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Behavioral Health

A Continuum of Behavioral Health Care

UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health located at UT Health North Campus Tyler provides comprehensive and compassionate care in a healing environment for thos facing mental illness. Our team of mental health professionals includes psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as access specialists and nurses dedicated to helping patients and providing excellent care.

The first step to treating mental illness is getting a proper diagnosis. When patients arrive at UT Health North Campus Tyler, a psychiatrist performs an evaluation to understand symptoms and then develops a treatment plan. Treatment is customized for each patient and can include medication, therapy or both.

We believe in a continuum of behavioral health care. Whether it’s collaborating with other specialists, making referrals, working with insurance, arranging transportation or helping with medications, we do what’s in the best interest of our patients.

Conditions we treat

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Stress response syndromes
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Delusional disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Factitious disorders
  • Somatic symptom disorders

    In Northeast Texas, it’s estimated that 85,000 individuals live with a serious mental illness. Over 60% of counties in our region do not have a general psychiatrist, and shortages in the mental health workforce decrease access to care.

    A Continuum of Behavioral Health Care

    Adult psychiatry at UT Health North Campus is unique because we provide comprehensive and compassionate care in a healing environment. Our team of mental health professionals includes access specialists, nurses, and a number of psychiatrists who are dedicated to helping patients and providing a good service.

    The first step to treating mental illness is getting a proper diagnosis. When patients arrive at UT Health, a psychiatrist performs an evaluation to understand symptoms and then develops a treatment plan. Treatment is customized for each patient and can include medication, therapy, or both.

    We believe in a continuum of behavioral health care. Whether it’s working with insurance, collaborating with other specialists, making referrals, arranging transportation, or helping with medications, we do what’s in the best interest of our patients.

     

    Conditions we commonly treat include:

    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Depression
    • Mood disorders
    • Postpartum depression
    • Stress response syndromes
    • Eating disorders
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Panic disorder
    • Personality disorders
    • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Schizophrenia disorders
    • Schizoaffective disorders
    • Dissociative disorders
    • Delusional disorders
    • Psychotic disorders
    • Dual diagnosis
    • Factitious disorders
    • Somatic symptom disorders

     

    Inpatient Senior Behavioral Health Care (* Referral required)

    Our safe and specialized senior behavioral health inpatient unit provides crisis intervention and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for individuals, ages 55 and older, who are experiencing emotional , cognitive or behavioral distress. An individualized care plan is developed to optimize treatment outcomes.

     

    Intensive Outpatient Program (*Referral required)

    Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), located in Longview, provides outpatient day treatment to enable adults and senior adults to address their behavioral health issues, while remaining independent in their homes or long-term care settings. This level of care may prevent the need for hospitalization or shorten a hospital stay.

    To find out more information or make a referral, call 903-212-7140.

     

    Getting Here

    The Senior Behavioral Health Clinic is located on the back side of UT Health North Campus Tyler behind the Riter Center. Parking is avaliable in Lot F. The entrance to the building is in Zone F. For a map of the UT Health North Tyler Campus Tyler please click here.

    Providers For Behavioral Health

    Jamon Blood, DO
    Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Ushimbra Buford, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Crystal Frazier, PsyD, MPA
    Psychology

    Trenesha Hill, PhD
    Psychology - Child and Adolescent

    Richard Idell, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Tiya Johnson, MD
    Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Katherine Kerr, MD
    Psychiatry

    Jeffery R. Matthews, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult

    John Pogue, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult

    Phyllis Ramirez, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult

    Brandon Riley, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult

    Halle Ross-Young, PsyD
    Psychology

    Ray Scardina, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Ralph de Similien, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult

    Stephanie Simmons, PsyD
    Psychology - Child and Adolescent

    Pelin Strebler, PhD
    Neuropsychology

    Ndukwe Uduma, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Jeffrey N. Wherry, PhD
    Psychology - Child and Adolescent

    Robert Wieck, DO
    Psychiatry - Adult

    Arunditi Xantus, MD
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent

    Sonja Hampshire, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
    Psychiatry - Adult, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent