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Tri-State Behavioral Health is sensitive to the needs of their patients. Their clinic provides support to those who are seeking help with addiction and mental health. Their professional team offers cutting edge evidence-based addiction and psychiatric services so that every patient has access to informed quality care. Tri-State Behavioral Health does not believe “one-size-fits-all”; their clinic believes in custom individualized care for each person in order to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Tri-State Behavioral Health coordinates with collaborating partners to ensure that patients receive comprehensive therapeutic treatment, including referrals to various community resources as needed. They do not provide one time evaluations.
Compassionate Care in Treating Addiction
Tri-State Behavioral Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care and comprehensive support to patients wanting help with addiction. Tri-State Behavioral Health provides resources for the prevention, intervention, and treatment for substance use or alcohol use disorders that include outpatient and inpatient detox.
What is addiction?
Addiction is a complex disease. It often causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequence, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance, and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated, and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support.*
Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic provides dual-diagnosis mental health. Our team is comprised of experts who hold experience treating patients with many different types of addiction. The treatment provided takes an evidence based approach to the treatment of patients with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Treatment begins with a complete diagnostic evaluation.
What is dual-diagnosis?
There are many instances when those who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorder. This is known as dual diagnosis. Those who experience a mental health condition may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a form of self-medication. However, research shows that alcohol and other drugs worsen the symptoms of mental illness.*
Tri-State Behavioral Health is staffed with providers who are experts in mental health. The clinic understands the need to offer treatment options to children, adolescents, adults, and their families who experience mental health problems. Tri-State Behavioral Health provides an assessment of current concerns, diagnoses, and presents recommendations for appropriate treatment with medication or psychotherapy.
The psychiatric services are focused on taking a holistic approach with an emphasis on obtaining accurate diagnoses through a thorough history evaluation. Specific services focus on diagnosis, treatment planning, as well as psychopharmacological medication management. Tri-State Behavioral Health provides brief psychotherapy and medication management evaluations that focus on improving the patient’s overall well-being through coping skills, the use of mindfulness strategies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Services offered, but not limited to:
Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of substance use and mental health conditions or co-occurring disorders
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for alcohol and substance use disorder
MAT combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance abuse disorders, including opioid use disorders. MAT provides treatment for the entire patient.
Psychiatric care for all ages - including child and adolescent
Detoxification both in-patient and out-patient
Pharmacotherapy for addiction and/or mental health
Elina Chernyak, DO, received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She went on to complete her Residency at Meadville Medical Center in Pennsylvania and received her certification from the American Board of Family Medicine in 2012. She completed her Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. Additionally she received another certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2014. Elina Chernyak most recently practiced as the Medical Director of Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment. She is committed to addressing addiction and sequela of ailments associated with substance abuse. In moving to the Lewis-Clark valley, she looks forward to settling down in a smaller community where she can know her neighbors.
Nick Phillips, MD, received his Doctorate of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2014. He then went on to complete his residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida College Of Medicine – Jacksonville, in 2017, where he served as the Chief Resident for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. He completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Utah in 2019. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Particular clinical interests include working with the adolescent age group, and treatment of mood disorders such as depression. As an outdoor enthusiast he enjoys many recreational activities, sports, reading, spending time with family, and involvement with community volunteer activities. Dr. Phillips understands and encourages the development of a healthy lifestyle through proper diet, exercise, engagement in extracurricular activities, and appropriate balance between work/school and hobbies.