Behavioral & Mental Health

Behavioral and Mental Health at Saratoga Hospital

Our comprehensive Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Mental Health and Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Behavioral Health programs provide the foremost in compassionate, confidential inpatient and outpatient care (respectively) with individualized psychiatric and behavioral health treatment options delivered in safe, supportive environments.

 
Find out more about the full range of services we offer in Behavioral Health and Mental Health below.

 

Behavioral Health

Outpatient Services
The outpatient services offered by our Behavioral Health team at Saratoga Community Health Center are focused on the relationship between people’s actions and their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Our compassionate, skilled team of psychiatrists and social workers provide short-term outpatient counseling and support for a variety of concerns, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, mood disorders all to achieve your overall wellness. Your primary care provider can help you determine if inpatient or outpatient services are best for you, and provide you with a referral.

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Mental Health

Inpatient Services
Our experienced mental health team provides short-term inpatient psychiatric services that treat many of the psychiatric conditions that come through Saratoga Hospital’s emergency department, including depression and suicidal thoughts, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other conditions that may lead to patients being in danger of harming themselves or others. Patients 18 and older can be admitted to our 16-bed inpatient Mental Health Unit here at Saratoga Hospital under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. Following a thorough assessment by a psychiatrist, certified social worker, and registered nurse, patients receive comprehensive care in a safe, therapeutic setting dedicated to helping the patient transition home with a stable support network.

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Behavioral Health

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Behavioral Health 

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Behavioral Health provides outpatient counseling and support at Saratoga Community Health Center, offering the right tools for each patient’s unique needs. With two board-certified psychiatrists and four licensed social workers, our compassionate providers are dedicated to helping patients lay the foundation for long-term wellness and improved quality of life. For patients experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, mood disorders or other concerns interfering with daily responsibilities, our skilled team is here to help. To learn more about these services and conditions, please visit Saratoga Community Health Center and our resources page. Our behavioral health team works closely with a patient’s primary care provider and other specialists as needed, as well as our patient’s primary support network to assure a smooth return into daily life. Your primary care provider can help you determine if these services are right for you, and provide you with a referral.

“Our caring outpatient team provides the support you need to find healthy, long-term solutions for increased stability and your continued well-being. You are not alone.”  

  – Walter E. Niedzwiadek, MD

 

 

 

 

 

Providers:

Walter Niedzwiadek, MD

Timothy vanDyck, MD

Location

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Saratoga Community Health Center
24 Hamilton Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-886-5600
Fax: 518-886-5880

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Behavioral Health Services

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Assessment and Diagnosis

Our behavioral health providers will take an initial case history and assess current presenting symptoms to help determine an overall diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Medication Management

Following an overview of the patient’s current and past medications, our physicians will consult with the patient’s primary care provider or other specialists and determine the right course of medication, making adjustments if needed.

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Short-term Counseling

Our team of compassionate social workers will provide individual and group counseling on a short-term basis to help the patient’s immediate needs and to establish the best course of transition to long-term referrals if warranted.

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Case Management

Our team of professionals will follow each patient’s case, noting what is working, where there are setbacks, and finding solutions to any impediments to care, finding the best path to aid in recovery. This can include outreach to community-based services and the patient’s support network, as warranted.

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Mental Health

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Mental Health 

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Mental Health offers an outstanding inpatient team, including board-certified physicians in psychiatry and neurology, employing the most comprehensive diagnostic techniques for patients in crisis coming through the Saratoga Hospital emergency department. Licensed by the New York State Office for Mental Health, our skilled and compassionate team offers expertise in a variety of psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, depression and suicidal ideation, schizophrenia, and conditions in which the patient may be a harm to themselves or others. To learn more about these services and conditions, please visit our resources page. Our mental health team is committed to providing personalized, compassionate care. We work closely with the patient and their providers to coordinate a seamless continuity of care from inpatient to outpatient services, including substance abuse referrals, short- or long-term counseling referrals and consultations with patient’s providers as needed.

“I am very proud of our highly skilled, compassionate inpatient team. We do our best to build trust, and support patients through very difficult times in their lives. With highly personalized care and our multidisciplinary approach, we help our patients develop skills and a support network that we hope will improve daily functioning and overall quality of life.” 

  - Russell Loeber, MD, PhD

 

 

 

Providers:

Donna Cohen, MD
Alexandr Glozman, MD
Robert Harnick, MD
Shannon James, PMHNP
Russell Loeber, MD, Ph.D.
Laura Sue McMahon, MD
Wendy Randall, NPP
Daniel Reilly, MD

Location

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Saratoga Hospital
211 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-583-8400
Fax: 518-583-8463

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Mental Health Services

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Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation begins with a conversation with the patient, and ultimately will help form the correct diagnosis and treatment plan that will best help the patient. Our attending psychiatrist will consider presenting issues and symptoms, patient and family medical history, relationships with family and friends, and if needed, request lab or imaging work. The evaluation may include a psychosocial assessment that measures the patient’s perception of self and ability to function within the community, generally looking at a patient’s mental and social well-being.

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Exam and Medication

The patient will receive a medical examination to determine overall physical health and current medications. The patient’s team will review and manage treatment and medications as necessary.

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Individual & Group Therapy

A combination of individual and group therapy provides patients a balance between time spent learning coping skills and receiving treatment specific to their needs in individual sessions, and time spent learning coping skills and modeling behavior from other patients who are experiencing similar circumstances. 

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Patient & Family Education

Patients will meet with members of the treatment team, who are happy to answer questions and put the patient and family members at ease. We recognize the importance of engaging patients in their own care, and helping them and their families understand their condition and how to best support each other moving forward. 

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Therapeutic Activities

Creative expression plays a valuable role in the healing process, and we offer several outlets, such as creative writing, journaling, therapeutic arts and crafts, exercise equipment, and relaxation techniques such as yoga.

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Case Management

Our team of professionals will follow each patient’s case, noting what is working, where there are setbacks, and finding solutions to any impediments to care, finding the best path to aid in recovery. This can include outreach to community-based services and the patient’s support network, as warranted.

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