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Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic is sensitive to the needs of our patients. Our clinic provides support to those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns. Our professional team provides cutting edge evidence-based addiction and psychiatric services so that every patient has access to informed quality care. Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic does not believe “one-size-fits-all”; our clinic believes in individualized care that is customized for each person in order to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Compassionate Care in Treating Addiction
Tri-State Behavioral Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients suffering from addiction. Our clinic provides comprehensive support for individuals who want to reduce chemical dependency by providing resources for the prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment for substance abuse and addiction, including out-patient and in-patient detox.
Our clinic understands the sensitivity that comes with what we offer and the significance it holds for those affected by addiction. In the future, Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic will be coordinating with collaborating partners to ensure that patients receive comprehensive therapeutic treatment, including family treatment.
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 Clinic is staffed with physicians who are experts in mental health. Our clinic understands the need to offer treatment options to children, adolescents, adults, and their families who experience mental health problems. Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic will provide an assessment of current concerns, diagnose, and present recommendations for appropriate treatment with medication or psychotherapy.
Our 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 (including referral to various community resources and psychotherapy services), as well as psychopharmacological medication management. Tri-State Behavioral Health Clinic provides a brief psychotherapy and medication management evaluations that focus on improving the patients overall well-being through coping skills, the use of mindfulness strategies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Tri-State Behavioral Health Services Offered
Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of substance use and mental health conditions
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 pediatric and adolescent
Detoxification both in-patient and out-patient
Pharmacotherapy for addiction and 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.