Telepsychiatry services offered in Chandler, AZ and Boise, ID


If you develop a mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another mental health condition, telepsychiatry services from Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, in Chandler, Arizona, and Boise, Idaho, can help you overcome debilitating symptoms. Board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Frances Spink, DNP, MSN, MBA, PMHNP-BC, offers convenient telepsychiatry services to clients 9 and older. Schedule an in-person or virtual evaluation by phone or request one online today.

What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry, or virtual psychotherapy, at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, is a mental health treatment in which you visit with Dr. Spink via a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or another electronic device with internet access.

You can receive psychotherapy in the comfort of your home, office, car, or any other place. About 1 in 4 adults experience a mental health disorder at some point; telepsychiatry helps them overcome the challenges posed by their disorder.

What are the advantages of telepsychiatry?

The advantages of choosing telepsychiatry at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, include:

  • Convenience
  • Privacy
  • Cost savings
  • No need for travel
  • No exposure to other patients

You don’t need to take time off from work, find childcare, or spend money on gas when choosing virtual therapy with Dr. Spink.

Which conditions can telepsychiatry address?

Telepsychiatry at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, can help treat:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobias
  • Schizophrenia
  • Behavioral issues
  • Difficult life transitions
  • School issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress

If you prefer to speak with Dr. Spink in-person, Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, offers office appointments as well.

Which telepsychiatry services are right for me?

Dr. Spink gets to know you during a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. She asks questions to assess your emotions, moods, behaviors, and thoughts. She also reviews your medications, medical history, lifestyle, and more to confirm a diagnosis and determine which treatment is the most appropriate.

Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, uses GeneSight® genetic testing to determine the medications that’ll be the most effective for your genetic makeup.

What happens during telepsychiatry?

During virtual therapy, Dr. Spink helps you change problematic thoughts or behaviors. Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, psychoeducation, family-focused therapy, and many other therapies.

Each treatment typically lasts 30-60 minutes. Visit with Dr. Spink once weekly or as needed to complete telepsychiatry sessions. Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, provides medication management to further reduce symptoms, lessen the risk of complications, and help you thrive in everyday situations. Call the office any time with questions.

Schedule a telepsychiatry session at Essential Mental Healthcare, PLLC, by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.