Reproductive
Psychiatry

Reproductive psychiatrists focus on the mental health of women at every stage of childbearing, from preconception through pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenting.

This includes many issues related to women's sexual health.

Services include: 

- Diagnostic assessment of mental health conditions

- Preconception planning

- Medication consultation and management

- Family education and support

Psychiatric
Evaluation

As a general psychiatrist, Dr. Richardson is experienced in treating patients of any age. At this particular location, the focus will be women's health and patients 12 and older. However, she is happy to see other patients (including younger children) as her schedule allows.

Dr. Richardson will see patients at her office in Andover, Kansas or via televideo anywhere in the state.

 

Please contact us for further information and then submit a Consultation Request to assess whether Dr. Richardson can meet your needs at this location. 

Medication Management

- Depression and anxiety

- Bipolar disorder

- Post-traumatic stress disorder

- Obsessive-compulsive disorder

- ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Please inquire about treatment for other conditions not listed here.

PANS/PANDAS
Treatment

Services include:

- Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate symptoms

- Use of evidence-based medicine and standardized treatment guidelines

- Assistance with referrals for more severe symptomatology
 

Collaboration with primary care physician and/or other specialists may be required depending on symptom severity. Dr. Richardson is not able to treat with IVIG.

What are PANS/PANDAS?

 
About Dr. Richardson

Training and qualifications:
4-year Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas
4-year Medical degree from the KU School of Medicine
4-year Psychiatry residency at the KU School of Medicine - Wichita
APBN Board Certification in General Psychiatry
Integrative Psychiatry Institute Fellowship
National Curriculum for Reproductive Psychiatry

Dr. Tara Richardson was born and raised in rural Kansas. She is a board-certified general psychiatrist, meaning she is able to treat patients of all ages. During residency, Dr. Richardson served as chief resident and received awards for excellence in research, teaching, and outpatient care. She previously served as faculty at the KU School of Medicine - Wichita, as well as medical director of an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit and outpatient residency clinic. 

Integrative Approach

Dr. Richardson completed an additional fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry, focusing on the role of general health, nutrition, trauma, and autoimmunity in mental health. She volunteers for the Neuroimmune Foundation, teaching and assisting other physicians in caring for patients with PANS/PANDAS.

FAQs

Where is Dr. Richardson's clinic located?

Dr. Richardson has a clinic located in Andover, KS. She currently gives patients the option to be seen in person at this office location or via secure televideo. While telepsychiatry appointments can be done anywhere with reliable internet, due to state licensing regulations patients must be physically located in Kansas or Missouri at the time of their visit. Prescription of controlled substances may require periodic in-person visits.

Does Dr. Richardson take insurance? 

Dr. Richardson works on a direct pay model and does not accept insurance at this location, even if Dr. Richardson is paneled with your insurance plan elsewhere. This decreases administrative burden and allows for more time spent with patients, as well as more privacy in regards to mental health.  Because of insurance regulations, Dr. Richardson is not able to see patients with Medicare in any capacity at this particular location. For pricing and other inquiries, please use the contact form below. A good faith estimate will be provided as required by the No Surprises Act. 

What is reproductive psychiatry?

Reproductive psychiatry is the study and treatment of women's mental health during times characterized by hormonal flux and/or social role change. Specifically, that means pregnancy, the postpartum period, infertility, pregnancy loss, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause. This includes managing the complexities of psychiatric medications from preconception throughout pregnancy, as well as the postpartum period and lactation. Dr. Richardson also manages conditions related to women's sexual health, such as hypoactive desire disorder. 

How do I schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson?

Please contact us for more information below and submit a Consultation Request if you wish to schedule an appointment. We will contact you to schedule an initial visit after this information is reviewed by the doctor. 

 
Self Care: the act of prioritizing your mental, emotional, & physical health. It's not selfish. It's self-preservation. Regaining your inner peace to give the best of yourself & not what's left of you.