Behavioral Health

Caring for patients' physical and mental well-being

Providers In The Vanguard Network:

Verona - Grove Ave. Office

Laura Cannito, APN

North Haledon Office

Denise L. McClellan, RN, MSN, EdM, FPMHNP-BC

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Mental health services help support overall good health.

It’s common for medical offices to treat the physical aspects of a patient. At Vanguard Medical Group, we also focus on keeping our patients physically and mentally healthy. We treat the whole person because we know that the connection between physical and emotional health is a strong one. Treating emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse is an important part of the care we provide and available when our patients need it.

Studies have shown that individuals with chronic conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, have a greater risk of developing a mental disorder such as depression. Also, individuals with depression have a greater risk of developing chronic disease. That’s why it makes sense to include mental health services under the same roof as general medical services.

Confidential Treatment in a Physician’s Office

If you’re already a patient at Vanguard, we know your family and medical history. When we get to understand your mental health needs, we have the unique ability to offer you a comprehensive evaluation, ask the critical questions, and determine the best course of treatment for your concerns.

Our staff has an extensive background in nursing, counseling, and mental health treatments. Our behavioral health team includes nurse practitioners with a master’s degree specializing in mental health care. We are able to prescribe medications necessary for the full range of mental health conditions.

Our staff has a deep background in nursing and in counseling, and includes a nurse practitioner with a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing. We are able to prescribe the medications necessary for the full variety of behavioral conditions.

Vanguard Medical Group Behavioral Health Services

  • Counseling and medication, as needed, for depression, anxiety, mood and mental health disorders
  • Grief counseling
  • Stress management, help to reduce emotional overload
  • Convenient hours including evenings

Choose a Behavioral Health Practitioner at an office near you: