Frequently Asked Questions 2020-02-20T18:03:22+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Adults

  • Confused thinking
  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability
  • Social withdrawal
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Delusions or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)
  • Extreme highs and lows in mood
  • Excessive fear, worrying or anxiety
  • Increasing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Unexplained physical problems, or abuse of drugs/alcohol

In Older Children and Pre-Teens

  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Excessive complaints of physical problems
  • Skipping school, stealing or damaging property, defying authority
  • Long-lasting negative mood, frequently seen with thoughts of death
  • Frequent outbursts of anger

In Younger Children

  • Changes in school performance
  • Poor grades despite strong efforts
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Persistent disobedience and /or aggressive behavior
  • Frequent temper tantrums

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can disrupt a person’s feelings, mood, thinking, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can affect your ability to cope with the everyday demands of life.

Between 60 and 90 percent of individuals with serious mental illness have a significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of medication and therapy or psychosocial support.

All the patients at Oasis begin with an evaluation that will be completed by one of our licensed professional staff.  Once that is complete, you will discuss your treatment which may include therapy, medication, and testing. If you require medication, one of our psychiatrists or nurse practitioners will help determine what medication will help treat your symptoms. Typically, patients are treated using a short term approach. If further treatment is needed, we can provide that as well, or assist in finding additional treatment.

Yes. Their symptoms are a little different from adults so they are frequently missed.  The most underdiagnosed of the mental health issues in children is anxiety disorder.  Treatment is available for children and adolescents at Oasis with our highly- trained child and adolescent psychiatrists and therapists.

At Oasis, we have a patient advocate who will contact your primary care physician or pediatrician (with your written permission) to let them know you are being treated at Oasis so the appropriate follow-up care can be obtained.

Get Immediate Help

We offer Free Screenings and Extended Hours to accommodate you in your time of need.

Mental Health Emergency

If your mental state poses a risk of harm to yourself or others, call 911 immediately.


I just want to thank Dr. Richard for his time with me…he made me feel less anxious and relaxed in his presence.  He is also very professional and seems to care about me as a patient.  M.

The Front Desk is always so cheerful.  I enjoy everyone here.  Thank you so much!  A.

Just wanted to thank you for your help and support of my son…the medication was a game-changer.  I think it’s safe to say that you saved him a hospitalization and perhaps even saved his life. Thank you.  J.
I have been a patient here for almost 1 year.  The customer service as well as the quality of service is excellent…I feel that my mental [health] has improved greatly since the beginning of my therapy.

Free Screenings & Convenient Hours

Extended Hours
Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Saturday Walk-in Hours
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
No Appointment Necessary

Free Screenings
Free, confidential screenings for anxiety and depression for ages 13+. Stop in 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday
No Appointment Necessary

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