Funmilayo WhitakerPMHNP

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The initial visit consists of completing a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, which identifies risk factors that might affect a patient's mental health. Diagnoses of mental illness are made based on assessment, and then a determination of the most effective plan of care for the individual is made utilizing psychotherapy modalities and psychopharmacology. The treatment plan collaborates with other professionals to set a regimen of therapy and prescription medication to improve the person's mental health. Also, as I evaluate progress, I will continue to provide support and education to my patient and their family.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Using technology-based therapeutic tools such as tele-health in behavioral health services to see patients via telehealth on an expanded schedule (weekends evenings and holidays by request). Use of comprehensive psychiatric evaluation questionnaire to diagnose and develop treatment plans Use of standardized clinical rating scales to establish individual baseline and to monitor progress or decompensation over time Screening tests to aid in making a diagnosis and ruling out other disorders

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Addiction

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Dissociative disorders

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Suicidal ideation

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

PA, PMHNP, SP025177