We aim to work with physicians to help patients engage in behaviors that optimize total health, wellness and quality of life.
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For Referring Physicians A high degree of comorbidity exists between physical and mental health1-39. Medical conditions are a risk factor for behavioral health problems, and, conversely, behavioral health issues are risk factors for medical problems. Often co-morbid behavioral health issues can interfere with adherence to medical advice.
Examples of physical complaints sometimes associated with mental health conditions:
Physical Presentation Potential Associated Mental Health Condition GI distress, diffuse health fears, sleep issues Anxiety Fatigue, low energy, sleep issues Depression Excessive daytime sleepiness Psychophysiologic Insomnia Chronic Pain Trauma Diffuse complaints not explained by medical causes Somatoform Disorders Underweight Anorexia Nervosa Overweight/Obesity Binge Eating or other disordered eating behaviors.
What we can do
Diagnose and treat co-morbid mental and behavioral health issues
Enhance patients’ adherence to medical treatment
Help patients cope with medical conditions
Promote general wellness
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How we work Our board certified, doctoral level, licensed psychologists will:
Collaborate with physicians and patients to create a treatment plan that best fits the patients’ physical and emotional needs
Provide evidence-based, time-limited, solution focused therapy targeting specific behaviors
Communicate with physicians regarding on-going treatment plan and progress
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