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How soon can my child see a psychiatrist at Talkiatry?

Most Talkiatry patients have their first visit with a psychiatrist five days or less after completing our assessment. Here's how the whole process works:

1. Take the assessment with your child.

2. If your child is a fit for Talkiatry, complete your first visit.

  • Expect to hear a bit about your psychiatrist’s background, and then to share exactly what brought you in. If your child’s guardians are divorced or separated, we’ll need to know who has decision-making power on behalf of your child and to see a copy of any custody/visitation agreements or medical powers of attorney.
  • Expect to be present and on camera with your child for this visit. If your child is under 10, or uncomfortable talking to a provider without you, you’ll likely remain for the entire session. If your child is over 10, your Talkiatry psychiatrist may want the opportunity to speak to your child alone.
  • You may be asked about your child’s medical history, family history, day-to-day life, and your goals and expectations for treatment. If you’re nervous about a particular element of treatment—say, starting your child on medication—we want to hear about that, too! Your Talkiatry psychiatrist knows that the best treatment plan is the one your child will stick to, so they’ll make sure Talkiatry is the best fit for your family and work with you to come up with a strategy that everyone is comfortable with.

3. Receive your child’s personalized treatment plan, which may include a combination of medication and supportive therapy.

4. Continuous care will include adjusting your child’s treatment plan as needed.

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