Psychiatry services offered in Bentonville, AR

About Psychiatry

Psychiatry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental health disorders. At Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling, the team of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners offers comprehensive psychiatric care to meet the physical and mental needs of patients starting from the age of 5. Telehealth and in-office psychiatry are available in the Bentonville, Arkansas, office. Call the office or schedule your evaluation online now.

Psychiatry Q&A

What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of the medical field that focuses on identifying, treating, and preventing mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in this field, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners are extensively trained professionals who can provide much of the same care that medical doctors can for patients struggling with psychiatric disorders. 

What problems can psychiatry treat?

Psychiatry can treat the full spectrum of mental disorders, including: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Addiction 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Eating disorders

Psychiatry offers biology-based solutions to mental illness, treating it as a serious disease that requires expert, compassionate care. 

What does psychiatry care include?

Psychiatric care evaluates the mind and the body and recognizes that physical health and mental well-being are connected, so it’s a comprehensive type of medical care including:

Psychiatric assessments

The Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling team believes there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to psychiatry. Psychiatric assessments provide detailed information that helps craft highly customized treatment plans. 

Assessments include in-depth medical history, detailed symptom evaluation, and other diagnostic tools to fully understand your unique history and needs.

Treatment planning

After your psychiatric assessment, the team explains your diagnosis and reviews all the treatment options with you. They believe in a collaborative approach, ensuring you get all the information you need to make the treatment choices that work best for you.


Treatment emphasizes physical and mental health at the same time. This integrated, holistic approach means you’ll get personalized support to achieve whole-person change. 

Some of the lifestyle changes that the team may recommend include diet changes and natural supplements. 

In addition, you might benefit from prescription medication. While medication can provide excellent results for many common mental conditions, it’s not a stand-alone solution. The team provides ongoing medication monitoring and refills as you move through your counseling sessions. Certain medications require blood tests and other lab work.

Counseling is a central aspect of mental health care, so the team usually recommends it to help you unravel problems, rebuild healthier thought patterns, and gain mental strength so you can make long-lasting improvements

At Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling creates unique treatment plans that address your core issues and pave the way for recovery. Call the office or click the online booking feature now to learn more.