed before the appointment this will allow much more time for communication during the appointment.  If you don't have the history form completed before your appointment begins, your appointment may have to  be canceled and rescheduled for a later date. 

Be prepared to maximize the time available to address your concerns. Try to prioritize your concerns and what you want to achieve.  What symptoms or problems do you want to see decrease or go away?  What quality of life have you been missing that you want back? 

During your visit be  prepared to ask questions. Most people do have questions about the type of help they are getting, what the long-term benefits are and what to expect to happen in their own lives while and after receiving treatment. Ask these questions or others that you may have. This open line of communication will help you.

Be prepared with a listing of your current medication and all past medications to include their names, doses, frequency taken, dates used, benefits and/or side effects. 

Finally, you should review and sign our policies, privacy practices and client agreement packet and bring this to your appointment.

Viridian Associates Policies, Privacy Practices and Client Agreement