Carol E. Harkrader, M.D.

MEETING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS WITH COMPASSION AND EXPERTISE

Carol E. Harkrader, M.D. is a medical doctor and specialist in psychiatry with more than twenty years of practice experience. She listens carefully, not only to you but also to your family members, primary care doctor, and referring mental health care providers so she can fully understand your problem. She works with you to formulate a plan to get you feeling better and be your healthiest self.

EXPERT TREATMENT FOR MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS

Dr Harkrader's special interests are mood and anxiety disorders. But she treats all kinds of life problems, including loss and grief, life transition, attention deficit, and recovery from trauma. The information and support she offers to all of her clients is designed to decrease their sense of shame over having a "mental" illness and to enlist them in becoming active managers of their own lives, especially their mental health and relationship health. Some of her patients are offered psychotherapy, and all are encouraged to develop healthy habits and explore holistic approaches if needed.

EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

Each patient is assessed for unhealthy use of substances. If there is a problem, Dr. Harkrader can offer treatment, which sometimes includes medication. Dr. Harkrader is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for the treatment of opiate dependency, as well as offer other medications that may address craving. If a substance problem requires inpatient care or therapy several times a week, Dr. Harkrader has developed treatment relationships with several area Chemical Abuse Treatment programs.

You will find Dr. Harkrader's credentials, registration forms, practice policies, location, and contact information on the following pages. Her primary affiliations are below.