Choosing a Psychiatrist or Therapist in Greater Pittsburgh Metro Area

Need Mental Health care? Relocated to Pittsburgh? Following up on hospital stay? What to consider when you are looking for a doctor or a therapist.  At CCCA we have boards certified psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors and clinical social workers so we can manage your mental health care most effectively.

Who should I see – psychiatrist or psychologist?

Both kinds of professionals treat people with problems that vary widely by degree and type, from mild anxiety to schizophrenia. Both can practice psychotherapy, but only psychiatrists can prescribe medications. Psychiatrists treat people with severe mental illness, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder with medication regimen as well as all mental and psychological disorders like ADHD, depression, mood disorder. Psychotherapy sessions are typically conducted by psychologists and clinical social workers focusing on anxiety, mood disorders and stressful events in one’s life. More about Psychotherapy.

At CCCA we have Board Certified psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors and clinical social workers so we can manage your mental health care most effectively. Our Board Certified psychiatrists provide wide variety of mental health services including PTSD Testing and Evaluation, Psychiatric Consultations, Psychopharmacology, Medication management, Psychiatric clearance for employment, Psychiatric clearance for gastric bypass surgery, Psychiatric clearance for cosmetic surgery, Forensic Psychiatry. Our therapists consult with doctors often and we encourage in-house consultation and referrals. When our non-MD mental health providers see a patient who could benefit from medication, they refer the patient to a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation and possibly a prescription. CCCA patients can save a trip to the doctor’s office and see two specialists on the same day (if allowed by insurance plan).

Please consider your mental health needs, your mental health history and diagnosis, if known when calling our office. Our friendly administrators will be glad to help you decide whether you need to see psychiatrist or therapist.

What to consider before making an appointment:

1. Always do your homework and verify Psychiatrist’s or specialist’s credentials and current license on Pennsylvania Medical Board (link to PA Department of State is in our LINKS AND RESOURCES section);

2. Ask the practice if provider accepts your insurance or the cost of mental health services;

3. Once you have received your answers and are comfortable with the information call one of our offices to make an appointment! Our friendly administrators will be glad to take your call and make an appointment with one of our mental health professionals.



Patient Disclaimer & Privacy Notice

PATIENT DISCLAIMER:
CCCA, PC website is designed to help our visitors and patients learn about our services and our practice, mental health and psychiatry. Information on CCCA, PC website is not intended to provide any specific medical advice and we urge you to consult with a qualified mental health or health care provider for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions. If you feel any of the information regarding mental heal disorders may apply to you please contact out office for appointment.

PATIENT PRIVACY NOTICE:
State and Federal laws require us to maintain the privacy of your health information and to inform you about our privacy practices by providing you with Patient Privacy Notice.
This Notice outlines typical uses and disclosures of health information; your privacy rights as our patient and how to contact us regarding any questions or complaints you may have. You may request a paper copy of our Privacy Notice at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer. Dr. Jasbir Kang. You may review and print Patient Privacy Notice on our website under section Patient Portal.

NOT ABLE TO PAY FOR PRESCRIBED BRAND NAME MEDICATION AND THERE IS NO GENERIC?

Check if your medication manufacturer has PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM and if you qualify for it. A patient assistance program provides prescription medicines to patients in need who do not have prescription drug coverage or who are underinsured through either private and/or government health plans. Each pharmaceutical company determines the eligibility criteria for its patient assistance programs. Almost all PAP’s require proof of income; application can be completed by patient or patient advocate. Please visit Patient Portal section to learn how to apply.