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Psychiatric care with a human connection

Dr. Michael McGee’s patients get an integrated therapy experience that blends best practices in psychiatry with spiritual support and wellness principles. Dr. McGee delivers therapy to treat and support the mind, body, and spirit. His goal is to help patients heal and maintain recovery through life’s peaks and valleys.

An experienced professional and a supportive environment are essential to successful treatment. However, the journey to psychiatric wellness is a collaborative experience. Dr. McGee’s patients must be willing to put in the effort to change by actively working on their healing.

Dr. Michael McGee’s patients get an integrated therapy experience that blends best practices in psychiatry with spiritual support and wellness principles. Dr. McGee delivers therapy to treat and support the mind, body, and spirit. His goal is to help patients heal and maintain recovery through life’s peaks and valleys.

Michael listening to a patient

An experienced professional and a supportive environment are essential to successful treatment. However, the journey to psychiatric wellness is a collaborative experience. Dr. McGee’s patients must be willing to put in the effort to change by actively working on their healing.

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Treatments offered by Dr. McGee

Awakening Therapy

Dr. McGee has developed a “bio-psycho-social-spiritual” approach to recovery called Awakening Therapy. This method of healing is based on deepened understanding and enhanced awareness. This includes awareness of what is causing suffering and what needs to be done to reduce that suffering and live a more meaningful life.

  • Without Dr. McGee and this program, I don’t know what my life would be like at this time.

    – B.P.

Ketamine Therapy and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has some psychedelic properties. It is very effective in relieving treatment-resistant depression, and there is evidence that it can be helpful in treating addiction and trauma.

Dr. McGee offers two types of ketamine treatment:

  • Ketamine treatment for depression. This usually involves three low-dose treatments a week for two weeks, followed by tapering maintenance treatments.
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for addiction and trauma. KAP usually entails one to three higher-dose ketamine sessions that induce a psychedelic-like experience. KAP includes careful preparation prior to receiving ketamine followed by integrative therapy sessions to harness the ketamine experience for healing and transformation.

Functional Psychiatry

Dr. McGee’s approach to psychiatric treatment is eclectic, drawing on the best parts of many different types of treatment approaches: relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and mindful psychiatry.

Principles of Functional Psychiatry

  1. Symptoms make us human.
  2. Avoidance of distress—not distress—is the enemy.
  3. Symptoms are not signals of latent illness. They indicate a problem or unmet need.
  4. Symptoms can promote personal growth and healing.
  5. “Getting better” is realizing needs and aspirations while making room for distress.
  6. Medications promote positive changes in a patient's life, not avoidance.
  7. Avoid diagnostic labels that lead to hopelessness or self-blame.

Functional Pharmacology

Dr. McGee uses medications cautiously and only when appropriate. He will not provide prescriptions without an integrated treatment plan. Short-term medications are meant to empower patients to live healthy, productive lives. Some people require long-term medication treatment for serious psychiatric disorders. Dr. McGee works with each unique patient to determine how best to address their needs.

  • It is better to develop a personal recovery program rather than to take a prepackaged program that you have not authored.

    Dr. Michael McGee

Pay As You Go

Dr. McGee’s pay-as-you-go model offers patients the flexibility to schedule individual sessions as needed. His office accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express.

Dr. McGee is not currently a member of any insurance panels, but the office does provide assistance with obtaining reimbursement for services if your insurance policy provides out-of-network benefits.

Initial Evaluation (90 minute session)
$540
$540
Psychotherapy (50 minute session):
$300
$300
Psychopharmacology visit (25 minute session):
$180
$180

Administrative activities and clinical care between sessions that’s greater than 5 minutes is billed in 6-minute units at a rate of $360 per hour. Some fees may be reimbursable by insurance companies, depending on policies.

For more information

Contact Dr. McGee’s office at 805-459-8232 or: