Stress, lifestyle, family challenges, mental health disorder, substance use disorder and economic insecurities can play a big role in your overall health and well-being. Integrated behavioral health services are offered at all our primary care locations. And our behavioral health providers work in close partnership with you and your health care team, led by your primary care provider, to address the physical, behavioral and emotional aspects of your overall health.

North Star Behavioral Health offers in-office consultations, screening and assessment, brief behavioral health interventions, stress management, psycho-educational skills training and development, and referral services to specialty mental health practitioners when needed. Services are available to all North Star Health patients as part of their overall care.

Services

  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adult and Pediatric Medication Consultations
  • Parenting Consultations
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behavioral Therapies
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatments

How can interventions help?

Short-term support (1-4 meetings) is an important step to addressing behavioral health concerns. These can take place at the time of a primary care visit or during separately scheduled visits. Our behavioral health consultants typically do not provide ongoing psychotherapy services; rather, they connect patients with additional resources and support within their communities or facilitate referrals for more in-depth, specialized services when needed.

Locations

      My Care Team

      Adam M. Ameele, PsyD, DipACLM

      Director, Behavioral Health; Co-Director, Lifestyle Medicine

      Christi Anderson, LICSW, MBA

      Licensed Social Worker

      Heidi Conley, LICSW

      Sandra Cotter, LCMHC, LADC

      Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Counselor

      Courtney Gandee, RN, BSN, MSW, PMH-NP

      Social Worker/Registered Nurse

      Marissa Martin, MSN, PMHNP-BC

      Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

      Theodore Miller, MD

      Staff Psychiatrist

      Merryl Pauly, MSW, LICSW

      Licensed Clinical Social Worker – MA, VT, NH

      Kristin A. Reifenrath, LICSW

      Licensed Social Worker

      Angela Trauth, LICSW

      Licensed Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work

      James Walsh, PMHNP-BC

      Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

      Sarah Wimbiscus, LICSW

      Licensed Social Worker