Since the brain is an organ like any other in the body, specialized treatment and medications may be needed to help restore physiological balance and correct functioning. Keeping all aspects of each individual in mind, Dr. Carolyn Ballantine prescribes medications when needed and works with the team of therapists at LifeCare so that together, we can address the whole person.
Therapy can be an effective tool in restoring the soul, which has a direct impact on the well-being of our mind, will, and emotional state. Similarly, therapy can also allow us to more clearly map out a spiritual path and help us maintain an active relationship with God. The body, part of the physical world and subject to disease and illness, may require healing through specialized treatment and medicine. When specialized treatment and medicine are required, Dr. Ballantine carefully monitors each individual, ensuring dignity and healing are promoted and protected.
Dr. Ballantine received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and medical degree from Vanderbilt University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Duke University. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been practicing general adult psychiatry since 2003.