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Pondworks Guidelines For Helping Deal With COVID-19 In Austin, Texas And Beyond

There are likely millions of cases around the world like these, not only in Austin, Texas. And it is not only about delayed events or cancelations, but — we also see struggling local and small-business owners, laborers not getting their weekly check due to closures, and families stressed because their financial stability is crumbling.

By |May 24th, 2020|Categories: Austin Mental Health, Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pondworks Guidelines For Helping Deal With COVID-19 In Austin, Texas And Beyond

Taking “The Pond” Virtual With Online Mental Health Services!

We trained our Pondworks providers and created a communication strategy to reach out to our patients about the changes.  Our phone lines went crazy.

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Taking “The Pond” Virtual With Online Mental Health Services!

Take A Hike And Lose The Depression And Medicine!

let’s exercise on the Town lake trail!  If you do (with or without me) on a regular basis you are fighting off your chances of depression.   Forget the psychotherapy and psychiatric medications for today’s blog. 

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Take A Hike And Lose The Depression And Medicine!

Less Than 11% of Austin Psychiatrists Practice Psychotherapy 

At Pondworks we are a clinic based in Austin, Texas which still believes and actively practices both psychotherapy and medication management.   So if you are looking for an Austin psychiatrist and an outpatient psychiatry clinic that still combines these treatments, Pondworks may be a good fit for you 

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Austin Mental Health, Integrated Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychiatry|Comments Off on Less Than 11% of Austin Psychiatrists Practice Psychotherapy 

Your Mental Health Team – An Austin Psychiatrist Committed to Teamwork 

When you look for a psychiatrist in Austin you are looking for the highest level of training that can be found to take care of your mental health.  Unfortunately, the number of people looking for appointments with psychiatrists exceeds the number available to care for you. 

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Your Mental Health Team – An Austin Psychiatrist Committed to Teamwork 

Can Genetic Testing Predict A Patient’s Response Medications?

We strive to provide a balance between new technologies and good old fashioned care.  Sometimes this can be hard work with all the marketing noise and proposed new treatments.

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Can Genetic Testing Predict A Patient’s Response Medications?

Online Reviews And Your Mental Health (Good Yelp is Hard to Find)

You're trying to find a great mental health provider. Can reading online reviews help? Finding your ideal mental health provider is not easy.

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Online Reviews And Your Mental Health (Good Yelp is Hard to Find)

Yoga Offers a Simple Solution and Complements Psychiatry

Yoga and Mental Health Goes Hand in Hand. Psychiatry is about mind and body. Mental health is intimately intertwined with physical health.

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Yoga Offers a Simple Solution and Complements Psychiatry

Increasing Our Patients Access To Psychotherapy With Therapists In Residence

Introducing Therapists in Residence and Help Our Patients Access To Psychotherapy With Our New Program For Austin Therapists In Residence

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Increasing Our Patients Access To Psychotherapy With Therapists In Residence

Psychotherapy in Austin | How to Work with Negative Emotions

Psychotherapy in Austin | How to Work with Negative Emotions

Negative thoughts can plague the mind in the most unexpected time or situation, or even stick around for days to months. When these unwanted and worrisome […]

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: Integrated Psychiatry|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Psychotherapy in Austin | How to Work with Negative Emotions

The Core of Activating Motivation And How To Get Going!

Today we are going to talk more about the basic principles of a therapist uses motivational interviewing. There are four basic principles for therapists or medical doctors to know.

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on The Core of Activating Motivation And How To Get Going!

Did I say New Facebook Drug Side Effect Group?

How big is the internet? A quick google search states there are upwards of 1.8 billion websites. In other words, you get the picture, it’s huge!! All of that data on the internet includes information posted on various websites about medications used in medicine including psychiatry.

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Did I say New Facebook Drug Side Effect Group?

Learn How to Really Motivate Yourself For Free!

In 1991 Millner & Rollnick published a book on how to help people get motivated to tackle their addictions and it covered a type of therapy title Motivation Interviewing. Their down to earth ideas about human change requiring a friendly non-judgemental relationship helping to start self-review and spark motivation caught on rapidly.

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Learn How to Really Motivate Yourself For Free!

How Do You Compare All Of The Mental Health Providers In Austin, Texas?

Who should I call? How do I begin the process of figuring out who’s right for me? At Pondworks in Austin, we want you to understand one important part of setting your expectations and that’s level of training.

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on How Do You Compare All Of The Mental Health Providers In Austin, Texas?

Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

For me, as a doctor, marijuana is more of a practical “how-to” issue for a very important problem. That problem is a person is coming to me for asking for help. Consider a made-up conversation I’m having with Dave for the treatment of anxiety. Texas And Marijuana. Should It Be Legal? Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Should Cannabis Be Part Of Your Mental Health Care?

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – Part Two

These are really important ways to get an idea of how much you need to exercise. As you can see above, if you are doing vigorous exercise it doubles your benefit. Another way to say it is your total workout time gets cut in half.

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – Part Two

What Are The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

Much of our physical and mental health has to do with this idea of returning in a “new, imaginative” way to what we all know to be true. Exercise is good for our mental and physical health and wellbeing

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on What Are The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care

Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care. Read how this affects your access to local Austin mental health services

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Texas Lawmakers Vote To Protect Patients Access To Mental Health Care

How Does My Work Effect My Mental Health?

In recent months, her depression and insomnia had become so unmanageable that her performance began to suffer. Finally, a negative work evaluation brought her to my office.

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Does My Work Effect My Mental Health?

Can IT Innovation Improve and Change Mental Healthcare Delivery?

Psychiatry or mental healthcare exists largely to treat problems of the mind.  How then do we address questions regarding educational best practices for this immeasurably complex and invaluable system?

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Can IT Innovation Improve and Change Mental Healthcare Delivery?

What Does Mental Health Care Look Like for “Normal” People?

It is estimated that 1 in 9 Americans have been prescribed psychiatric medication in their lifetimes, this is according to a study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on What Does Mental Health Care Look Like for “Normal” People?

Should I Get Ketamine Treatment for Depression?

“Y’all be careful!” would be the most important first words that we would say to you if you are considering Ketamine treatment.  I recently had the unsettling experience of holding […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Should I Get Ketamine Treatment for Depression?

Can Computers Make Better Medication Choices than Psychiatrists?

Can computers make better genetic medication choices than Psychiatrists?

We have been asking ourselves lately a timely question. Can computers make a better genetic medication choice than a local Psychiatrists? I’m not sure what other Austin […]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can Computers Make Better Medication Choices than Psychiatrists?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, What is it and is it right for me?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or whats many times referred to as CBT, is a type of mental health treatment. It’s commonly available in many places […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

How to Chase Depression Away with Exercise Once a Week

The Best Exercise Frequency To Help Beat Depression

Kitchen table wisdom would say exercise helps chase the blues away if you are in a depressed state.  Medicine and Psychiatry agree, and doesn’t that feel good if […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on How to Chase Depression Away with Exercise Once a Week

Virtual Mental Health: Does it Work?

Some Common Pitfalls On How To Get Rid Of Insomnia

Insomnia and virtual mental health is a booming business and its obvious to see why. We would like to propose a question to you. That question […]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Virtual Mental Health: Does it Work?

The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

In today’s world, technology is rapidly evolving, and changing the way we interact with things, people, and ourselves. Often times it may seem […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Power of Your Mind | Finding a Good Psychiatrist in Austin TX

Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?

Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who helps you feel better! He or she will listen to you, and help come up with a plan […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Psychiatry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Psychiatrist in Austin TX | How Might One Help You with Anxiety?