Medication and Mental Health
Psychiatric medications play an important role in the treatment of mental health disorders. Research shows that the combination of mental health counseling and psychiatry work effectively in addressing most mental health disorders.
Medication can reduce symptoms and prevent relapses of emotional distress. Medications can also help patients minimize cravings and maintain abstinence from addictive substances.
In order to get the most out of medication, patients must make an informed choice about taking medications, and understand the potential benefits and costs associated with medication use. In addition, they must take the medication as prescribed by a mental health professional.
We are excited to welcome Sandra Pelaez-Munsey as an experienced and qualified professional in the field of psychiatry.
Sandra R. Pelaez-Munsey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Sandra's approach to mental health care is holistic and patient-centered in nature. She respects the autonomy of her patients and promotes aligned treatment goals and collaboration. She works with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and stressors. She also uses evidence-based treatments to improve self-efficacy and restore a sense of equilibrium.
Sandra is genuine, practical, and direct. She also has a healthy sense of humor. She specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorders and Geriatric Mental Health. She conducts psychiatric evaluations and provides medication management.