Do you prefer to have your appointments virtually? If so, we have therapists available for online therapy, also known as teletherapy. In addition, we have psychiatric nurse practitioners to evaluate and treat psychiatric conditions via telepsychiatry visits.
At McLean Counseling Center, the implementation of online therapy began when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It has since evolved and is part of our ongoing effort to help the community by making mental health services, including psychiatry and psychotherapy, accessible to those hindered by busy work/school schedules, lack of transportation, limited childcare, illness, or physical limitations.
Telehealth appointments might be ideal for you if getting to a traditional in-person meeting is not convenient or not your preference.
Teletherapy is suitable for children, teens, and adult clients struggling with issues including but not limited to:
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Family Conflict
Telepsychiatry appointments with one of our psychiatric nurse practitioners are ideal for the evaluation and management of many common psychiatric conditions, including but not limited to:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Spotlight
Kehinde A. Oyekan MSN, PMHNP-BC
A Personalized and Comprehensive Approach
I approach every client interaction with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpfulness. I believe providing clear explanations of treatment plans facilitates treatment outcomes. I place high importance on patient comfort and trust. To that end, I use a flexible, integrative, and collaborative approach to meet each client’s desired outcomes. Although being a nurse practitioner gives me the ability to prescribe medications, I do so conservatively. I feel medication is a tool to facilitate symptom relief, when necessary, based on individual needs and preferences. Medication is only one aspect of comprehensive treatment.
When managing medications, I work with each patient’s needs and concerns, factoring in each individual’s personal history, life situation, and other factors. I make a point to work with each client regarding any concerns about using medication.
I provide a free 15-minute phone consultation with potential clients before scheduling an appointment to ensure I am the best fit for their needs and answer any questions.
Susan Nelson, LCSW
My Therapeutic Approach
Therapy should be collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal. Armed with several decades of experience, I have the valuable opportunity to help clients effectively tackle various unique, complex life issues. I often work with clients facing grief and loss, including pet loss, and take a long-term interest in women’s unique issues as society changes.
I use an eclectic approach to develop treatment plans and facilitate personal growth in my clients’ lives. I use a developmental perspective to explore family of origin issues related to client concerns. I often incorporate attachment theory, emotional boundary development, and gratitude work when seeing individuals and couples. I’ve also found Emotionally Focus Therapy (EFT) particularly helpful when working with teams. Brené Brown’s research on shame and vulnerability also provides valuable language to confront self-doubt, anxiety, and depression.
Bobby W. Nelson, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.
I have practiced adult psychotherapy in individual and couple settings for over 47 years. By using a variety of therapeutic approaches, I’m able to adapt to the needs of each case.
Over the years, my work has increasingly focused on the central and often-overlooked factors of expectation, resentment, and loneliness, which play heavily into human suffering. By identifying these, I can help patients face those emotions and overcome the obstacles they present. I also focus on assisting patients in noticing how habits developed in childhood may play into their current symptoms. Increasing self-awareness in these habits can be beneficial, especially where unresolved childhood issues can lead to anger, depression, or anxiety.
I enjoy helping patients break through inter-personal communication barriers, both in their personal lives and when seeking psychiatric care. My prior work supervising psychiatric residents opened my eyes to the problems that can come about from language assumptions between patients and therapists. I’ve dedicated much of my practice to find therapeutic ways to overcome those hurdles.