Erika Thiel, PA-S

Recognition and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)is extremely important especially in patient with mental illness.
Jul 31st, 2021

Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Following TBI

Depression in Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is very common. TBI occurs due to variety of reasons like Motor vehicle accidents, Sports injuries, Falls etc. Treatment of depression in TBI is challenging. We are presenting real case of a 56 yo woman.
Jul 26th, 2021

Antidepressants During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As a mother, you want what is best for your child, either born or unborn. The decision to take medications during pregnancy can be difficult and frightening. Because medications taken during pregnancy can reach the fetus.
Jul 25th, 2021


Seriousness of depression explained using statistics and the available treatment options.
Dec 25th, 2020

Anxiety Disorders

This blog post will discuss some of the most common types of anxiety disorders and what differentiates them.
Jul 22nd, 2021

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

What is TMS? Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that uses an electromagnetic current to stimulate brain cells called neurons.
Jan 13th, 2020

Individual Therapy

We provide individual therapy that is customized to your individual needs. The initial session will focus on reviewing your personal history, specific goals and developing a plan on how to effectively approach your concerns and/or goals.
Apr 26th, 2016

Geriatric Psychiatry

The number of individuals over the age of 65 is rapidly expanding. In 2012, close to 13% of US population consisted of people who were 65 or up. By 2050 it is projected to be about 20%.
Apr 13th, 2016


Lifetime prevalence of any psychiatric disorder ( mild or serious) in 13-18 years old people in the United States is at 46%.
Apr 13th, 2016

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is exacting more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare.
Apr 13th, 2016

Therapy for Older Individuals

Getting older can include a variety of changes and pose a variety of challenges. There are not only physical limitations but other medical health adjustments. Some of these include learning to cope mentally with changes at this stage of life.
Mar 23rd, 2016


Addiction is a condition that can be treated through therapy and does not have to be a process all on your own. The first step to treating addiction is the willingness to decrease use and some may seek complete sobriety.
Mar 23rd, 2016

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can be sought out for many reasons: A breakdown in communication patterns Stress from life changes Being in a different stage in the relationship
Mar 23rd, 2016

Exercise and Mental Health

It is well known that exercise has numerous benefits including controlling weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthening bones and muscles and increasing your chances of living longer.
Feb 23rd, 2016

Do you have obsessive thoughts? (Part 1)

Are there times when you have one thought that seems to replay over and over in your mind? Do you find it affects your feelings and sometimes your behavior? You are not alone.
Feb 15th, 2016

Mental Health and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is often used either alone or in combination with medications to treat mental illnesses. Called "therapy" for short, the word psychotherapy actually involves a variety of treatment techniques.
May 10th, 2014