Psychiatric Services

Please see the list of provided services and treatments:

Mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of intense, excessive and persistent worry (such as panic and fear) around current and/or future events. Often physical symptoms manifest such as a fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, restlessness, nausea, shakiness etc. Anxiety can be normal in stressful situations (ie: taking a test, public speaking), but is diagnoseable when the feelings are excessive, all-consuming and interfere with daily live. There are a number of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and selective mutism. Each form of anxiety is unique for the person experiencing. ALL are treatable and responsive to both medication support and/or psychotherapy.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a long lasting chronic mental disorder in where the individual has unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions). A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, and if untreated, may limit one’s ability to function (home, work, school, social). A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others. Treatment is offered via medication support and/or psychotherapy.

Everyone gets sad or may temporarily feel the ‘blues’, depression is the feeling of extreme sadness that interfere with thinking and behavior. A mood disorder that manifests as a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, that negatively affects how you think, feel and act. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can cause difficulty doing normal day-to-day activities and can develop feeling that ‘life isn’t worth living’. Depression is very treatable with short term and/or long term biologic support and psychotherapy.

An unusual shift in mood, energy, activity levels that affect the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes. Bipolar disorder is treatable with medication management and psychotherapy support.

A neurobehavioral disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Both ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) refer to impediments to a person’s ability to perform at his/her full potential. Symptoms show in childhood, and often carry into adulthood. Attention issues respond well utilizing behavioral and biologic supports.

Therapeutic intervention to optimizes drug therapy with the intent of improved therapeutic outcomes. The service includes patient assessment (comprehensive medication review), formulating a medication treatment plan, monitoring efficacy and safety of medication therapy, enhancing medication adherence through patient education, and documenting and communicating services to other prescribers in order to maintain comprehensive and integrated patient care.

An anxiety disorder that develops following frightening, stressful, or distressing life events – can occur at any age. Characterized by intense fear, helplessness, flashback, nightmare, intrusive memories, and stress that affects normal life and functioning. Treatments include medications and psychotherapy, either alone or in combination. Persons experiencing PTSD can experience anxiety and depression for extended periods of time (ie: years). PTSD is treatable with either or both medication management and psychotherapy.

A long-term mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. Schizophrenia is manageable through medication management and psychotherapy support.

A condition associated with one or more bizarre or non-bizarre delusions of thinking – often associated and expressing beliefs that occur in real life. The individual has unshakable beliefs in something untrue or not based on reality. Non-bizarre delusions are fixed false beliefs that involve situations that could potentially occur in real life, such as being harmed or poisoned. Apart from their delusions, people with delusional disorder may continue to socialize and function in a normal manner and their behavior does not necessarily generally seem odd. However, the preoccupation with delusional ideas can be disruptive to their overall lives. Treatment for delusional disorders respond to a combination of medication management and psychotherapy.

An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme, persistent and irrational fear of simple things or social situations. Examples are fear of leaving one’s home (agoraphobia), fear of being embarrassed in the public (social phobia) Other phobias are classified as “specific,” meaning they are related to specific circumstances—for example, a fear of a specific type of animal, fear of heights, fear of objects, fear of situations (ie: flying, crossing bridges) etc. Phobic disorders can significantly impair the individual’s social and/or occupational functioning. Treatment is often a combination of medication management and psychotherapy.

The most common disorders involve the overuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Addiction develops over time often become chronic and involve relapsing. Persons with addiction generally begin via substance/chemical ‘abuse’ and the abuse develops into a dependency. Addiction is characterized by an inability to consistently abstain, an impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Treatment is comprehensive and utilizes both mediation management and psychotherapy.

The first stage of treatment to identify the problem/s (diagnosis) and to establish an evidence-based treatment plan to maximize care. Treatment involves the active participation of the patient with realistic achievable goals and objectives that are measurable and allow the patient to see progress.