We strongly believe in partnering with our clients' primary care doctors
for a full coordination of care.
As a mental health consultant, Dr. Swartout focuses on helping individuals,
couples, families, and groups with depression & anxiety, bereavement,
substance abuse, life changes, and infertility issues.
Edges provides the client's referring doctor:
both written and verbal communications (with monthly reporting
via fax or email)
experience and compliance with psychotropic medication regimens
workshops for your patients on the topics of bereavement, depression,
anxiety, and infertility
type of relationship with our clients' physicians is instrumental
in our clients' progress. As outlined in Comparing Standards
of Mental Health Care: Combined Psychotherapy/Pharmacotherapy vs.
Usual Medical Services by Jack G. Wiggins. Ph.D., published
in The Independent Practitioner, Spring 2004, ". . .collaboration
between psychologists and primary care doctors significantly improved
clinical outcomes over the generalist's usual care."
have enjoyed working with Ilyssa Swartout, Psy.D. over the past
year in my Family Medicine Practice. She is very effective with
patients and is able to break through to them, even the most difficult
patient. She is a person who patients can relate to. I often hear
feedback that she is easy to talk to. The most impressive part about
Ilyssa and her practice is that she communicates with me about our
mutual patients. This is very rare in this day and age. This is
the reason I keep referring patients to her. I always feel like
our patients are getting excellent continuity of care.
addition, Dr. Swartout has a great knowledge of the drugs used in
treating the conditions she is speaking to her patients about. She
makes appropriate recommendations regarding the medication treatment
for that particular patient. I don't work with any other licensed
psychologists who become involved in the patients pharmacological
would recommend her wholeheartedly."
Bennet, DO, Family Physician
Swartout, Psy.D. is a person and colleague I respect deeply. I first
came to know Dr. Swartout on her dissertation committee where I experienced
her passion and dedication to helping clients in psychotherapy. I
along with my mentor, James F. T. Bugental, Ph.D., trained Dr. Swartout
in the in-depth existential-humanistic psychotherapy for individuals
She brings to her individual and group practice not only rich experience
but a large compassionate heart which is essential for long-term
healing. You would be greatly fortunate to have Dr. Swartout as
an individual or group psychotherapist."
private practice for over three decades, Associate Professor of
In-Depth Psychotherapy at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park,
CA., Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo
"She communicates with me about our mutual patients--very
rare in this day and age. Our patients are getting excellent
continuity of care."
Download (PDF format):
An example of a Clinical Record
provided to a client's primary physician
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