We offer a wide range of psychiatric services. Our board-certified/board-eligible psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners provide psychiatric evaluations and/or consultations for a variety of mental health and behavioral concerns for children, adolescents, and adults. We can prescribe medication that can alter chemical imbalances affecting the patient’s state of mind and behavior while reducing any negative side effects.
We provide counseling and behavioral health therapy on an outpatient basis to treat individuals and families who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems or a mental health disorder. Our licensed therapists are trained to treat a wide range of emotional, social and psychiatric needs using a variety of evidence-based therapies. Engaging in therapy can help patients learn new ways to think about difficult situations, and can teach coping skills to help patients deal with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, depression, shyness, and panic. Services Available include Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling and Group Psychotherapy.
OCHS offers Collaborative Care services through our Harwich Port office. Under this program, patients work with a Behavioral Health Consultant or BHC to identify current stressors that are negatively impacting their lives, and to find solutions to relieve these stressors. Patients can meet a BHC on the same day as their primary care visit through a “warm hand-off”. Our BHCs typically work with patients for 2-3 months; they emphasize a team-based approach to care and work regularly with a patient’s primary care providers and psychiatric consultant.