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Mental Health, It’s Time to Talk. Part 1: Psychiatry with Dr. Cruser


Dr. Marc Cruser, KVC Kentucky

Welcome to KVC!

If you’ve found your way to KVC Kentucky, congratulations! Our organization has worked with Kentucky families for over 19 years to provide children, adolescents, and adults with in-home, wraparound therapy and case management services who experience a variety of mood, behavioral health and substance use concerns. Our dedicated, passionate and highly skilled professionals have been trained in a variety of evidence based approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-focused interventions, and methods of improving parent-child interactions.

What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Our psychiatric providers are trained to evaluate the current problems by considering their physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components.

When Is Psychiatry Needed?

Sometimes, you or your child may find that some symptoms require just a little more help. Maybe your child is too inattentive or hyperactive to focus on what is discussed in therapy sessions. Maybe anxiety still keeps you home from work or away from your child’s extracurricular activities. Maybe your depression is still keeping you in bed with persistent thoughts of dying, despite a great relationship with your therapist. Maybe you were recently hospitalized for your mood and need to figure out what to do with these new mood medicines. Or, maybe you and your therapist still have lingering questions about your diagnoses. These may be signs that your therapist may seek consultation with our psychiatric providers.

Meet Our Providers

  • Zachary Cornett, our psychiatric nurse practitioner, applies his years of experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to help patients with complex emotional problems.
  • Dr. Marc Cruser is a physician whose board certifications in child, adolescent, and general adult psychiatry have been a reliable asset to KVC over the past 5 years.

Both our psychiatric providers feel strongly that close collaboration with our many therapists and clinical staff is key to improving outcomes for their patients.

The Psychiatric Process

Together, our psychiatric providers and therapists establish treatment plans that help our clients find relief from intense mood and behavioral problems. Our therapists provide ongoing psychotherapy and coordinate engagement with local resources including school systems, shelters, and foster agencies. Our psychiatric providers assess their medications, the interplay between physical and mental health conditions, and explore how psychotherapy can benefit our patients and their ongoing symptoms. If you have questions regarding your psychiatric needs or those of your children, talk with your therapist. For more information about psychiatric treatment, be sure to watch for future articles that explore what to expect during a psychiatric appointment and other frequently asked questions.

Virtual Therapy Options

We now offer virtual therapy services. If you’d like to learn more and make a referral for yourself or a loved one, visit the link below.

Make a Referral

Would you like to know about additional types of mental health treatment for youth? Download this free offer, The 3 Types of Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment for Children and Teens. This in-depth guide will help you understand what types of treatment are suitable for a child or teen based on their symptoms.

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