Alpha Psychiatric Services is the premier clinic for mental health services in the Hampton Roads area, offering a wide range of treatments and therapies designed to empower and heal individuals. Our team of providers is dedicated to providing evidence-based and holistic services in a safe and welcoming environment, with your journey to wellness as our top priority.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in individuals with depressive symptoms during 19-minute treatment sessions. Unlike medications that are dispersed throughout the entire body, this is a targeted treatment for depression without the common side effects caused by medications.
SPRAVATO®, or esketamine, is an FDA-approved nasal spray designed to reduce the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
Esketamine can help improve the symptoms of depression within hours, which makes it a desirable treatment for many struggling to find the right antidepressant – but it is a highly-addictive controlled substance.
During the screening process, we’ll review your family and medical history, as well as your previous medications, to determine whether SPRAVATO® is the right medication for your treatment-resistant depression.
Talented medication management by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner who understands the use of psychiatric medications can make a major difference in your life. Recent advances in pharmaceuticals have led to greater efficacy when treating a number of psychiatric disturbances. A specialist who tailors medications to you, your lifestyle, and your body chemistry is the reason to see a psychiatric practitioner!
Therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a process of meeting with a therapist to resolve concerns a person may have about their ability to manage some part of their lives or emotions. Therapy is always specific to the person who is seeking help. Our therapists focus on providing a holistic approach that incorporates several different treatment modalities.
When administered and evaluated properly, psychological tests are accurate tools used to diagnose and treat mental health conditions.
Psychological testing is the basis for mental health treatment. These tools are often used to measure and observe a person’s behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
Tests are performed by a psychologist who will evaluate the results to determine the cause, severity, and duration of your symptoms. This will guide them in creating a treatment plan that meets your needs.
According to the FDA, "pharmacogenomics can play an important role in identifying responders and non-responders to medications, avoiding adverse events, and optimizing drug dose."
Genomind's pharmacogenetic testing makes it easy for patients to access these critical treatment insights without compromising accuracy or depth of information.
Medical cannabis became legal in Virginia on July 1, 2020. Only registered practitioners may issue the required written certification, which can be provided at our office. To qualify for a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card, you must have a medical diagnosis that will benefit from using medical marijuana treatment.
We offer long-acting injections to both our existing patients and those seeking a reliable injection center, even if they receive their medical care elsewhere. Our long-acting injection treatments are specifically designed to address a variety of mental health conditions, such as Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Alcohol Use Disorder.
Some Kind Words
From Some Amazing Clients
I love my doctors here. I see Dr. Hall who is very intune with her patients and their care/needs. I also see Dr. Gardner who is also extremely helpful in my care as well. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. I've been a patient of Dr. Hall for several years now and very happy with my services.