Spartanburg area mental health center is proud of the experience and depth of our medical services. We have 14 psychiatrists, 3 physicians, 4 nurse practitioners and 12 nurses. This dedicated group of staff are prepared to tackle the most complex of psychiatric problems. Working with your general practitioner and other specialists, our medical staff can provide the treatment you need to help recover from a mental illness.
Our medical staff work closely with our therapists, peer support staff, care coordinators and our administrative support staff to treat you as a whole person, not just a collection of symptoms or a diagnosis.
In addition to general psychiatry, we have specialists in both pediatric and geriatric psychiatry.
Spartanburg Area Mental Heath Center Psychiatrists are dedicated to providing the best treatment and care for mental disorders with compassion and patience. They have an excellent communication skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence to understand the patient's emotional and mental problems and formulate the best course of action for their treatment.
Unlike other fields of medicine, the treatment regimen in psychiatry may change significantly depending on the patient's response to medication or psychotherapy. With proper psychological, emotional and social support, many patients who have severe mental symptoms are able to improve and reconnect with society, which allows mental health professionals to lower medication dosages. In certain cases, relapse of symptoms may occur, which requires a new treatment strategy and elaboration of alternative therapies for a particular patient.
The mission of the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center psychiatric services is to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their families.
SAMHC psychiatrists treat a great variety of mental disorders ranging from mild and temporary to severe and chronic. For example, depression, which is a mental disorder that involves intense feelings of sadness and lack of motivation, may be effectively treated through psychotherapy, and does not require medication in all cases.
Mild depression may be a transient condition, and may be the result of emotional trauma and tragic events in the patient's life. Psychiatrists must be able to identify early signs of depression and find its roots, and then apply psychotherapy techniques and potentially antidepressants to treat the patient.
Anxiety disorders are another common category of mental disorders that are addressed by our psychiatrists. They involve unexplained fear, panic or phobias that are manifested in certain situations and greatly affect the patient's career, social life and mood. Along with depression, anxiety disorders are considered mild psychiatric disorders because they are usually temporary and respond well to treatment, which frequently results in full recovery.
Patients who suffer from hallucinations and delusions may have more severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. This mental disorder requires careful evaluation of each case, and is usually treated through medication. Although schizophrenia is considered a chronic mental disorder, there are many cases of effective recovery and elimination of medication in certain patients. Moreover, some patients who suffer from delusions may gradually reintegrate into society through psychotherapy, work and friendships, and are able to function as normal individuals on low doses of medication or no medication at all. The final results greatly depend on the ability of the psychiatrist to recognize the potential for a patient to recover and cope with his or her mental disorder.
SAMHC outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides comprehensive treatment for many mental health disorders including: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, disruptive behaviors, substance use disorders (co-occurring with mental health disorders), other mood disorders, psychosis, and medical coping.
In addition, we collaborate with local schools, community health centers, and other organizations to improve access to care through clinical consultation, education, and partnership.
250 Dewey Ave, Spartanburg, SC
Phone : +1 864 585 0366
125 E. Robinson St. Gaffney, SC
Phone : +1 864 487 2710
130 Med. Sciences Dr. Union, SC
Phone : +1 864 427 1224
Immediate Emergency Assistance
SAMHC Crisis Hotline
CCRI Access Line