We provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management follow ups, addictions treatment and individual/couples counseling. We diagnose and treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, PTSD and other stress related disorders, sleep-wake disorders, disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders, substance-related disorders and neurocognitive disorders.
Counseling is a very important aspect of mental health treatment and is regarded as a professional relationship that empowers individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals. It is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the patient. Counseling aims to identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional distress; improve coping skills and communication; strengthen self-esteem; and promote positive behavioral changes and optimal mental health. Prime Psychiatry provides various types of counseling including individual, couples, family and group sessions.
In 2014, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 and older self-reported needing treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use, and 11.8 million adults self-reported needing mental health treatment or counseling in the past year. This is as reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is postulated that by 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide.
Prime Psychiatry provides expertise in managing co-occurring disorders (previously referred to as dual diagnosis). Treatment of substance/addictive disorders in addition to concurrent mental disorders ensures a much higher remission rate with a concurrent decrease in recidivism. Our psychiatrist is board certified in Addictions Medicine.