Halima LawalPMHNP

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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?

As a psychiatric mental health provider, Halima conducts psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management with a special attention to the individual’s needs. Patient should expect new psychiatric evaluations to last an hour to ninety minutes long depending on the patients’ needs and other special areas of consideration. She believes in taking the time to listen to her clients, so they do not feel rushed or unheard. She believes that knowledge is powerful and uses sessions to empower clients with valuable information to help them make informed decisions regarding their mental health needs. She employs evidenced-based practice in the delivery of thorough cultural, religious, gender, and racial sensitive care. She also employs a holistic approach to care that is empathetic.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Halima utilizes the Diagnostic Statistical Manual Fifth Edition and screening tools with high specificity and reliability in the diagnosis process. She incorporates both alternative and pharmaceutical regimens in treatment of clients. She utilizes Genomind testing in patients who have a hard time finding the right medications. She believes the client has the final say on medication selection so long as it is deemed safe and appropriate for their condition.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Addiction

Bipolar disorder

General Expertise

Careers

Loss/Grief

Eating disorders

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Suicidal ideation

In-Network Insurance

Anthem

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Licensure

CA, PMHNP, 95017227