What We Do
The Portteus Psychiatry Group provides mental health evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults. We begin with a thorough diagnostic assessment to understand you, your situation and background. During this evaluation, we listen to your challenges or concerns, and also changes and improvements you and/or family hope to achieve though treatment or therapy.
Led by trained, experienced, and credentialed members of our clinical staff, our evaluation results in a plan for progress that is specifically created for you and/or your family. This plan may include options ranging across numerous areas of our expertise, from individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy, medication management, or a combination of these things, influenced by your goals, your needs, and your preferences. Our physicians are now providing genetic testing to assist in medication selection and laboratory testing when needed to evaluate medical factors that impact mental well-being.
Dr. Portteus is the founder of the Portteus Psychiatry Group and is a specialized, trusted and experienced physician who diagnoses and treats emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems experienced by children, adolescents, and adults. He works with skilled associates within his practice who offer additional specialties, particularly for families desiring therapy alone, or therapy in addition to medication management.
The Portteus Psychiatry Group addresses many child, adolescent and adult mental health issues- some of the most common include:
Depression, sadness and irritability
Interpersonal struggles, low self esteem, difficulty coping
Suicidal thinking and self injurious behaviors.
Problems adjusting to life events and traumatic experiences
Family or peer conflict
Impulsivity, inattention, distractibility, and problems from ADD and ADHD
Changes in behavior, disruptive or violent behavior, aggression
Effects of developmental disorders such as autism, Asperger's Disorder, and mental retardation
Bipolar disorder, poor mood regulation, cyclothymia, mood swings, and mania
Anxiety (separation anxiety; school refusal; social phobia; panic attacks; stress disorders/PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
Thought disorders/ psychotic disorders/ psychosis and Schizophrenia
Psychosomatic illness/ physical manifestations of stress/ conversion disorder
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive over-eating)
Tic disorders and Tourette's
Bedwetting and soiling
Other medical illnesses that impact mood, thinking, or behavior