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Going to a psychiatrist can be scary, but it really doesn’t have to be! I’m Dr. Adam Pendleton, a dual-boarded psychiatrist, and I provide mental healthcare via telemedicine. Let’s work together to find out why you might be struggling and determine a treatment plan to start your mental health journey!

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Your mental health is my #1 priority!

Knowing where to turn when your mental health is struggling is tough. Many people wonder when it’s time to see a psychiatrist. If this is the first time you’re considering seeking mental healthcare, it’s completely reasonable to start with your primary care provider or a therapist! Most primary care doctors and mid-level provider like nurse practitioners (NPs) or physician assistants (PAs) are comfortable with prescribing basic psychiatric medications, and sometimes that’s all you need! But if you have tried medications or therapy before that hasn’t helped, have a complicating medical illness, or are on multiple other medications, then it’s time to see a psychiatrist.

Psychiatrists are the most trained folks to manage complex medication regimens, tough diagnostic cases, and difficult to treat mental health issues. Let’s face it, there is still a stigma out there about seeing a psychiatrist. But it’s no different than seeing any other medical specialist for your health – we just specialize in the brain and the things that come out of it! An evaluation with me is a one-on-one conversation – no laying down on a leather couch required (unless you really want to, I guess? Leather couch not included). Let’s work together to see how we can begin your mental health journey!

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Hi, I’m Adam!

Hi! I’m Dr. Adam Pendleton, a licensed MD physician. I’m excited to get to know you, meeting you in the comfort and privacy of your home through video calls. You and I can explore the things that make life difficult. I am here to formulate a plan that will get you feeling better as quickly as possible. I have a lot of experience with medication management. Sometimes, your brain just can’t get its act together to make the things you need – low on serotonin? I promise, store-bought is ok! Don’t worry, whatever the issue may be, we’ll find a solution together.

Bachelor of Science (BS), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
Canisius University
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Creighton University
Adult Psychiatry Residency
Vanderbilt University
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship and certification in Biomedical Ethics
Vanderbilt University
Board certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Telehealth Psychiatry in Salt Lake City

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Client Focus:

Elders (65+)

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Treatment Method:


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LGBTQ+ Allied
Gender Affirming

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Medical School (4 Years)
Residency (4 Year)
Fellowship (1 Year)

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Years in Practice:


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American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Adult Psychiatry Certification (ABPN)

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Geriatric Psychiatry Certification (ABPN)

Licensed Physician
State of Utah

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Member, Utah Psychiatric Association

*Does not accept Medicare


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Telehealth & Psychiatry in Salt Lake City

Mental Health Services 

Your mental health is the #1 priority.

Navigating mental health challenges can be a complex journey, but seeking professional help is the crucial first step towards healing and well-being. If you find yourself unsure about when to seek psychiatric care, it’s common to begin with your primary care provider or a therapist, who can offer initial support and guidance. These professionals are often equipped to provide basic psychiatric medications and therapeutic interventions.

However, if you’ve previously tried treatments without success, have a complicating medical condition, or require more specialized care, it may be time to consider consulting a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists undergo extensive training to manage complex medication regimens, diagnose challenging cases, and address stubborn mental health issues. Despite any lingering stigma, seeking psychiatric care is akin to consulting any other medical specialist—it’s about addressing brain health and finding tailored solutions for individual needs.

At our telehealth psychiatry services in Salt Lake City, we understand the importance of personalized care and support. Our approach involves comprehensive evaluations and the development of individualized treatment plans in a comfortable and confidential setting. Through telehealth, we provide convenient access to psychiatric services, allowing you to receive care from the comfort of your own home. Let us guide you on your mental health journey towards holistic well-being and a brighter future.

Telehealth Psychiatry in Salt Lake City, Utah

In today’s fast-paced world, accessing mental health care conveniently and confidentially is more important than ever. With telehealth psychiatry services available in Salt Lake City, we bring the expertise of psychiatric care directly to you, wherever you may be. Through secure and user-friendly video conferencing technology, you can connect with our experienced psychiatrists from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Telepsychiatry eliminates barriers such as transportation challenges, time constraints, and geographical limitations, making it easier than ever to prioritize your mental health. Whether you’re seeking an initial evaluation, medication management, or ongoing therapy sessions, our telehealth platform ensures that you receive the same high-quality care as you would in a traditional office setting. Embrace the convenience and flexibility of telepsychiatry and take the first step towards achieving optimal mental well-being.

Dr. Pendleton is currently accepting new patients!

If you have ever had to deal with an insurance company before, you know what a headache it can be. Let’s be honest, IT. JUST. SUCKS!

It’s no better for doctors dealing with insurance companies. By accepting insurance, doctors are forced to do an extensive amount of paperwork, be told HOW to practice, HOW to prescribe medications, and to jump through hoops of failed medication trials and prior authorizations that, frankly, delay the care you need. At the end of the day, we still have to fight for payment by the insurance companies (which they love to deny — what a surprise!). Many small private practices go out of business because of this red tape.

Not accepting insurance allows me to spend my time with YOU, and to make the right treatment plan quickly so you can feel better, faster.

An initial visit with a psychiatrist is more than just a couple questions – it’s an in-depth look at your mental health history, treatment history, symptoms, family history, and much more. This takes time, but it allows you to get a diagnosis and treatment plan that you can be confident in! Many people will spend much more than $500 going to counselors, therapists, family doctors, mid-level providers, psychologists, life coaches, and even psychics (I wish I were kidding…) before finally getting the help they need from a trained psychiatrist. Plus, when you become my patient, you have the benefit of knowing you can reach me directly with questions or concerns! I can provide documentation (known as a “superbill”) that you can submit to your insurance plan – some will reimburse part or all of the cost of your care, some will not – it all depends on your individual plan. Before we schedule a formal intake, I may ask some questions about what you’re looking for. I might not be the right fit for some people – and in those cases, I can help direct you to another kind of provider, like your family doctor, to try some basic interventions first before spending the money to see me!

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