Sometimes medication is needed to help restore balance to brain neurochemistry and promote mental health. The brain is an organ like any other in the body and can be subject to disease and dysfunction in our fallen world. Dr. Carolyn Ballantine carefully listens to your life story in the context of your medical and family psychiatric history to help determine with you whether a medication might be beneficial. She likes to involve clients in medical decision-making by empowering them with knowledge and understanding of available options. She works alongside our therapists to help treat the whole person. Dr. Ballantine graduated from Princeton University for her undergraduate degree in psychology and from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Duke University. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been in practice as a psychiatrist since 2003. She treats adults ages eighteen and older. Dr. Ballantine is co-owner of LifeCare Counseling and Coaching.