Psychiatric Care in Wylie, TX
Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center
Dr. Ashley Gardner is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Our program offers a unique approach to the treatment of psychiatric conditions and is designed for all patients who suffer from any type of psychiatric disease – from simple to complex. We at Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center are committed to progressive treatments and prevention plans. For more information about the mental health services available at Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center, call us today at (214) 997-4459 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Gardner works with patients age 16 and older who are experiencing:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is a brain disorder that can affect people differently.
Anxiety disorders can include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorders, specific phobias, and others.
Eating disorders are illnesses in which people experience dramatic changes in their eating habits, as well as thoughts and emotions.
Any person who has dealt with the loss of a loved one understands the complexity of the grieving process and treating PCBD.
OCD is a chronic anxiety disorder that causes an individual to experience an irresistible urge to perform actions repetitively.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that is often seen in individuals who have been through a traumatic event such as a natural disaster or war.
Dementia is an overall term of describing a range of symptoms that are associated with a decline in mental ability or memory skills that interfere with daily life.
Anyone that has difficulty falling or staying asleep, even when they are free of distraction or disturbance, is considered to have a sleep disorder known as insomnia.
Depression is a common mood disorder that can cause serious symptoms in many individuals.
Social anxiety disorder, can cause individuals to feel overwhelming amount of anxiety during social interactions or when thinking about social interactions.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes rapidly changing mood episodes, changes in energy, and activity.
BPD is a complex condition that occurs for a multitude of reasons – including childhood abuse or neglect.
We also offer treatment to those who are coping with life stressors including divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. Dr. Gardner utilizes various evidence-based treatment modalities to address your concerns, including both pharmacotherapy (medications), and psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy, or talk-therapy, is a powerful treatment for many mental complaints. It offers benefits of improved interpersonal relationships, stress reduction, and a deeper insight into one’s own life, values, goals, and development. Medications may be indicated when your mental symptoms are not responsive to psychotherapy alone. When a mental illness markedly impacts your ability to work, maintain interpersonal relationships, or properly care for your basic needs, medication may offer much-needed relief.
This therapeutic method can be implemented to help individuals who may struggle with a variety of mental illnesses, or those facing life stressors or transitions.
Dr. Gardner will carefully explain the purpose and reasoning behind why a specific medication was prescribed, and will always educate the patient of any potential side effects that they may experience.
While Dr. Ashley Gardner sees patients in her office in Wylie, Pathway Psychiatry also offers online services, referred to as “telepsychiatry.” This allows Dr. Gardner to see patients throughout the state of Texas.
Dr. Gardner does not participate in any health insurance plans, Medicare, or Medicaid, which can impose restrictions on the amount of time spent on your treatment or the type of treatment provided. All fees are due at the time of service. Thus, Dr. Gardner is considered an “out of network” provider, and patients with out-of-network benefits may be entitled to reimbursement by their health insurance company. If you have questions about whether or not you are eligible for out of network reimbursement, please contact your insurance company.
All patients will be provided with a billing statement that can be submitted for this purpose, and we partner with Reimbursify to make this process extremely simple. Please let Dr. Gardner know if you plan on using Reimbursify during your appointment.
Here is our fee schedule:
Therapy or Combination Treatment
* Care outside of sessions (telephone calls, paperwork requests) is billed at a pro-rated hourly rate. Please see our Practice Policies and Procedures form for more details.
The initial evaluation will be a thorough interview allowing Dr. Gardner to understand your current concerns, your history, and your goals of treatment. Together, you and Dr. Gardner will discuss a possible treatment plan and recommendations, which may include medications, psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, and/or other treatments. The initial visit is a consultation to determine if the clinic is a good fit for your needs and if you would benefit from continuing into treatment with Dr. Gardner. The initial consultation is not a guarantee of continued treatment.
Follow up appointments vary from 20-45 minutes as described above, and the length is determined by your individual needs and goals. The length of time between your appointments is also individually determined, and all patients are seen at least every three months by Dr. Gardner.
If you are interested in learning more about our psychiatric services, please contact Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center PLLC today at (214) 997-4459 to schedule your first appointment!