The Collaborative Care Model is a patient-centered approach to mental health care that links a patient’s primary care provider, a behavioral health care manager, and a psychiatric consultant to help a patient meet their mental health goals.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Posts
We remember the loved ones we’ve lost during the holidays. Learn ways to help you and your loved ones cope with grief.
Depression is an increasingly prevalent and serious mood disorder that causes a number of severe symptoms and can significantly impact your life if not diagnosed and treated properly. It’s important to notice the signs of depression for yourself and for your loved ones.
The Healthy Side of Conflict When most of my patients talk about dealing with conflict, they express an unwillingness to rock the boat. They might envision all the negative things traditionally associated with conflict, such as yelling, frustration or the inability to get another person to see their point of view. And the thing about [...]
Navigating the Transition to Teenager Any parent who has or is currently raising a teenager will attest that it can sometimes (or often) be a roller coaster of tested boundaries, broken rules, tantrums, tears, apathy, and ultimately, abject fear that you’re doing everything wrong. Navigating the transition to teenager is tough. Of course, just as there [...]
Founded in 1979, Chessen & Associates in Newport News, Virginia was a private group practice specializing in mental health counseling. TPMG announced Chessen & Associates joined our team of professionals in June 2015 as Chessen Behavioral Health. On June 30, 2017, Dr. Douglas Chessen retired and Dr. Rudolph Freeman, Jr. joined TPMG. As a result [...]
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