Integrative Psychiatry to Treat the Whole Person

Holistic Therapy at Red Mountain Sedona

Psychiatric services, including medication management, are often recommended for students experiencing acute or persistent distress. Many Red Mountain Sedona students are placed on medications prior to enrolling with us, and it is crucial that they receive expert monitoring by a board-certified psychiatric practitioner while in our program. 

If it is clinically indicated, students meet with integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Oliver Cooperman, our on-site provider. While some programs refer out for psychiatry, we believe in the importance of having our practitioner readily available to meet with students right on our campus.

Listen as Dr. Cooperman discusses his role and the importance of meditation and integrative psychiatry.

What is Integrative Psychiatry?

Integrative psychiatry, which is sometimes referred to as holistic psychiatry involves providing treatment with an understanding of the physical, mental, emotional, social, and systemic factors that impact each unique person. This means that Dr. Cooperman spends time with our students assessing their global functioning rather than quickly prescribing medications based on diagnosis alone. Integrative psychiatrists can and do prescribe psychotropic medications when needed, however, they also prescribe natural supplements and endorse lifestyle changes, such as nutrition modifications, regular physical fitness, and mindfulness practices to help reduce undesirable symptoms.

Ketamine Treatment

Both our prescribing psychiatrist and local health care provider are certified to administer Ketamine.  Where appropriate and desired, we are able to facilitate ketamine therapy in collaboration with these medical providers and our clinical team.

“We had weekly phone calls scheduled with his therapist to discuss how he was doing, as well as any concerns we had. We found the staff to be flexible and accommodating, and they excelled at communicating with their students.” – Red Mountain Parent