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Genetic Testing for Personalized Psychiatric Medication

Genetic Testing for Medication Selection

Wellness Psychiatry offers personalized medicine through Genomind’s genetic testing. The Genecept Assay looks at the individual’s genotype, allowing the provider to select medication specific to the patient. This test is helpful to those who have struggled to find therapeutic relief with medication or for those who have struggled with side effects. Optimal mental health is achieved when medication can be tailored as much as possible to the individual. Be assured that your route to mental health will be personalized, productive, and compassionate with the help of our providers and Genetic Testing for Medication Selection.

The Struggle with Traditional Mental Health Medication Selection

Ineffective Treatments

The standard practice in psychiatry is to prescribe widely available medicines and monitor their effects. Medication is not always a one-size-fits-all. Individuals can metabolize and react differently to medications sometimes rendering treatments ineffective as they may be too harsh or not making enough impact.

Adverse Side Effects

Some individuals may experience severe side effects from prescribed medications, ranging from physical discomfort to exacerbation of mental health symptoms, just to mention a few.

Prolonged Struggle for Relief

Finding the proper prescription may take time and emotional energy, which can add to frustration, financial stress, and feelings of isolation.

Understanding the Need for Medication Personalization

Because of differences in genetic makeup, everyone’s body reacts differently to medications. Genetic Testing for Medication Selection helps your provider better understand you so that the medication prescribed has a better chance of providing optimal results.

Genetic Testing for Medication Selection:
A Revolutionary Approach

To determine how your body reacts to various medications, we use cutting-edge genetic testing technologies.

How It Works

Specimen Collection

A DNA sample is collected by a non-invasive buccal swab during your visit to Wellness Psychiatry. This test can also be sent to the individual’s home.

Comprehensive Genetic Analysis

To determine how different psychiatric medications may affect you, our experts will examine your sample and look for certain genetic markers.

Personalized Recommendations

With this genetic information, your psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner will be able to prescribe the most effective medication for you with the fewest possible negative effects.

Benefits of Genetic
Testing for Medication Selection

Tailored Treatment Plans

Our service ensures that your treatment plan is developed with your genetic profile in mind, offering a higher probability of success.

Reduced Trial-and-Error

By eliminating the needless time and emotional cost of trial-and-error medicine selection, we can more effectively treat patients.

Minimized Side Effects

We can lessen the likelihood of negative medication reactions if we have a good idea of how your body will react to individual medications.

​Empowered Decision Making

With this individualized approach, you and your doctor will have more data at your disposal, increasing the likelihood of making sound decisions about your care.

Transforming Lives Through Personalized Care

Here at Wellness Psychiatry, we think that each person’s mental health treatment should be tailored to them specifically. More than just a test, our Genetic Testing for Medication Selection service is a dedication to getting to the bottom of what you really need from your treatment.

Cost, Insurance, and Discounts

Genetic Testing is billed to insurance. Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not cover the full cost of the genetic testing. The genetic testing, that is not covered by insurance, typically costs $399. To streamline the process, Genomind contacts your insurance before processing the genetic test.

Our services are designed to be easily accessible and reasonably priced. You can pay with any major credit card, cash, or check. A $200 down-payment is required at the time of booking for the Intake Appointment for those not using insurance. We work with many different insurance companies.

For those insurance companies we do not work with, a comprehensive invoice can be sent to you, to submit to your insurance, for possible reimbursement.

Active duty and veteran military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount in recognition of their service.

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Why Choose Wellness Psychiatry

Personalized Approach to Mental Health:

At Wellness Psychiatry, we understand that mental health is not a one-size-fits-all matter. In order to create the most effective treatment regimens, we focus on learning about each patient’s specific situation, history, and genetic make-up.

Cutting-Edge Genetic Testing Services:

We are at the forefront of bringing genetic testing into psychiatric therapy. Our Genetic Testing for Medication Selection service guarantees that your treatment is not based on guesswork but rather on accurate, evidence-based data regarding your genetic responses to medications.

Compassionate and Comprehensive Care:

Our team is dedicated to providing not just medical treatment but holistic care that encompasses emotional support, understanding, and empathy. We aim to foster an accepting community where everyone is valued and respected.

Experienced and Qualified Professionals:

Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced healthcare professionals who are committed to staying abreast of the latest advancements in mental health care. Their knowledge guarantees you will get the best treatment available.

