Welcome toNYC Psychiatric Associates
At NYC Psychiatric Associates, Dr. Todd Mekles strives to help patients develop coping techniques to deal with the symptoms of a mental illness or addiction. The treatment can involve a combination of therapy and medication, along with other methods. By helping patients to build effective coping techniques, Dr. Todd Mekles can help them prepare to live a healthier lifestyle and find relief from their issues.
Dr. Mekles is an expert in treating multiple psychiatric conditions, and employs a targeted approach utilizing the biopsychosocial model to target appropriate medications, and utilizes the appropriate therapy for mental well being. Dr. Mekles and his team have years of success in treating the most refractory of cases, working to form the strongest therapeutic alliance so you can be well, and providing excellence and mastery of psychopharmacology and drug interactions. Dr. Mekles and his team have treated the most difficult of all psychiatric pathologies, and offer the benefit of seeing patients over the weekend.
Dr. Todd Mekles
From the moment patients walk in the door to follow-up appointments, Dr. Mekles and his team takes the time to establish a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. We want our patients to know they are in a judgment-free zone. Due to the public stereotype of mental illness and addiction, people struggling with these issues are afraid to speak up and seek treatment. The sooner that people begin treatment for addiction or mental health issues, the sooner they can begin to develop healthy lifestyle changes and receive customized treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for mental illness or drug addiction. We take the time to listen to our patient’s concerns and customize a treatment that meets their needs. With 8 years of experience managing all psychiatric conditions and excellence and mastery of psychopharmacology and drug interactions, the team at NYC Psychiatric Associates has successfully treated the most difficult and refractory of all psychiatric pathologies.
There are various factors we consider when customizing a patient’s treatment. These can include the patient’s current condition, the age of the patient, any medications the patient is already on and more. As a psychiatrist and addiction treatment center, we also offer mental health treatment including psychological testing, psychoeducational evaluation, neuropsychological testing, depression therapy, anxiety disorder treatment, alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment, counseling, schizophrenia treatment, ADHD treatment, bipolar disorder treatment and nicotine treatment. Since anyone is susceptible to these issues, we also provide child and adolescent psychiatry. To help patients live a healthier lifestyle, we also offer a weight loss program and bariatric surgery evaluation. We strive to help patients find long-term solutions through treatment.
To begin the treatment process, we will need to gather information on the patient, including the patient’s medical history, current condition, allergies, insurance and any other pertinent information. The patient will provide most of this information on a “New Patient Information Form” before the initial appointment. After an evaluation, which can include a psychiatric evaluation, neuropsychological testing and more, we will begin to develop a treatment plan. We will customize the treatment plan to the needs of each individual patient and will make changes when necessary. The goal of our treatment is to help the patient develop effective coping mechanisms to the mental health or addiction symptoms they are struggling with.