Mental Health services at The Good Tree include psychiatry and counseling. Our psychiatry services provide medication treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, primarily focusing on cases where symptoms are in the moderate to severe range. On the other hand, our counseling services offer a diverse set of non-medication approaches that effectively address mental health symptoms hindering daily functioning. These services are particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms in the mild to moderate range, and can also be used in conjunction with medication treatment when appropriate.
Dr. Walsh specializes in providing outpatient psychiatric treatment for a diverse range of psychiatric conditions to adult patients aged 18 years and older. Appointments can be scheduled either for in-person appointments or via telepsychiatry. Telepsychiatry offers the option of a private and secure psychiatry appointment, fully compliant with HIPAA regulations, from the comfort of your chosen location using a smartphone or computer. It is important to note that for telepsychiatry appointments with The Good Tree, you must be a resident of the State of Iowa and physically present in Iowa during the scheduled appointment.
Note: Psychiatry services are currently FULL.
While medications can be valuable in treating mental health conditions, there are instances where they may not be necessary or fully effective on their own. In such cases, incorporating counseling can be an effective approach to address mental health challenges more holistically. Counseling serves as a non-pharmacological alternative that focuses on evidence-based therapies, emotional support, coping strategies, and self-care practices. It provides individuals with the opportunity to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns, gaining insights and developing practical skills to manage and alleviate symptoms. This process promotes long-term healing and personal growth. Dr. Walsh recognizes the significance of integrating your spiritual beliefs into the therapeutic process and creates a safe and compassionate space for you to address these important aspects of your life during counseling sessions when appropriate.
You can use the Patient Portal to check-in for your appointment ahead of time. Please fill out new PHQ-9 and GAD-7 forms before each follow-up appointment, which can be found under “Online Forms.”
Dr. Walsh accepts Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. There is also the option of Self-Pay, which must be paid the day of your appointment.