mental health pain - Pendleton Medical Group | Mental Health Services in Salt Lake City

Finding the right fit with a mental health provider can be challenging.  My goal at Pendleton Medical Group is to provide high quality mental health services in Salt Lake City that can be accessed in the convenience and privacy of your home.  I utilize a secured video conferencing platform that allows video, audio, and text messaging services.  I am able to see patients from anywhere in Utah, however, certain medications require in-person visits, which I can facilitate with your primary care physician.  

I am a medical doctor (MD) who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both adult and geriatric psychiatry.  There are many types of mental health providers, including therapists in the social work field or medication management by mid-level providers (nurse practitioners or physician assistants).  Compared to mid-level providers, MD psychiatrists have the highest amount of education and training, completing 4 years of medical school, a 4-year residency training program, and further training in fellowships or post-doctoral programs.  Psychiatrists have the most sophisticated knowledge of complex medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions and how to treat them with a combination of psychopharmacological, therapeutic, and behavioral interventions.  I received my doctorate in medicine (MD) from Creighton University and completed my residency training and fellowship at Vanderbilt University.  I also completed a post-doctoral program in biomedical ethics at Vanderbilt University.  I have over 10 years of experience practicing in the field of psychiatry in inpatient, outpatient, and administrative capacities.  

Becoming a patient of Pendleton Medical Group gives you more than just a brief tele-psychiatry visit.  Together, we review your full psychiatric history and create a plan that you feel comfortable with.  My patients have access to me via text and email in between visits so that we can complete quick check-ins or answer questions without a formal visit (or another bill!)

I have experience treating the following mental health conditions in Salt Lake City:

  • Depression: Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities.
  • Anxiety Disorders: Conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias characterized by excessive worry, fear, and nervousness.
  • Bipolar Disorder: A mood disorder marked by episodes of mania (elevated mood, increased energy) and depression.
  • Schizophrenia: A severe mental disorder characterized by disruptions in thinking, perception, emotions, and behavior.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) aimed at reducing anxiety.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Occurs after exposure to a traumatic event and is characterized by intrusive memories, avoidance, hyper-vigilance, and mood changes.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
  • Personality Disorders: Conditions such as borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder, which involve persistent patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience that deviate from societal norms.
  • Substance Use Disorders: Psychiatrists may assist in the treatment of addiction and substance abuse issues, working alongside addiction specialists and therapists.
  • Sleep Disorders: Conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy can have significant impacts on mental health.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities that emerge early in development and affect cognitive, social, and emotional functioning.
  • Mood Disorders: Besides bipolar disorder and depression, psychiatrists may also address other mood disorders, such as cyclothymic disorder and dysthymia.
  • Stress-Related Disorders: Psychiatrists may help individuals manage stress-related conditions, including adjustment disorders and acute stress disorder.

It’s important to note that I often work in collaboration with other mental health professionals, such as psychologists, social workers, and counselors, to provide comprehensive care for individuals with mental health concerns, however, you decide with whom I discuss your case so you are in control of your health information!

I am a cash-only service, which means that I do not accept insurance plans.  This common type of practice allows me to focus on your health in an effective, efficient way – not being forced to follow insurance plan requirements for documentation, medication failures, and utilizing expensive billing services.  You get the confidential, high-quality care you need without any of the red tape.

Please feel free to reach out via the contact form with any questions or to schedule an appointment and see if Pendleton Medical Group’s Psychiatric Services in Salt Lake City, Utah are the right fit for you!