Should I see a psychiatrist?

Everyone has stress. Everyone has ups and downs. Everyone worries sometimes. However, when these experiences interfere with your ability to do what you need to do or to enjoy life, you may benefit from therapy or medication.

My clients often tell me they cannot stop thinking about distressing events that have happened or what might happen. They cannot connect with their loved ones. They worry or feel sad most of the time. They cannot concentrate on work, or they cannot do what needs to be done around the house

People often see Dr. Rutledge once they find their life is not going the way they want it to. Perhaps they experienced a trauma that they believe they should “be over”, but instead feel anxiety, depression or disconnection from loved ones. Dr. Rutledge especially works with adults who experienced trauma in childhood. She has advanced training in posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociative identity disorder.

Dr. Rutledge is currently in training to become a Jungian psychoanalyst. This method follows inner healing processes to gain insight into the depths of the mind. She works with clients to sort out tangled thinking, build awareness of and comfort with emotions, and reconnect mind and body. Dr. Rutledge focuses in sessions on dream interpretation, breathing exercises, grounding tools, and creative expression. This specialty helps clients understand what they are experiencing and to manage daily life, with the goal of can finding joy and meaning in life. When clients are interested in medications to help with this, she tailors these choices to the individual.

Dr. Rutledge is attentive and non-judgmental. She focuses on identifying people’s strengths. She focuses on an atmosphere of curiosity and hope. When clients first start therapy, she spends time to develop a thorough understanding of their experiences, concerns, and goals

When this happens, help is available. A psychiatrist provides:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of psychiatric complaints, including physical and psychiatric components
  • Recommendation, prescription and monitoring of psychiatric medication
  • Talk therapy, including Jungian oriented psychotherapy
  • Assistance with building coping skills using techniques related to mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical therapy

Psychiatry in Littleton, CO  and surrounding areas