Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I thought psychiatrists only prescribed medication. Can a psychiatrist be my therapist?
A: Psychiatrists were the first therapists the world ever knew! All psychiatrists receive extensive training in therapy. These days, it's admittedly becoming more of a rarity to have your therapy, and possibly medication management if that's needed, provided by one person- a psychiatrist. But it's a model that can lead to immensely satisfied clients. One benefit of choosing a psychiatrist as your therapist is that the same person can serve two roles on your treatment team. A psychiatrist can provide therapy, as well as being able to supplement your therapeutic work with medications as needed.
Q: Is Nourish the right fit for me?
A: Potentially! Please read below for a more complete picture of needs served. Clients generally come to Nourish to seek therapy, medication management services, or both.
Nourish therapy clients may be looking to heal from :
eating disorders or a disordered relationship with food
issues of trauma and/or shame
anxiety and stress, particularly as experienced by healthcare professionals, parents and others in high-demand positions
therapy clients can also expect to receive pharmacotherapy for co-occuring mood disorders and ADD/ADHD when they occur with one of the above conditions.
Nourish medication management clients may be seeking:
a psychiatrist to be part of an interdisciplinary team of eating disorder professionals, if they already have a therapist.
management of a mood disorder
management of an anxiety disorder
management of OCD
Nourish is generally not the best fit for clients seeking 'standalone' medication management for substance use disorders, ADD/ADHD, or psychotic disorders.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We are currently out-of-network with most insurance plans, but Dr. Kuhns is able to accept BCBSNC.(PPO, HMO,
State Health Plan, Student Blue) , but not Blue Local or Blue Value.
Out of network care via our practice may be an option if you are willing to pay in full and submit your expense to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please send an email to to request a copy of our most updated fee schedule.
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