Diagnostic Second Opinion
Often people come to ICFT after having received an initial diagnosis for themselves or their loved one from another provider. Because there are a number of variables affecting every situation and because individual symptoms can often be part of multiple diagnoses, it can be very helpful to get a second opinion. Research shows that even if the diagnosis remains the same, going through the process of getting a second opinion increases patient understanding of the diagnosis. Patients report greater hope for a positive outcome of treatment. This is true even if they return to the provider giving the original diagnosis.
If you have questions about your diagnosis or the diagnosis of your loved one, our first recommendation is to speak with the current provider.
Our second recommendation is to seek a second opinion from a trusted professional in order to ensure the very best care for you and your loved ones. If you believe it is time for a second opinion please contact ICFT.
Treatment Options Second Opinion
People often come to ICFT for another treatment approach for children, adolescents, young adults, couple relationships, and for individual struggles. As independently licensed family therapists, the therapists at ICFT are specifically trained to look at each situation from an individual diagnostic perspective and also from a systemic perspective. Many struggles in life are not just about something happening inside “one person.” Systemic solutions are an often overlooked key that needs to be included in the therapy plan.
Parents come to us because they want to be a significant part of their child’s therapy. Couples and families seek services with us because we are specifically trained to apply systemic expertise in treating couples and families. In addition to Couple and Family Issues, systemic solutions may need to be considered for the treatment of ongoing mental health issues, extended family struggles, workplace dynamics, neighborhood drama, academic struggles, and behavior modification.
If you believe a systemic perspective may help in your treatment, please contact ICFT to learn more about our approach to therapy.