Understanding starts here at CNY Mental Health.

Our dedicated behavioral health practitioners begin your care with a comprehensive evaluation and mental health assessment. We understand that mental and emotional challenges that face us all. Our specialized psychiatric treatment plans are designed with this in mind.

We have years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders of adults, adolescents, and children. It is through proper diagnosis and treatment that you can regain your health and improve your quality of life.

  • A comprehensive assessment of your psychological symptoms including review of your medical history.
  • Answering your questions and addressing your concerns.
  • Providing education about your condition based on current knowledge in the field.
  • Recommending and presenting a treatment plan to address the persisting symptoms, based on current practice standards.
  • Providing the recommended treatment in coordination with your primary care physician, psychotherapist, and family.
  • Prescribing, managing, and monitoring your psychiatric medication, keeping in view your medical states and their interactions with other prescribed and over the counter medications or substances.
  • Psychotherapy geared toward specific conditions and desired outcomes.
  • Recommending specific coping strategies, for your condition known to be effective in relapse prevention.
  • Expediting hospitalization if needed.
  • Referrals for specialized biological therapies such as electroconvulsive treatment and transcranial magnetic therapy.
  • Providing ongoing routine and crisis follow-up.
  • Tele-medicine is available for your convenience.

CNY Mental Health building
Our Staff

Riaz Sibtain Syed, MD

Katrina Garrigan, PA

Patricia Powers, NP

Kelly Dunning, RN

Jessica Quigley
Business Manager

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Assessment of your psychological distress is a collaborative effort between you and your provider.

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The course of treatment and specific interventions depend on the outcome of the initial comprehensive assessment.

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We offer psychiatric consultation for your primary care physicians if you choose to continue your psychiatric treatment at their offices, after your evaluation and initial treatment at our office.

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We are here to help you.