Who We Treat 

We treat patients with a full spectrum of psychological and psychiatric concerns. Many of our patients are high functioning individuals such as business professionals, entertainment industry professionals, physicians, and attorneys, homemakers, and students. Many other patients are suffering from severe emotional and mental disorders that require intensive psychological and psychiatric management. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. Our doctors are also specialists in treating dual diagnosis patients, which are patients with one or more psychiatric diagnoses and a co-occurring chemical dependency disorder. With these patients we provide psychiatric hospital services, inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency services including drug detox. We also provide inpatient psychological management of medical conditions.

Our doctors provide a broad range of services and treatments, as described in more detail on this website. We offer a wide variety of types of psychotherapy. Our psychiatrists offer expert psychiatric medication management and medical management of co-occurring medical conditions. Our doctors also provide specialized skills such as expert differential diagnosis, psychological clinical psychopharmacology, psychological testing and assessment, neuropsychology, forensic psychology (psychology and the law), anger management, and bariatric screening evaluations. Our hospital skills include emergency psychiatric evaluations, involuntary holds (5150), inpatient case management and psychological treatment, and inpatient chemical dependency detoxification.

Conditions We Treat

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also referred to as OCD, is a mental disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions and/or compulsions. In this article we will explore the signs and symptoms of OCD and what kinds of treatment are available for this...

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Anosognosia in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Anosognosia, or impaired awareness of one’s own illness, is a common symptom in patients with severe bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In some cases, the afflicted individual may not have any awareness that they are ill. As a result of this symptom, patients may...

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Basic Facts about Marijuana

Marijuana is defined as the dried leaves and female flowers of the cannabis plant. Users seeking its potentially relaxing or euphoria-inducing properties most commonly smoke it in a pipe or roll it into a cigarette or “joint.” The mind-altering effects of marijuana...

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Signs and Symptoms of Cyclothymic Disorder

Cyclothymic disorder is a type of bipolar disorder defined by long periods of fluctuating mood. Individuals with cyclothymia will experience persistent cycling between feelings of elevated or expansive mood and more depressive “down” states. Untreated, these ups and...

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Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar disorder is defined as a disorder of cycling mood.  Individuals with bipolar disorder experience mood states that are too “high” as well as depressed states that are too “low” that typically cycle back and forth over time.  Episodes in which the person’s mood...

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Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar disorder is defined as a disorder of cycling mood.  Individuals with bipolar disorder experience mood states that are too “high” as well as depressed states that are too “low” that typically cycle back and forth over time.  Episodes in which the person’s mood...

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Signs and Symptoms of Panic Disorder

While most people have occasional periods of anxiety and stress from time to time, some people suffer from severe, debilitating, and unpredictable experiences of fear that cause them to have symptoms such as feeling as if they are having a heart attack, like they have...

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Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Adults

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychological disorder that involves a continuous pattern of difficulties sustaining focus and attention, hyperactive or impulsive behavior. While children may be diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD, the...

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Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Everyone feels sad and blue from time to time. Feeling a bit down is a normal emotional state and can have a positive effect by helping us work through a loss or resolve a significant event in our lives. Clinical depression occurs when a person experiences symptoms...

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Effective Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder Treatment

If you are considering psychotherapy for yourself or a loved one for the treatment of bipolar disorder, it may be helpful to get information about available treatments. Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for bipolar disorder. Psychotherapy is Effective Many...

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders share in common the presence of anxiety as a prominent feature. There are various different conditions that are classified as Anxiety Disorders. Each will be briefly described below. Panic Disorder involves the presence of recurrent, unexpected Panic...

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a condition involving emotional highs and lows.  The highs, called manic episodes, involve periods lasting a few days or more of unusually cheerful, happy, or irritable mood.  The lows, called depressive episodes, involve periods lasting several...

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Depression

Depression is a disorder involving significant feelings of sadness, a loss of pleasure or enjoyment, feelings of emptiness, or prominent irritable mood.  People with depression often also have serious concerns about the functioning of their body, such as sleep or...

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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders involve a break or separation of normally integrated functions of consciousness, identity, perception, and memory as a prominent feature. These symptoms may be sudden or gradual and brief or chronic in nature. Dissociative Amnesia is a condition...

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Drug-Related and Addictive Disorders

This group of disorders include substances or behaviors that activate the reward system in the brain.  Individuals who have diagnoses in this section develop maladaptive behaviors and have difficulty regulating their activity in relation to these substances or...

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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis is not itself a diagnosis, but a descriptive term for patients who have at least one psychiatric or psychological condition, and also have at least one chemical dependency condition. It is common for Dual Diagnosis patients to have several psychological...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are characterized by prominent disturbances in eating behaviors. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are the two Eating Disorders described in this section. Anorexia Nervosa involves the refusal to maintain a normal body weight, an intense fear of gaining...

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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Absue

Bipolar Disorder is a condition involving emotional highs and lows. The highs, called manic episodes, involve periods lasting a few days or more of unusually cheerful, happy, or irritable mood. The lows, called depressive episodes, involve periods lasting several days...

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders share in common repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels compelled to perform.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a condition in which the patient experiences recurring obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are...

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Personality Disorders

A Personality Disorder is a persistent and enduring pattern of self, thoughts, feelings, and behavior that is pervasive and inflexible, occurring across a variety of situations and settings such as work, school, and interpersonal relationships.  The symptoms of a...

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Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

Psychologists and psychiatrists consider Schizophrenia to be at one end of a spectrum of related disorders that have psychosis (a break with reality) as a prominent feature. This group of disorders is called the Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders and...

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Sleep-Wake Disorders

Sleep-Wake Disorders involve disturbances in sleep as a prominent feature. Quality, timing, and the amount of sleep are common complaints of individuals with these conditions. Insomnia Disorder is a condition in which the patient is unable to initiate or maintain...

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Trauma and Stress Disorders

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder in which the patient develops severe symptoms of anxiety lasting a month or more after experiencing a traumatic event such as death, serious injury, of potential physical harm. The event may be directed at the patient or at...

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Thought Broadcasting and Dual Diagnosis Patients

Thought Broadcasting is a psychotic symptom most common among bipolar and schizophrenic patients. Such patients have the experience that his or her thoughts are being broadcast aloud so that people around can hear the thoughts. The experience can be extremely upsetting and can be thought of as being exposed or “mentally naked.”

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