Accessibility and Affordability:

We strive to make mental health care accessible to everyone. Wellness accepts some insurance and we offer special rates to active-duty service members and veterans. We want to make sure that everybody who needs it can get access to high-quality mental health care.

Proactive and Empowering Treatments:

Wellness Psychiatry is not just about managing symptoms but about empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. Our therapies are geared toward giving you the information, skills, and assurance you need to take charge of your own mental health.

Transparent and Collaborative Communication:

We believe in maintaining open lines of communication with our patients. To promote a partnership based on mutual respect and care, we keep you apprised of and involved in all aspects of your therapy.

Dedication to Innovation:

We are always looking for new ways to improve our methods and implementing cutting-edge technologies. Because of this dedication, we can offer our patients the most cutting-edge care possible.

Focus on Long-Term Wellness:

Our approach goes beyond addressing immediate concerns. Our goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal mental health for the rest of their lives by providing them with the tools they need today.

A Community of Care:

Choosing Wellness Psychiatry means becoming a part of a community that genuinely cares. Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in our patients’ lives while also providing a welcoming and encouraging environment.

In choosing Wellness Psychiatry, you are choosing a partner that is committed to walking beside you on your journey to mental wellbeing, giving individualized, compassionate, and innovative care every step of the way.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us now to find out how Wellness Psychiatry’s individualized genetic testing might improve your path to mental health.

Providers Who Work With This Condition

Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider Amanda Farell
Amanda Farrell

Amanda provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Amanda is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider ellen hughes
Ellen Hughes

Ellen provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Ellen is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health purse Practitioner. She has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She joined Wellness Psychiatry in November 2022 with the goal of providing compassionate, evidence-based care to a wide variety of patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Provider Amy Prater
Amy Prater

Amy has special interest in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, ADHD, and working with teens, LGBTQ+ individuals and older adults. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she strives to provide a caring relationship where each person can feel safe and accepted. Research increasingly supports an integrative approach to mental health care, which can include medication, therapy, nutritional support, and exploration of habits, history, and stressors. Amy will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that is clinically appropriate and sensitive to your personal needs.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider laura oconell
Laura Oconnell

Laura provides care in our Winter Park office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, BCBS, and the Grand County ACHES AND PAINS vouchers. Laura is Board Certified Family nurse practitioner. She returned to school to further her education and skills in psychiatric care thus working towards her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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what our clients say

I was extremely apprehensive on my first visit because I was in a very bad mental state. Amanda was very thorough, very friendly, and made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. As I recovered I looked forward to our visits but in the end we mutually decided that it was time for me to leave the nest and fly away. If I ever need her I can always call on her. There was something about the layout of the office, the furnishings, and the calming energy that always put me at ease. My first encounter with psychiatric counseling was definitely a positive experience and something that I'll cherish.
This office is amazing! Anyone who struggles with mental health or neurodivergence knows how frustrating and overwhelming advocating for yourself can be. I recently transitioned from a GP to seeing Jordan Gough with Wellness Psychiatry. My hope was to have a bit less frustration with medication management for ADHD. Transitioning to this office has been a life changing experience. I left my first appointment feeling supported and understood for the first time in 20 years. I feel like Jordan honestly cares and listens. Her compassion and empathy is palpable and I honestly feel like I have someone who WANTS to help me.
Wellness has been awesome. I’ve seen Jordan Gough for the last couple weeks now. As an adult being treated for ADHD for the first time in my life, I walked into the experience a little nervous. Jordan has made me feel comfortable from the get-go. She does a great job of making sure I understand all the science-y stuff that goes into ADHD and treatment without making me feel dumb or confused. If Jordan, as a knowledgeable, professional, and caring psychiatrist, is the standard for Wellness then you know the place is great.
This is the best psychiatry practice I have been to. Everyone I have worked with has been empathetic and understanding. The office feels very warm and I feel very taken care of. I always know when I call or email, Riley will be super responsive to my needs. Highly recommend!
Amanda has been incredibly helpful. I'm much happier and more productive.
Wellness Psychiatry goes above and beyond. Everyone from admin to clinical staff. The team fosters warmth and are very attentive to your needs. Addressing mental health has felt overwhelming but this team makes it me feel comfortable and supported. Thanks!
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