Our services are available to you from age six (6) through teenage and adult years. We strongly encourage your full involvement and the inclusion of your loved ones at your discretion to support you in your mental wellness journey.

We offer medical expertise for the treatment of a variety of psychiatric disorders such as:

Depressive Disorders

  • There are various kinds of changes in mood that fall into this category

  • The most common referenced being Major Depressive Disorder popularly referred to as "clinical depression"

  • The characteristics these disorders have in common include: (1) Feeling sad, empty, or irritable; (2) Notable changes to how your body functions such as appetite or sleep disturbances (3) Notable changes to how your mind functions such as trouble focusing or making decisions (4) These changes affect your ability to keep up with your day-to-day activities

Depressive

Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

  • These disorders relate to excessive fear and anxiety

  • Fear is defined as the emotional response to an immediate threat whether real or perceived, while anxiety is the expectation of a future threat 

  • It is widely accepted that fear is useful as it helps us survive potential dangers, however, our fear response can be excessive and limit our ability to get things done

  • You can experience this in various ways such as (1) Overthinking, which can affect your sleep quality or ability to concentrate; (2) Difficulty relaxing, which can manifest as frequently tense muscles or feeling on edge; (3) Sudden and intense discomfort, including but not limited to heart racing, sweating, shaking, nausea, difficulty breathing, fear of dying or losing control

Anxiety

Disorders

Bipolar and Related Disorders

Disturbances in mood that manifest in a contradiction or extreme such as:

  • Sustained periods of abnormally happy or irritable mood

  • Periods of increased energy and activity despite significant decrease in sleep

  • Sudden and intense changes in your behavior or mood that is clearly noticed by others

Bipolar and Related

Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Repeated​ and prolonged difficulty with paying attention that can present in different ways, for example:

  • Getting easily side-tracked

  • Avoiding activities that require you to focus

  • Difficulty with organizing your time or work

Persistent difficulty with excessive movement or difficulty controlling urges, for example:

  • Feeling restless or constant need for activity

  • Acting before you think even when there can be bad outcomes

  • Loud and intrusive behavior

Attention Deficit

Hyperactivity Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessions are repeated and constant thoughts, urges, or images that are unwanted and very upsetting, for example:

  • Thinking constantly that you are being exposed to harmful germs

  • Regularly feeling a strong and unwanted desire to hurt someone

  • Your imagination is overwhelmed by violent images that you can't control

 

Compulsions are specific behaviors that are difficult to resist doing and can be a reaction to an obsession or an attempt to stop something bad from happening, for example:

  • Washing your hands repeatedly because you can't stop thinking about being exposed to harmful germs

  • Reciting a specific prayer, a specific number of times before every interaction to keep you from acting on the urge to hurt someone

  • Arranging your shoes in a line every morning to stop the violent images you see of your loved one dying from becoming a reality

Obsessive-Compulsive

Disorder

Eating Disorders

  • Behaviors or attitudes related to eating that can cause severe damage, affecting physical and emotional health, impairing daily function

  • These behaviors tend to be difficult to resist

  • These behaviors can be influenced by (1) A biased view of the effect of food; (2) A skewed perception of one's body; (3) Inappropriately linking self-esteem to body weight and shape

Eating

Disorders

Trauma and Stressor-related Disorders

When we experience something that is deeply distressing or stressful, we tend to react to this experience in different ways. Reactions to trauma or stress can affect our daily life and we can notice changes such as:

  • Fear- or anxiety-based symptoms

  • Unhappy mood and inability to enjoy yourself

  • Angry mood and hostile behavior

  • Feeling disconnected from your mind, body, or environment

Trauma and Stressor-

related Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

We can sometimes experience the world in a way that is significantly different from others and this can cause difficulty in keeping up with our regular activities. These differences can be seen in various ways, such as:

  • Strongly holding an idea as true even when faced with reliable evidence that it is not so, for example, insisting that a news anchor is sending special messages meant only for you when they read the daily news

  • Having sensations that are experienced as real even though there is no direct source in your environment to account for the sensation, for example, hearing someone talking to you when no one is present

  • Having great difficulty organizing your thoughts to communicate effectively with others, for example, you switch from one unrelated topic to another when asked a direct question

  • Difficulty doing activities in a purposeful manner, for example, being in a daze - unable to speak or move for a long time

  • Limited self-expression through body language, talking less, little interest in work, fun or social activities

Psychotic

Disorders

Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

 

We address Substance Use and Addictive Disorders as part of a comprehensive treatment plan but not as a singular service

Substance Use and

Addictive Disorders