Telepsychiatry With Dr. Ashley Gardner


While Dr. Ashley Gardner sees patients in her office in Wylie, Pathway Psychiatry also offers online services, referred to as “telemedicine” or “telepsychiatry.” This allows Dr. Gardner to see patients throughout the state of Texas.

What Is Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine?

Telepsychiatry is a subcategory of telemedicine – a type of health care that is offered through the use of video based applications (similar to Skype or FaceTime). With telepsychiatry, Dr. Gardner is able to provide professional evaluations and recommendations to patients who may not be able to travel to the office for a face-to-face visit, or prefer the convenience of video-visits.

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Many patients wonder how telepsychiatry will differ from traditional therapy or medication management appointments with a psychiatrist. While some may be worried that they will not enjoy a consultation over video, there are multiple benefits to consider, including:

Convenience and comfort

Complete video calls wherever you feel most relaxed and at ease, from the comfort of your own home. Even if that means staying in your pajamas.

Avoid delays and added expenses

There is no need to worry about getting stuck in traffic when on your way to an appointment, and long drives and expensive stops at the gas station will no longer be required.

Improved accessibility

Individuals living in more rural areas will have all the same opportunities as those residing in a densely populated city, including having access to some of the best mental health care professionals available.

Increased flexibility

Many patients can become frustrated when they have to take time off work or away from their family to attend appointments. Telepsychiatry gives individuals the ability to minimize this time.

How does Telepsychiatry work?

Telepsychiatry works much like a normal in office session. The only difference is the appointment will be conducted via video instead of in person. If you have any questions about accessing or joining your appointment with Dr. Gardner, please see the link to instructions below.


Telepsychiatry Instructions


Services Offered By Pathway Psychiatry & Counseling Center

Dr. Gardner provides a wide range of telepsychiatry services for various mental disorders and conditions. Dr. Gardner will work with patients to find treatment methods that work best for them and their unique situations.

Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Mood disorders
ADHD

Addictions
Trauma related disorders
Eating disorders

PTSD
OCD
Dementia

Depression
Insomnia
And other psychiatric diagnoses

 

Schedule a Consultation Today!

One of the most beneficial aspects of telepsychiatry is that it allows patients the ability to reach out to a mental health professional and quickly schedule an appointment. At Pathway Psychiatry, we strive to schedule most new patients within a week of when they reach out to us.

Please contact Pathway Psychiatry and Counseling Center at (214) 997-4459 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online using our secure form!

Call us at (214) 997-4459

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, for your safety we are conducting all appointments via telemedicine (similar to Skype and Facetime) in place of an office visit. This is available to all patients in the state of Texas! Please call the office if you have any questions or refer to our telemedicine instruction page to learn more about telemedicine visits at Pathway Psychiatry.